St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
This camp is a “Next Level” Catholic HEART Workcamp. It is open to those entering the 8th grade in the fall of 2017 and older.
Director: Michelle Mast
St. Joe’s Prep is the Jesuit high school in Philadelphia and is located in the heart of Center City making it easy to get to worksites and to free-day activities. The oldest part of the school is the beautiful Gesu Church which dates back to 1888 and the newest part just opened in 2008 after a $30 million+ renovation of the cafeteria and classrooms. The entire school has central air-conditioning, and there is also a large field house to play basketball during free time as well as an indoor track for you runners! The school is very secure and has gated parking and 24 hour security.
- PROGRAM AREA:Program will either be located in the Theater or in the Multi-Purpose Room, both of which are air-conditioned.
- SHOWERS: There are separate showers for guys and girls in the school. Some showers are “communal” while others are individual. It will be determined who uses which once we have final numbers of who is coming.
- SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:We will use classrooms to sleep in during the week. All the classrooms have central air conditioning and are carpeted. Guys will be on one floor and girls will be on a separate floor.
Work sites are being submitted from our Reno, Sparks, and North Carson City communities such as local churches, homeless shelters, senior centers, and local food banks. We are also receiving work site requests from the diocesan Catholic Charity Office which will include private residents.
FREE DAY ACTIVITIES
Independence National Historical Park
Located in downtown (called “Center City”), Philadelphia, is often referred to as the birthplace of our nation. At the park, visitors can see the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of freedom, and Independence Hall, a World Heritage Site where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were created.
Six Flags Great Adventure: It is the largest Six Flags Park in the country. They have recently added a shopping outlet center to the park.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor :Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a huge water park and is conveniently located between New York and Philadelphia in Jackson, New Jersey, approximately a half hour from the Jersey Shore.
New Jersey Shore
Located 45 minutes from Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore is home to some of the finest beaches and boardwalks in the United States.