About the NCYC

The stage at the 2013 NCYC.A Vision for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

In a distinctly Catholic setting the National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants to:

  • Encounter Christ.
  • Experience church.
  • Be empowered for discipleship.

A Description of the NCYC

The National Catholic Youth Conference is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones. More than 23,000 young people and their chaperones attended 2015 NCYC in Indianapolis.

The 2017 National Catholic Youth Conference is November 16-18, back in Indianapolis, with the theme Called/Llamados.

What Happens During NCYC?

The program includes keynote presentations, prayer, workshops, Mass, and opportunities to participate in reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as recreational activities, concerts, and exhibits. A key component of NCYC is the thematic park which is a blend of traditional exhibit booths with interactive areas featuring service projects, games, recreation, live musical performances, arts, and sports.

How Do I Find More Information?

The official 2017 NCYC website is updated regularly beginning mid-late Fall 2016, so check back often for information. You will find everything you need to know about how to plan a pilgrimage to NCYC.

Facebook is another great source for information and updates on all things NCYC!

Finally, contact the NCYC staff leaders for additional information.