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Santiago Missionary Disciples
Important Dates and FAQ

Important Dates


October: Missionary Disciple Applications Open

Early January: Missionary Disciple Applications Close

January: Missionary Disciple Interviews

February: Missionary Disciple Team Announced

March: Missionary Disciple Decisions Due

March - May: 1st Year Missionary Disciple Fundraising

Early June: 1st Year Missionary Disciples Begin

Mid August: 2nd Year Missionary Disciple Assignment Ends

  • How do I begin the reservation process?
    Complete our Group Rental Inquiry Form, or call our office at 714-649-9800
  • What kind of events does Santiago Retreat Center host?
    We host retreats, conferences and camps for youth, confirmation groups, school retreats, parish ministries and families.
  • How much of a deposit is required?
    We require a 50% deposit in order to reserve your requested dates and amenities.
  • Do you have a pool?
    Yes, our pool is seasonally available upon reservation and availability. The pool rate ranges based on the size of your group.
  • Do you provide food services for groups?
    Yes, we provide daily meals for small and large groups.
  • How may I visit the camp?
    Please fill out the Contact Us Form to request a date to tour our facilities. We are available for tours seven days a week.
  • What is the insurance requirement?
    We require each group to provide a copy of the “Certificate of Liability Insurance” indicating a minimum of $2,000,000 combined single limit general liability coverage as well as an additional insured endorsement naming Santiago Retreat Center.
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
    As soon as possible. Dates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We can put date inquiries on our calendar over a year in advance.
  • Do you have a sacristan on site?
    Yes, but we ask all groups if possible to provide their own linens, hosts, wine, Lectionary, and Missal. If you cannot, please let us know. Please bring your own vestments.
  • Do you have a Priest on site?
    Yes, but weekdays only. If you do not have a priest and need one, please let us know as soon as you register.
  • Will my group be the only one at camp?
    Not necessarily – sometimes we host more than one group at a time. You will know in advance the areas and amenities assigned to your group.
  • Does staff live on-site?
    Some camp staff live on site year-round and some are at camp seasonally.
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