Checking out your old camp? Whether you worked in the 1940’s or 2022 or any place in between camp has likely made a positive impact on your life! The experience continues for many staff members today!
So, as an alumnus how can you stay connected?
We are updating our alum database! If you'd like to be connected please complete the form below letting us know how to reach you. We love including our alums in camp events.
Do you know a dynamic, faith filled young person who might be a good fit to work in the camp environment? Encourage that person to apply to work at camp! We offer seasonal employment Summer Staff and Program Staff. Check out Employment Opportunities on this site for more information. A word or two from you might be the gentle push someone needs to apply for a camp job that will change their lives.
Are you a teacher/leader of youth in your community? Consider using camp for your next outdoor education or spiritual retreat program! CYO Camp is the camp of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis! It is YOUR Catholic camp and we await your group with quality programs and staff. In addition, camp is the perfect place for your youth group to fulfill community service hours.
Are you a parent of a child in the Catholic schools? Encourage your child’s teachers and principal to consider camp for programs outside of the classroom. Camp’s school year programs are designed to work with teachers to compliment and match the curriculum being used in the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher today about a field trip to camp for an outdoor education program!
Do you know kids who would love a summer camp experience but cannot financially afford it? Consider donating to camp!
What else can you do? Even with the busy calendar at camp the staff stop often to pray and thank God for the many blessings of camp. As we embark on new seasons and new programs throughout the year it is important to the staff at CYO Camp to pray for continued success. We ask that you join us in that prayer. Let’s pray together that through our work at camp we are able to reach children and make a difference in their lives so that they are empowered to live in positive and productive ways.
We hope you find a way to be a part of today’s CYO Camp!
More ways to get involved
Alumni Engagement Projects
Staff Crosses You may have experienced the CYO Camp tradition of the Catholic camp staff cross. We have the crosses specially made and they are exclusively made for Catholic camps. Each summer at the end of the staff training week we commission the summer’s staff with the Catholic camp cross. We want to start a new tradition with this. We are asking for a few alums that would be willing to come to per-camp and talk for a minute or two at the amphitheater to the entire staff about the significance to you of your staff cross. We would then ask each staff member to come forward and you would be placing their new cross around their neck – with a few words from Steve and we would be “commissioning” them to be Catholic camp staff. When: Typically the last Thursday of May
Summer Staff Cook-out We would much rather have some alums come and do the set-up, grilling and clean-up with Kevin. It really is not a big to-do and of course all the food is packed from the camp kitchen for us and ready to go. It is a great time to be at camp, hang with Kevin at the grill and see and meet some of the new and excited staff. Pretty much the entire staff attends, it’s free food to them! When? Typically the first Friday of June
Camp Planting We are looking for a small group of alums that want to adopt landscaping Cabin St. Clare (top photo) as their very own and do the same. All materials needed for the project and food are provided by camp! When? You schedule this with Kevin at your convenience. Make a morning of it or a day or even stay overnight….”
Campfest Join us for a little bit of fun this fall at CYO Camp Rancho Framasa... you know the camp you worked at and where you made the best memories? Come relive it all (OK, maybe not ALL)! This is a bit of summer camp for the grown ups; this is an adult only event. Got kids? Hire your best sitter and head on down! Mealls, activities, and a one of a kind 2022 Campfest Tee are provided.
This Camp Staff Alum Gathering is Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10am-10pm with an option to stay over either Friday night (arrive at 7 or after), and/or Saturday night. Depart Sunday by noon. Highlights of this event include... The Canada Game Archery Handies Trading Post Shopping History Hike Campfire Ranchfest Canoeing High Ropes Re-paint Your Name at Handie's Chicken Soft Tacos and S'More!
Pricing Circle Game Price Because the seasons have gone round and round and the painted ponies have gone up and down you are captive on the carousel of FULL PRICE...$50.00. (sung to the tune of Circle Game) Herman the Worm Price This discount may also be known as the Early Bird Special. Because, as we all know the early bird gets the worm...Herman the Worm!! $40.00 (ends October 1).
Student Price We have no creative description for this option - College kids are poor. $25.00
Prices are the same no matter how much time you spend at camp.
Schedule A schedule will be given to you upon arrival. (It's camp though, so everything is subject to change or adjustment) Everything on the schedule is OPTIONAL! Meals will be served at the times they are listed, but otherwise, you get to decide how to best spend your time at camp. Spend the whole day telling stories, go on a snipe hunt, sit outside and enjoy the lovely fall weather (fingers crossed), we don't care as long as you're having fun (the number one rule of camp---ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS have fun!)
Parking Park in the parent parking lot, which is the grassy lot north of the Adventure Outpost. There will be no Speedy counselors over there, so hopefully you'll know what to do. Check-in at the Pavilion. Hopefully, you'll have already done your at-home luggage checks so it will be a quick and painless process! We will also have the trading post open.
Campfest Alcohol Policy Some beer and wine will be provided. But also feel free to BYOB, as well as a BYOC (Bring Your Own Cooler) and BYOLC (Bring Your Own Lawn Chair) event. Of course, laws apply at camp, so please drink responsibly and respect the legal drinking age.
Let your camp friends know about Campfest! Make sure that all your favorite staff alumni know about Campfest! We're so excited to host this event again, and we want to make sure that no one misses out! Please share this info.
When you register, you will let us know when you are coming, your shirt size, your lodging choice (if you are staying over), any food allergies or sensitivities, and if you'd like to help out with leading an area or campfire.
Regsitration ends Ocotber 21. You must register to attend.