What is a Diocesan Middle School Day Camp?
The Office for Evangelization offers a week-long day camp experience for middle school youth. The goal of the camp is to bring together middle school youth from area parishes to build community, grow in the knowledge of the faith, and encounter Christ through prayer and sacrament. This high-energy camp is filled with fun games, service activities, small group discussions, time for prayer, and a trip to a water park.
Dan will be in and out throughout the week and unfortunately, won't be there on Monday (first day).
Virtus Trained Adult chaperones will be really helpful if you're able to help!
What is the theme?
This year’s theme is “Jesus, HIStory.” The middle school youth will come to a better understanding of the story of Christ in History from the Incarnation to his Death and Resurrection.
What is the registration fee?
The registration fee per participant is listed below. The registration fees below include a discount due to the generous donations of the faithful of the Diocese of Richmond to the Diocesan Annual Appeal.
Registration Fees and Deadlines
You must send Dan your registration forms by June 30th.
Middle School Youth Participants $140 on or after May 22nd
$125 on or before May 21st.
Camp Counselor (High School/College) Participants $25
Adult Chaperones $0
Other Fees and Discounts (only applies to Middle School Youth Participant Registrations):
Early Bird Discount (registrations entered online by May 31, 2018)
$15 off the registration cost
Substitution Fee $25
On or before May 31, 2018- $0 (full refund of registration fees)
Between June 1 and June 30, 2018 - $50
On or after July 1, 2018 - No refund, regardless of reason for cancellation
What does the registration fee cover?
The participant registration fee covers the following:
Admission to Day Camp
Lunch Monday through Friday
Ticket and transportation to/from water park or pool
T-Shirt featuring the theme logo
If registrant has a season pass to the water park or pool for that particular camp, a discount will be given to the participants after the conclusion of the Middle School Day Camp.
How do I register?
All youth must register through Dan Harms, SBVAYOUTH@gmail.com
Step 1: Send Dan your Registration Form (submit in hard copy or digitally)
Step 2: Submit Payment to Dan Harms via check on online payment at the time of submitting the registration.
PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations received on or after July 1, 2018, are non-refundable, regardless of the reason for cancellation.
What are the requirements for adult chaperones?
For this event, 1 adult is required for every 8 youth who are participating in the Middle School Day Camp. You may not have more than 1 adult for every 6 youth, unless there is a special circumstance. If the ratio is exceeded, you may be charged an additional fee. Each adult, unless tasked with something, is expected to participate in the camp. Each adult chaperone must be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Policies, which includes completing the following:
Screening One Volunteer Form (every 5 years)
VIRTUS training (once)
Camp counselors who have turned 18 must also complete these requirements. Please note that parish employees and Catholic school employees have additional screening that must be completed.