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June 18 - 21, 2017
Jeremiah Days
Bishop Lane Retreat Center (For Boys)
July 16 - 19, 2017
St. Therese Camp and Retreat
Bishop Lane Retreat Center (For Girls)
July 23 - 26, 2017
First Call Retreat
Bishop Lane Retreat Center (For Boys)

Vocation Camps

The Office of Vocations offers and supports a variety of opportunities for young men and women to explore a possible vocation to the priesthood or religious life.

Though one of the main goals is to introduce the campers more fully to the vocations of priesthood and religious life, they are not exclusively for those who believe this is the vocation they are called to. Anyone is welcome who is looking for a fun and faith filled time and is also open to learning about these awesome vocations.

St. Therese
(For Girls Entering 7th – College)

St. Therese Camp and Retreat is for girls entering 7th thru College. There will be separate discussion groups for those who are seniors and college age. The camp will begin with check-in at 6:00 PM on Sunday, July 16, 2017. After you are settled into your room we will have a Mass at 7:00 PM for you and all your family members if they are able to attend then camp/retreat will commence after Mass. The camp will end at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 19th.

Permission Form (For Minors)    |    Permission Form (For Adults)
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Nun Run
(For Young Women 17-35)

March 17-19, 2017

This trip focuses on young women who have been wondering what it would mean to live a religious vocation. It will offer opportunities to visit a few different communities located in Wisconsin see the work they do, how they live and have time to speak with the sisters.

We invite high school, and college age women and older to join us on this trip.

There will be time to visit with the sisters, ask questions and share their daily lives.

This trip is designed to assist in opening your heart and mind to your vocation in life.

We will be visiting Sisters of different orders and with different charisms. This trip focuses on young women who have been wondering what it would mean to live a religious vocation. It will offer opportunities to visit a few different communities located in Wisconsin see the work they do, how they live and have time to speak with the sisters.

More Information / Brochure    |    Permission Form (For Minors)

Jeremiah Days
(For Jr. High Boys Entering Grades 7 – 9)

Jeremiah Days Camp is for Jr. High boys who will be entering grades 7—9 in the fall. The camp begins with check-in at 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 18, 2017 and ends at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 21st. Parents and siblings are welcome to come on Sunday for an opening Mass at 7:00 PM with camp commencing after Mass.

Permission Form     |     More Information / Brochure

First Call
(For Young Men Entering 10th Grade Thru College)

First Call Retreat is for young men who will be entering grades 10 through college in the fall. There will be separate discussion groups for those in college and high school. The retreat begins with check-in at 6:00 PM on Sunday, July 23, 2017 and ends at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 26th. Parents and siblings are welcome to come on Sunday for an opening Mass at 7:00 PM. The retreat will commence after Mass.

Permission Form (For Minors)    |    Permission Form (For Adults)
More Information / Brochure

General Information

Unfortunately, we are currently not able/equipped to handle any special needs children unless it has been approved by the Director of Vocations.

Items to Bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo and towel
  • Tennis shoes, or hiking boots
  • Casual clothing
  • Clothing for recreation (basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, etc.)
  • Nicer clothing for Mass with the Bishop (non denim slacks and shirt with a collar)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Please no electronics with the exception of a cell phone! Cell phone use will be very limited during camps.
    (We are not responsible for any lost or missing items)

Additional for Girls:

Nicer clothing for Poor Clare’s such as skirts or dresses. The dress is modest so no shorts, sleeveless or low cut tops or ripped jeans.

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