At the request of Bishop Vasa, the Department of Youth Ministry will initiate an expanded summer camp program in July 2012. This Catholic camp opportunity will include:
|Incoming 6th Graders||Camp Mustard Seed||July 16-18|
|Incoming 7th Graders||Camp LIFE (Living In Faith Everyday)||July 19-21|
|Incoming 8th and 9th Graders||Camp RAD (Religious Adventure)||July 23-26|
|Incoming 10th -12th Graders||Camp Fusion||July 28-31|
Staffing for our Camps is done by experienced and trained adult youth ministry leaders and members of our Diocesan D-TEAM, college-age young adults and high school youth who are prepared to lead and facilitate small group and large group activities with camp participants.The cost for a three-day camp is $220 and four-day camp is $295.
Camp activities include:
Each day of camp, participants will explore a Catholic faith theme that is woven through the activities and experiences within the assembly. Through music, drama, media, art and small and large group exercises, each theme is intended to help campers connect faith with the issues of everyday life.
Camp includes a variety of activities to bring participants closer together including camp fire, games, sing-a-longs and a closing night affirmation ceremony. All of these encourage the building of lasting friendships.
Prayer, Liturgy and Sacramental Experiences
Camp includes contemporary prayer and worship experiences that resonate with young people. Each camp will have an experienced musician who will lead song. Prayer that fosters a stronger relationship with God and sacramental experiences such as the Eucharistic liturgy and penance and reconciliation will also be part of the each camp. Participants will have the opportunity to assist in the prayer life of the community by helping to prepare and lead these experiences.
Swimming, sports and opportunities to explore nature are a part of camp life. In addition, there are special social events that add to the fun of each camp.
Specific topics such as social justice, morality, prayer and call to ministry will be addressed in workshops that are developmentally-appropriate for each age group.
The Diocese of Santa Rosa works to provide a safe, engaging and fun environment for camp participants to learn and grow in their Catholic Faith and establish a sense of Christian community with their peers and others.
How do I register for Camp?
On-Line Registration for all our Diocesan Summer Camps is now available. To register, click here.