FAQs

HOW DOES CHWC EXPRESS THE CATHOLIC FAITH & HELP THE YOUTH GROW IN THEIR FAITH?

When we put our faith into action we are renewed. Teens will live out Christ’s command to love and serve others. The Workcamp promotes the signs, symbols, stories and rituals affiliated with the Catholic Church. The sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, as well as prayer services, will be offered throughout the week to help [...]

HOW DOES CHWC EXPRESS THE CATHOLIC FAITH & HELP THE YOUTH GROW IN THEIR FAITH?2019-12-13T10:12:34-05:00

WHY DOES CHWC USE HUMOR AT THEIR EVENING PROGRAMS?

Humor, fun and laughter help Catholic HEART Workcamp create a relaxed atmosphere. Being silly gives campers permission to be themselves and humor breaks down barriers. Campers’ resistance decreases, walls come down and stress is relieved when campers are laughing and having a good time. It speaks volumes to kids who seldom laugh at a [...]

WHY DOES CHWC USE HUMOR AT THEIR EVENING PROGRAMS?2019-12-10T09:26:49-05:00

IS CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP AFFILIATED WITH A SPECIFIC DIOCESE?

No, we are not officially overseen by a Diocese. In our experience, a Diocese does not want the liability or legal responsibility involved in a Workcamp but is willing to support CHWC’s effort to offer a quality service event for teenagers. We do, however, have local youth ministers, local parishes and local priests involved [...]

IS CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP AFFILIATED WITH A SPECIFIC DIOCESE?2019-08-19T09:24:34-04:00

HOW DO WE FUNDRAISE FOR WORKCAMP?

Be creative, persistent and prayerful. Finding finances may not be as hard as you think. Set up a budget for registration and travel costs, then brainstorm with your group and parish staff. Additionally, for some great fundraising ideas, please visit https://heartworkcamp.com/getting-you-to-catholic-heart-workcamp/

HOW DO WE FUNDRAISE FOR WORKCAMP?2019-10-23T11:05:55-04:00

WHAT DOES THE REGISTRATION FEE COVER?

Please see our Registration Info page for specific information on registration prices. The registration fees are needed to carry out the ministry of HEART Workcamp. These fees pay for the operational cost of maintaining the business side of CHWC. We are totally dependent on registration fees to meet our financial obligations. We do not receive grants [...]

WHAT DOES THE REGISTRATION FEE COVER?2019-08-19T09:31:23-04:00

WHAT ABOUT LIABILITY AND INSURANCE?

Catholic HEART Workcamp employs reputable staff members and take reasonable precautions to safeguard the participants during the week of Workcamp. However, Catholic HEART Workcamp, the social agencies nor the school that is acting as “home base” will be liable for loss of or damage to property of participants prior to, during or following Workcamp [...]

WHAT ABOUT LIABILITY AND INSURANCE?2019-08-19T09:33:24-04:00

WHAT CAN WE DO ON OUR FREE DAY?

Everyone is given a well deserved free day to visit local attractions. The cost of the free day activities is not included in the registration fee. Leaders are responsible for their own groups and transportation needs. There will be mass and a program at 8:00am on the free day. Campers depart after mass and [...]

WHAT CAN WE DO ON OUR FREE DAY?2019-08-19T09:34:45-04:00

HOW WILL WE GET TO THE WORKSITES?

The vehicles that transported you to Catholic HEART Workcamp are needed to transport work teams to and from the worksites during the week. Vehicles must conform and abide to their Diocese travel requirements regarding usage. Only adults designated by their Parish will drive to worksites.

HOW WILL WE GET TO THE WORKSITES?2019-08-19T09:35:36-04:00

DOES CHWC ASK FOR AND RECEIVE PROOF OF FACULTIES FROM REGISTERED PRIESTS AND THEIR DIOCESE TO PARTICIPATE?

Yes, all registered Priests are required to submit ‘Proof of Faculties’ from their home diocese, which are then sent to the diocese in the area where they will be attending Catholic Heart Workcamp. A copy will also be sent to the CHWC home office.

DOES CHWC ASK FOR AND RECEIVE PROOF OF FACULTIES FROM REGISTERED PRIESTS AND THEIR DIOCESE TO PARTICIPATE?2019-08-19T09:36:36-04:00

WHAT ARE THE ROLES OF ASSOCIATE STAFF, TROUBLESHOOTERS, NURSES AND PRIESTS?

*If you are interested in any of these positions, please check off “Associate Staff” or “Troubleshooter” on your application. If you are a priest or nurse, please indicate that on your application as well. ASSOCIATE STAFF (21 years or older): Help prepare and serve breakfast and dinner as well as clean up after meals. They [...]

WHAT ARE THE ROLES OF ASSOCIATE STAFF, TROUBLESHOOTERS, NURSES AND PRIESTS?2019-08-19T09:37:17-04:00
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