At CYO, we create impactful experiences that
motivate leaders and build families
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!
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?
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
Join Our Team
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.