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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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God's Word Abides Forever

Choir Camp: June 17 - 25, 2017

Applications Available Now!

Application Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017 

Why participate? What is special about National Catholic Youth Choir Camp (NCYC)?

Past choristers found NCYC camp is fun, inspirational, educational, spiritual, and informational. Many past choristers are still in touch with friends they made at NCYC. Choristers have had their faith renewed and have become excited to be a believing Catholic. They are very proud of the great music they make. To see exactly what choristers have said about their time at camp, click on the chorsiter comments link on the homepage.

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

What does a typical day on a NCYC tour look like?

8:00am  Breakfast with host family
8:30am Host family drops off choristers at church 
9:00am   Activity or travel time
12:00-12:30pm   Lunch
12:30pm   Free Time
1:30pm     Activity
1:45pm   Travel Time
4:00pm  Arrive at new location unload & set up
5:00pm Dinner (provided by church)
6:00pm Rehearsal
7:00pm Concert
8:30pm Reception

Following Reception Home with host families

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

NCYC Conductor

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