Camp Stanislaus 2015

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“A Lifetime of Memories and Friendships.”


Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

A Day and Resident Camp for Boys & Girls Ages 8-15

What is Camp Stanislaus?

Camp Stanislaus is a day and resident summer camp for boys and girls ages 8-15. Founded in 1928, Camp Stanislaus operates in conjunction with the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, a religious order of teaching Brothers who have operated St. Stanislaus College since 1854. The mission of the camp is to provide campers and counselors with a safe and enjoyable recreational and learning experience in the Catholic tradition under the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Given its beautiful location on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Camp Stanislaus is able to provide many water activities including swimming, sailing, skiing, kneeboarding, tubing, wakeboarding, canoeing, and fishing. Other camp activities include indoor and outdoor sports, arts and crafts, archery, rec hall, and much more! While our main goal is to provide a good time, we also aim to allow our campers to create new friendships, learn indpendence, improve social skills, encourage one another, and work hard to achieve their goals. Camp Stanislaus has become a tradition passed down from generation to generation and continues to welcome new faces each year!

A Note from the Director

I want to start out by extending a sincere thanks to all the campers, parents, staff, Brothers, and volunteers for making this summer a fun, rewarding, and memorable experience! Every one of you contribute to the unique experience of camp. It has been a blessing to witness campers become counslors-in-training (CIT’s) and eventually counselors. The people truly are what make camp great. I cannot describe how special it is to hear a father recounting his camp experiences to his son on opening day and to watch our veteran campers reunite with old friends each summer. This year was another big one in a few different ways. There were more than 320 campers who attended camp this summer over the four weeks camp was in session. In addition to traditional camp a weekend father and son camp was offered. It was great to see campers experience all the joys of camp along with their fathers, many of whom were campers in the past. The dorm was fully renovated and was put to good use this summer. The renovations to the main school building will be complete at the end of the summer and camp will get the opportunity to enjoy those upgrades next summer. I will be sure to keep everyone updated throughout the year with my monthly newsletters. I have to thank the campers for their positive attitudes and for always trying their best in all activities. We witnessed much improvement and shared many laughs and memorable moments throughout the summer. I know many of you came to camp not knowing a soul, but left with friends for life. All in all, everything was a big success and we hope to be able to continue like this in the future. Lastly, I need to say a special thanks to our wonderful staff! We could have the nicest equipment in the world, but the people who make this camp so great are our hardworking counselors and volunteers. Each of you led with patience, enthusiasm, and compassion and served as positive Christian role models. You are the reason why our campers want to come back one day to serve as counselors themselves. I wish you all a fantastic year and we look forward to seeing every one of you next summer! Sam Doescher Director; Camp Stanislaus


The “War Oar� is a tradition here at Camp Stanislaus, its history dating back to the Civil War. The legend behind the oar tells of how the Brothers of the Sacred Heart were able to save their school and their ministry when the Union troops landed on the beaches of Bay Saint Louis in 1863. When the Brothers expressed their intention to remain a neutral party, the War Oar was gifted to them as a sign of the agreement of peace with the Union troops. Passed down from the Brothers, The War Oar has now become a symbol of camp spirit, creativity, and positive attitude and each day after lunch the War Oar was presented to the group which strongly demonstrated these characteristics.

Sports & Swimming

Opening Day

Brother Noel Character Cup Winners SHRIMPS : Blaze Barnett DOLPHINS : Will Quave

Camp Song “On the Saint Louis Bay”

SHARKS : Erik Yancey STARFISH : Isabela Pearce

Voices hum, over Saint Louis Bay Guitars strum to me while the moons beams play All alone, unknown they find me Memories like these remind me Of the life I left behind on the Saint Louis Bay We were sailing along on the Saint Louis Bay, You could hear the gentle voices singing They seemed to say... You have stolen my heart, now don’t go ‘way As we sang camp’s old sweet song On the Saint Louis Bay... on the Saint Louis Bay.

Pier & Canoe

Brother Ramon

Ski Lodge

Rec Hall


Arts & Hobbies

Father/Son Camp

Skit & Karaoke Night

4th of July

Mystery Trips

Magic Show






HEAD COUNSELORS Shrimp : Cole Marshall Starfish : Emma Mattesky Dolphins : Nick Cobb Sharks : Daniel Grieves


Ski Director : Jeremy Clark Pier Director : Cain Plaisance Fishing : Stan Dellenger Fishing : Stace Mccraney Fishing : Christian App Arts & Hobbies : Christian Davidge Archery : Christian Baehr Marine Biology : Letha Boudreaux

SENIOR COUNSELORS Taylor Anastasio Kevin Bacon Sanjay Banda Tom Burcham Carlos Certucha Kelli Clayton Austin Cradic Daniel Doescher Jessica Hood Matthew Michael Andrew Mullin Cameron Smith Alden St. Mary

Dylan Watson Bailey Watts VOLUNTEERS Taylor Ducote Bill Currie Albert Sousa Craig Webb Ronald Sylve Matt Shannon BROTHERS Br. Raymond Br. Bernard Br. Lee Barker Br. Dwight

CAMP ADMINISTRATION Director : Sam Doescher Assistant Directors : Tyler Harris Brad Field Joe Gex Administrative Assistant : Michelle Doescher


David Burke Bobby Creadur John Degravelle Grey Ellis Matthew Guarisco Jeremy Harris Ian Hebert Evan Holmes Christian Longman Kaelen Novak Gaige Prudomme Conner Tappel

Thanks for another great summer!!


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