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- Where is your camp located?
- What age range are the campers?
- When does camp begin and end?
- What is housing like?
- I have food allergies, can you accommodate these?
- Is there a full time nurse on staff?
- How much does it cost?
- How do I register?
- Turning in paperwork and forms…
- Can we come early / stay late?
- If I need to add spots, edit my registration, or drop spots, how do I do that?
- Are we allowed to sell spots?
- If we are on the waiting list, how do we know when spots become available?
- Is the $150 deposit refundable?
- What if I don’t show up at camp and paid for it?
- Can we bring our priest / religious to camp?
- Can my chaperones bring their young children to camp?
- What if a camper wants to come home mid-week?
- What should I bring?
- How much money should I bring?
- Do you have cell phone service at camp?
- Can I send mail to my camper?
- When can I apply?
- What do you look for in a potential employee?
- How old do I need to be?
- What does the position pay?
- What is the time commitment?
Where is your camp located?
Camp Savio is held at Conception Abbey in Conception, MO
37174 State Hwy VV
Conception, MO 64433
Camp Bosco will be held at Bishop LeBlond High School in St. Joseph for the year 2023!
Bishop LeBlond High School
3529 Frederick Ave
St Joseph, MO 64506
What age range are the campers?
Each parish may determine their own age range. Please check with your group leader.
For Camp Savio, we accept those going into 6th grade through going into 9th grade. For Camp Bosco, we accept those going into 10th grade through graduating seniors.
When does camp begin and end?
Camp Savio begins on Monday afternoon and goes until Saturday afternoon. Camp Bosco begins on Monday afternoon and goes until Friday afternoon.
What is housing like?
We are in dorm style rooms. Each room can hold 2-3 campers. We will assign rooms grouped together by parish. It is up to the group leader to assign youth to those rooms. Down the hall are the showers and bathrooms. We have separate buildings for males and females.
I have food allergies, can you accommodate these?
We try our best to accommodate food allergies. It is imperative that you inform the camp as far in advance as possible. It is recommended that the person bring supplemental snacks for themselves.
Is there a full time nurse on staff?
We have a full time nurse on staff. The nurse will pass out all medications to the campers and will be on hand to handle any emergencies. Please make sure you turn in your medications at registration. The nurse will have plenty of general first aid items including ibuprofen and tylenol, there is no need for you to bring these pills yourself.
How much does it cost?
The final cost is up to each individual parish, please check with your group leader. They may decide to include the cost of chaperones or cost of extra things (e.g. t-shirts, back packs, etc) into your individual cost.
Click here for the scholarship application.
The cost for Camp Savio is $425/person. The cost for Camp Bosco is $350/person.
How do I register?
For Camp Savio, every camper must attend with a parish group. Please contact your youth minister or pastor to find out how to register with your parish. If your parish is not planning on attending, please contact (email@example.com) to discuss your options.
For Camp Bosco, individual registration is allowed. Please fill out the individual registration form at http://campsavio.com/registration/
Parish leaders – please check out the parish page for the forms and deadlines. https://campsavio.com/parish/
Turning in paperwork and forms…
Group leaders: please honor the deadlines! Please note, if you do not have the paperwork and payments in on time, you may forfeit your spots.
Please note the address for sending these forms is NOT Conception Abbey but the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
Please mail all deposits, paperwork and final balances to:
Attn: Camp Savio Staff
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
20 W 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Please only send one check from the parish – not multiple checks from your attendees.
Please make checks out to “Office of Youth Ministry”
Can we come early / stay late?
If your travel plans require that you come early or stay late, we can accommodate your group. You must pre-register for this service in order to us to accommodate you. The cost is $40 / person / day. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in need of this.
If I need to add spots, edit my registration, or drop spots, how do I do that?
Please contact email@example.com.
Are we allowed to sell spots?
We allow groups to sell spots in the event that a group is not able to fill their spots and another group is in need of them. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have open spots or need spots.
If we are on the waiting list, how do we know when spots become available?
As spots become available, we will contact those on the waiting list either by phone or by email. Please be sure that your listed contact information is accurate.
Is the $150 deposit refundable?
After March 30, the $150 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to your balance. To avoid losing any deposit monies, please be conservative in your number projection.
What if I don’t show up at camp and paid for it?
The $150 deposit is non-refundable. After May 1, the entire payment is non-refundable. Injuries and unforeseen circumstances are not always refundable. Please remember our camp staff and all accommodations for your camper have already been expensed in expectation of your camper’s arrival at camp.
Can we bring our priest / religious to camp?
Absolutely! We welcome and highly encourage it! Priests attend camp for free. All other clergy/seminarians serving as chaperones must pay the full camp price. *We cannot guarantee separate housing for seminarians.
Can my chaperones bring their young children to camp?
We value families and love to see them on our campus. If room is available we can accommodate non-camper children in camper housing. Your group must have enough chaperones staying with your teens and your group leader must approve. Additional housing is not included in the camp price. The cost is $50/ child. Once a child has reached the age of campers, they are not allowed to attend as part of a family, they must attend as campers or not at all.
What if a camper goes home mid-week?
For those campers who experience homesickness, in most cases it quickly passes as the camper becomes busy with activities and making new camp friends. However, sometimes homesickness does not pass or a child may not be ready to attend a full week of overnight summer camp. While campers should come to camp with the intention of spending the entire week, should your child experience homesickness, an illness, or any of similar situations, please be assured that we will contact you and we’ll discuss a plan on how to best respond to the situation at hand. Please note that refunds will not be available for campers who leave early. Our camp staff and all accommodations for your camper have already been expensed in expectation of your camper’s arrival at camp.
What should I bring?
Click here for the packing list.
How much money should I bring?
Click here to see the prices of the items in our camp store. We will also have soda and candy for $1/piece.
Do you have cell phone service at camp?
Campers are not allowed to have phones while at camp. For chaperones – some service providers work better than others but all can be unreliable at times.
Can I send mail to my camper?
You may send mail to your camper. Please address your envelope like so:
Camper Name – Parish
37174 State Hwy VV
Conception, MO 64433
Any mail received after campers have left will be sent to the camper’s parish. It will not be sent to the parish until we are back in the office in July/August.
All Saints Day: Applications go online
St. John Bosco’s feast day (January 31): Applications are due
February: Interviews will happen.
March: You will be notified if you have been hired.
What do you look for in a potential employee?
We are looking for faith filled people who want to share that faith with young people. We are looking for hard workers.
How old do I need to be to apply?
Savio servants: You may apply the summer after your freshmen year of high school.
Savio Shepherds: You must be at least one year past high school graduation.
AV Tech: You must be at least one year past high school graduation.
Nurse: You must be at least one year past high school graduation and working toward or completed your nursing degree.
Savio Servants: Your first year on staff, you will be paid nothing. Second year, you will be paid $50/week. Third year, you will be paid $100/week. Fourth year, you will be paid $150/week.
Savio Shepherds: You will be paid $200/week
AV Tech: You will be paid $250/week
Nurse: You will be paid $250/week
All positions will receive all their food and housing.
For Savio Servants: You will need to be present 24/7 from the beginning of training through the end of Camp Savio.
For Savio Shepherds and AV Tech: You will need to be present 24/7 from the beginning of training through the end of Camp Bosco
For Nurses: You need to be present 24/7 for at least one week of camp.
There will be 24 hour “off” times over the weekends between the weeks of camp where you will be able to go home if needed.
I sent my kid with no phone but everyone else had theirs! So what is the rule for real? It was not enforced.
Thank you for the question. Cell phones are not allowed. That is the camp rule. Unfortunately, kids can be sneaky and have their phones without us realizing it. I will make sure this year to enforce the rule to the group leaders for them to force to their attendees and hopefully that will cut back on the number of cell phones present.
What time are kids to arrive to camp savio on Monday afternoon?