From the Directors

For over 75 years Catholic Youth Camp has served the Catholic children of Minnesota and beyond. It is an incredible blessing to see thousands of lives impacted by the work done at Catholic Youth Camp; both for the staff and the campers throughout the year.

This spring has been a challenging one for us. Due to unprecedented snowfall and late snow melt this winter and spring, we are seeing significant flooding on Big Sandy Lake which we expect to continue into the early part of this summer, possibly impacting the safety and usability of the camp property for part of the summer. We have also faced challenges this year with staffing and lower than expected registration in some weeks. In order to ensure that we live up to our mission of providing a quality Catholic camping experience that is safe and fun for all campers and staff, we have decided to run an abbreviated camp season this summer. 

We sincerely hope to see your camper at one of the weeks of camp with space remaining for summer 2023, which are listed below.

July 16th-21st (Campers 1st-9th Grade and CIT Week 1)
July 23rd-29th (Campers 1st-9th Grade and CIT Week 2)
August 6th-11th (Campers 1st-9th Grade and LIT)

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by this change of plans. We value each one of our campers and camper families deeply and we are thankful to be a part of your family’s summer experience and faith journey. If there is anything we can do to make this adjustment for summer 2023 or Catholic Youth Camp in general work better for your family, we hope you’ll reach out.

-Augusta Loehrer
Program Director
Interim Executive Director

"What camp means to me is learning about God, making friends and having fun. But the most important thing is being yourself. We have lots of fun at camp. The counselors are great, the friends are nice, the themes are awesome, and the games rule! When I grow too old to come to camp I want to be a camp counselor, but for now, I will enjoy the fun at camp. See you this year!" - Josh

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