Camp Survive

Camp Survive

Camp Survive 2021

Please stay tuned for announcements regarding Camp Survive 2021.  Thank you for your patience.  God bless you and your families!

Notice About Camp Survive 2020
It is with deep sadness that we announce that Camp Survive will be cancelled this summer.  The State of Minnesota has not yet given camps permission to open their facilities for overnight camps.  Please keep the camps and staff in your prayers. 
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, a t-shirt, and lodging.

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

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

*Campers would have only registered for one week of camp.

UPDATE: Registration will not open this year.  We are so sorry we cannot host camp this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information to keep in mind for next year:

Open to: Students who are in Grades 6-8 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!

PLEASE NOTE for future years:   

  • 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.  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 (to be determined (TBD) for 2021).  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 date TBD. A refund of all but the $50 deposit is available TBD.  The deposit is non-refundable.  There are no refunds after TBD, 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.  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 could apply to be Junior Counselors.

Online JC Online Application 2020
Online JC Online Reference Form 2020 

Prayer Team Applications

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

Online Prayer Team Online Application 2020
Online Prayer Team Online Reference Form 2020

JC and Prayer Team applications and references were due by May 18th.  Everyone who applied will receive an e-mail letting them know that Camp Survive is cancelled for 2020.  Thank you to all who applied this year.  We hope you can join us for future faith events.  God bless you!

Mallory Norrell Memorial Fund

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


Page updated 06/09/2020

Father Michael Schmitz

Heather Serena
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Annette Merritt
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Duluth, MN 55812
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