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Pro Sanctity's

Camp Fun & Faith for girls

Serving girls ages 3 ½ to 19 years

Opportunities to serve for ages 11 years and up

Where fun and faith go together

Calling all “saints in the making!”

Online Registration Now Available!

  • Campers
  • Counselors
  • Jr. Counselor Volunteers
  • About

Day Camp

  • A t-shirt is included in the price of camp. (We cannot guarantee a t-shirt for applications submitted after May 31st.)
  • June 14-18, 2021. Parents can register their daughters for the morning (9:00 AM-noon) or the afternoon (1:00 PM-4:00 PM) session.
  • Typically campers are split up into groups according to age, but parents can indicate on the application if they want their daughters to be with a particular sister or friend. We try to accommodate these requests with the desire for campers to enjoy their week with us. Groups are led by an adult counselor with jr. counselors assisting her.

Overnight Camp

  • A t-shirt is included in the price of camp. (We cannot guarantee a t-shirt for applications submitted after May 31st.)
  • For families with multiple daughters attending overnight camps:

    3rd child = $100

    4th, 5th, 6th, etc. = Free

Jr. High and Grade School Weeks:

Jr. High Camp: June 21-25, 2021—for 6th grade grads to 8th grade grads, 11-14 years

Grade School Camp: June 28-July 2, 2021—for 2nd grade grads to 7th grade grads, 8-13 years

Grade School Camp: July 12-16, 2021—for 2nd grade grads to 7th grade grads, 8-13 years

Junior High and Grade School weeks begin Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. and conclude with a program for families and pot-luck on Friday at noon. Dinner is not served on Monday night; please make sure your daughter has eaten before she arrives.

Campers are organized into groups, primarily by age, each led by a counselor (young-adult woman) and a high-school jr. counselor. Parents can indicate a friend or sister on the registration form for their daughter to be in a group with.

High School Week:

July 18-22, 2021—for 9th-12th grade grads, 15 years by Sept. 1 up to 19 years

High School week begins on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and concludes with a program on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

Full-Time Counselors

Time Commitment:

Full-time counselors work throughout Camp with weekends off beginning Friday afternoon at 5:15 p.m. until Sunday evening at 7:15 p.m. for each session of Camp.

2021 Camp Dates:

June 7-11 Counselor Training (begin Monday morning at 9:00 a.m.)

June 14-18 Day Camp

June 21-25 Jr. High Camp

June 28-July 2 Grade School Camp

(July 5-9 week off)

July 12-16 Grade School Camp

Stipend:

$400/week x 5 weeks (training is paid) = $2000

Information and Requirements

Camp Fun & Faith is a Catholic-based Summer Camp for girls run by the Institute of the Apostolic Oblates and the Pro Sanctity Movement. Camp Fun & Faith will select a team of 4-6 young adult women (at least 19 years old and graduated from high school) as full-time counselors for the summer. They will serve under the guidance of the camp directors. Throughout the summer the counselors will rotate positions, serving either to supervise a group of campers or as resource counselors.

 

The camp counselors strive to create an environment that encourages the girls to grow in their faith, experience Jesus more in their daily life, and spend time with good role models in a fun-filled week of camp! If you think you may be called to be one of our camp counselors this summer, please submit the application as soon as possible. We will not accept applications after the positions are filled. Please contact Camp Directors, Monica or Margaret, with any questions or for more information: camp@prosanctity.org  402-289-1938.

 

(Note: There is a separate form for junior high and high school girls wishing to volunteer as helpers or junior counselors for Camp Fun & Faith. Please see the forms on their pages.)

Responsibilities as a Counselor

• Help with the promotion of Camp Fun & Faith prior to the summer
• Lead and supervise a group of campers in all camp activities, with the assistance of junior counselors
• Assist in training of junior counselors
• Cooperate with camp directors
• Lead prayers, songs, and games with group
• Be a good Catholic witness and role model
• Be a good example of Christian/feminine modesty
• Participate in all camp activities
• Pray daily, including ½ hour prayer time in chapel
• Work all required dates/times in contract
• Assist in preparing meals
• Assist with registration and office work
• General camp maintenance: cleaning cabins, restrooms, kitchen; yard work; organizing donations and supplies
• Set up/clean up activities and prepare supplies
• Coordinate liturgy
• Fill in for counselors who are praying or on break

Terms for Applying

Catholic woman living according to the Church’s teachings and striving for holiness in daily life; high school graduate and at least 19 years old; desire to generously serve and be an example to girls, both campers and Junior Counselors; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual capacity to thrive in strenuous camp schedule.

Safe Environment Training will be required as part of camp training. This requires a background check. Submission of your application gives your consent to this background check and Safe Environment Training.

Fill out application. send in reference form.

Counselor Application

Junior Counselor Volunteer Possibilities

Applications due May 15th, 2021

Junior Counselor Overnight Volunteer

Must be at least 16 years old & 10thgrade graduate

Dates for overnight camps 2021:
June 21-25 (jr. high campers), June 28-July 2 (grade school campers), July 12-16 (grade school campers)

Junior Counselors arrive at Camp Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. and are done on Friday afternoon by 3:00 p.m. after clean-up. They work with the full-time counselors, leading a small group of about 10-12 girls and participating in all camp activities. Their witness of joy, faith, goodness, and modesty help give camp its wonderful spirit! This is a great volunteer opportunity; sign up soon because spaces are limited!

Little Flower Day Camp Volunteers

Must be at least 11 years old & 5thgrade graduate

Dates for day camps:

June 14-18, 2021 (campers ages 3-10 years)

AM DAY CAMP – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.    OR    PM DAY CAMP – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 11: Day Camp Volunteer Training, 1:30p.m.-4p.m.

(Mandatory for first-time Day Camp Volunteers)

Day Camp jr. counselors work with counselors to help with a group of about 10-15 campers for the week. They are essential for helping Day Camp run smoothly as they help lead games, songs, and crafts, as well as helping campers with individual needs. They also sometimes help with behind-the-scenes tasks.

Day Camp is a great first-time leadership opportunity working with children!

Day Camp volunteers are invited to stay for the evening on Thursday of Day Camp for Volunteer Fun Night, including dinner, games, and a bonfire—more fun and faith!

 

Intro

Camp Fun & Faith for Girls was started in 1991 by the Apostolic Oblates who converted a race-horse training facility into a summer camp and retreat center. The Apostolic Oblates in conjunction with the Pro Sanctity Movement continue to organize and direct Camp, spreading the message of the universal call to holiness.

 

As a Catholic-based summer camp, the goal is to create an environment that encourages the girls to grow in their faith and identity as a daughter of God while having FUN. They are invited to experience Jesus more in their daily life and spend time with other girls their age in a life-giving way. The camp is open to campers of all faiths.

 

As the name implies, all camp activities are designed to infuse faith and holiness into a camp experience. Such activities for overnight weeks include crafts, skits, sports, bonfire, nature walks, games, formation, prayer, homemade food, and field trips to a local pool and a visit to a local nursing home.

 

Although the Apostolic Oblates direct Camp, we do not run it alone. Besides the ever-present Lore, our full-time counselors join us for the summer (receiving a stipend), and many, many volunteers assist us—junior counselors, nurses, priests, presenters, donors, artists, web designers, gardeners, and more! If you have interest in being part of the Camp support team, please let us know.

Camp Info

Scholarships are available for families who need financial assistance for their daughters to attend Camp Fun & Faith. We ask families to prayerfully consider how much they can afford and contact us for a scholarship form (camp@prosanctity.org, 402.289.1938). We do not want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to experience Camp due to money issues!

 

We are located at the Pro Sanctity Alpha & Omega Retreat Center, five miles north of Elkhorn on highway 31. We have 20 acres of beautiful land with a house, a large activity center, and a cabin. All facilities are air conditioned. The address is 11002 N. 204th St. Elkhorn, NE 68022. Please contact us if you would like a tour before camp.

Camp Info

The cabin, which is used for the overnight camps, is set up with two dorms of bunk beds, joined in the middle by a hallway with the restrooms. Full-time counselors and the junior counselors sleep in the cabin with the campers. The directors sleep nearby in the house and are available by phone at any time.

 

A confirmation notice and “What-To-Bring” list will be emailed after we receive and process completed applications.

 

Space is limited; do not wait to sign up if there is a certain week you would like your daughter to attend. There is a waiting list for each week after the spots are full.

 

Homesickness sometimes occurs at Camp. Our Camp counselors are trained to be attentive and welcoming to the campers, and campers are encouraged to participate in activities and meet new friends. Based on past experiences, outside phone calls are discouraged. However, the camp directors recognize that parents know their child the best, so we follow the parents’ advice.

 

 

Camp Directors can be contacted at camp@prosanctity.org or (402) 289-1938.

Camp History

-Camp began in 1991 when the Apostolic Oblates bought the Alpha and Omega Race Horse Training Center and converted it into the Alpha and Omega Retreat Center and Camp.

 

-The Oblates would not have been able to buy the property without the help of Msgr. Peter Dunne.

 

-The first year was a day camp for both girls and boys.

 

-In 1992 Camp became for girls only, and they stayed overnight.

 

-The Apostolic Oblates started Camp because their founder, Bishop Giaquinta, asked them to help all people become saints, including campers.

 

-Activities were mainly held in the barn: stalls were converted to costume rooms and storage, the tack room to the craft room, the jockey office to a kitchen, the exercise arena to an indoor sand volleyball court.

 

-In the first years there were no cabins. All the groups slept on the floor in the farmhouse: in the loft, the “big room”, the living room, the basement. Mass was held in the “big room” (the only place at Camp with air conditioning).

 

-Camp never has had a swimming pool, but a dip in the horse tank used to cool off campers.

 

-In October 2010 the barn burned down.

 

-The summer of 2011 Camp was held in the new activity center which only had a ceiling and walls—not even windows or doors, no water or kitchen yet—so…lots of trips to the restrooms at the cabins and most of the cooking done on the grill.

 

-The current activity center was finished by 2012, providing multiple restrooms, lots of indoor space, offices, a kitchen, air conditioning and, most importantly, a chapel.

 

-Camp has always been supported by many, many generous volunteers and donors.

 

-God has blessed this Camp in amazing ways, from the smallest details to the biggest projects.

 

-May God bless every camper, junior counselor, counselor, and volunteer who comes to Camp. Let us become saints together. All saints, all brothers and sisters!