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 a pRogram of Saint JOHN'S UNIVERSITY.

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 the Midwest.

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