Christian Leadership Institute (CLI)


This retreat program is run by the Diocese of Albany and is offered twice a year. This summer’s retreat will be held at The Pyramid Life Center which is a facility in the Adirondacks on Schroon Lake, complete with canoes and kayaks as well as a waterfall and some great hiking trails. Here is an excerpt from the diocesan flyer:

The goal of the Christian Leadership Institute is to foster the leadership potential of each individual.  If you are . . . A current high school sophomore, junior or senior.

  • Roman Catholic and interested in being more active in your Catholic Faith community;
  • Involved in school, community and faith activities;
  • Interested in leadership and faith development, prayer and reflection;
  • Open to new and diverse experiences;
  • Mature, responsible, enthusiastic, team player and dedicated.


THE PROGRAM: The Institute offers an opportunity for Christian leadership development through a period of learning, prayer and community living. The Associate Director of Youth Ministry of the Office of Evangelization, Catechesis & Family Life and a team of youth & youth ministers from the Diocese staff CLI.



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