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Hyland Hike Summer Series

Posted on June 02, 2023 in: General News

Inspired by the vision of St. Pope John Paul II who brought young people into the wilderness for hiking/camping, formation, and community, Nativity of Mary is excited to offer a similar experience for our young people this summer. 


"The aesthetic value of creation cannot be overlooked. Our very contact with nature has a deep restorative power; contemplation of its magnificence imparts peace and serenity. The Bible speaks again and again of the goodness and beauty of creation, which is called to glorify God." - St. Pope John Paul II


Who: This series is open to any middle school and high school aged student, grades 6 - 12. 

What: We will be not only enjoying the fresh air and good company of one another on these hikes, but we'll also be offering a short time of formation on the trail covering topics such as: how to cultivate a daily prayer life, introduction to the saints, and God's beauty revealed through nature. 

When: June 14th, July 19th, August 1st from 5:30-7:30 PM.

What to Bring: Please make sure your student comes prepared with sunscreen, appropriate walking shoes, water, sunglasses or hat, and any snacks he/she may need. 

Location:  Pick-up and drop-off at Hyland Lake Park Reserve Visitor Center (10145 E Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington). 

Registration: There is no cost, but registration is required. Click here to register


Questions? Contact Emily Dalsky at edalsky@nativitybloomington.org or 952-881-8671 (ext. 8067).


At least two E3 certified adults will lead the group each time. 


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