Leadership Camp (Pennsylvania)
June 18 – 24, 2023
For boys entering 6th – 8th grade
Leadership Camp is an action-packed, one-week overnight summer camp for entering 6th – 8th grade boys. Drawing upon decades of experience, the camp aims to help boys develop the skills and virtues necessary to be leaders.
Each boy is placed on a team with about 10 other campers with whom he shares a cabin, attends activities, and competes in games. Every morning, campers attend a talk on a specific virtue, as well as classes on journalism, nature studies, great Americans, or military history. In the afternoons, boys compete in football, basketball, soccer, and dodgeball, followed by a refreshing swim. Each evening features a camp-wide activity ranging from capture the flag to a treasure hunt to the talent show on the last night. Other activities including canoeing, archery, and mini-Olympics are offered throughout the camp. Spiritual activities, such as daily Mass, praying the Rosary, and confession, are offered.
Throughout the week, the counselors of each team help the boys to apply principles of leadership and lessons from the virtue talks to concrete situations during the camp. Most importantly, the staff speak individually with each camper to help him grow in self-knowledge and to formulate resolutions for growing in character after the camp.
Leadership Camp this year runs June 18 – 24, 2023.
Campers should arrive at the camp on Sunday, June 18 between 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
We will have “Dad’s Night” on Friday, June 23 starting with a talent show at 8:30 pm. Dads may choose to stay overnight at the campsite where we will provide beds without sheets (please bring sleeping bags and pillows) and breakfast the next day. On Saturday, June 24, we will have a Mass for the campers and their families at 9:30 am. Campers should depart from the camp after Mass.