FIAT Camp 2019

FIAT Summer Discernment Camp

 

We do not yet know whether FIAT Camp will be able to happen Summer 2021 or not due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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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 and read the Catholic Herald article about the 2019 camp, which was a great experience for the campers as well as staff. The theme was "Made for Greatness" and included talks on that theme as well as tips on prayer, directed meditations, sports tournaments and craft workshops.

See the FIAT Camp video.

Here are some comments from 2019 campers:

  • “Something that was really special to me this week was learning to be at peace and know that God's plan is always the best and He will reveal it to me through a deepened relationship with Him.”
  • “It has been so helpful in my discernment and every girl needs that. It's been such a fun retreat as well, perfectly balanced, and an experience I will never forget.”
  • “By coming here, I feel my relationship with God has grown so much. This has made me feel like discerning my vocation is more of a life than a job, and God's choice not mine.”
  • “It is so hard to describe the graces and gifts that come from this camp. I really believe you have to experience it to fully understand it.”
  • “It really just lets you slow down and think about why you're really here on earth, and what path you'll take to Christ.”


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 14), the first payment will be due by May 8. Second is due June 1. Third is due June 22. 

Those receiving slots after April 14 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.