CAMP STANISLAUS 2014 SINCE 1928
BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI
“A Lifetime of Memories and Friendships”
A DAY & 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 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 camp experiences to his son on opening day and to watch our veteran campers reunite with old friends each summer.
This year was a big one for us in more ways than one. There were more than 300 campers who attended camp this summer over the four weeks camp was in session. We were also able to bring back canoeing as a major activity and added a new offshore fishing boat. The additions do not stop at the end of the summer; for the first time, Camp Stanislaus has plans to offer a father and son camp and, over the course of the school year, the dorm will be completely renovated and ready for campers this coming summer. This will go along with the renovation of the first floor of the school building which opened this past fall. These additions will give camp even more resources to make a great experience. 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 into 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 serving 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
The â€œWar Oarâ€? was a new addition to camp this year, but its history dates 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.
BROTHER NOEL CHARACTER CUP WINNERS SHRIMPS: Nicholas LaGraize (not pictured) DOLPHINS: Jack Tappel
SHARKS: Erik Yancey STARFISH: Lauren Haydel
“ON THE ST. LOUIS BAY” 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.
SPORTS & SWIMMING
PIER & CANOE
ARTS & HOBBIES
PELICANS TRAINING CAMP
SKIT & KARAOKE NIGHTS
4th of July
SHRIMPS: Nico Camero DOLPHINS: Nick Cobb SHARKS: Tyler Harris STARFISH: Emma Mattesky
Sanjay Banda Perre Carter Kevin Bacon Carlos Certucha Marissa Ledet Cameron Smith Cain Plaisance Cole Marshall Julian Cuadros Albert Sousa Cody Acosta Daniel Grieves
INSTRUCTORS Michael Gemelli (Ski Camp) Michael Goodsell (Ski/Bus) Stan Dellinger (Fishing) Stace McRaney (Fishing) Michael Boes (Archery) Alex Favret (Fishing) Brother James Burns, SC
John DeGravelle Kaelen Novak Jeremy Harris Mark Ellender Anthony Noto David Burk Matthew Michael VOLUNTEERS Brother Lee Barker, Ben Ainsworth Chris Ainsworth SC Lionel Nosacka Brother Ramon Diego Cuadros Daunis, SC Joe Monti
Pierce Kergosien Shirley Blanco Emma Housel Louis Lacour
Director: Sam Doescher Assistant Directors: Joe Gex, Matt Neeb, & Amy Doescher Guidance & Photographer: Brother Dwight Kenney, SC Administrative Assistant: Michelle Doescher
Thanks for another great summer!
CAMP STANISLAUS 304 SOUTH BEACH BOULEVARD BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI WEB; www.campstanislaus.com PHONE: (228) 467-9057 ext.277 FAX: (228) 466-2972