This page covers the info and requirements needed to staff Search. Please contact Ann or Jeff Cook, your parish priest, your parish youth minister or the Office of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Jackson with any questions on anything below.

  • Follow the Diocesan requirements for Protection of God's Children
  • Be an ACTIVE member in your youth group
  • Follow the rules of the retreat and the camp site
  • Provide all forms and payment before attending the retreat
  • Attend all staff meetings
  • Attend the retreat from beginning to end without leaving the retreat
  • NEW: All staff must turn in cell phones except for coordinators

  • Adult Supervisor means anyone 21 years of age or older before or during the retreat.  You are required to complete Protection of God's Children training before staffing Search.  Please go to the Diocesan web page for any questions and to recertify if you have already taken the training (required every 2 years). 
  • High School youth staff and high school youth Searchers are under the age of 18. 
  • Youth Staff Assistant is a volunteer between the ages of 18-20 and whose voluntary efforts must be monitored by an adult that is compliant with all aspects of the Protection of Children Policy.


Adult Supervisor forms required (Over 21) 
  • Diocesan Form C - Adult Youth Leader/Chaperone Medical Release and Liability Waiver; this Form is the equivalent to Form A. 
  • Double confirm that you are covered and up to date on your Protection of God's children training and understand the policies of the retreat and camp site.
Staff High School youth forms (under 18 years old) and Youth assistant forms required (18-20 years old)
  • Form A and the yearly update Form B  should be on file with your local parish.  If not, please fill these out now and have your parent sign and give these forms to your local parish. Your parish will need to send the Office of Youth Ministry at the Chancery a copy of this form prior to you staffing.  It is up to you to make sure this has been done.
  • Form E must be filled out and signed by your parent.  Give this form also to your local parish for them to send to the Office of Youth Ministry at the Chancery. It's up to you to do this as well.
All staff must pay $100.  Make checks out to the Catholic Diocese of Jackson and provide with your forms. If you pay in cash, please put it in a sealed envelope with your name on it along with "SEARCH Retreat November 2014 staff payment".

Forms and payment are due at the first staff meeting.  Please send forms to:

Diocese of Jackson
Attn: Office of Youth Ministry
PO BOX 2248
Jackson, MS 39225


After reviewing and understanding the above requirements, staff can
sign up now to staff the November 22-24, 2019 SEARCH retreat