"Encounter empowers youth to serve…for a lifetime!"

Our focus is on “Direct-Relational” ministry where you will actually work with the people you serve.

Service Camps

This is not your typical service camp. Our focus is on “Direct-Relational” ministry opportunities, where you will actually work with and get to know the people you serve. We believe that we will be served by the individuals that we came to serve, as we encounter Christ in his ‘distressing disguise’.

Our sites will include places like homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children’s day camps, senior and special care settings and possibly a few legislative and advocacy sites. You will get to know the people who actually work at these places everyday. If you ever want to go to visit or volunteer in the future, it would be easy to.

Leader Information

Encounter has several names that will be used throughout this website – and our documents. Encounter, Encounter the Gospel of Life, Encounter Service Camp, Encounter Rally, EGL….. whatever the name – we are all one and hope you enjoy being a part of our vision and mission to help young people become leaders, grow in their faith, and empower them to serve others for a lifetime.

Participant Registration

EGL 2016 Camp Dates are July 10-15, 2016.

Group Reservations are currently closed. The form “Group Reservation For Encounter 2016 – July 10 – 15, 2016” is no longer accepting group reservations as we have reached our maximum reservation number. If you wish to be placed on a wait list – please email director@eglweb.org. We will have a better idea after April 1 if we are able to accept more reservations.

Individual registrations for participants in groups will open once your group reservation is confirmed. Please communicate with your group leader before beginning the registration process.

We do not accept individual reservations for those not with a participating parish or school.