Camp Bosco this year was a ton of fun! Campers dove deep into the meaning of Mary's Magnificat, exploring all the ways we can magnify and proclaim the Lord in our own daily lives. Through a wide variety of adventures such as swimming, horse back riding, arts and crafts, ropes elements, biking, canoeing, and archery that were all directly integrated with catechesis, kids 3rd-12th grade had the opportunity to learn more about themselves and the way they can be in relationship with Christ as a part of everything they do. They learned many beautiful components of church teaching that helped them understand that we are called to magnify the Lord by letting His still, small voice within us grow so that we can hear Him speak to us more easily and more often, and that we're then called to proclaim Him to the world so the Kindgom of Heaven will grow. Campers were excited to return for many of their favorite traditions, such as campfires, hiking and camping, talent show, carnival, hayride, barn party, and even dorm wars (our daily cleaning time). They also got to participate in Mass, confession, and adoration, as well as many other deeply rich prayer experiences. Many new friendships were made, and ongoing friendships made stronger. The virtuous gifts God has given each of us were celebrated at the end of the week as campers each got uniquely recognized by their counselors. Our summer staff, who run this as well as Manus Christi, were so faithful to protecting kids and walking every moment with them so that young people could have a safe, fun place to fall more deeply in love with Jesus and his church. We are incredibly grateful to the young adults who said yes to the commitment of this summer when we know they have many other options. Their commitment to our diocese and its young people allowed for many conversion moments. As the year-round diocesan staff, it was our privilege in turn to mentor the young adult staff and provide a place for them to also grow more deeply in their prayer lives and their understanding of holy, christian community. Lastly, we are very excited to note that Camp Bosco had 2 of it's largest ever and over 18% growth in the past two years! The largest week would not have even been possible if it wasn't for the renovations that have been done over the past 5 years, so it was wonderful to see that be possible and we're grateful to everyone who contributed and therefore gave us the chance to allow as many campers as possible to be a part of the Camp Bosco story!
For details on all the fun plans we have for the school year, be sure to come back within the next month and check out our calendar of upcoming events here: Calendar