Diocesan Summer Camp 2018 “Seek the Truth”

Do you like to swim, play sports and games, make crafts, hike, climb a ropes course, or make new friends? If you do, our Diocesan Summer Camp has something for you and more!

Camp is for students who have completed 2nd through 12th grade. Three separate programs are run during the week. Kids Camp is 2nd to 5th grade. Middle School Camp is 6th to 8th grade. High School Camp is 9th to 12th grade.

Camp will take place from June 10 – 16 at Camp Nazareth. The theme this year is “Seek the Truth.” Campers will work in small groups for bible study, discussion, and activities. Worship happens daily.

Camp Nazareth is located in Mercer, PA. It is surrounded by forest with well-marked hiking trails. The camp’s amenities include a pool, basketball court, softball field, high and low ropes course, a chapel, and cabins with showers and bathrooms inside. Each cabin is staffed by adult counselors. Our staff is drawn from volunteers across the diocese.

The cost per camper is $345. However, the first 100 registrations received or postmarked by May 29 will receive a $65 scholarship to reduce the fee to $280.

Registration and deposit payment may be made online at http://dionwpacamp.org/forms/. If registering online, adults will still need to print, sign, and send the consent forms with their child to camp. A camp brochure, consent form if registering online, and printable application form are available to download at the camp website.  Please contact Dennis Blauser at 724-699-3747 or frdenny@earthlink.net for more information.

Camp is the best week of the summer! We hope that you’ll be a part of it.

Diocesan Summer Camp 2017 – Go!

Whether you like to swim or play basketball, read or do crafts, challenge yourself on the high ropes, or just be with new and old friends, Diocesan Summer Camp has something for everyone!

This year’s camp is June 11th through 17th, and the theme is “Go!”  Be challenged on the ropes course, camp1learn a little Tae Kwon Do, do some acting, worship together, explore nature, play sports, splash in the pool, make art and much, much more. Come and have a great time making new friends, seeing old friends, interacting with caring counselors, enjoying dynamic worship and of course having a lot of fun!

The cost per camper is $345. Scholarships are available: please contact Dennis Blauser at 724-699-3747 or frdenny@earthlink.net.

Summer Camp Wants You!

usa-49909_640Do you have gifts for working with children and/or youth? Are you interested in being a part of their Summer Camp experience? We want to hear from you! The breakup of grades for each camp program is 2nd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th. There are two ways that you can get involved:

Summer Camp Counselor: We are looking for individuals that have gifts for working with children and youth and can commit to being present for the full week. Responsibilities will be to oversee a group of campers in a cabin, build relationships with children and other adults, and lead specific activities as assigned by program directors. All camp staff must have the required PA clearance and Safeguarding God’s Children and People training.

Workshop Leader: We are looking for individuals with expertise in fun and engaging skills or hobbies that would be of interest to children and/or youth to come and join us for at least one afternoon during the week to offer a workshop for campers. Examples: woodworking, sculpting, photography, a sport, etc.

If you are interested in either of these areas, please submit your name, email, phone number, and workshop idea to Fr. Denny Blauser at frdenny@earthlink.net.

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Summer camp is a joyful time for our kids because they get to be who they really are.  They have the opportunity to experience their faith in ways that they are most comfortable.  It is also a great time of fun and excitement with activities like the Wacky Olympics and bouncy houses!

Don’t worry if you won’t be there.  You too can experience the excitement of summer camp by following it through the Diocese.  There will be daily posts from the youth and plenty of pictures.  Follow us on Twitter at @DioNWPA (click here).  Like our Facebook page (click here) and the Formation Advisory Board’s Facebook page (click here). Read posts and sign up for email notifications on our blog at dionwpanews.org (click here).