Camp Sunday 02/19/17
This special Sunday is dedicated to spreading the word about the ministry of Camp Capers Summer Camp, Mustang Island Family Camp, and the summer camp programming at Duncan Park. The Camps and Conferences staff are looking forward to celebrating camp with parishes across the diocese. On Camp Sunday churches can incorporate camp songs into their worship services; invite campers, counselors, parents, and staff to share their testimony; and of course, wear camp T-shirts!
Additionally, each congregation is encouraged to consider dedicating the Sunday offering on Camp Sunday to the Camp Scholarship Fund. Working with Good Samaritan Community Services (GSCS), St. Jude's Ranch for Children, and families throughout the diocese, this fund helps make our camp programs accessible to children and families who would not be able to afford this life-giving experience otherwise.
During the Summer 2016 season, 214 children and youth from GSCS and St. Jude's got to play, sing, swim, climb, and grow their faith through teaching and worship at Camp Capers' and Duncan Park's Summer Camps, due to the generosity of our scholarship fund. In addition, many diocesan families received assistance to send youth to Camp Capers, attend Family Camp at Mustang Island Conference Center, and experience the summer programs at Duncan Park.
If you think you may miss Camp Sunday at your home parish or want to give at another time, you can click the "Donate" button below to donate to the Camps Scholarship Fund.
Camp Sunday Resources:
- 2017 Camp Sunday materials (downloadable PDF file)
- 2017 Camp Sunday Save The Date (option 1 and option 2)
- 2017 Summer Season Dates Flyer (downloadable PDF file)
- QR Code for use in bulletins, direct link to our Online Giving Page
Any questions about Camp Sunday or our upcoming summer season can be directed to the Camps and Conferences Department. We look forward to celebrating with you, soon!