Kids’ Page July 2013

Hello brothers and sisters, Happy summer! Can you believe it’s already Independence Day weekend? I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation. As you know, summer activities

kidspagelogo.web2Hello brothers and sisters,

Happy summer! Can you believe it’s already Independence Day weekend? I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation. As you know, summer activities are plentiful here in Wisconsin. But did you know there is a way to enjoy summer while growing in your faith? It’s called Camp Tekakwitha.

Camp Tekakwitha is located in the middle of our diocese on Loon Lake in Shawano County. It began as a Catholic Girls Camp back in 1926 and has seen many changes over the years. There are new buildings, new activities and the addition of year-round camps and retreats. What has not changed is Camp Tekakwitha’s commitment to helping youth discover their gifts and helping them grow in their spirituality by enjoying an environment of faith, friends and fun.

Each day begins and ends with prayer. Campers experience great praise and worship music, living Stations of the Cross and, of course, celebration of the Mass. There are also opportunities during the week for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and praying the rosary.

When it comes to fun, Camp Tekakwitha provides lots of activities, including sailing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, swimming, night hikes, soccer, kickball, tennis and much more. It is an exceptional experience for you to keep connected to your faith life in a fun way.  Just one week at camp can lead to the creation of lifelong friendships.

Camp sessions are underway now, and it is not too late to look into becoming a camper yourself, or to train to become a camp counselor. For more information on Camp Tekakwitha or to register, visit the camp website at www.camptekakwitha.org/#/summer-camp/ and click on one of the four boxes at the top for age specific camp dates for the remainder of the summer.

May God bless you and keep you active and safe the remainder of the summer