On October 9th, 2015 the Sr. GOYA from St. John the Baptist Parish in Des Plaines, IL held an overnight retreat at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. They were soon followed by the Jr. GOYA for an overnight retreat on October 11th, 2015. In all over 50 youth and advisors participated in the two retreats.  Activities included discussions, prayer, worship, a Proskinitaria walk, soccer, basketball, football, Volleyball, Diakonia, a wagon ride and trips to see the animals.