The priests and seminarians of St. Michael’s Abbey will act as camp directors, counselors, and staff and ensure that campers are supervised at all times.
Accommodations: A bunk room in the high school and large military tent for campouts.
Recreational Activities: Swimming, sports, hiking, campfires, and more!
Spiritual Activities: Mass, Rosary, catechism, Benediction, optional altar server training, and opportunities for Confession.
Accreditation: Our overnight camp has been in operation since 1962, and it is accredited by the American Camping Association.
Summer 2020 Camp Dates
Week 1: July 5 – 11
Week 2: July 12 – 18
Week 3: July 19 – 25
Week 4: July 26 – August 1 (Sacred Music Week)
Week 5: August 2 – 8
Camp Fee: $395 for first camper and $365 for additional brother from the same household. Fee does not include accident/injury insurance and is NOT tax deductible. Camp fee is due at time of application. A non-refundable processing fee of $100 will be assessed for every application. Credit card is required for online application.
Contact Information: For a more timely response, we prefer to receive emails at SummerCamp@StMichaelsAbbey.com. To leave a voice message, call (949) 858-0222 Ext. 271; please allow up to one (1) week for reply to voice messages.
St Michael’s Summer Camp – Sacred Music Week 4
As priests and religious living a monastic life, sacred music is an important part of our everyday routine. Boys at our summer camp already experience some of this musical heritage at daily Mass and Thursday evening Benediction.
But this year at camp, during Week Four, summer campers will have the opportunity to enter into this musical world of our community in a more profound way. In addition to all our normal summer camp activities—sports, swimming, hiking, campfire, NationBall, and more—Week Four will provide campers of every age with basic training in choral singing and an introduction to Gregorian Chant. The instruction will prepare the boys to sing for our closing Mass on Saturday, while also exposing them to the richness of our Catholic musical heritage.
No singing experience or auditions are required! Boys will be placed in one of three choirs according to their age, and each choir will learn music suited to its choral abilities. The human voice is a powerful and beautiful gift from God, and many young people today do not know how to use it in song. This summer, give your boys the chance to learn how to praise God with their singing voices, and we guarantee they will have a lot of fun in the process!
St Michael’s Summer Camp. Where all boys have fun singing.
For more information on Gregorian chant – click here.
Camp activities are countless, and no two days are exactly alike*. Here’s just one example of day at camp:
6:30 a.m. — Wake Up
7:00 a.m. — Holy Mass
7:45 a.m. — Flag Salute & Morning Exercises
8:00 a.m. — Breakfast
8:45 a.m. — Bunk Inspection
9:00 a.m. — Soccer
10:00 a.m. — Kick the Can
11:00 a.m. — Swimming
12:00 p.m. — Lunch
12:30 p.m. — Rest Lodge
2:00 p.m. — Baseball
3:00 p.m. — Hiking
4:00 p.m. — Nationball (a camp favorite)
4:45 p.m. — Rosary
5:30 p.m. — Dinner
6:00 p.m. — Catechism
7:00 p.m. — Stink Bug Hunt & Race
8:00 p.m. — Campfire!
9:30 p.m. — Bedtime
*In Sacred Music Week (Week 4), the schedule will be adapted to accommodate at least two choir classes a day.
St. Michael’s Summer Camp reserves the right to decline summer camp acceptance to any child.