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Confirmation retreats:
School retreats:

Host your next retreat at Santiago! Retreats provide the opportunity for participants to build a strong community of trust while strengthening their own personal relationship with God through discernment and discovery. Situated on 500 acres of wilderness setting, Santiago Retreat Center offers the perfect natural setting to escape from worldly distractions in order to contemplate God's call in one's life.


Due to current events, many parishes and schools are unable to offer their usual Confirmation and School Retreat programming.  To make sure your young Catholic are well-formed in the faith, Santiago Retreat Center offers our signature retreats to supplement your ongoing formation programs . 


Join us for Confirmation weekend retreats, as well as school overnight and day retreats in the great outdoors, compliant with health directives.  Our programs will ensure that the participants meet God where they are at.


Our Chaplain on-site is available to enhance your retreat experience. Fr. Glenn Baaten was officially assigned to the Santiago Retreat Center by His Excellency Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange.  Fr. Glenn is an evangelical convert from Protestantism enrolled in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, and parochial administrator of Our Lady of Grace in Covina.


Amenities include a chapel, dining hall, dormitories, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, stage, large field, hiking trails, low ropes, game room, picnic areas, and more. Contact the Santiago Retreat Center Office for assistance with custom-designing your retreat and booking your reservations. 

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Santiago Retreat Center is a Catholic Christian Retreat Center. We provide a beautiful rustic venue to hold your next retreat or event that is comfortable and accommodating for both small and large groups. We have a variety of activities including a large swimming pool, big field, hiking trails, low ropes, game room, as well as chapels, picnic areas, indoor/outdoor meeting spaces, and more.


Located in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, just 17 miles from heart of Orange County, the newly consecrated Christ Cathedral. Situated on 500 acres of wilderness setting, our facility includes 500 beds with four distinct retreat areas, each with its own chapel, meeting rooms, recreational space and dormitories. 


The vision for Santiago Retreat Center is as simple as it is necessary, to assist you in the renewal of parish life through retreats, camps and events which meet the family in each stage of development and walk with them to where Christ is calling them to be. 


We place a special emphasis on Confirmation preparation, but our summer camps and Catholic school science camps are particularly helpful to our families throughout the southland.

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Chapels & prayer spaces

Cabins | Dorms | Restrooms/Showers

Outdoor Sports Area | Game Room