Seeds of Faith

Planting Seeds of Faith, So Kids Can Grow in Purpose

Catholic Youth Camp has been offering a quality Catholic camping experience while welcoming youth from all faith backgrounds since 1947.

What Makes CYC Catholic?

  • Daily Holy Ground- Start your morning off right! After breakfast, all of camp gathers to focus our day on the “C” of the day, see a skit, sing a song, & leave ready to learn new things!
  • Daily Praise & Worship – End our day reflecting on how much we learn and how great it is to be having fun in God’s Creation. Sing at the top of your lungs for the amazing day we had!
  • Weekly Mass- Celebrate the Eucharist CYC Style. Take all those songs from praise & worship and use them in Mass. We have a different priest every week who gives his time to come & celebrate with us.
  • Nightly Devotions- Spend some time with your cabin before bed learning more about your faith. Led by counselors, devotions offers campers a time to share about their day and how they truly lived out the “C”!

At CYC, prayer doesn’t just occur in the chapel. Throughout every day we celebrate and find God in camp activities, nature, and each other. Any camp can offer great programming, but at CYC, we plant seeds of faith so our youth can grow in purpose.

Our Catholic Identity

  • Catholic Youth Camp uses programming to spark youths’ interest in seeking a lifelong relationship with God.
  • Catholic Youth Camp provides youth the opportunity to discover God through the natural world, experiencing a unique connection outside of traditional prayer.
  • Catholic Youth Camp allows youth to explore their faith through activities, learning, and movement.

The 5 C’s of CYC

The 5 C’s are our set of values that guide our actions, interactions and purpose at camp. Each day of chapel, we focus on a different “C” and campers are challenged to use that “C” throughout the day.

  • Christ: God is with us in everything we do.
  • Charity: Learning the true meaning of love by helping others & sharing our gifts.
  • Courage: Willingness to face challenges.
  • Cooperation: Working together in kindness.
  • Community: Gathering for a shared purpose.

The CYC Prayer

Dear Lord, Please bless and watch over our community as we gather in faith. Help us to be courageous to try new things, to be charitable by sharing with others, and to work together in cooperation. Let us always meet each other with kindness, acceptance, and an open heart. Keep us safe today as we learn, grow, and play in Your creation. Amen.

"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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