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Quo Vadis Summer Camp

Grow in faith and friendship. Build virtue. Have some fun!

The camp registration lottery is now closed. Those who receive a spot will be notified by April 12 and will have until May 6 to submit registration and payment. To be added to the wait list send an email to vocations@arlingtondiocese.org including the name, current grade and birthdate of the camper. 

Read on for more info about the Quo Vadis Camp.

Quo Vadis Summer Camp is designed for high school guys who want to gain tools for living and praying to lay a solid foundation for their future.

It's five days and four nights at Mount St. Mary's Seminary with Arlington priests and seminarians and religious brothers.

Mornings focus on the spiritual, including Mass and talks, and afternoons are all about sports and games; evening events are a mix. One day there's a pilgrimage to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

This year's theme centers on the promise in the book of Revelation, “Behold, I make all things new” (Rev. 21:5), reminding us of the hope and joy Jesus secured for us by his death and resurrection. How does Jesus want to renew you? How can you respond?

Come to Quo Vadis Camp and find out!

Dates: July 7-11, 2024. Camp opens at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, pick-up is 1:00 p.m. Thursday. There is noon Mass and a picnic for families on opening Sunday.

Quo Vadis Camp is for boys currently in high school (grades 9-12 for the 2023-24 academic year), who have not yet turned 19.

Due to demand, camp registration is done by lottery. The lottery is open now through midnight March 29. Only one entry needed per camper, and you can enter anytime before it closes.

For those who receive a space in the camp, registration links will be sent out by April 12, and registration and payment are due May 6.

Cost is $280 per camper, which include private room and all meals for the 4.5 days. Financial aid and payment plans are available* (see below for more payment information).

Camp is held at Mount St. Mary's University and Seminary. All campers will have their own room and share a hall bath. Meals are in the university cafeteria.

See photos from the 2023 camp and read the Catholic Herald article about it.

“I had a great time, better than I could have expected. The balance between prayer and fun worked well, and I've gained countless habits to apply to my prayer and discernment. I look forward to the journey ahead.”

“Highlights: freedom from technology; brotherhood; daily Mass and adoration; all the prayer opportunities.”

“Being with the seminarians was really cool. Seeing how they are trying to grow in holiness and pursuing their vocation while still being cools guys who like sports and stuff is inspiring.”

“The chance to pray and meditation was unlike and other time or retreat I've ever been to! The seminarians and priests were all amazing!”

“Fraternity, prayer/adoration, having seminarians everywhere to talk to.”

“I enjoyed the brotherhood and prayer.”

PAYMENT PLAN: Camp can be paid for in three installments ($95, $95 and $90). For those issued a slot in the original lottery (April 12), the first payment will be due by May 9. Second is due June 1. Third is due June 30.

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

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

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