ECHO is sure to be an adventure through the wilderness of our hearts, revealing both beautiful and rugged terrain. The excursion is sure to be both fun and challenging, with the finish being guaranteed by our Savior to be one of "abundant life" (Jn 10:10). No matter where you are or where you have been, we are excited that you are interested and look forward to sharing this unique experience with you... one during which we are confident that God is going to surprise you with His dramatic and ridiculously deep love for... YOU.
Upcoming echo retreats
Young Adults (18+ and out High School)
Teens (10th-12th grades)
April 1-7, 2022
25 Falls Drive
Tiger, GA 30576
Young Adult Full Week (April 1-7): $320
Young Adult Weekend Only (April 1-3): $120
Teen (April 4-7): $165
ECHO Scholarships - We Need Your Help!
General Scholarship Fund:
Please consider financially supporting teens and young adults who need assistance in covering the ECHO registration cost. There are many young people who have a desire to attend, but are not able to due to financial constraints. ECHO has been a transformative experience for so many teens and young adults, and we could not offer them this experience without your generosity.
Please also consider helping us bring joyful witnesses who are pursuing and living out their vocations as priests, sisters, and seminarians!
The Echo International Scholarship Fund (EISF) was created in honor of Shauna Banet, who journeyed from her home in Ireland to attend ECHO in the summer of 2016. Only a few weeks after returning home, she tragically died at the age of 17. We recognize the dignity of her life and want to allow her legacy to benefit others through this scholarship fund. Shauna, along with two others, fundraised for over a year in order to be able to attend ECHO. Their determination and openness to receive was an inspiration to all at the camp.
We are happy to launch the ECHO International Scholarship Fund (EISF) which exists to first help international participants be able to attend an experience of ECHO and to receive the teaching of the Theology of the Body, which is not offered to many of them in their respective countries. If no international participants apply, or if there are still finances available, the fund is then extended to any young person who is in need of financial assistance in order to attend ECHO.
To donate to this scholarship, please click below.
To apply for this scholarship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is ECHO?
ECHO is a Theology of the Body Camp and Retreat. At ECHO, we dive into, unpack, and process the themes of prayer, our identity, and our mission to love. We are all created to be in personal relationship with GOD, and each of us are created as a unique, unrepeatable man or woman with a vocation to love like GOD. At ECHO, we dive into questions like: What does it mean to be a man or woman? What does it mean to be a son/daughter, brother/sister, spouse, father/mother? What does it mean to really love like GOD? How can dating become a life-giving experience? What does it mean to have authentic, pure, life-giving relationships? And...so much more!
What do you do at ECHO?
ECHO is known for being awesomely spontaneous! We follow God wherever He leads us, but some things you can expect to do are:
1. Dynamic speakers
2. Our version of small groups called "family groups"
3. Outdoor games and activities
4. Art, music, and opportunities to share your gifts
6. Daily Mass, Adoration, and the Liturgy of the Hours
7. Opportunities for the sacrament of reconciliation
8. Freeing Free Time!
9. Amazing and life-giving discussions
10. New life-long friendships!
So, join the Dumb Ox team for a week you’ll never forget!
Who can go to ECHO?
Check out the specifics for each camp after they are announced! Some ECHO experiences are open to both young adults and teens, and some are geared specifically to young adults only. Due to space, overall balance or male/female ratio, and other factors, the camps are necessarily limited. Everyone who applies will be considered, but not all may be accepted for this summer's camps. Echo 2021 registrations will open in the Spring of 2021. In the meantime, stay connected with us for ongoing updates about ECHO and other opportunities to grow in your faith and in pursuit of the vocation that God has for you.
What do ECHO alumni have to say about it?