St. Mary’s Catholic High School
This camp is a “Original” Catholic HEART Workcamp. It is open to those entering the 8th grade in the fall of 2017 and older.
The St. Louis CHWC home base is St. Mary’s High School. St. Mary’s High School is an all-boys Catholic high school located in the heart of St. Louis. St. Mary’s is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis, and serves young men in the Marianist tradition. Notable alumni are Yogi Berra, Joe Garagiola, the Mayor of the City of St. Louis and Bishop Edward Rice, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
- The school is air conditioned.
- Showers are in 2 separate locker rooms. They are communal, on the walls (no poles). There are 12 shower heads in the female locker room and 10 in the male. A bathing suit must be worn while showering. Some campers will shower off site at a rec center.
- Females and males sleep in classrooms in separate wings of the school.
St. Louis is known as “The Gateway to the West” because of it’s historic beginning from which the population of the US migrated westward. The St. Louis Gateway Arch and Museum is the start of the visitors look at the heritage of this great river city, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi. The city has a diverse population and over 79 different neighborhoods which reflect the charm and multi-cultural backgrounds of the residents. CHWC partners with 4 agencies that provide home repairs, wheelchair ramp repair and maintenance, painting, cleaning and general fix-up for the elderly and low income in the City of St. Louis and surrounding area. Drive time from school to work site ranges from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. We work with one boys and girls club as well as two social service centers, preparing meals, and working for the homeless.
FREE DAY ACTIVITIES
Only a handful of American cities have nationally recognized monuments, and St. Louis is one of them.
Six Flags St. Louis
Hundreds of rides including the famous Screaming Eagle roller coaster, arcade games, Broadway-style shows & attractions, and great food. Join Six Flags St. Louis to celebrate family fun for all ages!
St. Louis Zoo
St. Louis is blessed with one of the country’s best zoos–and it’s free. While you’re at the zoo, however, there’s plenty to explore (the zoo covers more than 90 acres), including Big Cat Country, the Herpetarium, the Bear Pits, the Sea Lion Basin and the new River’s Edge exhibits. There’s also a gift shop and “adoption” program.
St. Louis Cardinal’s Baseball
The St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis’ professional baseball team, play their home games at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. The baseball season runs from April-October.
Water park with a half-million-gallon wave pool, body flumes and white-water rafting. About an hour and a half from downtown.