"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with the thankfulness. See to it no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."
~Colossians 2: 6-8
CAMPS is a ministry to youth with a mission:
1. That all participants come to a saving, personal relationship with Jesus Christ;
2. That Christian community be formed and lived; and
3. That continued spiritual growth and commitment be fostered.
The CAMPS mission is realized through staff members who form a community of people working together. This community is made up of individuals who love Christ, have a personal relationship with Him, and a desire to live and spread His Good News. These individuals are dedicated to their own spiritual growth and to know, love, and serve Christ in many and convincing ways. Worship, personal prayer and devotions, faith sharing, and Bible study are part of their lives. They are unambiguous Christian disciples. They do not live segmented lives, giving some time to God, some time to school, work, or business, while keeping parts to themselves. They live their lives in the presence of God under His authority and for His honor and glory! This is what the Christian life is all about.
"At CAMPS, Jesus truly touches the hearts of our young people and they respond, especially during the Sacrament of Reconciliation. And our hearts (the priests who go to administer the Sacrament) are touched as well."
"The CAMPS experience is like no other - unique, powerful, and done on a level of excellence not common to most summer retreat camps."
"Great cost. Great atmosphere. I met my wife there. You're crazy not to go!"
"It makes the most impact on my students out of any event throughout the year that makes a lasting impression that helps change lives!"
"CAMPS is where God is found by those that seek and those that had no idea He was hunting for them."