Campus Ministry


In a fast-paced world, we value the impact of taking time to pause, pray and connect as a faith community.

Forest Ridge Campus Ministry supports both our Catholic identity and guiding principles as a Sacred Heart school to promote an active and personal faith in God.

The role of liturgy and prayer

Rooted in our Catholic faith, all-school liturgical celebrations and prayer services are held throughout the year. Students of all faith traditions are invited to be active participants in planning and leading these services.

 


Retreats

Retreats are some of the most joyous and memorable experiences at Forest Ridge. Each year, every grade level has time to step away and connect as a community. Through retreats, our students explore their place in our world as they reflect on their connections between themselves, others and God.

Middle School Retreats

Retreats in the 5th through 8th grades are often half or full-day experiences that focus on our Sacred Heart heritage and identity as a Catholic School. The retreat program is designed to be age-appropriate and to coordinate with the developmental work happening in the Advisory Program.

High School Retreats

Freshman Retreat

Students kick-off 9th grade with an overnight party in the halls of their new high school home. During the “Frosh Overnight,” students are partnered with upper-grade leaders that introduce them to all the things that make Forest Ridge and life at a Sacred Heart school special. Together, the freshmen class takes ownership of their Forest Ridge experience and collaborates to create their class creed.

Sophomore Retreat

In 10th grade, students enjoy a two-day camp away from their usual routine. Through fun team challenges, activities and small group discussions, students learn to appreciate the gifts within themselves and each other.

Junior Retreat

Often considered to be one of the most favorite experiences of junior year, KAIROS is a 3-day retreat lead by members of the senior class. Students build community with their peers, gain confidence in themselves and reflect on their own spirituality.

Senior Retreat

In the spring, the entire Senior Class spends a day reflecting on their Forest Ridge journey while hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest trails. This is a special time for students to build lasting memories together, reflect on the ways they have grown and prepare for the many journeys ahead.

Additional Faith Community Experiences

Each year, 1-2 optional retreat experiences are offered for our students who want to explore added ways to grow with their faith community. These are offered on a rotating basis but often involve collaboration with other organizations and have included trips to Catholic Advocacy Day in Olympia, Service Learning Urban Plunges and LA Youth Day.

My KAIROS junior class retreat gave me the opportunity to be introspective for the extended period of a few days and, as a result, I’ve become more aware of my personal strengths as well as challenges and experienced firsthand the love and support that surrounds me.11th grade student