Camp Survive


Camp Survive

August 6-10, 2018

Camp Survive is a 5-day junior high camp open to students who have completed grades 6-8. Activities at camp include talks, music, daily Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, games, swimming, archery, laser tag, survival training and more!!! The registration fee includes all meals, a t-shirt, and lodging in cabins.

Waiting List:  Camp Survive is full.  Those currently on the Waiting List will only be contacted if a spot opens up due to a cancellation.  If you have questions, please contact Annette Merritt.

***For Registered Campers Only:  Click below for the Packing List/ Info Letters and directions.  These were included as links in your registration confirmation e-mails.  They are listed as a sample and are up to date.

Duluth Bus

David Walsh, Director of Faith Formation at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, has arranged to have a coach bus drive campers to camp and back from Duluth with a chaperone.  Everyone is invited to register to ride round-trip or one-way.  Please see details, print off a permission form, and register at  You MUST pre-register to be able to ride so they save a seat for you.  
The Duluth pick-up and drop-off location is the Holy Rosary campus of Stella Maris Academy located at 2802 East 4th Street.  All payments will be made to "Cathedral of Our Lady" or "COOL" when you board the bus.  The diocese is not in charge of this bus.  For bus questions, please contact David at or 218-728-3646.  Thank you to David and the Cathedral parish for hosting and arranging the bus!


Registration Fee: $260 (registration changes to $280 after July 13, 2018 and camp fills up, so register early!)  A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration.  All payments are due by July 20, 2018.

Open to: Students who are in Grades 6-8 this school year (2017/2018) and who live in the Diocese of Duluth.  We are not able to take non-diocesan students because of the popularity of this event.  We always fill up and have a waiting list with students from our own diocese.  Please contact your diocese's Office of Youth Ministry to see what is offered in your diocese.  Thank you for understanding!  God bless you!

Registration opened April 17th at 10:00am.   PLEASE NOTE:   All campers must have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade by the end of this 2017/2018 school year.  Catholics and non-Catholics within the diocese are welcome to register.  Non-diocesan residents are not able to attend.  

***Registration is full as of the evening of April 17th. The waiting list is closed. There was no cost to go on the waiting list.   If your child is on the waiting list, we will contact you only if room becomes available and we will not transfer your child without contacting you.***

Please note: 

The non-refundable $50 deposit is due at the time of registration.  The total cost is $260 (before July 13).  After you register, you will be able to make payments in your account at All payments are due by Friday, July 20, 2018. A refund of all but the $50 deposit is available until July 13.  The deposit is non-refundable.  There are no refunds after July 13.  

Students are not allowed to have their cell phone with them at Camp Survive.  Parents, do not send phones with your child.  Phones are available in case of emergency.  If you need to get a hold of us, there is a note and phone numbers on the packing letter you will receive as a link in your confirmation e-mail.

Camp Survive posters - here
Map to Big Sandy - here

Junior Counselor Applications

Students who are in 10th-12th grades this school year (2017/2018) could have applied to be Junior Counselors.

Download JC Application - here
Download JC Reference form - here

Applications and reference forms were due by Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  All applicants will be notified some time after April 10th whether or not they are able to be Junior Counselors.

Those who have received a letter of acceptance to be a JC may register here.

Prayer Team Applications

Students who are in 9th grades this school year (2017/2018) could have applied to be on the Prayer Team.
Download Prayer Team Application - here
The application has three parts: a questionnaire, an essay, and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your parish priest or youth minister.

Applications and reference letters were due by Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  All applicants will be notified some time after April 10th whether or not they are able to be on the Prayer Team.

Those who have received a letter of acceptance to be a member of the Prayer Team may register here.

Mallory Norrell Memorial Fund

For information on Mallory Norrell and her Camp Survive memorial fund, please click here.

Father Michael Schmitz

Heather Serena

Annette Merritt


Diocese of Duluth
Youth/Young Adults
2830 E. 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55812
Fax: 218-724-1056

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