students hiking on FYI

Gonzaga Explore

Details for the 2022 Gonzaga Explore (formerly Francis Youth Institute) coming soon! 

Gonzaga Explore brings high school juniors and seniors to Gonzaga University for a week of exploring nature in the Inland Northwest, studying theology with Gonzaga faculty, and praying together in community. Explore faith and nature with us!

Hands arranged in a circle with bracelets made at summer camp 

For more information, please contact the institute director:

Candace Williams at

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502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258