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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!

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 19 - 23, 2023

FAITH

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.

FRIENDS

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!

FUN

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!


Before and/or After Care

When you’re a working family with school-age children, finding before and/or after care can be difficult! Camp Caritas has got you covered for the week! Our before and/or after care program offers a comfortable setting where your child has time to explore hobbies, play games and participate in a variety of activities. In this COVID-safe environment, time is included for outdoor play, as well as organized and independent activities, all overseen by our caring Camp Caritas counselors. 


Benefits for Students and Families

FOCUS

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.​

COHESION

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.​

MEANINGFUL

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.