CYSC Northwoods will return to Heartwood Resort and Conference Center in 2024, a beautiful facility located ~2 hours from the Twin Cities in Trego, WI.

Summer 2024 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 (Middle School): June 9-14

Session 2 (*High School*): June 16-21

Session 3 (Middle School): June 23-28

Session 4 (Middle School): June 30-July 5

Session 5 (Middle School): July 7-12

Session 6 (Middle School): July 14-19

Session 7 (Middle School): July 21-26

Session 8 (Middle School): July 28-August 2

The cost per session is $545.

Registration opens November 1!

Who is CYSC Northwoods for?


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

High School Session (Week 2) is open to campers entering grades 9-12

High schoolers may apply to serve on a team for a middle school session:

  • Prayer Team: A unique experience to learn how to be a disciple of Jesus for current 8-11th graders. Receive in-depth formation on prayer and the Christian Life and grow closer to the heart of God in Eucharistic Adoration, all while interceding for the middle school campers to encounter Jesus and preparing an environment of encounter for them!
  • Discipleship Team: Applications Closed.

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 northwoods@damascus.net!


Parish or diocesan groups may reserve a group for their youth to attend together. Please reach out to sam@damascus.net about coordinating a group!

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.

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 2024 CYSC will operate in 3 locations: Main Campus (OH), Northwoods (WI), and Great Lakes (MI).

Northwoods FAQ

Where is CYSC Northwoods located?

In 2024 CYSC Northwoods will be hosted at Heartwood Resort and Conference Center in Trego, WI.

What are the facilities like at Northwoods?

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!

What are the activities like at Northwoods?

Northwoods activities in 2024 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!

Get in touch with us!


Want to know more? Our team is here to help!

If you are a parent or parish leader with questions about registration, please email northwoods@damascus.net.

If you are a local parish leader would like to get in touch with the Minnesota missionary team, please email sam@damascus.net.



We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Pictured right: Minnesota Camp Director Sam Halligan, his wife Whitney and their son Judah at summer camp in 2021.