Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in Catholic Youth Summer Camp!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I updated my credit card or payment information?

Please log in to your account by clicking here. Once you have logged in to your account click “View my Finances” > “Manage Payment Accounts” > “Add Credit Card” and select for the rest of your scheduled payments to be withdrawn on your updated card. Or call 740-480-1288.

What are the dates?

Jet skis, high ropes, paintball, blobbing, archery tag, giant swing, dual zip lines, a 5-story climbing wall, giant swing, vertical play-pen, extreme capture the flag, swimming and low ropes

Every camper gets the opportunity to participate in every activities. We do not force campers to participate in activities but we do encourage campers to conquer fears and step out of their comfort zone.

Summer 2018 Dates:

High School Session A: June 10-June 15

High School Session B: June 17-June 22

Middle School Session C: June 24-June 29

High School Session D: July 1-July 6

High School Session E: July 8-July 13

Middle School Session F: July 15-July 20

Middle School Session G: July 22-July 27

Middle School Session H: July 29-August 3

Middle School Session I: August 5-August 10


How much does CYSC cost?

A session of CYSC costs $495.00 per camper. The cost includes activities, meals, lodging, and a camp t-shirt.

What high adventure activities will my camper experience?
What are the cabins like?

Our beautiful cabins sleep 20 campers per cabin. Each cabin has at least two overnight counselors with the campers 24/7. The cabins include full bathrooms and HVAC. Click here to see the facilities.

What are scholarship opportunities are available?
  1. Reach out to your parish priest or youth ministers. Many parishes set up scholarship codes for parish families.
  2. Apply for a campership. CYSC is usually able to provide $100 to families who apply.
  3. Sign up for the payment plan. Payment plan allows families to schedule payments over a period of months.
How do I cancel a CYSC registration? What is CYSC’s refund policy?

All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email ( 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


Where is Catholic Youth Summer Camp located?

CYSC’s home is Damascus Catholic Mission Campus. Damascus is located in Centerburg, Ohio, about 40 minutes northeast of Columbus and is less than 2 hours away from every major city in the state. Our address is 7750 Ramey Rd. Centerburg, OH 43011. The closest major airport is John Glenn International Airport.


What should my camper pack?

Click here to view our CYSC packing list.


Who is invited to closing mass?

Everyone! The closing mass is open to the public. You are welcome to invite friends, family, grandparents, etc.

How do I update my campers cabin-buddy request?

Log in to your account. Under the “Reservations” category, click on the reservation of the camper you would like to update (ex: Session D: High School). Then click on “additional information” under Reservation Details. Select “edit this information” to make changes.

How do I edit my campers t-shirt size, medications, or personal information?

Log in to your account. Select the name of the camper under “Account Details” > “Account Members”. Once selected you will be able to click to “Edit My Bio Information” or “Manage Medications.” To update camp t-shirt size select “My Forms” and then “Camper Personal Information.”

Does Damascus accommodate vegetarian or special dietary needs?

Yes, Damascus is able accommodate dietary needs (nut free, dairy free, gluten-free, celiac, or vegetarian). The school or parish must notify the Damascus staff of the request 2 weeks before the retreat or event. Please email our Kitchen Manager with additional questions or to request a menu –