Camp Survive

Camp Survive

This year, we are planning two weeks of Camp Survive!

Register for July 27-31 OR August 3-7, 2020!

Camp Survive is a 5-day junior high camp open to students who have completed grades 6-8 this school year. 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.

Due to the popularity of camp, we are offering two weeks of Camp Survive this year!

Week 1 will be held July 27-31 at Camp JIM (Jesus is Mine) near Motley, MN*
Week 2 will be held August 3-7 at Big Sandy Camp near McGregor, MN*

*Campers may only register for one week of camp.  Talk to your parish leaders and friends to see which week they plan to register.

UPDATE: Registration has been rescheduled to open on Tuesday, June 16th at 6:00pm.
We are delaying registration until we know how many campers we will be able to accommodate at each location this summer.  Thank you for your patience!

Registration Fee: $320 (registration increases $20 after the deadline.  Camp fills up quickly, so register early!)  A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration.  All payments are due by July 10, 2020.

Open to: Students who are in Grades 6-8 this school year (2019/2020) 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.  If you do not live within the boundaries of the Diocese of Duluth, please contact your diocese's Office of Youth Ministry to see what is offered.  Thank you for understanding!  God bless you!


  • All campers must have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade by the end of this 2019/2020 school year. 
  • Catholics and non-Catholics who live within the diocese are welcome to register. 
  • People who do not live within the Diocese of Duluth are not able to attend.
  • When registration fills, you may register for the Waiting List for free.  We will contact you if we are able to register your child.  We sometimes have last minute cancellations or are able to add students once rooming is assigned.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:  The $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.  The total cost is $320 (before July 3).  After you register, you will be able to make payments in your account at a link that will be provided provided later so people do not mistakenly click on it for registration. All payments are due by July 10, 2020. A refund of all but the $50 deposit is available until July 3.  The deposit is non-refundable.  There are no refunds after July 3, unless camp is cancelled due to COVID-19.  If camp is canceled due to COVID-19, most of your Camp Survive fee will be refunded except a fee to help cover registration fees and credit card fees.  This amount is to be determined, but will be posted prior to Camp registration opening.

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.

After reading the notes above, please register here when registration opens.  Registration is scheduled to open for Week 1 and Week 2 on May 19th at 6:00pm.  Please check back for updates.  Campers may only register for one week of camp.

If you do not get a confirmation e-mail after you register or if you have trouble with registration, please call Annette at 218-724-9111.

Junior Counselor Applications

Students who are in 10th-12th grades this school year (2019/2020) from the Diocese of Duluth can apply to be Junior Counselors.

Online JC Online Application 2020 - Click here
Online JC Online Reference Form 2020 - Click here 

Prayer Team Applications

Students who are in 9th grades this school year (2019/2020) from the Diocese of Duluth can apply to be on the Prayer Team.  

Online Prayer Team Online Application 2020 - Click here
Online Prayer Team Online Reference Form 2020 - Click here

JC and Prayer Team applications and references are due by May 18th.  Everyone who applies will receive a letter to let them know if they are able to attend sometime after May 27th.  The cost is $160 for Prayer Team and Junior Counselor registration.  The registration link will be available in June.

Mallory Norrell Memorial Fund

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

Father Michael Schmitz
[email protected]

Heather Serena
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Annette Merritt
[email protected]


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

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