Imagine this – a camp setting on a beautiful lake where young boys and girls from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, guided by enthusiastic, interested and kind adults, enjoy nature, engage in fun and meaningful outdoor activities such as archery, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, crafts, the famous obstacle course, climbing wall, zip line and campfires. At Catholic Youth Summer Camp, we integrate these activities with daily Mass, Scripture memorization, prayer and journaling, the experience of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and the opportunity to experience the Lord’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We foster a deeper love for our Blessed Mother Mary and the Rosary.
This is the overnight camping adventure that awaits the children in our diocese if they are going into the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades in the fall of 2018! CYSC is embarking on its 8th year. We have been in existence long enough to experience the joy of previous campers applying to become junior counselors.
Sponsored by St. Jude Parish (SB), Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Lakeville, and St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Wayne, the camp will take place at Camp Lutherwald, June 24-29. The directors are Dave and Jan Torma, parishioners of St. Jude Parish.
The theme of this year’s CYSC is Paraclete Power and our theme Scripture is Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” We have room for 80 campers. The cost is $425 per child and additional sibling registration cost is $400.
We are in need of volunteer adult staff, ages 18-24, and 25 years and above to serve as counselors, senior chaperones, musicians, nurses, and craft leaders. We are also looking for junior counselors ages 16-17. Applications can be accessed below.
To have a camp where you can pray, have a lot of fun, but also deepen your faith is a beautiful thing. — Bishop Kevin Rhoades
Download the 2018 Camp Brochure | Download the Staff Application