PURSUIT Diocesan Tour Night in Parkersburg
2019 National Catholic Camps SUMMIT
This week, the DWC youth office is getting to have the great privilege of hosting Catholic summer camps from all over the country for a gathering to celebrate the unique ministry of Camp Bosco and other organizations doing the same thing in every corner of the US. We are in our 5th year of this conference, an event that some of our own youth office staff helped dreamed up from it's beginning. It's been amazing to see what started as 4 camps grow to camps now coming from as far away as Texas, Wisconsin, Colorado, and even Alaska! This gathering allows us to take time to learn from each other so we can all make our camps the most effective ministries possible, share life with other people who get it, and pray for our individually unique ministries while also sharing what unites us--our common mission of bringing kids to Christ and His Catholic church. As the hosting camp program, we've gotten a particularly wonderful experience this year as we get to speak about the joys of being in West Virginia specifically, sharing our own culture and our charisms (including square dancing!), even as our great state may be in the midst of some poignant struggles. We're incredibly grateful for this time set apart to reflect on what we do, celebrate where we've been planted, and be set more on fire to go forth building the Kingdom of God.