Conferences & Retreats

Mountain Madness

Due to Covid-19 we are evaluating what Mountain Madness will look like this year for our community. We will continue to keep our website updated as decisions are made regarding Mountain Madness 2021.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (303)715-3178 or email

Middle School Conference

February 12-14, 2021

YMCA of the Rockies

Estes Park

Every year 1100+ Junior High students (6-8th grade) gather at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park to encounter God through a “mountain-top” experience. Each year we bring in a speaker / entertainer to host the weekend – this year we will be joined by Paul J. Kim. The high energy speakers, dynamic worship, fellowship and adoration help ignite a passion for Jesus in the young people which encourages them to live their faith in everyday life.


Mountain Madness is a popular conference that does sell out. In an effort to have as many parishes attend the conference as possible, we are going to have a one week window for all groups to submit their group registration request. Starting at 9am on Monday, November 2nd, you may submit online the total number of attendees for your group. This total number must include: youth, group leader, adult chaperones, priests and religious.

Registration window will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, November 6th. We will review all submitted group registration requests and will notify you by email on Tuesday, November 10th with the total number of spots assigned to your group. There is a possibility that some groups will not get the total requested number. We thank you for your understanding as we try to accommodate as many parish groups as we can.

Theme: Saints Among Us


“Saints Among Us – The Real Superheroes” – We will take time to reflect on the extraordinary lives of the Saints. The faith and devotion of the Saints of yesterday encourage us to become the Saints of today! This year’s presenters/speakers will be Paul J. Kim.



Keynote Speakers: Paul J. Kim

Paul J. Kim is one of the most sought-after Catholic youth & young adult speakers in America. The way he presents is a rare gift to witness and has impacted people of all ages in 46 states and in 7 countries over the past decade. Moving his audiences from laughter in one moment, to deep reflection and prayer in another; Paul utilizes his many talents (i.e. music – beatboxing, comedy, inspirational talks) to communicate the Gospel message of Christ to people in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and altogether life-changing.

Conference Check-In

Check-in will be held from 4pm – 6pm on Friday evening. The Conference will begin at 7pm on Friday and end on Sunday morning following lunch.


B.A.S.I.C. Team

Is there a place at Mountain Madness for high school youth?

Yes, and it is serving on the BASIC Team (Brothers And Sisters In Christ). This team of high school youth will serve not only during the weekend but in the months leading up to it. Applications are accepted in August.

Contact Tyler Eberle for further information at 303-715-2499 or via email at

Conference Details

Who:  6 th  – 8 th  Grade Students

Cost:  $ 155 per person, includes $ 55 non-refundable deposit
This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable, due at the time of registration.

Includes:  Conference Materials, Lodging with 5 Meals, T-Shirt

Location:  YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park

When: February 12-14, 2021

Registration Info

Registration Timeline 2021

Group Leader Liability Instructions

Participant Liability Instructions

Mountain Madness Conference Info Package 2021

The Conference Info Package includes information on the following:

• Chaperones
• Sample Packing List
• Housing
• Overnight Anxiety

YMCA and dietary restrictions: The YMCA is able to accommodate some dietary restrictions, but not all. Listed above the entrees in the cafeteria are primary ingredients in each dish. If you or your youth have dietary restrictions that are severe or complex, please advise youth (and their parents) to pack some “safe” food to have during the weekend.