CYSC Great Lakes will be hosted at Our Lady of the Fields camp in  2023, a newly renovated facility located just 30 minutes north of Ann Arbor in Brighton, MI.

Summer 2023 Dates:

Each session begins with arrival on Sunday in the early afternoon, and ends on Friday with a Closing Mass and Ceremonies for family and friends followed by mid-afternoon departure.

Session 1 (High School): June 11-16

Session 2 (High School): June 18-23

Session 3 (High School): June 25-30

Session 4 (High School): July 2-7

Session 5 (Middle School): July 9-14

Session 6 (Middle School): July 16-21

Session 7 (Middle School): July 23-28

Session 8 (Middle School): July 30-August 4

The cost per session is $520.

Find Your Session

Who is CYSC Great Lakes for?


Middle School Sessions are open to campers entering grades 6-8.

High School Sessions are open to campers entering grades 9-12.


Parish or diocesan groups to reserve a group for their youth to attend together. If you are interested in coordinating a group, please reach out to noah@damascus.net.

High schoolers joining with their parish group may apply to serve on a team for a middle school session:

  • Prayer Team: A next step experience for students entering grades 9 or 10.
  • Discipleship Team: A dynamic opportunity to grow as a leader and a disciple for students entering grades 11 or 12.

Contact your parish coordinator for more details about how to apply to be a team member.

Who We Are

Catholic Youth Summer Camp is a program of Damascus. When a permanent home was built to serve as a permanent home for CYSC in Centerburg, OH, Damascus was founded in 2015 as a year-round retreat and conference center with a community of full-time missionaries providing an environment of encounter for thousands of people of all ages.

During the summers, a larger team of missionaries serve as counselors, activity facilitators, kitchen staff, and everything else that goes into an unforgettable week of camp. In 2023 CYSC will operate in 3 locations: Main Campus (OH), Northwoods (WI), and Great Lakes (MI).

Great Lakes FAQ

What are the facilities like at Great Lakes?

Our Lady of the Fields will offer newly a renovated dining hall, welcome center, and cabins, in addition to a beautiful existing chapel. Check out the visual overview of the property in this video!

What are the activities like at Great Lakes?

Great Lakes activities in 2023 will include a ropes challenge course, paintball, climbing tower, zip lines, giant swing, vertical play pen, blobbing, water obstacle course, and archery tag.

Other questions? Our team is here to help! Please visit the main FAQ page, or get in touch with us at registration@cysc.com or 740.480.1288.

We can’t wait to see you this summer!