Catholic Summer Camps

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Summer is here and that means that it is time to start exploring the opportunities for kids to attend camp. Choosing a camp can be a daunting task, especially when looking for one that not only provides fun and adventure, but also provides foundations of the Catholic faith. Vacation Bible School and Bible Camp programs are specially designed to lead kids closer to Jesus and to help them learn more about the treasures of our Catholic Church. Catholic summer camps provide an excellent environment to kids to gain crucial social skills, obtain lasting memories, and deepen their love to God, themselves, to others and to creation.

Parishes and Catholic Movements around the Diocese of St. Catharines offer daily faith based activities, such as Bible study and prayer time, while combining that with a variety of unique activities to reach as many participants as possible.

Click here to find Catholic Summer Camps offered around the Diocese St. Catharines or go to the events calendar

Catholic Summer Camp Resources and Events in Ontario:

Resources for Catechists

Cat.Chat Catholic Bible School

https://catchat.ca/vacation-bible-school

Catholic Vacation Bible School

http://www.loyolapress.com/products/parish-ministry/ministry-resources/catholic-vacation-bible-school

Summer Camps in Ontario

Gethsemane Ministries

Website: http://www.gethsemaneministries.com/sf.php

Summer Fiat 2017

Camp Brébeuf

Website: http://cyo.on.ca/brebeuf/

C.Y.O. Camp Brébeuf is a year round camp owned and operated by the Catholic Youth Organization of Hamilton and has been in operation since 1941. In the summer the camp run a Leadership Camp program for high school aged students, 6 weeks of Day Camp and 6 weeks of Co-ed Residential Camp.

Camp Ekon

Website: http://www.ekon.ca/

Located in Ontario’s Muskoka Lake Region (just 250 km north of Toronto), Camp Ekon is Jesuit in philosophy, Roman Catholic in tradition and public in service.

Religious programming includes the fostering of a constructive environment of belonging, sharing and respect, a simple sung grace at meals and an optional daily Catholic liturgy. All campers are expected to attend the Sunday service, which is conducted outdoors in the waterfront area, weather permitting, or in the dining room on inclement days.

Leadership programs incorporate reflective, spiritual and service components appropriate to the camper’s age and respectful of differences in faith traditions.

Olympia Summer Camp

Website: http://www.olympiasportscamp.com/activities/catholic-leadership

Catholic Leadership: In partnership with Development and Peace and Me to We
Take the challenge of Catholic Leadership and learn the art of facilitating while celebrating with like-minded leaders. This camp will help you inspire others to make the world a better place, and you will leave feeling empowered to make a difference.

Camp goals are Building a community of Catholic student leaders from Catholic High Schools. To intentionally link the “Me to We” philosophy, the “Development and Peace” philosophy, and the Catholic Missions and the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations.
o underscore the roles and responsibilities of Catholic Leaders in relation to the Millennium Development.