FIAT Camp 2018

FIAT Summer Discernment Camp

FIAT Camp 2019 will be July 14-18, 2019. The registration lottery is now closed; to be added to the waiting list send an email to vocations@arlingtondiocese.org.

About FIAT Camp

  • FIAT Camp is a great opportunity to explore your vocation, grow in prayer and friendship, and learn more about religious life!
  • It's five days and four nights at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary with other girls as well as the religious sisters and young women discerners who staff the camp.
  • The mornings include Mass and talks, the afternoons are sports and recreation, and evening events are a mix of spiritual and fun. There is also a pilgrimage to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The camp is for rising 9-12 graders.

See some photos from FIAT 2018 along with the FIAT Camp slideshow, and read the Arlington Catholic Herald article about the camp.

See the FIAT Camp video

Here are some testimonials from past campers:

"My favorite part was getting to interact with the sisters and see how totally happy they are."
"It helped me so much to start the journey of discernment and grow deeper in love with Christ and finding who I am."
"I feel like instead of knowing what path to take, I know how to find out what path to take, and that helps A LOT."
"I really enjoyed all of the great friends I made playing sports!"

More about the FIAT Camp Lottery and Registration Process:

Due to the overwhelming popularity of FIAT Camp, registration is done by lottery. The lottery will be open for the month of March for that year's camp (this year March 6-31). Those receiving a spot in the camp will receive an email by mid-April with their registration.

Those who do not secure a spot in the original lottery will be placed on a waiting list, the order of which will also be determined by lottery.  As soon as any spots are released we will let you know in the order of the waiting list.

Due to the popularity of the camp, we ask that all participants arrive at the start (Sunday between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.) and depart Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Cost & Financial Aid Information:

Cost is $220 per camper.  Payment plans are available. Financial aid is available with permission of Fr. Isenberg. 

Payment plan:

Camp can be paid for in three installments ($75, $75 and $70). For those issued a slot in the original lottery (April 12), the first payment will be due by May 6. Second is due June 1. Third is due June 21.

Those receiving slots after April 12 will have the schedule adjusted accordingly, but the last payment must be received by June 30.

Cancellation and refund policy:

Cancellations received before June 1st receive a 50% refund.
Cancellations received after June 15th do not receive a refund.
Cancellations must be received in writing (via email) to the Office of Vocations, vocations@arlingtondiocese.org.

 *Requesting Financial aid or Payment Plan in no way hinders a participant’s order in the lottery.

We are thrilled these camps have received such a great response; at the same time, we regret that we don’t have the time or the space to accommodate more campers.

While these camps are an opportunity for young people to grow closer to God and discern their vocations, they are not the only means. If your son or daughter is exploring his or her vocation, please contact the Vocations Director and he would be happy to help in any way he can.