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“Have courage. Go forward. Make noise.
p m a C r e Summ Being Catholic has never been this fun! Not only do campers make friends, eat s’mores, and shoot archery, their lives are transformed through programs rooted in Catholic tradition and personal encounters with Christ. Fun hands-on games and high adventure activities are used to teach problem solving, Christian values, and teamwork. Campers are unplugged and are taught social skills like teamwork, conflict resolution, and recognizing God’s presence in everyone. The environment created at camp fosters the growth of faith through dynamic prayer sessions, celebrating the sacraments, and small group sharing. Send your child to camp this summer and be amazed at the growth you’ll see in their life in one short week. Youth of all faiths are welcome.
Kids love to make noise and we will be shouting about how great it is to have God in our lives. Our theme this summer will help campers see how much God loves them and how they can go out into the world making noise about their faith. Kids Come First We work hard to make sure that every child gets individual attention and has an amazing experience at camp. We follow strict health and safety guidelines set by the American Camp Association. All CYO Camp staff are screened and trained to ensure that they are caring role models for your child. Financial Aid We are committed to making it possible for every young person to attend camp. All families are encouraged to apply to our substantial scholarship program. Visit our website at www.seattlearchdiocese.org/camping for more information.
The only Catholic camp in Washington!
Whenever there are young people there must be noise. Things can be toned down later, but a young person always wants to make noise. Go against the current, against this civilization that is doing us so much harm...and this means making noise.” –Pope Francis
Day Camp WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5 WEEK 6
JULY 7 - 11 JULY 14 - 18 JULY 21 - 25 JULY 28 - AUGUST 1 AUGUST 4 - 8 AUGUST 11 - 15
Grab your swimsuit and backpack, and get ready for a day full of fun and friends! Play, pray, and explore camp through traditional camp activities and themes each week. Lunch and a snack are provided. Bus transportation to camp is available from Seattle and Bellevue daily for $50 per week.
Day Camp at Camp Don Bosco
Week Grades Camp
1, 2, 6
Outdoor Adventures (Week 2: grades 1-2 only) $295
Ninjaneering Masters with Lego®
Adventures in the Kitchen
Play fun games ranging from sports to capture the flag while learning teamwork and sportsmanship.
Camp Scene Investigator
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Learn to make a fire, build a fort, and identify local plants.
We partner with Play-Well TEKnologies to help you learn real world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. Cook creative and delicious snacks and treats.
Help solve a camp “crime” including finger printing, investigating and collecting evidence.
Become an expert animal tracker as we discover what animals live around us. Includes a special visit from Animal Encounters. Become a cowboy or cowgirl! Campers will have individualized instruction at the corral during led rides. Saddle up! Spend 1½ hours each day at the corral learning basic riding skills in the arena or on a trail ride.
Camp Don Bosco
WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5 WEEK 6
JULY 7 - 12 JULY 14 - 19 JULY 21 - 26 JULY 28 - AUGUST 2 AUGUST 4 - 9 AUGUST 11 - 16
Swim in the pool, hike, dress up for a theme, build a fort, cook dinner over a fire, shoot a bow and arrow – these are just a few of the activities we do each day. Camp traditions like flag, earning beads, and campfire are interwoven with time for prayer and reflection, making camp a unique place to grow, learn a new skill, make friends and discover Catholic faith in action. New challenges increase by age, making Camp Don Bosco fun for the first or fifteenth time!
Week Grades Camp 1, 6
Mini Camp (four days only: July 9–12 or August 13–16) $350 A fun introduction to overnight camp for our youngest campers.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 3-5
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 6-9
Outdoor Living Skills
Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego®
1, 5, 6
Recharge (Boys only weeks 1 & 6; co-ed week 5) $550
Awaken your faith with group activities and play as you celebrate your gifts from God. Explore your faith with your new camp friends through challenges and adventures. Make a one-match fire, build shelters, and learn outdoor survival skills. We partner with Play-Well TEKnologies and over 100,000 pieces of Lego to apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through projects like bridges, motorized cars and the battletrack! Camp was never this fun! Includes laser tag, more archery, and an extreme race around camp.
experienced staff help you improve balance, ride safely, and care for horses through games and trail rides. rse Ca mp Our Ho (Girls only weeks 1, 3, 4, 5; co-ed weeks 2, 6)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 3-5
Beginning riders build confidence and skill. 1½ hours at the corral daily.
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Older beginner to intermediate riders. 2 to 3 hours at the corral daily.
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Experienced riders advance technique and speed. 2 to 3 hours at the corral daily.
Take your riding to a whole new level! Spend mornings at the corral caring for and riding your horse in our full sized arena. Afternoons are spent immersed in camp activities with fellow horse-loving high schoolers.
Resident Camp WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
JULY 14 - 19 JULY 21 - 26 AUGUST 4 - 9 AUGUST 11 - 16
Each day is a new adventure at camp! Sailing, climbing Mount Stohr, high rope courses, and activities geared to junior high and high school makes camp a perfect place to discover faith. Campers laugh harder than ever before, make new friends, and challenge themselves in a caring, Catholic community.
Week Grades Camp 1, 2, 4
1, 2, 4
You’ll have a blast as you and your cabin mates compete together in extreme adventures including paintball and extra high ropes!
A.C.T. (Adventure Catholic Teen)
Challenges and new friends await you as you explore your potential and renew your faith. You help choose some of the activities for the week.
Combine workshops, prayer sessions and adventure activities for a week of fun in this brand new resident camp experience!
August 4 - 9
Adventure Catholic Teen Camp A.C.T. is our brand new resident camp for students in grades 9 to 12, focusing on adventure-based activities and deepening relationships with Jesus and the Catholic Church. The name A.C.T. comes from the Acts of the Apostles, which we’ll use as a theme for the week. We’ll combine workshops, prayer sessions, and adventure activities to engage young people with their Catholic faith. Teens get a chance to select workshops and activities to attend. Topics include theology of the body, vocations, the call to sainthood, and more.
Special Leadership Opportunity for High Schoolers!
Nanamakee Expeditions Spend an incredible week exploring the many islands and shorelines of beautiful South Puget Sound. Nanamakee trips are specifically designed for high school students and are limited to ten participants each session. The small group setting and remote nature of our trips help campers to stretch their limits in a supportive community environment.
Grades Activity Price
July 6 - 14 July 17 - 25 July 28 - August 5 August 8 - 16
9-12 9-12 9-12 9-12
Kayak Big Canoe Kayak Sail
$700 $700 $700 $700
Counselor or Wrangler in Training at Camp Don Bosco
Spend two fun-filled weeks learning how to become a great camp counselor. Activities include workshops, job shadowing, and leading some camp activities.
July 7 - 19 July 21 - August 2 August 4 - 16
Grades Activity Price 9-12 9-12 9-12
WIT/CIT 1 WIT/CIT 1 WIT/CIT 2
$650 $650 $650
“CYO camps do a great job of creating magic. My favorite part is that kids just get to be kids. There’s no screen time, no social media.”
“CYO camps create their own trinity of God-Nature-Youth Community that is unparalleled. Faith and activities shared in this environment are live-changing and the memories remain forever. This is the CYO camp legacy.”
Transportation Free bus transportation is provided to and from Camp Don Bosco and Camp Hamilton on select weeks: Week 2 Vancouver, Longview, Chehalis, Olympia and Tacoma Week 3 Bremerton, Gig Harbor and Tacoma Week 6 Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Stawood and Everett
“I love that this is a Catholic camp and children are able to express their faith openly. I love all the songs my child comes home singing!”
Camp Locations Camp Don Bosco and Camp Hamilton are owned by the Archdiocese of Seattle and operated by the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). Both camps are nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains on the eastern edge of the Snoqualmie River Valley.
“My son had a wonderful time building forts in the woods. The process was more important than the final product. My daughter loved learning about horses. She said it was the best when she got to ‘drive’ her own horse. She also made some good friends.”
Camp Don Bosco is located between the towns of Carnation and Fall City, off of highway 203. From Seattle via Highway 520 or I-90, it is approximately a 45-minute drive. Camp Hamilton is located near the end of Lake Fontal Road, which intersects Highway 203 midway between Monroe and Duvall. From Seattle, Camp Hamilton is approximately a 1-hour drive. Detailed directions to the camps, including maps, can be found on our website, www.seattlearchdiocese.org/camping
ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE
NON-PROFIT ORG U.S. POSTAGE
OFFICE OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT EVANGELIZATION 710 9th Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
SEATTLE, WA PERMIT #9840
Easter Egg Hunt and Open House April 13th, 2 â€“ 5 p.m. FREE! Fun camp activities and snacks at Camp Don Bosco! Check our website for details.
Register Online: www.seattlearchdiocese.org/camping For more information, contact the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO): 206-382-4591 or email@example.com CYO Summer Camps is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Seattle
Family Camp JUNE 27 - 29 CAMP DON BOSCO JULY 11 - 13
$100 ADULT / $50 CHILD (Children age 4 and under are free.)
Bring your family together, build community, reflect on scripture, and have fun! Both camps provide activities such as swimming and archery; Camp Don Bosco features guided horseback rides while Camp Hamilton offers canoes and small sailboats to explore the lake.