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Mission Trip Fundraising Ideas

We have seen all kinds of creative and successful mission trip fundraising ideas throughout the years, so we wanted to provide you with a list that may help your group. We would love to hear from you about your fundraising ideas!  Email us at [email protected] Pancake Breakfast Provide pancake breakfast plates after [...]

Mission Trip Fundraising Ideas2023-09-15T10:45:34-04:00

Go International this Year

The news is out! World Youth Day Panama has come to a close with the announcement that World Youth Day 2022 will be in Lisbon, Portugal. With the news of the impending pilgrimage to Portugal, we are excited to reminded you of the joy experienced throughout our international camps each summer. If organizing a [...]

Go International this Year2021-12-21T09:29:13-05:00

Making 2019 Radiant

A New Year comes with new resolutions, new accomplishments, and new experiences waiting to be had. This can feel like a lot of pressure, but it doesn’t have to be! Don’t feel the need to set outrageous goals for yourself.  Instead, decide how you want to look back on 2019 as a whole. If [...]

Making 2019 Radiant2021-12-21T09:28:28-05:00

Do You Miss Your CHWC Staff?

Do You Miss Your Staff? Happy-Almost-Christmas Campers!! We hope the last few months have been filled with “Echoes” of the summer reverberating throughout your hometowns. If you’re in need of a small reminder to put you back into a servant mindset and hype you up for the summer to come, we’ve got just the [...]

Do You Miss Your CHWC Staff?2021-12-21T09:25:36-05:00

New Year, New Theme, Same Mission

This summer, we gather to celebrate our call to be radiant followers of Christ. We will love as He loved, serve as He served, and boldly put our faith into action. James 1:22 reminds us that we are to be "doers of the word and not merely hearers".  In other words, we are called [...]

New Year, New Theme, Same Mission2020-11-05T15:53:56-05:00

Should you choose CHWC as your Catholic mission trip this summer?

In this day and age, there are so many summer camps, service programs, mission trips, conferences, and other opportunities available that it may seem impossible to narrow it down and determine which option is best for your group. Why should you pick Catholic Heart Workcamp? Is CHWC the best fit for your youth? There [...]

Should you choose CHWC as your Catholic mission trip this summer?2023-08-29T12:39:42-04:00

Letter from a former reluctant camper

This isn’t going to work. How could it? My mind is made up. I’m done with God. If it wasn’t for my mom practically begging me and my former youth minister’s persistence, I wouldn’t be at Catholic Heart Workcamp right now. I tried to explain to them it’s a waste of their breath and [...]

Letter from a former reluctant camper2019-10-23T16:03:00-04:00

How to get the most out of a Homily

Every Catholic has been there. The Gospel finishes, we dutifully recite, “Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ,” and as we take our seats for the homily, we zone out. Growing up, I looked at the homily as a halftime break. After all the standing and singing and listening to readings, I could relax and [...]

How to get the most out of a Homily2019-10-23T13:29:44-04:00

11 Signs That You Went To CHWC

Because It Can Be Fun To Serve Others Whitney Markwica in The List on Nov 24, 2015 CHWC, or Catholic Heart Workcamp, is a place where hundreds of teens go every summer to help those less fortunate than themselves. While community service sounds like a punishment to a lot of people, anyone who went [...]

11 Signs That You Went To CHWC2020-11-11T16:56:47-05:00
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