July 13, 2020

Cancellation of all 2020 Legendary Lodge Retreats and Gatherings

Out of concern for the safety of our patrons and staff, Bishop Vetter has made the difficult decision to cancel all retreats and events scheduled to be held at Legendary Lodge for the remainder of 2020. This decision is based on up-to-date data and in consideration of the preparedness needed to mitigate the risk of a resurgence of the Coronavirus.

We regret not hosting the many life-changing retreats and events that help make Legendary Lodge such a special place.

During this time, we will not be idle!

Bishop Vetter has approved the pursuit of major renovations to the “Main Lodge”. We are already in the preliminary stage of the project that will help us to use the second floor as a multi-purpose gathering space and seat more people for indoor dining. Plans are to preserve the beauty of our historic building and allow for more young people at each camp in the future.

Please pray for God’s blessing on the project and know we’ll be praying for you as we work toward an outstanding 2021 season at Legendary Lodge.

Further information and/or details contact: Dan Bartleson dbartleson@diocesehelena.org (406) 475-0308

Printable Notice: 2020 Lodge Retreats Canceled

May 5, 2020

Cancellation of 2020 Legendary Lodge Camps and Programs

Summer camps, programs, and retreats scheduled to take place at Legendary Lodge have been canceled up to August 8, 2020. Full refunds (no processing fee) will be available for all who have registered. Legendary Lodge will contact all registrants regarding fees by May 8, 2020.

Canceled Gatherings include:

  • Leadership Camp (June 21-26)
  • Junior High 1 (July 5-10)
  • High School Retreat (Billings Youth) (July 10-11)
  • Junior High Two (July 12-17)
  • Women’s Retreat (July 17-18)
  • High School (July 19-24)
  • Alpha Retreat (July 24-25)
  • 5th/6th Grade Boys (July 26-31)
  • Young Adult Retreat (July 31-Aug 1)
  • 5th/6th Grade Girls (August 2-7)
  • Legendary Adventure Camps (July 12-18; July 19-25; and July 26-Aug. 1)

*Gatherings scheduled after August 8, 2020 remain on the calendar until further notice.

Further information, including reimbursement details can be found at: Lodge Closing 2020 Detail

Cancellation of OYYAM 2020 Summer Events and Programs

All of the Diocese of Helena Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) programs and events scheduled for Summer 2020 have been canceled. This includes:

  • Kateri Institute (June 14-19)
  • Justice Outreach Project (July 7-12)

Full refunds will be granted.

Parish and Catholic Schools Summer Programs

Per Bishop Vetter’s May 5th Direction, All parish and Catholic school youth programs and camps need to be canceled. This includes but is not limited to Vacation Bible School and Bible Camps. Any plans for summer events and activities must be submitted for approval by Bishop Vetter.