107 Senior High Youth and 21 adult chaperones recently attended Catholic HEART Workcamp in Toledo, Ohio. During this time, the youth and adults served the poor, attended Mass and retreat activities, and built relationships with each other and teens from around the country.
Youth in grades 7-12 who are involved in St. Louis Youth Ministry are eligible to attend Catholic HEART Workcamp each summer. This year, 10 of our 12th grade students attended who have participated all 6 years in which they were eligible. Congratulations to Hayes Anderson, Lena Baioni, Courtney Caradonna, Alex Doane, Warner Hill, Allison Jones, Mary Catherine Pettit, Mary Kate Schuster, Caroline Smith, and Megan Wilson.
Catholic HEART Workcamp is about SERVICE, CONNECTION and LOVING OTHERS. It all started in 1993 in Orlando, FL with 100 participants and has grown to over 13,000 serving in 2013. CHWC provides parish youth groups, teens and adult leaders service opportunities to restore homes and HEARTS, feed the hungry, lift the spirits of children, bring joy to the elderly and disabled and offer assistance while partnering with social agencies. Each Workcamp is equipped with a summer staff, director, manager, musician, nurse and priests to celebrate mass/confession. It is a youth friendly Christ centered Week of caring for others. Catholic HEART Workcamp faithfully and enthusiastically serves the Roman Catholic Church and its teachings and is an excellent opportunity to “love the least of these”.
Visit our Photos page for pictures from previous years' Catholic HEART Workcamp trips.
Senior High Youth Group
June 11-18, 2017
Junior High Youth Group
July 16-22, 2017