My child is not Catholic, can they still participate?
Yes, we welcome all young people to participate in the camp.
I am not Catholic, can I still be a paid Camp Minister?
Absolutely. Camp minister positions are open to persons of all faith backgrounds. Although positions are open to non-Catholics, potential applicants should know that they are expected to participate in Catholic theology lessons, Eucharistic adoration (silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, that, as Catholics, we believe to be the Body of Jesus Christ), and weekly Mass. Potential applications are also expected to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church as they serve as camp ministers.
How Catholic is the Camp?
SPNSC is hosted by a Catholic parish. It is a Catholic sponsored camp; however, our individual camp sessions will not be inclusively focused on the Catholic Church, or faith themes.
Camp leaders are expected to participate in daily theology sessions, as well as time in Eucharist Adoration (silent prayer, before the Blessed Sacrament, that, as Catholics, we believe to be the Body of Jesus Christ.
On Friday, the entire camp, camp leaders and participants, will attend Mass.
Who is in Charge of the Summer Camp?
SPNSC is directed by Mr. Tim Feeney, the parish's Director of Evangelization. Mr. Feeney is assisted by youth ministers, Hilary Bateman from St. Philip Neri, and Dan Miller, youth minister for St. Clements parish in Lansdowne.
What are the dates for the summer of 2018?
June 17 - 21
June 24 - 28
July 1 - 3 (No camp on 4th & 5th)
July 8 - 12
July 15 - 19
July 22 - 26
July 29 - August 2
August 5 - August 9
August 12 - August 16
Will registration remain open throughout the summer?
Registration will remain open as long as spaces are still available, however, families must register no later than the Thursday before the week they wish to attend.
Is lunch provided by Summer Program?
Lunch is not provided. Campers will receive a mid-morning snack during class. After-care campers are responsible for bringing their own lunches. After-Care campers receive a mid-afternoon snack around 3:30. Any snacks/lunches may not contain any peanut products.
What about allergies and medications?
Caring for the health and safety of our campers is our top priority. Please note all important health and allergy information when you register online. Please also contact us directly if your child(ren) will be bringing medication to camp. If your child is bringing an EpiPen or inhaler, please be sure to include this information on your child's registration form.Camper medical forms must be stamped by your child's pediatrician to be in compliance with State of Maryland Summer Camp regulations. If your son or daughter requires medicine other than an EpiPen or inhaler, parents must administer these before camp. If necessary, parents may administer medication to their child in the main office throughout the camp day.