Quo Vadis 2019 camp praying before soccer

Quo Vadis Summer Discernment Camp

The 2019 Quo Vadis Camp was a roaring success (in spite of starting off with a thunderstorm!). It was held July 7-11 at Mount St. Mary's Seminary. This year's theme was "Made for Greatness" and included talks on that theme as well as tips on prayer, directed meditations, sports tournaments and fun and fellowship.

Here are some comments from participants; see below for photos and more:

  • “For any guy trying to get serious about prayer and exploring vocations, this camp really is helpful in getting that started. It is also a lot of fun.”
  • “I would recommend [Quo Vadis Camp] because not only was it incredibly fun, but the spiritual strength and fraternity were amazing.”
  • This camp really improves your ability to know yourself, whether you’re discerning priesthood or married life. The camp also helps you with your prayer life while being fun and getting to meet the seminarians.”
  • My favorite part of the camp was the overwhelming presence of God. I want to thank you all for re-kindling my love of prayer.”
  • “[What I enjoyed most was] the witness of the seminarians and brothers. They were full of joy and enthusiasm. They were a ton of fun and I was really inspired by their sacrifice.”
  • The connection between holiness and happiness is really awesome to see.”


See photos from the 2019 camp and read the Catholic Herald article about it.

Quo Vadis Camp 2020 will be July 12-16. The registration lottery will open in March. To be added to the email list, contact vocations@arlingtondiocese.org.

About Quo Vadis Camp

  • Quo Vadis Camp is a great opportunity to explore your vocation, grow in prayer and friendship, and learn more about the priesthood and seminary life.
  • It's five days and four nights at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary with other young men as well as the seminarians, priests and religious brothers 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.

More about the Quo Vadis Camp Lottery and Registration Process:
Due to the overwhelming popularity of Quo Vadis Camp, registration is done by lottery. The lottery is open for the month of March for that year's camp. 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.