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.
Week 1: June 11-16
Week 2: June 18-23
Week 3: June 25- 30
Week 4: July 2-7
Week 5: July 9-14
Week 6: July 16-21
Week 7: July 23-28
Week 8: July 30-August 4
Week 9 (Middle School only): August 6-11
The cost per session is $570.
Middle School Sessions are open to campers entering grades 6-8.
High School Sessions are open to campers entering grades 9-12.
Weeks 1-8 offer simultaneous sessions for Middle School and High School campers, which take place at different parts of the campus. Week 9 will offer two sessions for Middle School campers.
Parish or diocesan groups may reserve a group for their youth to attend together. If you are a member of a group, contact your parish coordinator for more details about how to register with your group.
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).
We take high adventure seriously! Main Campus activities include high ropes, paintball, blobbing, archery tag, giant swing, dual zip lines, a 5-story climbing wall, and vertical play-pen. Click here to see them all!
Our beautiful Hillcrest cabins sleep 20 campers per cabin. Our Woodland cabin area consists of 4 quad cabin communities of 32 per cabin, and our Lakeside retreat centers house 60 overlooking the beautiful Lake Joy. Each cabin has at least two overnight counselors with the campers 24/7, and all cabins include full bathrooms and HVAC. Click here to see a full description of the facilities with images.