High adventure activities, high adventure faith.


Young people from across the country have had their lives transformed by this compelling combination since CYSC was founded in 2001. This summer, experience the adventure of life in Christ in a new way at the Northwoods location.

Whether you are attending with your parish or meeting new friends, a long-time camper or trying it out for the first time, discover what God has in store for you at a week of Catholic Youth Summer Camp // Northwoods.


Who can participate?


Middle School Sessions are open to campers entering grades 6-9.

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

See below for 2022 dates!


Parishes are encouraged to reserve a group for their youth to attend together. We welcome any camper to register in the remaining spaces!

High schoolers joining with their parish group may 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 10-12.

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

Summer 2022 Dates & Location:


Catholic Youth Summer Camp // Northwoods will run for 7 Middle School sessions and 1 High School session in 2022. Each session begins on Sunday and ends on Friday. The cost per session is $495.

Session 1 (Middle School): June 12-17

Session 2 (Middle School): June 19-24

Session 3 (Middle School): June 26- July 1

Session 4 (High School): July 3-8

Session 5 (Middle School): July 10-15

Session 6 (Middle School): July 17-22

Session 7 (Middle School): July 24-29

Session 8 (Middle School): July 31-August 5

Explore Sessions


The CYSC // Northwoods experience will take place at Heartwood Resort and Conference Center, a beautiful facility located ~2 hours from the Twin Cities in Trego, WI.

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 providing an environment of encounter for thousands of people of all ages. Learn more about CYSC and Damascus.

In 2021, a team of 5 Damascus missionaries began living in Minnesota and serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. During the summer, a larger team of missionaries will serve as counselors, activity facilitators, kitchen staff, and everything else that goes into an unforgettable week of camp. Learn more about the missionary program.

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 registrationmn@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.