youth and young adults

Jr. High “Camp Summit” Summer Camp




Week 1 of Camp Summit    

For Youth entering 6-7-8 grade in fall of 2018






Week 2 of Camp Summit

For Youth entering 6-7-8 grade in fall of 2018


Fiat and Prayer Information


Camp Summit 2017– Walk on Water!

Camp Summit

This summer’s Camp Summit theme will be “Walk on water.” More than 250 youth and chaperones will arrive at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro for a week of fun and, more importantly, an invitation to draw close to God and know the splendor of the Father’s love.

How do we respond to fear in our life? Do we worry? Are we afraid of what might happen to us or our loved ones? Do we get overwhelmed? In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus’ disciples are caught in the midst of a storm at sea. As the boat was “being tossed about by the waves,” Jesus comes to them walking on water and they are frightened, thinking he is a ghost. Jesus says, “Take courage, it is I, Do not be afraid.” Peter says, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”

How often do we respond to Jesus in this way in our lives? We find ourselves lost in the midst of a storm, and Jesus is trying to reach out to us and encourage us to just trust him. Our response is oftentimes, “Lord, I am not sure that I want to trust you.”

Luckily for Peter, he made the decision to trust, if only for a second, and he walks on water. As he feels the waves crashing all around him, has a moment of doubt and begins to sink, crying out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reaches out his hand and grasps onto Peter.

At Camp Summit 2017, we will discover how the Lord enables and encourages us to walk on water, especially in the midst of storms in our lives and despite all odds. Let our response to Jesus be like Peter’s: “Truly, you are the Son of God!”

Camp Summit is a Catholic adventure camp featuring prayer experiences and activities such as bonfires, high ropes course, teambuilding, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, dynamic speakers, confession, small group discussions, games, and more. Middle school students from all over the Diocese of Winona come to camp to witness Christ through prayer, each other, and the high-energy atmosphere.

Camp Summit takes place at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center (28097 Goodview Drive, Lanesboro, MN 55949) right outside of Lanesboro, MN, which is nestled in the beautiful Root River Valley.

Campers stay in rooms with 8 bunks beds, and we do our best to house campers with people from their parish group. Campers will be busy for most of the day and will only be in their rooms to sleep.

All meals are provided on site and are covered in the cost of camp. If you have special dietary needs, accommodations can be made. Please let your parish youth representative know at registration what your dietary needs are.