girls blossom camp

girls blossom

summer camp

GIRLS BLOSSOM SUMMER CAMP

July 11 - 16, 2021

​Theme: Fountain of Grace

 

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!

CAMP PARTICIPANTS

Campers: 8 -13 yrs

Jr. Counselors: 14-17 yrs

Counselors: 18 yrs+

REGISTRATION FEES

$385 per Camper

$345 2nd Sibling Camper

$325 3+ Sibling Camper(s)

*$200 sign up deposit non-refundable

June 21st Registration Closes, Remaining Balance and All Forms Due

MEET THE BRIDES OF CHRIST

​Each day a different religious community of sisters will join the girls and explore the daily 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!

WANT TO BE A CAMP VOLUNTEER?

 

Junior Counselors and Counselors arrive one day prior to the start of camp for training – 2021 Counselor Training starts at 9am on Saturday, July 10th. Counselors are required to stay for clean-up and camp wrap-up on Friday, July 16th, until approximately 5pm.

 

We are accepting applications for both Junior Counselors (ages 14-17), and Camp Counselors (ages 18+) for Blossom Camp.

 

JUNIOR COUNSELORS (ages 14-17) pay the camper fee of $250 and take advantage of our servant leadership learning experience. *Sibling Discount: Receive $40 off for each additional JC registered. 

 

CAMP COUNSELORS (ages 18+) Submit an application and upon acceptance will be required to:

  • Complete Ministry Safe Certified through Santiago Retreat Center.

  • Undergo a background check and fingerprinting.

  • Are welcome to make a donation of any size to help cover their camp expenses for the week

 

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.

 

Counselors & Jr Counselors APPLY HERE!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When are campers to be dropped off and picked up?

Campers should be dropped off Sunday, July 11th at 3pm. Parents are invited Friday July 16th to join the campers for 11am Mass and closing performance. Campers will not be released until 12:30pm.

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 the 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. Prior to camp we will send you our packing list which is also listed on our website. 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 nina@santiagoretreatcenter.org

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. Please see cancelation policy below and contact us for details.

  • $200 Deposit is non-refundable or transferable at any time unless there is a medical reason. With a Doctor’s note you can receive a full refund, minus a $30 cancellation processing fee per camper.

  • If you cancel 30 days prior to the session start date, we are happy to return anything you have paid above your $200 non-refundable deposit.

  • 15-29 days prior to the session start date, we are happy to return 50% of anything you have paid above your $200 non-refundable deposit.

  • 2 weeks prior to the start of camp session = NO REFUND