"Patience is a virtue and the CYO camp staff possesses previously-unrecorded levels. We keep showing up early each year (last year for that, I promise!) and we were welcomed most graciously! We loved it all."
"I can't say enough about the Program Staff!!! They were absolutely amazing in so many ways! I actually took a lot from the experience myself and I think the kids did as well! Thank you for all you do!"
"Honestly, we loved everything.... from hiking to the low challenge course, to the chickens, the night walks, the campfire..... it was all a first time experience for my students so all of it was so exciting to them."
"I liked how well you incorporate our state standards in your classes."
"My boys LOVE camp and cannot wait to attend. They like all of the activities, friends in cabins and talk about the counselors for the whole year. They come home singing songs, sharing new prayers for meals and remember the values."
– Parent of a summer camper
I was so nervous about my daughter going to camp for the first time. She was not! She STILL talks about the games she learned and the friends she made during her week. It was a great experience for her to be "on her own" for a week, she gained so much confidence and had a blast. As a camp alum myself I can't say enough good about CYO camp now and can't believe the improvements that have been made since I got to attend. Keep up the great work!
– Parents of a summer camper
"I just wanted to thank you for a WONDERFUL time! It could not have been a more perfect weekend. Thankfully the weather cooperated. But more importantly, the whole experience was fantastic. Plenty of fun activities, plenty of time in which to do them, great meals...it was all great! And I wanted to comment on what a wonderful group of people you have working with us campers. They were terrific Their enthusiasm and energy was amazing and they were all so patient with the kids. Truly outstanding! Thanks for making our weekend perfect."
– Annie Endres, Mother-Daughter participant
"I love camp because camp is home. And where there is a home, there is family. And where there is family, there is love."
-Sarah Garvin, Summer Staff 2015 & 2016
"Camp is looking down at a smiling child and knowing that you're helping them make memories that they'll remember for the rest of their lives. I love knowing that my job is helping kids make outdoor memories outside of their normal every day lives with people that they'll form lifelong friendships with"
-Josie Wanner, Summer Staff 2016
"The experience of working at CYO Camp is amazing because it is so much more important than cashing in a paycheck. Camp is always changing people for better, and we're not just talking about campers. While it has been many years since my first summer as a counselor, I still feel the magic of camp deep inside me. My core identity as a husband, teacher, and education administrator was formed on the hills of CYO Camp. The most meaningful friendships and connections I have in my life are all traced back to Clay Lick Road."
-Eric Lecher, Summer Staff 2002-2006, Boom Crew 2006-Present
"When you're at camp, you always know that the staff is working together to better themselves and to better each other by being camper-centered and making sure that the campers are in a safe, fun-loving, and inclusive environment. CYO Camp is one of my favorite places to be and to work because by serving and helping those around us, we encounter the purest forms of love and community."
-Kristin Foresman, Summer Staff 2016
"For me, CYO Camp Rancho Framasa was a place where I learned who I was and who I wanted to be. Campers and counselors were able to connect to their inner "YOU" through silly songs, catching crawdads in the creek, dressing up crazy for Ranch Fest, or even quietly listening to the wind in the trees. This amazing place allowed me to grow deeper in my love of Christ and understand how precious the children of our world and communities are to us all. I am now a teacher, and I see my experiences as a counselor come to life in my classroom everyday to help bring joy and love to my students."
-Amber Johnstone, Counselor Manager 2013, Day Camp Coordinator 2016