Camp Survive

Camp Survive

Camp Survive 2021 

We are planning to host Camp Survive this summer!

August 2-6, 2021
August 9-13, 2021
Information about Camp Survive

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, lodging, and a camp t-shirt.

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

Week 1 is scheduled for August 2-6 at Big Sandy Camp*
Week 2 is scheduled for August 9-13 at Big Sandy Camp*

*Campers may only register for one week of camp.  Big Sandy camp is located at 52511 185th Pl, McGregor, Minnesota 55760.

Open to: Students who are in Grades 6-8 in the current school year 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 the current 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 from the waiting list.  We sometimes have last minute cancellations or are able to add students once rooming is assigned.

Registration: Please contact your parish Youth Minister or Director of Religious Education for registration details.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:  The $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.  The total cost is $330.  You will be able to sign up for an automatic payment plan if needed.  After you register, you are also able to make payments in your account anytime (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 17th. A refund of all but the $50 deposit is available until July 17th.  The deposit is non-refundable. There are no refunds after July 17th, unless camp is cancelled due to COVID-19 or if your child has COVID or has been exposed to COVID.  If camp is canceled due to COVID, most of your Camp Survive fee will be refunded.  This amount 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.

Junior Counselor Applications and Registration

Students who are in 10th-12th grades this school year (2020/2021) from the Diocese of Duluth could apply to be Junior Counselors.

Online JC Online Application 2021 
Online JC Online Reference Form 2021

If you received a letter inviting you to be a JC, please click on your week below to register.  If you are serving both weeks, please remember to register for both weeks.

WEEK 1 JC Registration: July 31-August 6, 2021

WEEK 2 JC Registration: July 31-August 1 AND August 8-13, 2021

Prayer Team Applications and Registration

Students who are in 9th or 10th grade this school year (2020/2021) from the Diocese of Duluth can apply to be on the Prayer Team.  We are opening the chance for 10th graders to be on the Prayer Team this year only since we could not have camp last year.

Online Prayer Team Online Application 2021 
Online Prayer Team Online Reference Form 2021

If you received a letter inviting you to be on the Prayer Team, please click on your week below to register.  If you are serving both weeks, please remember to register for both weeks.

WEEK 1 Prayer Team Registration: August 1-6, 2021

WEEK 2 Prayer Team Registration: August 8-13, 2021

JC and Prayer Team applications and references were due by April 26th (previously said due April 19th, but that was incorrect. Sorry!)  Everyone who applies will receive a letter letting them know if they are able to serve at camp this year.  You could apply to work one or both weeks and we will staff camp as needed.  Letters to ALL applicants were mailed on June 2, 2021.  Thank you for your patience!  If you did not receive a letter, please contact Annette at [email protected]  

In Memory of Mallory Norrell
For the tribute page for Mallory Norrell, please click here.


Page updated 5/5/2021

Father Michael Schmitz

Heather Serena
[email protected]

Annette Merritt
[email protected]


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Duluth, MN 55812
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