June 25 - June 30, 2017

DISCOVERING HOLY FRIENDSHIP

Blossom Santiago Girls Camp is a five-day, overnight Catholic camp just for girls ages 8-13.  It’s Christ-centered, full of adventure and unlike any other girls’ camp anywhere!

We have plenty of laughs, get a little dirty, hike, swim, face the low ropes challenge, play games, sing campfire songs and make great friends.  But our greatest treasures at Blossom Camp are celebrating the Sacraments, reinforcing the beauty and dignity of every girl with unique formation themes, and getting to see and meet religious sisters from several different orders throughout the week as they lead us each day.

One day, the sisters might join us for the Stations of the Cross; another, in the Rosary or Divine Mercy Chaplet.  They teach, share meal time, play foosball, make crafts and play games with campers all throughout the week.  The sisters may lead us in song at Mass or prepare meditations for Eucharistic Adoration--whatever is most in keeping with the charism of their Order--and this is what makes BLOSSOM Camp a one-of-a-kind experience!

We partner with Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women), a Denver-based Catholic women’s apostolate, and adapt the content of their youth studies for use in a camp setting--so your daughter’s experience a camp with purpose.  For 2017, the theme is Discovering Holy Friendships.  When we put all the pieces together, girls simply BLOSSOM--into more of what God created them to be, more aware of the vocations a girl may be called to; and more capable of being a good (and holy) friend --to others, themselves, and especially, Jesus!    

If you would like to be a Floater / Camp Counselor, please continue to the bottom of the page for more information.

DISCOVERING HOLY FRIENDSHIP

Santiago Girls Camp is an awesome, grace-filled place to meet up with old friends and make new ones that will last beyond camp!  Your daughter will be in a safe environment with like-minded Christians who will encourage her to let down her guard, be herself, reach out to others with love and mercy, and BLOSSOM into a beautiful daughter of God.  One of our goals is to facilitate lasting friendships so that the girls will continue to support and encourage each other to BE love and mercy when they return to their environments!


have fun

Santiago Girls Camp is all about having fun and being challenged through a variety of activities and games.  Personal growth and fostering love for one another are at the center of the "fun."  From the "Messtivities" games and the Craft Shack, to the Low Ropes Course, beautiful hikes, and nightly camp fires, the girls will have a blast pushing themselves physically, spiritually, socially, and creatively through each day of camp!

Grow in faith

Pope Francis said, “Do not be afraid to aim for holiness and turn yourselves over to the love of God.” There is no better place than the outdoors to BLOSSOM into a merciful and loving daughter of God through personal and communal prayer. Each girl will experience engaging talks and worship music that will help them grow in their relationship with Christ, discover what we refer to as their "girl genius", and motivate them to be merciful and loving towards others. Daily opportunities to partake in the Sacraments will fill them with the grace to carry out their apostolic mission of love and mercy! 


Vocation Awareness


Frequently asked Questions

What is your chaperone policy at camp?
Girls will be accompanied by at least one adult facilitator and at least one volunteer per group of 10 girls at all times. All our facilitators and volunteers are fingerprinted and have taken the safe environment training in accordance with the Diocese of Orange. 

Where will my daughter be staying throughout the week of camp?
Girls will be staying in our Camping Cabins and Dorms which are equipped with bunk beds. We ask that each camper brings a sheet, sleeping bag, and a pillow as we do not provide bedding. *Sisters may be able to sleep in the same cabin upon request. To learn more about our camp facilities please see our Amenities page!

Are meals included in the cost of camp?
Yes. All meals are provided from lunch on Monday June 26th to lunch on Saturday July 1st. If your daughter has any allergies, please let us know in advance so that we can accommodate her needs.

Will I receive additional forms such as a packing list after registering?
Yes. Upon registration, we will send you our packing list, medical history form, medical release form, and release of liability form.

I have a question that I don't see here, where can I get more information?
Please contact our Camp Office at 714-649-9800 or info@santiagoretreatcenter.org


registration FEE

Cost: $349 per camper                                 2nd child: $319                                           each additional child: $299
Initial Deposit: $100 (Due at Registration)
Remaining Balance: Due April 30th

 

REFUND POLICY

First, we would like to encourage you to simply move to another session so you and/or your child(ren) can have the experience of summer camp. However, we understand that things come up and you may need to cancel all together. To do so, please call or email us with this information.

  •  $100 Deposit is not refundable or transferable at any time unless it is a medical reason (must have written explanation from Doctor).
  • If you cancel with more than 30 days till the session start date, then you will receive all money paid EXCEPT $100 refund
  • 15-30 days until the session start date, 50% refund
  • 2 weeks prior to start of camp session = NO REFUND 

Want to be a camp volunteer?

We are accepting inquires for both Floaters (ages 14-16), and Camp Counselors (ages 17-30) for Santiago Girls Camp. 

FLOATERS (ages 14-16) pay the camper fee and take advantage of our servant leadership learning experience.  

CAMP COUNSELORS (ages 17+) must fill out an application and upon acceptance will be required to:

  • Be Ministry Safe Certified through Santiago Retreat Center.
  • Those 18+ will also be required to undergo a background check and fingerprinting. 
  • Are asked to make a suggested donation of $250 to help cover their camp expenses for the week.

Camp Counselors and Floaters will be accepted based on their intention to lead others into a closer relationship with Christ. All those in leadership positions will be expected to follow the established dress, radiate the importance of growing in virtue and strive to do so throughout camp. Applicants will be notified as to whether or not they are accepted into the program. 

 

Please fill out the inquiry form below to begin the application process for a Santiago Girls Camp Volunteer.

 

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