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 (Middle School): June 11-16
Session 2 (Middle School): June 18-23
Session 3 (Middle 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.
Middle School Sessions are open to campers entering grades 6-8.
High School Session is open to campers entering grades 9-12.
High schoolers may apply to serve on a team for a middle school session:
Contact your parish group coordinator for more details about how to apply to be a team member. If you are not attending with a group, but are interested in applying, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Parish or diocesan groups may reserve a group for their youth to attend together. Please reach out to email@example.com about coordinating a 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.
In 2021, a team of 5 Damascus missionaries began living in Minnesota and serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. 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).
Heartwood’s beautiful duplex cabins sleep 4 small groups (32 campers) per cabin. The duplexes are divided in half, and each half has 4 bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a furnished common space. Each cabin has at least two overnight counselors with the campers 24/7, and all cabins include HVAC. Click here to see the facilities.
Please note: Campers do need to bring their own bedding to camp!
Northwoods activities in 2023 will include paintball, archery tag, a climbing wall, a canoe trip, water obstacle course, fishing, and a color battle.
Other questions? Please visit our main FAQ page, or contact our team with the information provided below!
Want to know more? Our team is here to help!
If you are a parent or parish leader with questions about registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a local parish leader would like to get in touch with the Minnesota missionary team, please email email@example.com.
Pictured right: Minnesota Camp Director Sam Halligan, his wife Whitney and their son Judah at summer camp in 2021.