Who can attend?


NCYC is intended for Catholic teenagers in high school, accompanied by chaperones, to experience and encounter Christ.

Chaperones may include:


Chaperones must be at least 21 years of age and must submit an NFCYM/NCYC Legal Agreement.

While NFCYM does not require anything else, if you are coordinating a group for in-person participation, we recommend you collect your own permission/consent and a medical permission form, including emergency contact information, insurance information, and pertinent health and medical information for each person in your group. Your parish, school, or diocese should have templates for these forms. If traveling as a family, these forms would not be necessary.


Any adult over the age of 21 may purchase tickets. Purchasers will need to attest to their age when purchasing tickets through the online system. It is our expectation most tickets will be purchased by members, but the system is open to non-members as well. NFCYM reserves the right to cancel non-member bulk ticket sales, and refund the purchase price if it is suspected that they were purchased by a company to resell for a profit.

Things to be aware of as you prepare to purchase tickets:

  1. Full ticket amount is due at time of purchase (credit card or electronic check)
  2. Tickets must be purchased by adults 21 years of age or older
  3. Youth participants are to be within the ages of 14-18 (current high school freshman to seniors)
  4. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be provided unless the event fails to open.

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NCYC 2022 Recap

Look back at the best moments of NCYC 2022: Walking on Water in Long Beach, California.


The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

You will now be directed to NFCYM.ORG to complete registration.

2022 Emcee

Chika Anyanwu

Chika Anyanwu is a Catholic evangelist, youth & young adult minister, the author of “My Encounter: How I Met Jesus in Prayer”. Chika is a part of a beautiful Nigerian family, loves her coffee black, and desires sainthood for herself and you!

2022 Emcee

Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR

Father Agustino Torres, CFR, is a priest with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal based in the Bronx, New York. He is the founder of Corazon Puro, an organization dedicated to forming youth. He hosts the EWTN television shows Icons and Clic con Corazon Puro in Spanish. Father Agustino was one of the friars who founded Catholic Underground, an apostolate of the Friars of the Renewal, and the  Casa Guadalupe (women) and JPII (men) houses of discernment. He is internationally sought to address topics such as the Church’s teachings about human sexuality, vocational discernment, and missionary discipleship.