At CYO, we create impactful experiences that
motivate leaders and build families

Our Mission

CYO Summer Camp crafts impactful experiences that support the main mission of CYO which is to “Cultivate Catholic Character” in all we serve. We seek to connect all who come to us through summer camps, family retreats, group retreats and business or corporate events in friendship, faith, and fellowship.
On life’s journey it’s nice to connect: Camps Connect!

Our Vision

The CYO Camp experience centers around four the guideposts of CYO culture: “Explore, Encounter, Engage, and Encourage.” What does it mean to engage the heart? To explore the Catholic faith and the power of the Holy Spirit? To engage and encourage others, awakening a fire-like passion within each, leaving them focused on pursuing an authentic encountering walk with Jesus Christ?

chris-werner

Executive Director

Chris Werner

Our History

Why did the Catholic Youth Organization open a camp? At that time, there were two kinds of camps in SE Michigan, free camps for those children whose parents could not afford to pay anything and lush private camps for those whose parents could pay the top dollar. In between, there was nothing, so CYO created camps for the in-between families, those who could pay a moderate fee to give their children the fun of a camping experience.

Meet The Team

Full-Time Camp Staff 2020

As the Director of Camp Operation I have the privilege of directing the agency, its programs, services, and dedicated staff. CYO is an independent 501c3 receiving no material support from the Archdiocese. We exist based on program fees and the generosity of individual and corporate donors.
Josh Kugler
Director of Camp Operation
As the Executive Director I have the privilege of directing the agency, its programs, services, and dedicated staff. CYO is an independant 501c3 receiving no material support from the Archdiocese. We exist based on program fees and the generosity of individual and corporate donors.
Melissa Hart
Development
As the Food Service Manager I have, perhaps the greatest responsibility of all – providing proper nutrition to your children that tastes good and that they enjoy eating. Not a small task as you parents know. For nine years I have enjoyed the summer season at camp and serving all the wonderful children who have come down the path to our dining halls. My staff and I promise to do all we can to continue to make the food served at camp nutritious and yummy.
Liz Schottle
Food Service Manager
As the Executive Director I have the privilege of directing the agency, its programs, services, and dedicated staff. CYO is an independant 501c3 receiving no material support from the Archdiocese. We exist based on program fees and the generosity of individual and corporate donors.
Steve Iron
Administration

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Mailing Address

12 State Street, 2nd Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48226

313-963-7172

Our collaboration of camps are best-suited to meet your needs in a unique outdoor environment along the beautiful shores of Lake Huron in the “thumb” of Michigan.

Your gifts and donations enable us to continue to grow and to serve every child that has a desire to come to camp. We are dedicated to loving and serving our guests as they learn more about walking in a relationship with Jesus Christ!

At CYO, we believe that America’s greatest natural resource is our youth. We inspire and equip youth to love God, serve others, and impact the world around them.