Confirmation is truly a once in a lifetime experience that we are invited to receive as members of the Catholic Church. It is a moment where we are sealed with the Holy Spirit and our souls indelibly marked for Christ. Many young people prepare for a year or more to make their Confirmation! CYO Camp Rancho Framasa is happy to be a part of that preparation for many young people in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis through our Confirmation Day of Reflection. This day is a fantastic time for young people to connect to and build their faith in new ways, meet new people, experience the outdoors, and have a ton of fun all in a single day retreat!
Confirmation Day of Reflection offers retreat participants a wonderful experience! We provide a great mix of recreation, spiritual development, and Confirmation focused education. In the upcoming Confirmation Day of Reflection on Feb. 6, 2021 we are excited to be partnering with the San Damiano Scholars program out of Marian University! One of their students will be joining us to give a talk about Confirmation and her personal Confirmation journey. We will take a deeper dive into our faith by learning about different ways to pray, reflecting on our own personal relationship with Christ, and understanding the power that Confirmation holds. Retreat participants will also get to experience team and community building activities designed to bring them together in Christian community, and then be able to take those lessons and experiences back to their home parishes.
Check out what people are saying about our fall Confirmation Day of Reflection!
“They both had a wonderful time at the retreat. They came away with a greater understanding of confirmation and they had fun while learning with their peers.”
“You guys did an amazing job. I would recommend this day of reflection to anyone!”
“Going into this, she was very unsure about what to expect and what she was going to get out of it. She went to camp a little grumpy. She came back a different child. She has been talking about our Faith more and has been much more engaged in learning about Confirmation.”
This coming Confirmation Day of Reflection on Feb. 6, 2021 is one you will not want to miss! So, if you or someone you know is preparing for their Confirmation, and would like to attend this awesome retreat experience, sign up for Confirmation Day of Reflection with CYO Camp Rancho Framasa! Registration is open and there are still spots available! Don’t miss this great opportunity!
School Year Program Director
CYO Camp Rancho Framasa
The holidays have passed, and we have rung in a new year. Judging by the posts on my social media, many of us are ecstatic to leave 2020 behind and forge ahead into 2021. Obviously, 2020 was tough year. Perhaps that is an understatement. It certainly took its toll on camp. We missed so much of the typical camp year. I missed working with Program Staff, visiting Ranchfest, and the summer camp kids playing outside my office window the most.
As I have written before, the year at camp was not without blessings. Fundraisers, volunteers, family days, rentals, and committed staff are just a few. I feel so much gratitude for all who helped camp stay afloat in 2020. We could not have done it without the help of so many.
And now? We are so excited for 2021! We are gearing up for events and programs early to late spring and are hopeful to hold summer camp. Yes, maybe summer camp!
Currenlty, we are hiring staff for spring groups and signing up volunteers for a couple of staff workdays. There is a buzz around as we start this new year centered around the future of camp. We know things will remain under the COVID-19 precautions, but are optimistic and excited to be moving forward.
As always, we are hopeful that camp will be a part of your year at camp. Look at what we have on the horizon:
• Confirmation Day of Reflection--- (coming soon…February 6, 2021)
• CYO to GO! --- we bring programming to your school or parish
• Camp Rental--- spend some or all of spring break at camp
• Family Camps (including Mother Daughter): dates TBD
• School Year Programming: Outdoor Education, Retreats, Field Trips, Leadership, and Community Programs ---- we are currently accepting registrations!
In addition, we are penciling in some summer camp programs and dates. We are thrilled that ALL of this is feels possible. Our goal is to make 2021 a great year… maybe the best one yet! It may look a little different at times (masks, distancing, sanitizing, etc.) but our programs will proudly carry the same values they always have. We continue to be inclusive, Catholic, camper-centered, humble, focused on staff development, and stewards of the earth. Oh, and did I mention we plan to have fun?
So. much. fun, is in store!
Won’t you join us?
Good stuff is on its way!
CYO Camp Co-director
Camp is such an unique experience! Our staff take turns sharing their perspectives of the experience that is CYO Camp Rancho Framasa!
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