Catholic Youth Summer Camp 2013 will be hosting our seven summer sessions located at four camp sites. Session locations are indicated throughout the registration process. Please make note of the location of your particular week so as to avoid confusion coordinating with other campers, as well as driving to and from camp. Also, please note that each different location offers a different range of site-specific activities and attractions. All of our sites will share our primary activities in common. The actual daily rotation will be site specific, however.
Both High School Sessions (A&B) will be hosted at Pleasant Hill Outdoor Center, in Perrysville, OH. Pleasant Hill Outdoor Center features cabin lodging for up to 170 persons, including two brand new cabins and will also be offering a brand new dining hall and conference facility (also air conditioned) where nightly Club will be held. Pleasant Hill also offers a different range of activities including but not limited to mountain biking and lake access. Pleasant Hill Outdoor Center is located at 4654 Pleasant Hill Road Perrysville, OH 44864 and can be reached at 419.938.3715 with any site specific questions.
Middle School Sessions C and D will be hosted at Lutheran Memorial Camp, located near Delaware, OH. This site features beautiful cabins, swimming pool and dining hall/club space. It is located 45 minutes north of Columbus at 2790 Ohio 61 Fulton, OH 43315 and can be reached at 419.864.8030 with any site specific questions.
We will once again be utilizing Camp Otyokwah, located 1.5 hours north of Columbus near Mohican State Park to host our middle school camp sessions E and F. Camp Otyokwah features cabin lodging for up to 175 persons and a brand new, state-of-the art, dining hall and conference facility (with air conditioning!) where nightly Club will be hosted. Camp Otyokwah is located at 3380 Tugend Rd Butler, OH 44822 and can be reached at 419.883.3854 with any site specific questions.
Our final middle school session, Session G will be hosted at Woodland Lakes Christian Camp and Retreat Center just outside of Cincinnati, OH. Woodland lakes features new, beautiful dorms, plenty of exciting activities, and a beautiful open atmosphere. Woodland lakes is located at 3054 Lindale-Mt Holly Rd Amelia, OH 45102 and can be reached at 513.797.5268 with site specific questions.
Session A: june 9-14 – 9-12 grades (2013-14 school year)
Session B: june 16-21 – 9-12 grades (2013-14 school year)
Session C: june 30-july 5 – 6-8 grades (2013-14 school year)
Session D: july 7-12 – 6-8 grades (2013-14 school year)
Session E: july 22-27 – 6-8 grades (2013-14 school year)
Session F: july 28-aug 2 – 6-8 grades (2013-14 school year)
Session G: aug 11-16 – 6-8 grades (2013-14 school year)
Campers are to arrive on the first day of camp between Noon and 2 pm. They will be dismissed on the last day of camp at 3 pm.
The fee for camp for the summer of 2013 is $495 and is due in full at time of registration. This cost includes all meals, activities, programs, and a souvenir camp T-shirt.
Many well-deserving Catholic families approach us each year requesting financial assistance so that their children may attend CYSC. Since CYSC is not a profitable venture, we must rely on the generosity of individuals, pastors, and parishes to meet these requests. Please consider your ability to assist those in need by offreing a tax deductible gift to help us fund these special requests. THANK YOU!
Campership application is included in the process of registration for CYSC.
Health and Safety
Each week of camp will be staffed with on-site certified First Aid Personnel and a Registered Nurse. The facilities at Camp Otyokwah, LMC, Woodland Lakes and Pleasant Hill Outdoor Center have been inspected and approved by local Health Departments. All swimming activities will be monitored by certified Red Cross Lifeguards. The nearest hospitals, are each located within 25 minutes of camp.
Camp Staff, Counselors, and Clergy
All Camp staff, counselors, and clergy must comply with CYSC, Inc. Policies and Guidelines. Counselor to camper ratios preserved in small groups are 1:8-10 (counselors include high school seniors and college students). Staff, counselors, and clergy over the age of 18 have on file a Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI&I) background check and have attended the “Protecting God’s Children” workshop. Through formal application, interviews, and references, all CYSC counselors, programming staff, and clergy have been determined to be persons of excellent character and reputation. All of the above mentioned will participate in the CYSC counselor and programming staff training program.
Camper Group Requests
Participating campers will be assigned to a small group of 8-10 campers (same grade) with a counselor (same gender) for their stay at camp. Campers will have the opportunity to request placement with their friends by means of a specific request, which this year, is attached to the online registraton. These requests will be met on a first come, first served basis.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email or U.S. Mail. We are sorry, but this policy also applies to cancellations that may arise as a result of illness, injury or other unforeseen circumstances as our contracted expenses are also binding.
Postmarked 90-60 days prior to the first day of camp: 50% refund
Postmarked 60-30 days prior to the first day of camp: 25% refund
Postmarked less than 30 days prior to the first day of camp: $0
Refunds will be issued by check September 2013.