Extreme Faith Camp and Catholic Youth Summer Camp
collaborate to offer a life-changing
week-long residential camp for
students entering grades 7-9 and 9-12.

Live the Adventure through high
adventure activities leading to a
high adventure faith.

Who We Are

Extreme Faith Camp is the premier high adventure camp packed with incredible activities! High ropes, paintball, blobbing, zip lines, a climbing wall, and more! Extreme Faith Camp is integrated closely with our host parishes, guaranteeing that summer camp is not just a mountaintop faith experience, but one that builds lifelong foundations of faith.  Our faith programming is founded in the sacramental life of the Catholic Church, and our mission and work is anything but boring.

This year we have entered into collaboration with Catholic Youth Summer Camp, an Ohio camp whose mission is to awaken, empower, and equip a generation to live the adventure of the Catholic faith through world-class programs and an environment of encounter.

Click here to learn more about Catholic Youth Summer Camp, our newest Extreme Faith Camp collaborator!

Extreme Faith Camp 2021 will be hosted at Trout Lake Camps in Pine River, MN. Visit their site to explore the beautiful facilities and activities that will set the stage for your adventure this summer.

2021 Quick Registration FAQ


Middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adult leaders can all join their parish community for a week of high adventure. Scroll down this page for all of the ways to experience Extreme Faith Camp.

2021 DATES

Sessions 1-3 and 5-8 are each coordinated by a respective host parish, and Session 4 is a week for High School campers of any parish.  For information about your specific session, including parish specific details, session passwords, and available discounts, reach out to the session contact.

Week 1: June 14-June 18 – Led by St Michael/St Albert – John O’Sullivan
Week 2: June 21-June 25 – Led by St Charles Borromeo – Andrew Wagenbach
Week 3: June 28-July 2 – Led by St Francis Xavier, Buffalo – Debbie Gladitsch
Week 4: July 5-July 9 – High School Session – Led by CYSC Registration is OPEN
Week 5: July 12-July 16 – Led by St Ambrose – Bri St Amour
Week 6: July 19-July 23 – Led by St Vincent de Paul – John Boyle
Week 7: July 26- July 30 – Led by All Saints – Chris Kuhn
Week 8: August 2-August 6 – Led by St John the Baptist New Brighton – Mikayla Anderson


Every registration includes a $100 non-refundable deposit that is necessary to reserve your spot. Everything beyond that is refundable until 30 days prior to your session, at which point our costs are fully committed and we are not able to issue a refund. If coordinated through your parish contact, transfers to another available session can be made at no cost.


We offer a payment plan that includes a $100 deposit upon registration, and divides the remaining cost across 3 additional installments paid every 2 months. There is a $5 fee for the payment plan.

Similar payment plans will be available for Extreme Team/Adult volunteers for their respective registration fees.


Extreme Faith Camp parishes engage in internal fundraising to help offer financial aid to families in need.  This assistance can be claimed when available by using a parish sponsorship code that can be applied at checkout.  Please refer to communication that you have received from your parish contact or reach out to him/her individually for more information.  Additionally, our collaborative apostolate Catholic Youth Summer Camp has been blessed to apply an automatic campership subsidy to each reservation in order to keep our base rate for Extreme Faith Camp 2021 at $495.

Through the generosity of parish benefactors and ministry partners, additional financial aid may be available on a case by case basis. To apply for additional financial aid, please reach out to your individual session parish contact.

For help registering or more information about the camp experience, please see our full Extreme Faith Camp FAQ page here.

With more questions or for technical support, please reach out to your parish contact or contact the Catholic Youth Summer Camp national office at registration@cysc.com or call (740) 480-1288.

One summer experience. Many ways to engage.

Middle School Campers
Students entering grades 7-9 are invited to a life-changing week of high adventure activities and high adventure faith while growing with their parish community. Cost of participation is $495.

High School & Adult Team Members
Each successful session also relies on a team of high school and adult leaders to build a community that fosters deep parish impact.  For more information about applying, please reach out to your appropriate parish contact.

High School Campers
High School aged students entering grades 9-12 who would like to experience Extreme Faith Camp as a camper- as an alternative or in addition to a week of service- are encouraged to register for Extreme Faith Camp Session 4! Cost of camp participation is $495.

A Summer Camp Set Apart

Extreme Faith Camp nurtures lifelong memories, faith and friendships.

High Adventure Activities

Push your limits to find courage, strength, and adventure!

Awakening and Renewing Faith

Learning that our Catholic faith is anything but boring.

A Truly Safe Environment

Friendships will last a lifetime, with Christ as firm foundation.

The perfect combination of fun with faithfulness. I will come back next year!


My son has brought us all closer to God by being so fired up from camp. Re-energized all of us in our faith.

Parent of Participant

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