Middle School Day Camps

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 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.

Who should attend the Diocesan Middle School Day Camp?

The Middle School Day Camp is open to all rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade youth for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

What is a Diocesan Middle School Day Camp Counselor?

Although the day camp is run by adults, high school students serve as counselors throughout the week to help with the activities. Rising 11th grade, 12th grade, or college freshman are eligible to apply to be a counselor. All counselors will step into a role of leadership for the camp, which includes the responsibility to be a good Christian role model for the campers. Interested youth should turn in application form to their parish youth minister. There are limited spaces for camp counselors.

Where and when is the Middle School Day Camp?

This year, the camp will be held in two locations across the Diocese:


Location Dates Hours


Our Lady of Lourdes

8200 Woodman Road

Henrico, VA 23228

Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Peninsula / Hampton Roads

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

100 Harpersville Road

Newport News, VA 23601

Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

What is the theme?

This year’s theme is “Amazing Grace.” The middle school youth will come to a better understanding of role that Grace has in their lives and how it is a gift from God.

Where do I go for questions or additional support?

For all questions or support, contact the Office for Evangelization directly via email at evangelization@richmonddiocese.org OR via phone at 804-622-5159.


Youth Registration Form

Adult Registration Form

Camp Counselor Application

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