QUO VADIS BOYS CAMP
JULY 12-17, 2020
QUO VADIS BOYS CAMP
QUO VADIS summer camp for boys (ages 8-13) is designed to offer a rigorous yet joyful week of journeying toward manhood with and for the glory of God. 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.
MAKE AN IMPACT
"Go therefore and make disciples...I am with you always to the end of the age."
This summer QUO VADIS camp activities, challenges, and games are designed in order for the boys to understand the power of making an impact. Campers will also use the quiet time to meditate on their day and consider how God calls on regular, ordinary people to make an impact. Like the saints before them, QUO VADIS campers will be tasked to think, speak, and act to glorify God as they make an impact in the world.
The mission of QUO VADIS is to lead boys into becoming whole and joyful young men through adventurous encounters with the Good, the True, and the Beautiful – bringing our boys into meaningful contact with each other. Your boys will be in a safe environment with like-minded Catholics who will encourage each boy to be his true self. Ultimately, we know that your son cannot do it alone – he needs worthy friends to help him along his journey at camp, at home, and in his quest for the Kingdom of God.
Spiritual and physical growth are the focuses of the fun, as your boys will be asked to get messy, be creative, struggle to overcome challenges, and push each other to be better versions of themselves. QUO VADIS acknowledges a boy’s need to use his imagination, designing experiences that will channel his creativity in thought, word, and deed. The mission of QUO VADIS is to honor a boy’s appetite for action, providing a variety of activities and games that will allow him to learn about who he is in relation to his Creator, who he is in relation to others, and whom God is calling him to be.
GROW IN FAITH
QUO VADIS also guides boys into our beautiful natural surroundings where he learns to pray, sacrifice, and meditate with the saints. QUO VADIS encourages a boy’s capacity for supernatural virtue and participation in God’s graces. We provide him opportunities to experience and participate in the holy liturgy, meditation, reconciliation, adoration, as well as develop the fortitude necessary for a stronger, vibrant, more masculine prayer life.
MISSION OF QUO VADIS CAMP
During a boy’s time at QUO VADIS, he will be challenged along his journey to recognize the commitment that God requires. God is calling him to be a boy who grows into authentic manhood: a man who can see the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, as well as a man who upholds his pious duty to stand steadfast in his faith. Ultimately, all men are called by God to remain vigilant as both protector and provider in their continual quest for God.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are campers to be dropped off and picked up?
Campers should be dropped off Sunday, July 12th at 3 pm and picked up Friday, July 17th at 2 pm.
What is your chaperone policy at camp?
The boys will be accompanied by at least one adult facilitator and at least one volunteer per group of 10 boys 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 son be staying throughout the week of camp?
Boys 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 son has any allergies, please let us know in advance so that we can accommodate his 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 email@example.com
$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
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.
$200 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 $200 deposit
15-30 days until the session start date, 50% refund
2 weeks prior to the start of camp session = NO REFUND
WANT TO BE A CAMP VOLUNTEER?
Junior Counselors and Counselors arrive one day prior to the start of camp for training – 2020 Counselor Training starts at 8:30 am on Saturday, July 11th. Counselors are required to stay for clean-up and camp wrap-up on Friday, July 17th, until approximately 6 pm.
We are accepting applications for both Junior Counselors (ages 14-17), and Camp Counselors (ages 18+) for Santiago Boys' 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.