SANTIAGO CAMPS

We provide a beautiful rustic venue to hold your next religious event, retreat, conference, etc. that is comfortable and accommodating for both small and large groups. Please see our amenities page for all that Santiago offers.

quo vadis

THE CATHOLIC CAMP FOR BOYS

MONTHLY FORMATION WEEKENDS

BLOSSOM

THE CATHOLIC CAMP FOR GIRLS

MONTHLY fiat enrichment weekends

"Not only was it a meaningful experience for our kids,

but they invited their friends, who are now also active in our parish"

— Melinda,  San Clemente

CAMP EL CAMINO

July 26 - July 30, 2020

For centuries, people have made pilgrimages in an effort to encounter God. El Camino de Santiago (“the Way of St. James”) is a famous network of pilgrimage routes across Europe leading to the tomb of St. James the Apostle, located in Santiago, Spain.

 

Here at Santiago Retreat Center, Camp El Camino provides youth with an exciting Christian pilgrimage experience in Orange County. Campers will make friends, have fun, grow in faith and holiness, and encounter Christ along “The Way”!

Living Christian lives in our society is not easy, especially for youth. Camp El Camino offers youth a space to encounter Christ and find fellow Christian pilgrims in our Christian journey toward God.  It is an opportunity for each beloved pilgrim to intentionally begin their pilgrimage – their Camino with Christ and transform their hearts!

Camp Participants

  • Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students

 

When

July 26 – 30, 2020
Sunday 10 am - Thursday 4 pm

Pricing

  • $290 per camper

  • Initial Deposit: $150 (Due at Registration)

  • Remaining Balance due June 1st, 2020

 

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QUO VADIS - THE CATHOLIC CAMP FOR BOYS

FORMATION WEEKENDS

"Go therefore and make disciples...I am with you always to the end of the age."

Matthew 28:19-20

Quo Vadis Vanguards are young men who are heeding God’s call to be spiritual first responders, learning to lead others into the fray, positioning themselves to be right hand men, bravely going where lesser men fear to tread, paving the way, setting the example, being role models, serving as men for others.

Throughout the year, Quo Vadis Formation Weekend Camps are designed to teach young boys how to be Vanguards of hearts, minds, and souls.  Each month will focus on a theme designed to address the monthly liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church.

CAMP PARTICIPATION

Boys 8-13

Jr. Counselors 14-17

Counselors 18+

WHEN

November 6-8  "Souls"

December 4-6  "Penance"

January 8-10  "Logos"

February 5-7  "Family"

March 5-7  "Fathers"

April 9-11  "Lights"

May 7-9  "Mothers"

PRICING

Camper $175

Sibling $100

Jr. Counselor $100

Sign-up Deposit $75

2021 QUO VADIS SUMMER CAMP

Registration opens January 1st!

 

"Vacation Bible Camp has become one of the great summer memories for my kids. What a terrific opportunity to share the life of Jesus while having a lot of fun! They now want to come back to Santiago every year."

— Sheryl, Dana Point

GIRLS BLOSSOM CAMP

FIAT ENRICHMENT WEEKENDS

 

FIAT girls enrichment weekends are designed to give young girls an adventure to be Fully Alive. Together they will play games, face challenges, sing songs, laugh, hike, pray, and make life-long friends. Campers will explore what it means to live their FIAT, saying Yes! “Be it done to me according to Thy word” through humility, purity, charity, and the openness to obeying God’s plan. Join us and take a step closer to radically embracing the beauty and dignity of every woman through Mary and the Sacraments. Each month will focus on a theme designed to address the monthly liturgical calendar and Saints of the Catholic Church.

CAMP PARTICIPATION

Girls ages 8 -13

Jr. Counselors 14-17

Counselors 18+

 

WHEN

November 13-15 "Souls"

December 11-13 "Penance"

January 15-17 "Logos"

February 12-14 "Family"
March 12-14 "Fathers"

April 16-18 "Lights"

May 14-16 "Mothers"

PRICING

Camper $175

Siblings $100

Jr. Counselors $100

Sign-up Deposit $75

2021 BLOSSOM SUMMER CAMP

Registration opens January 1st!

 

"Anyone who has a daughter should consider sending them to Blossom

Camp, there is nothing else like it to grow your Catholic Faith."

— Mike,  Mission Viejo

Join us for some good ol’ fashioned fun, family and fellowship. This family camp out experience is close to the city, yet rustic and tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. Families will be treated to optional Catholic seminars and Sunday mass. Our Shroud Center exhibit will be available for campers to explore the science of the Shroud of Turin. Our camping site boasts 27 RV sites with 5 pull through full RV hookup locations. We offer space for tent camping, car camping, roof top tent camping, tear drop trailers, vanlife dwellings and, of course, RVs. Our grounds provide public bathrooms and showers, along with picnic tables and a beautiful swimming pool. 

 

Space is limited. 

Overland OC hosts the campout event on the last weekend of each month. 

 
 

CAMP PACKING LIST

Clothing: 

At Santiago Retreat Center camps we require all campers & adults to adhere to our camp dress code for the sake of comfort, safety, and modesty.

 

❏ Closed toe tennis/walking shoe for everyday use

❏ A second pair of closed toe shoes to get dirty, wet, muddy (these might be ruined)

❏ Sandals & opened toed shoes are not allowed

❏ Modest clothing that is comfortable and appropriate for hiking and outdoor activities (5 nights, 6 days) 

❏ No tank-tops. Shirts must cover your shoulders & chest. 

❏ No crop tops. Shirts must cover your entire stomach & back. 

❏ No short shorts. Shorts must be mid-thigh length. 

❏ 2 pair of clothes to get dirty, wet, muddy (these might be ruined)

❏ Bathing Suit  *Girls: One piece suits are recommended. T- shirt required if you wear a two piece suit. Swim bottoms must cover the entire bottom - no Cheeky style 

❏ Sweatshirt and/or jacket for evening

❏ Underwear for each day

❏ Socks for each day

❏ Shower Shoes (flip flops)

❏ Sunglasses & hat

Bedding:

❏ Twin Size sheets

❏ Blanket or sleeping bag

❏ Pillow

 

Miscellaneous:

❏ Toiletry bag with:

❏ Shampoo, conditioner, & soap

❏ Toothbrush & toothpaste

❏ Deodorant

❏ Brush

❏ Shower towel

❏ Pool/Beach towel

❏ Refillable water bottle

❏ Backpack (small & light weight)

❏ Bug repellant

❏ Sunscreen

❏ Flashlight

❏ Bag for dirty cloths

❏ Bible, rosary, journal, pen

Things Not to Bring:

❏ Cellphone, iPads, Digital Music Player, Kindles, iPods, GoPro, Etc.

❏ Portable Gaming Systems

❏ Expensive Clothing or Jewelry

❏ Food/Candy/Soda

❏ Illegal Drugs

❏ Alcohol, Tobacco Products, Vaping devices

❏ Knives: This includes pocket knives

❏ Firearms, Weapons, Fireworks

❏ Clothing with inappropriate artwork/language (ie:Alcohol,Tobacco or Obscenities)*

*All above items will be confiscated by Camp Counselor/Santiago Staff. Santiago will not be responsible for loss or damage of these items.

REFUND POLICY

If we are advised by state or local public health officials at a future date that we need to cancel our camps due to the safety of our campers and staff, we will fully refund any registration deposits or fees paid.

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

THE MISSION

We provide the opportunity for guests attending retreats, conferences and events  as well as employees, volunteers, and benefactors o 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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