The National Catholic Youth Choir (NCYC) is a choir camp that meets on the beautiful grounds of Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota and is sponsored by the Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary. 

Camp is 9 days long and includes choir rehearsal, one 30-minute vocal or instrumental lesson, fun, faith and a 3-day concert tour through Minnesota/South Dakota.

NCYC sings music of various Christian traditions, ranging from medieval Gregorian chant to twenty-first century music, in liturgy and concert.

A Day in the Life of an NCYC Chorister

7:00 am Morning prayer with Monks (optional)

8:00 am Meet for NCYC morning prayer & Breakfast

8:45-12:00 pm Rehearsal

12:00 pm Lunch & free time

2:00-5:30 pm Rehearsal

5:30pm Dinner & free time

8:00-9:30 pm Rehearsal

9:30 pm Compline

10:15 pm Small groups

10:30 pm Quiet Time

11:00 pm Lights Out


Every year I come and I learn more about not just singing but the human voice and how it works.

A typical ncyc tour Day

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Activity or travel time

12:00-12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 pm Free Time

1:30 pm Activity at tour location

1:45 pm Travel Time

4:00 pm Arrive at new location (unload & set up)

5:00 pm Dinner (provided by church)

6:00 pm Rehearsal

7:00 pm Concert

8:30 pm Reception