Make a short pilgrimage to the Mother Cabrini Shrine with other attendees after the conference ends. (Group will be gathering at 2pm in order for people to eat a quick lunch after Mass and before they leave.) The Shrine is outside of Golden, Colorado, about 40 minutes from the Omni Interlocken. You will be able to visit the shrine to learn about it’s history, hike up 373 steps to the 22-foot statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (optional), spend some quiet in the prayer gardens and the chapel(s), get water from the spring, take in the mountainous views, and visit the visitor center/coffee shop!
Schedule (subject to change):
2:00pm: Meet in the front lobby at the hotel
2:15pm: Carpool to Shrine
3:00pm – 4:30pm: Visit at Shrine
5:00pm: Dinner (location TBD)
7:00pm: Return to hotel
To Bring: Please make sure that you bring a water, sunblock and wear comfortable shoes to walk the grounds of the Shrine.
Please budget accordingly: Dinner ($15-$20). You might also want to purchase religious items or a snack in the gift shop.
Transportation ($20): For those who would 1) like to participate in the carpool and don’t have your own vehicle, please make sure that you reserve your spot by choosing the PAID option. Those who will be 2) driving their own vehicle or finding other means of transportation may choose the FREE option.
**Note: We are aware that the price for renting vehicles is currently very high, so to help offset the costs, if you would like to volunteer to drive
other passengers (to the Shrine AND BACK), please make a note on your registration form and NCSC will pay drivers per passenger. CLICK HERE TO RSVP!
Hosted by Mary Pat.
Enjoy an afternoon hike with other NCSC attendees at Chautauqua Park and then head into Boulder for dinner at one of Boulder’s unique restaurants.
Schedule (subject to change):
2:00pm Meet in the hotel lobby
2:30pm – 5:00pm Hike
5:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner in Boulder
8:00pm Arrive back at hotel
**Note: It is important to have good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, etc., as well as plenty of water and maybe some food/snacks if desired.
This trip is self-organized including the transportation. A googlesheet will be sent to you in your registration confirmation email. If you would like to share a ride or if you need a ride, please fill out the sheet. If you do not fill out the sheet, then you will be responsible for your own transportation to the park and back to the hotel. Click here to RSVP.
Join other NCSC attendees for about an hour drive into the mountains to visit St. Catherine of Siena Chapel, also known as the Chapel on the Rock, at Camp St. Malo. This site was visited by Saint John Paul II when he came to Colorado for World Youth Day in 1993 and he walked the trails on the property. St. Catherine’s is framed by the majestic Mt. Meeker, 13,911 feet. Check out their website to read the history of this beautiful chapel: https://campstmalo.org/.
We aim to leave the hotel almost immediately after the closing Mass at 1:30pm. We will stop for lunch along the way and then spend a hour or two at Camp St. Malo’s. Upon our departure from the chapel, we will head to Estes Park to check out the quaint town nestled just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park, and we will eat dinner there. We will be on no time table, so we can stay as long as the majority of attendees would like. The drive back back to the hotel will be about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Rough Agenda (subject to change):
1:15pm: Meet in the front lobby at the hotel
1:30pm: Carpool to St. Catherine of Siena Chapel (Grab lunch along the way.)
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Visit Chapel and Camp St. Malo grounds/trails
6:00pm: Dinner in Estes Park (location TBD)
Return to hotel TBD
There is no charge to visit the Chapel or Estes Park, but there will be a transportation fee. Please budget enough money to cover your lunch, dinner, and possibly any souvenirs.
Transportation: ($35) For those who would 1) like to participate in the carpool and don’t have your own vehicle, please make sure that you reserve your spot by choosing the PAID option. Those who will be 2) driving their own vehicle or finding other means of transportation may choose the FREE option. **Note: We are aware that the price for gasoline and for renting vehicles is currently very high so to help offset the costs, NCSC will compensate the drivers. If you would like to volunteer to drive other passengers (to the Chapel and Estes and BACK), please make a note on your registration form and NCSC will pay drivers per passenger.
Please make sure that you bring a water, sunblock and wear comfortable shoes to walk the grounds of Camp St. Malo. CLICK HERE TO RSVP! Sign up closes after August 12th.
Hosted by Johnny.