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 2021! CYC is embarking on its 10th 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 near Lakeville, and St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Wayne, the camp will take place at Camp Lutherwald, July 18th – 23rd, 2021. The directors are Dave and Jan Torma, parishioners of St. Jude Parish. 

Campers from around the diocese have shared about their experiences at CYC.  The Hefty brothers from Immaculate Conception Church, Auburn reflect on their experiences at CYC:

Isaiah (4th grade), “My favorite memory is seeing the baby turtles on the blue raft in the lake while swimming.  I liked being able to go to Church every day.  It was fun having all the different Priests come and one was really funny.  I think other boys should go because it is a great experience. There aren’t a lot of campers and they know you. The food was very good and everyone will find something they like.”

Matthias (6th grade), “My favorite activity was running the obstacle course, going on the rock climb, swimming, and making friends.  The camp helped me stay connected to God.  I would encourage others to go because they will have a good experience and be outside with friends and grow closer to God.”

The theme of this year’s CYC is Abba, Father! Online brochures are available at www.stjudeparish.net.  We have openings for boys going into the 4th and 6th grades and girls going into the 6th grade in the Fall.  The cost is $450 per child and additional sibling registration cost is $430.  The registration deadline is this Friday, June 4th. 

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.

Download the 2021 Camp Brochure