I went to Camp Summit last summer and loved it. When we first drove in, we were greeted by older teens clapping, cheering, and telling us how happy they were we were there. Once the camp started, there were fun activities like a ropes course and a campfire and other stereotypical campy things, but we also got to get excited about our faith. There were different talks about living our faith as young people; they were fun and inspiring. We were separated into boy groups and girl groups for the talks. Besides that, there was adoration (they taught you how) and confession, and we got to go to mass every day. It was held at Eagle Bluff in Lanesboro, which has dorms, a dining hall, and an auditorium that morphed into a church every evening. There was a chapel that anyone could visit during their free time.
I was the only kid there from Winona. I made friends with people from other places, like a girl from Rochester named Haley, but I think it would be great if more people from Winona came. It’s really probably the best camp I’ve ever been to. It really helped me grow in my prayer and understand what Church was all about.
What is Steubenville North? Well, I could tell you that Steubenville North is a Catholic conference, held in Rochester, Minnesota, and sponsored by both the Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Diocese of Winona, but then I might risk lying to you. Because, although Steubenville is all that, it is so much more. At Steubenville, people were excited to be with God. Before Steubenville, I never really got to connect with my peers about God. At Steubenville, I got to do this, and it was awesome! All the speakers were incredibly motivational and honest. If anyone is on the fence, there is only one thing I can say: Come on and go! This is an experience that you don’t want to miss!
5K Walk/Run May 20, 2017
This a great event for the whole family and is a fundraiser for youth programming at the Winona Catholic parishes.
Lake Lodge (East Lake Winona)
(8:45am run start-9:00am walk start)
Rain or shine!
Steubenville North Conference (Grades 9-12) July 14-16, 2017
Pine Ridge Mission Trip (Grades 9-12) July 16-21, 2017
Manderson, South Dakota
Camp Summit (Grades 6-8) August 7-10, 2017
Eagle Bluff - Lanesboro
National Catholic Youth Conference (Grades 9-12) November 16-18, 2017
Visit www.dow.org/Departments/Youth-and-Young-Adults for more information about Steubenville, Camp Summit and NCYC in the spring of 2017.
Adult chaperones/drivers are needed for all youth events. Please call Julie at 452-5656x18 if you are interested or would like more information about these events.