The latest installment of Ask the Bishop is here, on location from Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA. Bishop Sean answers your questions about his favorite hymn, his hopes for the next generation of Christians, and his favorite memories of Diocesan Summer Camp:
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, learn 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do 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 email@example.com.
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).