Camp Survive

Camp Survive

Camp Survive 2023 

We are planning to host two sessions of Camp Survive this summer!

Dates to be determined - please check back this winter!
Camp Survive 2022 Information
General registration for Grade 6-8 campers will open on Thursday, May 19th, 2021 at 6:00pm.  See below for links.

Registration Deadlines
Week 1: Tuesday, July 19th @ 12:00 NOON
Week 2:  Wednesday, July 27th @ 8:00 AM
Letters to JC and Prayer Team applicants were mailed on Wednesday, May 18th and will take a couple days to arrive.  The JC and Prayer Team registration links are now available at the bottom of this page as of Friday, May 20th.  Thank you for your patience.  Please register for the right category and week.
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 again this year!

Week 1 is scheduled for July 25-29 at Big Sandy Camp*
Week 2 is scheduled for August 1-5 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 (2021/2022) 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 ('21/'22) 
  • 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.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:  The $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.  The total cost is $399.  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 16th. A refund of all but the $50 deposit is available until July 16th.  The deposit is non-refundable. There are no refunds after July 16th, 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 except for a $10 processing fee. 

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.

Grade 6-8 Camper Registration: General registration opened Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm.  Click the week below you want to attend.  Waiting lists will be available if a week fills up.  You may only register for one week.  


Junior Counselor Applications and Registration

Students who are in 10th-12th grades this school year (2021/2022) from the Diocese of Duluth could apply to be Junior Counselors.  Applications were due April 30th.

JC Application 2022
Online JC Reference Form 2022 

If you applied and 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: Training and Camp July 22-29, 2022

WEEK 2 JC Registration: Training July 22-24 AND Camp August 1-5, 2022

Prayer Team Applications and Registration

Students who are in 9th grade this school year (2021/2022) from the Diocese of Duluth can apply to be on the Prayer Team.  Applications were due April 30th.

Prayer Team Application 2022
Online Prayer Team Reference Form 2022 

If you applied and 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: July 24-29, 2022

WEEK 2 Prayer Team Registration: July 31-August 5, 2022

JC and Prayer Team applications and references were due April 30th.  Everyone who applies will receive a letter in the mail letting them know if they are able to serve at camp this year.  You can apply to work one or both weeks and we will staff camp as needed.  Check with your youth ministers to see which week(s) they plan to attend.

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


Updated 7/18/2022

Father Michael Schmitz

Heather Serena
[email protected]

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

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