Camp Bosco inspires youth to live as lifelong disciples by empowering them to form a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
Camp Bosco really began with Camp Savio (read history here). In 2015, our high school staff grew to 23 people. We quickly realized the need for a camp for our high school students and tried to turn the Savio Servants into part work, part their own camp experience. When it came time to start planning for the 2016 camping season, we realized, due to the way the scheduled laid out, we would be able to be at Maur Hill a week longer than we’ve been able to in the past. Our options were to add a third middle school week or a high school week. It’s a little obvious what decision we made, and Camp Bosco was born.
We are excited for what the 2016 camping season will bring and how this addition will affect our parishes and our diocese.
At Camp Bosco, we believe
…that camp should be FUN but it should also challenge you in your relationship with God. During this week of camp, you will be challenged in ways you never thought possible and you will enjoy every moment of it.
We pray, plan, prepare, and execute the programming for each week of camp. (So the hard work is already done for you!) In planning and carrying out the programming our goal is to create an environment for campers (and their chaperones) to experience adventure, faith, trust, and safety.
During the week, a lineup of dynamic presenters, talented worship leaders, and dedicated priests serve along with the camp staff to encourage a deeper relationship with Christ for each camper.
OUTLINE OF A TYPICAL DAY OF CAMP
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
- A morning and afternoon filled with a variety of games, actives, and adventures (team building actives, messy games, mud pit, low ropes, obstacle courses, field games, and more)
- Retreat like sessions each night revolving around the yearly camp theme
- An opportunity for the sacraments – Reconciliation, Adoration, and daily Mass
- Free time to shop at the general store
ROLES AT CAMP
Adult Participants: To attend as an adult participant, you must be at least 21 years old. While at camp, the adults are to participate as any camper would. They will be the role models of openness to God throughout every adventure. Along with having fun, they will be responsible for the actions and participation of your campers. Throughout the day, they will need to keep the campers on task to the adventure at hand. At night you will be sleeping in the same dorms as the campers. Therefore, we expect that you will help us with enforcing the curfew and lights out rule, as well as helping wake the campers in time for the day.
Campers: Participants at summer camp. For Camp Savio, these include incoming 6th graders through graduating 8th graders. For Camp Bosco, these include incoming 10th graders through graduating seniors.
Savio Shepherds: Savio Shepherds are college aged students who have applied and have been accepted to serve you and your campers at camp. The shepherds will help run the sessions in the evenings, coordinate the daily activities and games, get to know your youth, provide a listening ear and prayerful spirit.