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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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/
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
*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 [...]
Every adult (21 years and older) is assigned to a worksite (unless they have requested to be an Associate Staff or Troubleshooter). We depend on adults to work side by side with the young people in accomplishing the work projects. For the safety of the teens, each parish must have at least one adult chaperone in [...]