Wednesday, 03 August 2016 17:40

The Youth of Summer 2016

The leaves are beginning to change at Montfort Retreat already and the scenery of the rustic facility is quiet and peaceful. As another autumn dawns, we look back at the summer months of 2016 with prayers of thanksgiving for another season of successful youth camps… thanks be to God!

campssmmr16During the six weeks of youth programs this summer, approximately 330 girls and  175 young men have passed through the gates of Montfort Retreat! The four weeks of Morning Star for girls (one Leadership and three Summer Camp sessions) and the two weeks of Montfort Camp for boys (one Summer Camp and one Youth Retreat) on the 200-acre facility, filled the quiet lake with sailboats, kayaks, canoes and swimming campers. Happy sounds rang in the woods also of voices, hiking, playing sports, making crafts, and singing music – making these simple weeks of ol’ style summer camp totally irresistable.

Blessed with daily Mass and Benediction, with the totally Catholic spirit as the main ingredient of all activities, the weeks were too short for campers and staff alike! We pray that the 500 youth who have now returned to their homes and duties, will radiate the light, warmth, joy and peace that is found in lives given to Jesus through Mary to all they come in contact with!

Check out the photo memories for each week at these links: