Mary Help of Christians Center
6400 East Chelsea St.
Tampa, FL 33610-5628


This camp is an “Original” Catholic HEART Workcamp. It is open to those entering the 8th grade in the fall of 2015 and older.


Pam Brewer

manager tba-music


  • Showers: Girls showers are in their room which is upstairs and all the girls sleep together. Boys showers are in the gym boys on one side and adult males on the other side.
  • Sleeping: Girls sleep in one area and the adult women sleep in a blocked off area with the girls which is air conditioned. Boys sleep in classrooms that are air conditioned.
  • Program: Is in the gym which is not air conditioned but we do have big fans. We are also on a lake and get a good breeze off of the lake.

Mary Help of Christians is a oratory which is a Salesian community all the priest are Salesians and there are brothers that live here as well. We also have a retirement community of Salesians that live on the property as well. We have a parish which is Mary of Help of Christians and we have a boys and girls youth center here as well. The property is on a lake and has many trees on it. The property is very big and has been here for over 70 years. If you do not know anything about the Salesian order, they were discovered by Don Bosco and they are devoted to the youth. We have 2 chapels at the main part of the building and have mass daily.


There are a variety of jobs; we work at boys and girls club and we also work at one of the biggest ministry in the Tampa Bay area which is Metropolitan Ministries. We also will be working at Kimberly house which help young unwed mothers. We help a big children’s home here as well. We also help elderly with yard work and work that they need done but can not afford to hire someone to do for them. There is a lot of work to do in the Tampa Bay area.


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Adventure Island
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