S U A L S I N A T S P CAM 2017
CAMP STANISLAUS? Camp Stanislaus is a day and resident summer camp for boys 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 Saint 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, skiiing, knee boarding, 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 independence. 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!
“ON THE SAINT LOUIS BAY”
Voices hum, over Saint Louis Bay Guitars strum to me while the moon 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 seem 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.
Olympics, a camp-wide activity in which campers competed in a series of fun events. We were also able to add a new jet boat to our fleet through the generous donation of a camp benefactor. As always, we are looking forward to adding more activities this summer. I have to thank the campers for their positive attitudes and for always trying their best in all activities. We witnessed a lot of growth and shared many laughs and memorable moments throughout the summer. I know many of you come 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.
A NOTE FROM THE
DIRECTOR I would like to start by extending my 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 counselors-in-training (CITâ€™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 campe experiences to his son on opening day and to watch our veteran campers reunite with old friends each summer.
Lastly, I need to convey a special thanks to our wonderful staff! We could have the nicest facilities and equipment in the world, but the things that makes Camp Stanislaus truly great are our hardworking counselors and volunteers. You are the reason why our campers want to come back This year was the biggest Camp Stanislaus has year after year. ever had. There were more than 460 campers who attended camp this summer over the four weeks I wish you all a fantastic year and we look forward camp was in session, and we saw the addition of to seeing each one of you next summer! a new group for our younger girl campers, the Seahorses. One of the highlights for our campers Sam Doescher this summer was the Inaugural Camp Stanislaus Director, Camp Stanislaus
The r a W r a O In 1861, the United States was torn apart by the from the French consul in New Orleans at the Civil War. As a southern state, Mississippi naturally outbreak of the war.” sided with the Confederacy. On June 21, 1863, the Union troops landed on the Several years prior in 1854, the Brothers of the beaches of Bay St. Louis. As a result, the Brothers Sacred Heart came to the United States from of the Sacred Heart met with Admiral Farragut France with the intention of setting up a boarding in the hope of coming to an agreement. Farragut school in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Within seven granted that he would destroy neither the school years of the school’s founding, the French Brothers nor the town, since he had deep admiration became embroiled in the Civil War. for the Brothers and their mission. En route to New Orleans, the two-hundred man Union Fleet Being of French origin and in the midst of an unloaded onto the beaches and walked down American war, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart what today is known as Union Street. “viewed [themselves] as neutrals and were not forced to take an allegiance.” Therefore, the To seal this treaty, Admiral Farragut gave the school’s property was “supposed to be exempt Brothers of Sacred Heart one of the oars used from destruction or confiscation.” When Ship to make landfall on the beach. Today, the War Island was taken and the Bay became occupied by Oar serves as a reminder to both the Brothers Union forces, the Brothers “raised a French flag and the town that whether you are a Southerner, over the [school], declaring their neutrality.” The Northerner, or French, we are all one united Brothers “whose house was traveling distance people. from New Orleans… had received French flags
STAFF INSTRUCTORS Taylor Anastasio (Ski Camp) Cole Marshall (Pier Director) Cain Plaisance (Sailing) Stan Dellenger (Fishing) Stace McRaney (Fishing) Christian Baehr (Archery) Shelby Smyth (Arts & Hobbies) Letha Boudreaux (Marine Biology) Pete Hoffer (Bus/Ski) SENIOR COUNSELORS Lucas Jaet Eli Arcement Thomas Ferguson Brendon Caliva Lorenzo Neville Nick LeBlanc
HEAD COUNSELORS Seahorses: Nicki Reeder Starfish: Emma Mattesky Shrimps: Matthew Michael Dolphins: Nico Camero Sharks: Pedro Maciel
Jarell Lee Charlie Ortiz Kevin Bounds Evan Holmes Gus Dos Santos Kevin Bacon Brendon Ladner Bobby Credeur Steven Genshaw Erika Rigby Destiny Marks Lauren Zezenski Lyndsey Lee Melanie Doescher Tristan Kramer Matt Guarisco
Hanna Dawley Barrett Champagne Lauren Haydel
COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING Clayton Blake Louis Lamy Paul Huval John LeMeunier Sam Wilcox Erik Yancey Grey Ellis
CAMP ADMINISTRATION Director: Sam Doescher Assistant Directors: Daniel Grieves, Tyler Harris Guidance & Photagraphy: Brother Dwight Kenney, SC Office Managers: Natalie Favre, Michelle Doescher
VOLUNTEERS Brother Lee Barker, SC Brother Raymond Sylve, SC Brother Bernard Couvillion, SC Ronald Sylve (Fishing) Bill Currie (Ski/Hunter Ed) Jeremy Clark Christian App NURSES Suzette Cohen Michelle Lichtenstein
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