Marist retreats are designed to help students, both individually and collectively to “retreat” from their “normal” everyday world, in order that they might better reflect back upon that world. Retreats will help the students focus on identity and self-image, relationships with others, relationship with God, Christian living, and service to others. They seek to help participants grow in both personal and spiritual ways. While the goal is ultimately spiritual in nature, there is great sensitivity to non-Catholics, and to students who are unsure about their spiritual beliefs or not engaged in church activity. Freshmen will participate in an overnight Lock-In, intended to help build community and relationships within the class as well as with upper-classmen. Sophomores take part in a two-day “Journey” retreat held at the school over a weekend. Juniors attend the three-day Encounter Retreat that is conducted at an off-campus retreat camp. Seniors participate in a co-ed Metanoia Retreat, also conducted off-campus. Finally, student Retreat Team leaders participate in the Formation Retreat.