2015 Camp Saint Joseph

by | Aug 15, 2015 | FSSP, Summer Camp | 13 comments

It was such a blessing for our two oldest boys to be able to attend Camp Saint Joseph again this year!  The boys enjoyed spending the week with some of the awesome FSSP seminarians and priests (including their uncle, Captain’s Godfather!), the friends they made last year (and some new friends as well!), hiking, swimming, rifle shooting, games, catechism lessons, the “Ask Father” box, great food and more. Unlike last year, my husband didn’t attend the camp with the boys but he was still able to take some pictures on the first and last day. 
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13 Comments

  1. Jennifer

    What a great camp! When your younger boys are old enough, I'll have to send my boys, too.

    2015-08-15 21:19:45

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  2. Amy Caroline

    What a blessing!

    2015-08-16 02:51:50

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  3. Sharyn

    Oh, my boys would just love that! You make me want to move to the US. And there was a camp for the girls too? The FSSP organise a camp each year in my country too, but it is as far from us as your east coast is from the west coast 🙁

    2015-08-16 05:52:24

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  4. Jennifer

    Great camp pictures and all, but I'm mesmerized by that outdoor sink thing. LOL Someone is quite handy!

    2015-08-16 06:33:04

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  5. Debora

    Do they do multiple camps in the US? We are on the east coast. My two older sons would love this!

    2015-08-16 12:49:25

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  6. Laura G.

    It sounds like such a great camp. I have boys ages "almost" 14 and 9 and a daughter who is 6. Where exactly are the boys' and girls' camps located? I tried looking online, but don't think I found the correct ones. – Thank you.

    2015-08-16 13:48:13

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  7. Karen

    I so wish our area/parish had experiences like this for my sons. We just don't have opportunities like this. Looks like a wonderful experience.

    2015-08-16 21:24:30

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  8. Jessica Gordon

    Yes, there was a camp for the girls too! Our oldest two daughters attended for the first time this year. I wish the FSSP camp in your country was closer to you!

    2015-08-16 21:54:35

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  9. Jessica Gordon

    Isn't that awesome! I believe one of the dads in the parish built it for the camp.

    2015-08-16 21:55:12

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  10. Jessica Gordon

    Yes, they do! This particular camp is put on by my BIL's parish, but there are a couple seminarian run camps as well. Camp St. Peter takes place at Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and Camp St. Isaac Jogues is in Pennsylvania. In addition to the two priests at the parish, three seminarians came out to help with the camps as well. I'm not sure how many of the other FSSP parishes have parish sponsored camps, but it'd be worth checking.

    2015-08-16 22:00:53

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  11. Jessica Gordon

    I totally understand! These camps are about 650+ miles from our home which makes getting our children there a bit challenging. Last year was the first year we were able to make it happen for the boys and this year we planned our summer vacation (and 3,500 mile road trip!) around getting our oldest four to the camps (and First Holy Communion for our 8 year old!). It really was a wonderful experience for them. I hope that something will come up in your area for your sons!

    2015-08-16 22:08:44

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  12. Jessica Gordon

    This camp was through my brother-in-law's parish out here in the Pacific Northwest. This year it was originally open to parishioners only until a certain date when those outside the area (including us) could apply. They are limited on the number of kids they can have and it filled up really quickly at that point! I'm sure that some of the other FSSP parishes around the country have camps as well, but I'm not sure where one would find that information… This particular camp was advertised in the parish bulletin, not online. There are a couple camps for boys run by the FSSP seminarians in South Dakota and Pennsylvania that look really great (here's the link) but our boys haven't attended those and they are a lot more expensive than the parish run camp. I hope you are able to find one for your children too! It was such a great experience for our kids!

    2015-08-16 23:59:09

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  13. Jennifer

    What a great experience for your boys. Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy reading about your family of 7.

    2015-08-17 03:13:55

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