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Gudorf Chair in Catholic Intellectual Traditions

Wayfinders: A Journey for High Schoolers

Come and see.


Summer 2024 program information coming soon.

Interested in asking questions about faith and God? Want to earn college credit over the summer?

Join us for four days on University of Dayton’s campus next summer!

A Journey Together

Explore, alongside other teens, what it means to be “on the way” in our lives, with others, and with God. Drawing upon wide and varied resources in the Catholic tradition, including UD’s particular Marianist tradition, discuss, explore, read, discover, reflect and learn about where we are going in our lives, in the context of our wider world and in relationship with God.

Open to those entering in 10th, 11th or 12th grades, Wayfinders’ participants stay in a UD residence hall for three nights and four days. Participants will spend time in deep conversation — and just hanging out — with other high schoolers, interact with UD students, be guided in reading and reflection about Catholic theology by four accomplished professors, and make trips of contemplation and service to various local sites.

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Where: University of Dayton

Who: Students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grades in Fall 2024

Cost: $150 (payable upon registration) includes college credit fees, campus housing, meals, T-shirt, journal, other materials, and all outings. Need-based scholarships are available.

Questions: Email Dr. Tim Gabrielli

Note: We do not want the fee to prohibit anyone from participating in the program. Scholarships are available for those who have substantial need.


Gudorf Chair in Catholic Intellectual Traditions

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1530