What: An adventure into the beauty of Yosemite, one another, and God’s goodness - John Muir's "heaven on earth".

Who: For past participants of Caritas or other Christus Ministries Retreats. Space is very limited to the first 30 who commit and send payment. Your spot is not confirmed until payment is received.

Dates: Depending on either option you choose below:

1. Weekend Adventurer Option ($250): May 30 (1 pm) – June 2 (6 pm)

Day 1: Depart Los Angeles at 11:30 am to the Redwoods Cabins near Wawona, CA
Day 2:  Visit waterfalls; take short hikes; possibly swim in the Merced Lake; Sunset and evening Mass at Glacier Point
Day 3:  All day hike: Vernal & Nevada Falls; Sunday Mass; evening of conversations & games
Day 4:  10 am departure, arrive LA by 6 pm
Optional: Intimate dinner at C&O in Venice Beach followed by Sunset at Venice Beach

2. Extreme Trekker Option ($450):  May 27 (9 am) – June 2 (6 pm)    

The aim is to backpack for an overnight or two to climb Half Dome. You really need to be in-shape and willing to make this very strenuous and difficult, yet exhilarating trip. This added portion has a capacity of 6 people and costs an additional $200. Please talk to Fr. Tri (tdinh@christusministries.org) before sending in your payment for this portion.

Payment Options:
Weekend Adventurer Option: $250 (see 3 options below)  I  $257.55 (with PayPal fees)
Extreme Trekker Option: $450 (see 3 options below)  I  $463.50 (with PayPal fees)
Transportation costs are not included.

  1. Zelle: Use contact@christusministries.org as the recipient.

  2. Bill Pay: Use the contact information below or click here for setup info.

  3. Check: Payable to Christus Ministries sent to the below address.

Address: P.O. Box 4525 I Culver City, CA 90231
Phone: (805) 380-6580 I Email: contact@christusministries.org
Please input Yosemite in the memo.

Cancellations 14 or more days prior to the start date of the retreat will receive a full refund. For Paypal transactions, a 3% processing fee will be deducted from the entire refund. If your reservation is cancelled less than 14 days of the start of the event, you will receive a credit applicable toward a future event.

Space is very limited. Sleeping arrangements may vary and beds are assigned on a first-paid basis. Couch or floor sleeping arrangements will be assigned thereafter.

Contact Jaclyn for more information or questions. 

Websites: to whet your appetite, visit YosemiteHikesHalf Dome.