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National Catholic Youth Conference

Conferences and Retreats

NCYC: Fully Alive

November 16-19th, 2023 • Indianapolis, IN 
Open to students in grades 9 through 12 during the Fall of 2023

The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes keynote addresses, concurrent and workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of topics. There are also opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park.

Every other year, Catholic young people and their chaperones—youth ministers, campus ministers, parents, catechists, priests, coaches, and scout leaders—come together to pray, learn, and grow in their faith. In addition to opportunities to receive the sacraments of the Eucharist and penance, NCYC participants attend general and breakout sessions on topics relevant to living as a disciple of Christ in today’s world, visit with organizations that provide resources and other support to youth and youth ministry, spend time in personal and communal prayer, and engage in service to others.


God created mankind in His image; in the image of God, He created them. – Genesis 1:23-27

I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. – John 10:10

This year’s theme is Fully Alive, inspired by Genesis 1:23-27; God created mankind in His image; in the image of God, He created them. The theme “Fully Alive” explores the mystery of our creation in the image of God. When we are fully alive, we are the pinnacle of creation, vibrant and intellectual while also full of faith! It brings us to worship and to go out as stewards of our world, caring for our creation and our brothers and sisters around us. To be fully alive is to be like Christ. At NCYC, our team of speakers and artists will help our teens reflect on how they, too, are made in the image and likeness of God and are called to be Fully Alive in His presence.

What to expect at NCYC

Mass & Adoration

Celebrate liturgy and the Eucharist with thousands, led by priests and bishops

Inspiring Speakers

This year’s emcees: Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN & Maria Pablo

Music & Worship

Praise and entertainment led by Grammy-winning artist For King & Country

Interactive Exhibits

Games, crafts, obstacle courses, meetups, live radio shows, challenges, and much more

More Information


The cost of $1,200* will include registration for the conference, transportation, and housing**.

*This is based on current airfares and other logistical costs subject to change which may cause fluctuations.

**This is based on quad occupancy at the hotel. Double and single occupancy will incur additional fees when available.

Hotel Information



Currently, group airline information for November 2023 is not available. We have estimated ticket cost and will have updated information as it becomes available.

Pre-Departure Meetings

Pre-meetings will be held monthly at the Pastoral Center in Bonfils Hall. These meetings are very important to the NCYC experience and are beneficial to the community building of the group.  These meetings will include lunch, time to get to know the other people and parishes attending NCYC. Important logistical information will be shared at these meetings as well.  The meetings will be held on 1:00pm-4:00pm on the following dates:

August 27

September 24

October 29

Spending Money

It’s always a good idea to bring along a little extra money for souvenirs, conference shirts, and the like.


Registration Timeline,

Terms & Conditions


This time line represents the major deadlines and due dates. These dates are when information is DUE at the Archdiocesan Office. Payments can always be made ahead of time. (Checks should be made payable to the “Archdiocese of Denver” with memo line “NCYC 2023” – contact our office with questions.)

June 1, 2023: Non-refundable deposit of $300/person

August 1, 2023: Middle payment of $400 due

September 1, 2023: Final Deadline

  • Balance of Money = $500
  • Archdiocesan Liability Waivers
  • NFCYM Liability Waivers
  • Safe Environment Affidavits Due

November 16, 2023: Off we go!!

Terms & Conditions

  • $300 deposit per spot is due with registration form and no later than June 1, 2023.
  • This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Up until September 1, 2023, you can cancel your trip with no penalty (other than losing your $300 deposit per spot).
  • Once the September 1, 2023 deadline has passed and deposit has been submitted, you are liable for the full amount due on each registered spot for the trip.
  • You must pay in full if you have to cancel after September 1st, 2023.
  • Please contact our office if you have any questions at


Individual Registration FormParish/ Group Registration Form



See YOU at NCYC!

NCYC Website