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Fr. Anthony Ruff
Founding Director
320-363-3233
[email protected]

Mandy Wolvert
Office Manager
320-363-3154
[email protected]

National Catholic Youth Choir
Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary
PO Box 7288
31802 County Road 159
Collegeville, MN 56321

320-363-3154
Fax 320-363-3145
[email protected]

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NCYC Camp & Tour

We are excited to announce the 17th season of the NCYC camp and tour: God's Word Abides Forever! NCYC has a long tradition of promoting faith and musical beauty in the lives of young singers. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Choir Camp and Tour. Singers must be entering grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in 2017 to be eligible. Train with NCYC Conductor, André Heywood, at the beautiful Saint John's Abbey & University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Camp includes a concert tour, performances, and of course fun! Campers build lasting friendships and joyous memories - all while taking their singing to a new level!

Choir Camp: June 17 - 25, 2017

Applications Available Now!
Application Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017  
Scholarships Available!

What are the main features of the camp?

The schedule includes 6 or more hours of choir rehearsal each day; religion and music classes; prayer and worship; recreation and sports; community and friendship; free time. The last days of the camp are spent on an in-state tour.

What does a typical day at NCYC camp look like?

7:00am   Morning Prayer with Monks (optional)
8:00am      Meet for NCYC morning prayer & Breakfast
8:45-12:00pm   Rehearsal
12:00pm  Lunch & free time
2:00-5:30pm    Rehearsal
5:30pm   Dinner & free time
8:00-9:30pm   Rehearsal
9:30pm    Compline
10:15pm   Small Groups
10:30pm     Quiet Time
11:00pm     Lights Out

Saint John's University (National Catholic Youth Choir) is a 501(C)(3) exempt corporation. 

NCYC Conductor André Heywood

Going into his second year as conductor of NCYC, André Heywood has been director of The Saint John's Boys Choir since 2007, conductor of the Saint John's Abbey Schola (monastic choir), Liturgical Music Director at Saint John's Preparatory School, and conductor of the All College Choir of Saint John's University and College of Saint Benedict. In 2013 he was named Outstanding Young Director of the Year by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.

"I have always been moved by the enthusiasm, dedication, faith, and positive spirit of these [NCYC] talented young singers. It is truly a great honor for me to work with these young people, and I look forward to my time with them this summer."

Contact Us

Fr. Anthony Ruff
Founding Director
320-363-3233
[email protected]

Mandy Wolvert
Office Manager
320-363-3154
[email protected]

National Catholic Youth Choir
Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary
PO Box 7288
31802 County Road 159
Collegeville, MN 56321

320-363-3154
Fax 320-363-3145
[email protected]

Join NCYC Contact List