Celebration marks the return of camp ministry

10 July 2023

Appears in: Archdiocesan News

One hundred fifty alumni, families, supporters, and volunteers joined Archbishop Richard Smith for the relaunch of Our Lady of Victory Camp on July 8.

The day began with a scavenger hunt and a chance to tour the property, where thousands of hours have been spent restoring and preparing the camp for this summer season.

Archbishop Smith then celebrated Mass where he reflected on the need for all of us to be able to go to Jesus to find true rest – and the way in which a camp like OLVC offers precisely this to our young people. At the end of Mass, he blessed the camp in hopes that it will long be a place where young people can encounter Christ, community, and creation.

The evening continued with a barbecue, cake, and a campfire, and all who were in attendance shared their excitement for the camp ministry season which is now upon us.

Our Lady of Victory Camp currently has 280 young people entering Grades 4-12 registered for one of four weeks of camp that will run between July 9-Aug. 10. More than 70 volunteers are helping with the camp program, kitchen, and onsite maintenance.

To learn more about Our Lady of Victory Camp (including how you can get involved or support the camp), please visit www.olvcamp.com.

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