WorkCamp Online Resources

The resources on this page are intended to assist you with your overall preparation for WorkCamp. If you have suggestions for resources that would help you lead a more successful WorkCamp program for your parish and youth, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Youth, Campus, and Young Adult Ministries at 703-841-2559 to make recommendations or requests.

Parish Preparation

2024 Parish Preparation Manual

WorkCamp 2024 at-a-glance Calendar

WorkCamp Small Group Resource Guide

Exploring the WorkCamp Mission

WorkCamp 2023 Videos

Annual Theme  |  en español

Diocesan Jubilee Website

WorkCamp Prayer Card (English & Spanish)

Modesty / Dress Code

Vehicle Rental (Stakeholders, see Feb. 22, 2024 email)

Authorized Driver Application

Parish Van Info Form

Sample Daily Schedule

Parish Tool Colors

Adult Crew Leader Training

Adult Crew Leader Binder

Stakeholder Role Description

Packing List

Projects & Contractors

Safety Guide

Project Flyer

Van Proofing Instructions

Recruiting Contractors

Contractor Information & Registration Guide:  English  |  Spanish

Contractor Hotel Block Information

Adult Crew Leader Binder

Group Tool Lists

Safe Environment Resources

Permission Slips & Forms

Steps to becoming OPCYP/Compliant (info-graphic)

Safe Environment Topics

2023 Memorandum to Directors of Youth Ministry & Directors of Religious Education

Code of Conduct 2022

Tools for Maintaining a Safe Environment

Website and Social Media Policy


Tool & Worksite Safety

Incident Report

Whatchamacallit? tool quiz

Using Tools Correctly

Group Tool Lists

Here's What I Can Do!

Parish Safety Meeting Checklist

Worksite Safety

Safety Video

Packing List

Spirituality & Confidentiality

Relational Ministry

Small Group Manual for Crew Discussions

WorkCamp Confidentiality Statement

Confidentiality Quiz (with answer key)

"The Well" (youth ministry resources)

Annual Theme  |  en español

Publicity And Recruiting

Sample WorkCamp History

WorkCamp Overview (editable)

Photo Submission

Sample Parish Meeting Schedule (editable)

Sample Parish WorkCamp Application (editable)

Sample Participant Commitment Form (editable)

Recruiting Contractors

WorkCamp Brochure

Promotional Video

Commitment To The Team & Fundraising

WorkCamp Crew Role Descriptions

Fundraising Ideas

Sample Fundraising Letters (editable)

Preparing To Serve & Catholic Social Teaching

A Guide to "Sharing Catholic Social Teachings"

A Guide to Justice in Scripture

Works Promoting Justice (a short list)

How to make a "WorkCamp Lunch"

"The Well" Justice & Service Topics

WorkCamp and Scripture Video - Acts 2:42



WorkCamp Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is Diocesan WorkCamp?

WorkCamp is a week-long intentional Christian community for high-school aged youth. We begin each day with the celebration of Mass before going to work sites where we serve those in need by making their homes safer, warmer, and drier. The evening program consists of Christian entertainment, songs, and speakers. A reconciliation service and Eucharistic adoration is always a part of the week.

Where Is WorkCamp Held?

WorkCamp is held within the boundaries of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.  We are presently serving Frederick and surrounding counties. This includes the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, and Warren along with all of the cities and towns within an approximately 45 minute drive from Winchester, VA.

Who Can Attend WorkCamp?

Senior High Youth, rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who are active members of their parish youth group may attend with a ratio of 5 youth to 1 Adult Crew Leader. Parishes wishing to attend need to designate one person to attend WorkCamp as “Stakeholder” who will attend all of the required preparation meetings.

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost to attend WorkCamp is $550.00 per teen and Adult Crew Leader. In addition to this fee, each parish must also fund vehicle rental, costs associated with pre-WorkCamp formation, and various additional supplies. As part of the formation process, parish groups are encouraged to engage in fundraising activities that can greatly offset these costs.

Who Can I Get More Information From About WorkCamp?

If you have any questions about WorkCamp, how to get involved, how to get your parish involved, or perhaps have some "project referrals", you can reach Ed Gloninger at the office: 703.841.2559 or