We have received a number of questions about whether or not Summer Camp will still be happening this year in light of COVID-19. At this time, we are still hoping and planning on having Summer Camp this June, but as things continue to develop over the next few weeks, we will keep you informed if that changes. Thank you for your understanding.

Join us for


June 9-12, 2020

Summer Camp is an incredible four-day camp and retreat for those who are in grades 6, 7 and 8. The camp is run by high school counselors from our parish and held at Lutherdale Bible Camp in Elkhorn, WI. Our parish will be joining up for camp this year with three other parishes: St. Thomas the Apostle in Crystal Lake, Holy Family in Rockford, and St. Bridget in Loves Park. At camp, there is music and talks, Mass and Adoration, swimming, bubble soccer, gaga ball, delicious food, and so much more! Please be sure to read through this entire website page for all pertinent information!



A summer camp and retreat for middle school teens; anyone currently enrolled in grades 6-8 for the 2019-2020 school year and wants to grow in community and encounter Christ and grow in relationship with Him is welcome to attend.


A camp and retreat experience where you can encounter the Lord, grow in community, and learn how the Lord calls us to follow Him into the deep and there find joy in Him. Come away with us for a fun week of food, games, and prayer!


Summer Camp will take place at Lutherdale Bible Camp. We will provide transportation via bus. June 9-12, 2020. We will load the bus around 8:00am on Tuesday, June 9th and return around 2:30pm on Friday, June 12th.


Cost is $375 which covers transportation, housing, meals, t-shirt, and more. However, if you register before March 1st, you will receive the Early Bird Discount and only have to pay $325. Financial assistance is available, please just let us know if you are in need. Register below!


Click below to head to our online registration platform and register your student. On the page you’ll find some more basic information, and then be able to register your student and pay right through this new system (you will be required to make at least a $100 deposit, or you can pay the whole cost).


Click above and follow the instructions to register!


The registration consists of three main parts:

  1. Online Registration
  2. Paper Permission Form
  3. $375 payment (However, if you register before March 1st, you will receive the Early Bird Discount and only have to pay $325.)

All of our registration will now be handled through an online registration platform called Planning Center Online. Through here, parents, you will be able to manage registrations for your student (or multiple students!) as well as paying for events and seeing what forms you might still be missing. Head to the link above to learn more and to register.

If you are in need of a payment plan or scholarship, please let us know. Planning Center Online will require you to make a $100 deposit to save your spot, you can pay the rest via credit card later or in person via cash or check; you can also pay the entire amount up front.


We will be holding a meeting for all parents of those attending Summer Camp on Thursday, May 28th at 7pm in the St. John Paul II Youth Room (Room 120-121) of the Parish Ministry Center.


Summer Camp will be held at Lutherdale Bible Camp (N7891 US-12, Elkhorn, WI 53121). We will provide transportation to and from via bus:

  • Drop off at St. Mary’s at 8:00am on Tuesday, June 9th
  • Pick up at St. Mary’s at 2:30pm on Friday, June 12th

As a part of this retreat, we will eat the following meals:

  • Lunch and Dinner on Tuesday
  • All 3 meals on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Friday

If the student has any allergies, please indicate those on the medical form so that we can inform the cafeteria.


If the student will need to take any prescription or non-prescription medication during the retreat, please do the following:

  1. Put all their prescription meds in a ziploc bag.
  2. Click the link below to fill out a Medication Release Form, and also place that in the bag.
  3. When your teen arrives at the retreat center, they should turn in their meds to the adult at the table in the back of the room.
  4. Your teen will need to come to the table in the back of the room to take their meds. We will make announcements/reminders throughout the retreat and have an adult present to coordinate this.

Click HERE to print the Medication Release Form


  • Casual and modest clothes
    • T-shirts
    • Shorts
    • Jeans
  • Sweater or Jacket
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Tennis shoes
  • Sandals/flip-flops (for swim time)
  • Swimsuit (one-piece for girls)
  • Towel (for showering)
  • Towel (for swimming)
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc.)
  • Sleeping bag or bedding (there are bunkbeds you will sleep on)
  • Pillow
  • Prescription meds (see above)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • No cell phones, technology, etc.
  • Optional:
    • Flashlight
    • Bible
    • Notebook/journal
    • Hat


For some more detailed information on Summer Camp, you can click here for an FAQ sheet about Summer Camp.


If you are a high schooler who would like more information on being a counselor, click here to read a letter from Maggie, Melissa, and Brandon and to fill out an application!

Applications must be returned to the Youth Ministry Office by March 1, 2020.


Maggie Overbeck

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry


Melissa Garduno

Coordinator of High School Ministry


Brandon Schaden

Coordinator of Middle School Ministry


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