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.
(For Young Women 17-35)
March 15-18, 2018
The Vocation Office is sponsoring a “Nun Run” for young women ages 17 thru 35 years of age. We understand how difficult it can be to meet and spend time with members of a religious community.
This interaction offers insight into the daily lives of Sisters of various communities.
We will be visiting convents in Iowa & Nebraska
Only a limited number of women will be able to accompany us on this journey. If you have been wondering about religious life and would appreciate the opportunity to spend some time with Sisters in their community, we invite you to join us.
(For Girls Entering 7th – College)
June 24 – 27, 2018
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.
(For Jr. High Boys Entering Grades 7 – 9)
July 8 – 11, 2018
Jeremiah Days Camp is for Jr. High boys who will be entering grades 7—9 in the fall.
(For Young Men Entering 10th Grade Thru College)
July 15 – 18, 2018
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.
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.