ADVENTURE CAMP – SUMMER 2020
Who: Students who are currently in grades 6-12.
Week 1-June 21-26, 2020
Parishes attending Week 1: St. Francis, Ellsworth
Week 2-June 28-July 3, 2020
Parishes attending Week 2: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Holmen, Sts. Peter and Paul, Independence, Sacred Heart, Cashton, Holy Family, Arcadia
Week 3 – July 19-24, 2020
*We will be sharing this week from a Catholic Church in West St. Paul, MN
Where: Crosswoods Camp, Drummond, WI
Rte 2, Box 295 | 15010 Black Bear Rd Mason, Wisconsin
Cost: TBD. Priests and religious go free.
Contact: Jen Mickschl – Youth & Young Adult Ministry – 608-791-0161 | [email protected]
- Adventure Camp Registration Form
- Adult Comprehensive Medical Release Permission Form
- Child Comprehensive Medical Release Form
- CrossWoods Camper-Parent Waiver ’19
- CW Health History Form ’19
- Basic Background Check Form
- Confidential Questionnaire
Chaperone Guidelines, Polices & Code of Conduct
- Chaperone Policies and Code of Conduct
- Pastoral Guidelines for Social Networking and Technology
- 10-15 Passenger van rule
Packing List & Expectations
- Are there any discounts? Clergy and Religious stay free!!! The presence of priests and religious is so important to our young people that the camp director has agreed not to charge anything for them. They’re welcome to be there the whole week or even just part of a day.
- What are the accommodations? Everyone stays in cabins. They are very well maintained and most have 8 beds (bunks). Chaperones stay with campers in cabins. The beds have mattresses and everyone needs to bring along a sleeping bag and pillow. A bathhouse is located close to each cabin allowing easy access to showers and restrooms.
- What are the safety precautions? CrossWoods staff are all trained in leading young people in the designated high adventure activities (high & low ropes, rappelling, climbing, canoeing, sea kayaking, biking). The staff are mostly college students with a love for Christ and the outdoors.
- What is involved in the programming? The camp is an ecumenical camp run by an Episcopalian Priest. For our week of camp, the Diocese has reserved the entire camp allowing us to conduct the teaching aspects to ensure that it is fully Catholic. Programming will be done by youth ministry leaders (parish youth ministers, diocesan directors, religious clergy) from the Diocese. Each day there will be a short talk after breakfast to present the theme for the day and then a longer teaching in the evening. All campers are part of a small group in which they discuss and reflect on these teachings.
- What about prayer and the Sacraments? A chapel with the Blessed Sacrament present provides campers with a great place for prayer and reflection during the week. There will be at least one priest at the camp at all times. This allows us to have daily Mass, Confessions throughout the week, and a special time of Adoration on Thursday night. There will also be Morning Prayer, Holy Hour (optional, but highly encouraged & well attended), & Night