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Camp Caritas

All 7th and 8th grade students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation are welcome to Camp Caritas, a faith formation summer camp at Bishop Shanahan High School! You'll enjoy interactive lessons with Shanahan theology teachers; time spent in prayer and reflection; graces from the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, and Mass; and team building through ​​virtual pilgrimages, ​service projects, and more!

June 17th - 21st | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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Recognizing that it can become increasingly more difficult for young people to live out their faith in an authentic and joy-filled way, this faith formation camp will provide opportunities for prayer and reflection.  With the help of peer ministers from Bishop Shanahan High School, participants will be given tools to remain rooted in faith, especially through prayer, as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.


If you are enrolled in a parish PREP program, you are invited and very welcome to attend Camp Caritas at Bishop Shanahan High School. Come and make new friends from all over Chester County and get to know students who attend BSHS!


In addition to the instructional component of Camp Caritas, each day’s activities will include a variety of opportunities. From unique service projects to team games and outdoor activities, and so much more - we have a great day planned for all of our guests at Camp Caritas!

Benefits for Students and Families


Students who have not been at school all day when they come to Camp Caritas (for many this is the only schooling they have all summer) are more focused as a result.​


The formation of students builds from day-to-day in a more cohesive and organic manner than it does once a week during the year.  Students seem to learn and retain what they are learning more because they have it day after day for a whole week, instead of only once a week.​


Parents can see their child’s religious formation satisfied in an easy and meaningful way, and the burden of weekly conflicts during the year is lifted.

Questions? Please contact your parish Director of Religious Education (DRE) or Fr. John Donia, the Camp Caritas Director, at

*Due to the amount of planning and materials that need to be purchased, we must follow a schedule with strict deadlines. Refunds will be issued freely throughout the initial registration process.

Parents who request a refund after March 10 and before June 1 will be placed on a refund waiting list and will be given a refund if and when another student registers to take their student's place. No refunds will be issued after June 1.