BCYC Leadership

Discover how Catholic leadership principles can transform the way you lead at school, at your Parish, and in the community.

Camp Date: June 9-14, 2024

BCYC Leadership is a Catholic summer leadership camp for high school students who want to become successful leaders in every part of their life, while prioritizing their Catholic faith. Students choose a leadership area that they want to focus on and get trained in Catholic leadership principles and practices related to that area. In addition to their leadership training courses, students engage in small group Bible Studies, Mass and prayer, plus numerous activities like capture the flag, dancing, bubble soccer, all on Benedictine College’s beautiful campus in Atchison, Kansas.

A Benedictine College experience of community, faith and scholarship!

A BCYC participant speaks at the whiteboard in class

Gain Lifelong Skills and Become a Better Leader.

BCYC participants listen to a presentation in an auditorium

A BCYC participant speaks using a microphone

BCYC benediction in the Abbey

Grow Closer to Christ with Prayer and the Sacraments.

BCYC men's bible study circle outside

BCYC participants listen to a presentation in Guadalupe Chapel

BCYC  participants playing pass-the-water game

Together, Have the Time of Your Lives!

BCYC participants playing a ball game

BCYC close up of two students in a game with inflatable bubble-soccer ball

“Every missionary is so on fire for the lord and it is beautiful. Their witness and love for God transformed my heart this week.” - Summer 2021 Participant

What to Expect at BCYC Leadership

To Our Parents

We know that, as a parent, you are the primary educator and nurturer of your child. We want your teen’s life to be transformed in Christ. The parents of our participants notice many benefits of our conferences for their teens including:

  • Developing a sense of God in their daily life- Integrating prayer into their daily lives
  • More positive self-image
  • Greater sense of direction and purpose
  • More interest in their faith-life
  • Forming genuine friendships based on a common love of Christ

Your child will be under the care and guidance of our trained summer staff. This includes our Director of Youth Outreach, Chaplain, and a team of Benedictine College students who spend their summer on mission for our Lord. We want you to know that your child is in the best possible hands, and we know it is our duty and privilege to guide your teen as an individual this summer.

Safety and Supervision

Benedictine College’s campus is very safe. We are familiar with hosting teens on our campus through our many faith and sport-based conferences, and strive to make our campus a welcoming, safe community for all of our visitors. Every aspect of the campus in the summers is thought of with the visitor in mind specifically:

  • Our dorms are single sex. Men aren’t allowed in the women’s dorms and vice versa during the summer months. No one other than our Conferencing Staff, Summer Missionaries, and other authorized members of the college will be in the dorms during your teen’s stay.
  • Summer Missionaries stay in the residence Halls and serving as resident advisors.
  • All of our Summer Ministry Staff are Virtus trained and are up to date with the Archdiocese of Kansas City Kansas’ regulations on Safe Environment training for the protection of God’s children program.
  • Campus Security, Atchison Police, and the Atchison Fire Department all serve the campus community.