girls blossom camp

girls blossom camp

GIRLS BLOSSOM CAMP

MIRROR OF LIGHT

 

The girls will discover St. Joseph and learn how to follow his example of humility, purity, charity and the openness to obeying God’s plan. Using these lessons, we will explore ways to reflect God’s light to those around us. 

Blossom Camp is for girls ages 8-13 years old. 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. This is what makes Blossom Camp a one-of-a-kind experience!

MEET THE BRIDES OF CHRIST

Each day a different religious community of sisters will join the girls and explore this years theme. 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.

MAKING FRIENDS

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 Catholics 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!

WHEN

2021 TBD

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 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. 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 dinner on first day of camp to lunch on the last day of camp. 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.  The medical history form, medical release form, and release of liability form are part of the online registration process.  These forms must be completed prior to the start of camp..

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

PRICING

$375 per Camper
$345 2nd Sibling Camper
$325 3+ Sibling Camper(s)

*$200 sign up deposit non-refundable a
* Balance due by June 1st when registration closes

REFUND POLICY

First, we would like to encourage you to simply move to another SRC camp 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.

  •  $150 Deposit is not refundable or transferable at any time unless it is a medical reason (must have written explanation from Doctor).  With a Doctor’s note you may receive a full refund; however, there will be a $30 cancellation processing fee per camper.

  • If you cancel with more than 30 days till the session start date, then you will receive all money paid EXCEPT $150 deposit

  • 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 applications for both Junior Counselors (ages 14-17), and Camp Counselors (ages 18+) for Santiago Girls Camp.

 

JUNIOR COUNSELORS (ages 14-17) pay the camper fee of $300 and take advantage of our servant leadership learning experience.

 

CAMP COUNSELORS (ages 18+) Are asked to make a suggested donation of $200 to help cover their camp expenses for the week and must fill out an application and upon acceptance will be required to:

  • Be Ministry Safe Certified through Santiago Retreat Center.

  • Be required to undergo a background check and fingerprinting

 

Camp Counselors and Junior Counselors 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.

Santiago Retreat Center
27912 Baker Canyon Rd
Silverado, Orange County, CA 92676

THE MISSION

The Mission of Santiago Retreat Center is to provide the opportunity for guests attending camps, retreats and events  to fulfill their highest calling and greatest happiness in life, which is to get close to God and in turn, reach out to others in their own environments with God’s loving care and concern.

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