Catholic HEART Workcamp is about SERVICE, CONNECTION and LOVING others. CHWC provides parish youth groups, teens and adult leaders service opportunities to restore homes, feed the hungry, lift the spirits of children, bring joy to the elderly and disabled and offer assistance while partnering with social agencies. Each Workcamp is equipped with a summer staff, director, manager, musician, nurse and priests to celebrate mass/confession. It is a youth friendly Christ centered Week of caring for others. Catholic HEART Workcamp faithfully and enthusiastically serves the Roman Catholic Church and its teachings and is an excellent opportunity to “love the least of these”.
*These camps are open to those entering 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade in fall of 2019, as well as college students and young adults.
Original Camps Offer:
Daily Service Projects
Live Music (Praise & Worship and Contemporary)
Attention-grabbing Media Displays
Youth Interactive Programming
Camp-Wide Dance Party
Optional Daily Mass
NEXT LEVEL CAMPS OFFER A FEW DIFFERENT ELEMENTS, BUT NEVER EXCLUDE THE GREAT PARTS OF THE ORIGINAL CAMP. NEXT LEVEL CAMPS INCLUDE YOUTH GROUP BREAK-OUT TIME WITH AN ACTIVITY DESIGNED AND PROVIDED BY CHWC. THE “YOUTH GROUP TIME” WILL CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO REFLECT AND GROW IN THEIR CATHOLIC FAITH, AS WELL AS BOND WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THEIR PARISH. NEXT LEVEL DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN MORE CHALLENGING WORK PROJECTS; EACH CAMP IS DIFFERENT. WITHIN THE WORLDWIDE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THERE ARE MORE 8TH GRADERS INVOLVED IN PARISH YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAMS THAN HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS OR SENIORS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT CHWC TAKES THE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH OUT TO THEM WHILE THEY ARE STILL INVOLVED AND INTERESTED. THEREFORE, CHWC WANTS TO GIVE THESE YOUTH THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND CAMPS THAT ARE AT A HIGHER PRAYERFUL LEVEL.
*Some Next Level Camps are open to those entering 8th grade in the fall of 2019 and older, and some are open to 9th grade and older.
In addition to all aspects of the Original Camps, Next Level Camps offer:
Daily Morning Mass
Youth Group Break-Out Sessions
Priest Serving on the CHWC Staff
ELEVATE CAMPS OFFER A WEEK OF UPLIFTING MUSIC AND PRAYER EXPERIENCES FOR TEENS SEEKING A HIGHER LEVEL OF FAITH AND MATURITY TO ALLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT TO FLOW. FOCUSED ON THE MISSION OF CHRIST AND HIS MISSION OF SERVICE TO OTHERS, THE SERVICE ASPECT IS CONSISTENT AT ALL CHWC CAMPS. ELEVATE CAMPS OFFER THE BEST PARTS OF CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP WITH THE ELEMENT OF FUN MIXED IN. THE ELEVATED PORTION WILL INSPIRE THOSE LEADERS WHO ARE FOCUSED, EAGER AND WILLING TO FULLY SEEK CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH, AND TO CONTINUE TO BE ACTIVE CATHOLIC SERVANT LEADERS AT HOME AND IN THE WORLD!
**These camps are open to those entering 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade in fall of 2019, as well as college students and young adults.
In addition to all aspects of the Original Camps, Elevate Camps offer:
Extended uplifting praise and worship with a full band
Designated youth group prayer/processing time
- Liturgy of the hours
- Keynote speaker each night
Open mic sharing/inspiration from peers
Priest serving on the CHWC Staff team
Witness talks from other campers
Time for individual silence and reflection
|Camp Aspects||Original Camp||Next Level Camp||Elevate Camp|
|Daily Service Projects||✔||✔||✔|
|Live Music (Praise & Worship and Contemporary)||✔||✔||✔|
|Attention-Grabbing Media Displays||✔||✔||✔|
|Youth Interactive Programming||✔||✔||✔|
|Camp-Wide Dance Party||✔||✔|
|Evening Youth Group Activity||✔||✔|
|Priest Serving on CHWC Staff||✔||✔|
|Live Worship Band||✔|
|Presentation by Keynote Speaker Each Night||✔|