The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is hosting a two-week, outdoor summer camp for boys aged 12 to 15 years old, at Custer State Park, located an hour south of Rapid City, South Dakota. The camp will be staffed by one priest and six seminarians of the Fraternity of St. Peter. Custer State Park is located in the rugged Black Hill mountain range and offers plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, hiking, wildlife observation and land orientation skills. Sleeping arrangements will be in tents provided by the Fraternity. Bathroom facilities are available onsite, and shower facilities are located nearby. Additionally, a local high-school only a short distance away provides opportunities for various athletic games such as soccer, football, volleyball, and dodge-ball.
While the camp setting provides an incredible array of exciting activities, the most important function of the camp is spiritual. This camp should not be thought of as an entertaining summer adventure only, but as an opportunity to grow closer to God. The camp is intended to strengthen the faith of those who attend by providing instruction in the faith, and the virtuous example of men in the process of dedicating their lives to God. Every day, the boys will be expected to willingly participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, a group rosary, 20 minutes of meditation, and night prayer. Confession will be available almost every day. Campers can expect to receive classes on Catechism, Gregorian chant, and Mass serving.
Example Daily Schedule
05:45 Morning prayer & Confessions
06:15 Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
07:15 Breakfast & clean-up
08:00 Morning program
12:30 PM Afternoon program
7:00 Evening program
9:30 Evening prayer & lights out
Registration and Application Information
Camp St. Peter 2010 will take place June 18th – July 2nd for boys between 12 – 15 years old. Special consideration this year will be given to those who have not yet attended the camp.
The cost for this years camp is $350, payable by check, which should be sent along with the application form. This check will only be deposited if your applicant is accepted. (Please send a separate check for each applicant.) A more detailed information packet will be mailed to you upon acceptance. God bless you, and please pray for discernment on the part of the selecting staff!
Applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than May 1st.
For more information and registration, please download our registration form.
You may also contact the camp director at firstname.lastname@example.org
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