Quo Vadis 2019 camp praying before soccer

Quo Vadis Summer Camp

Quo Vadis Camp 2022 is currently full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email vocations@arlingtondiocese.org with the name, birthdate and grade level of the camper.

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

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 Jesus' words at the Last Supper, “Do this in memory of me.” Jesus teaches us many things by his words and example, and then he leaves us the gift of himself in the Eucharist as strength for the journey. What does this gift of Jesus mean to me? How can I respond?

Come to Quo Vadis Camp and find out!

See photos from the 2021 camp and read the Catholic Herald article about it.

Dates: July 10-14, 2022. Camp opens at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, pick-up is 1:00 p.m. Thursday. There is 4:00 p.m. Mass with Bishop Burbidge and a picnic for families on opening Sunday.

Quo Vadis Camp is for boys currently in high school (grades 9-12 for the 2021-22 academic year), who have not yet turned 19.

Due to demand, camp registration is done by lottery. The lottery will be open for the month of March. Only one entry needed per camper and you can enter anytime during March.

Registration and payment is due May 23 for those who have received a space in the camp.

Cost is $250 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.

Participants are required to abide by Mount St. Mary's University and Seminary COVID protocols for summer activities, which have not been determined for 2022.

Here are some comments from participants:

  • “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.”
  • “[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.”

PAYMENT PLAN:    Camp can be paid for in three installments ($85, $85 and $80), contact the Office of Vocations for more information. All payments must be received by June 30.

Cancellations must be received in writing (via email) to the Office of Vocations, vocations@arlingtondiocese.org. Cancellations received on or before June 1 receive a 50% refund.
Cancellations received after June 1 will not receive a refund. 
Exceptions will be made in the case of a participant not being able to attend due to a positive COVID test, exhibiting COVID symptoms, or being exposed to a positive COVID case within 5 days of the start of camp, and will be handled on an individual basis.

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