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 (Lakeville), and St. Vincent de Paul Parish (FW), the camp will take place at Camp Lutherwald in Howe, Indiana from June 23 - June 28, 2019. The directors are Dave and Jan Torma, parishioners of St. Jude Parish.

The theme of this year’s CYSC is The Lord is My Shepherd and our theme Scripture is John 10:4, “He walks ahead of them and the sheep follow Him because they recognize His voice.” We have room for 80 campers. The cost is $450 per child and additional sibling registration cost is $430.

For more information, contact Dave and Jan Torma at 574-291-3381 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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