FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK
FOR 15 EVENTS
RENEWING FAMILY and parish LIFE THROUGH RETREATS,
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTERS, SUMMER & SCIENCE CAMPS,
EVENTS, AND A MISSIONARY DISCIPLE PROGRAM.
$150,000 PRESENTING SPONSOR
The Santiago Retreat Center is a 501(c)(3) corporation that exists to serve the Catholic communities of Southern California by providing facilities for retreats, marriage encounters, summer and science camps, and special events in a safe & secure, and stunningly beautiful, 500 acre setting.
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.
SANTIAGO TRADE SCHOOL
Santiago Trade School operates on a revolving cohort system – each semester we accept 15 new students that join the ranks of our two year program. The work of developing the hearts, minds, and trade skills of young men moves from an initial orientation at Santiago Retreat Center, through months of growth in work ethic, jobsite knowledge, spiritual wisdom, and manly friendship, to the culmination of leading work projects and gaining precise knowledge in one main trade.
Recruiting and Admission of two cohorts per year, utilizing social media to all major
Catholic publications, social media influencers, direct outreach to Catholic high schools.
SUMMER EVENTS | 5 WEEKS OF SUMMER CAMP JUNE 26 - JULY 30, 2024
1000 CAMPERS & PARENTS
July 27-30, 2024
Family Camp is four days of fun, prayer, the sacraments and focusing on the things that matter most. Equip your family to face whatever lies ahead with faithful courage! Programming includes materials, lodging for 3 nights, 9 meals, use of all facilities including pool, low ropes, hiking trails and more!
July 16-21, 2024
QUO VADIS is a week long summer camp for boys. QUO VADIS will engage the intellectual, moral, and physical virtues of our boys as they face a variety of challenges. On their week-long journey, boys will get dirty, pray, make friends, sacrifice, play games, attend Mass, hike, meditate, and learn about whom God is calling them to be.
July 9-14, 2024
Blossom Camp is a week-long camp 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.
July 23-26, 2024
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”!
Vacation Bible Camp
June 26-30, 2024
Santiago’s Catholic Vacation Bible Camp is specifically designed to celebrate the richness of our One, True, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic faith and to lead kids closer to Christ. Each day is spent traveling through fun and engaging learning stations which reinforce the daily virtue and Bible theme in a hands-on way.