Every summer, St. Lawrence youth and adult leaders participate in a week-long mission trip with Catholic Heart Work Camp.Camp is open to all those who will be in grades 8-12 during the 2016-2017 school year. Next summer, we will be attending CHWC in Charleston, SC July 16-21. All youth currently in grades 8-12 are eligible to attend.
For more information, contact Michele McPheely, Youth Minister.
Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” ~Blessed Mother Teresa
The cost for CHWC is $540 per camper includes camp fees,transportation, meals at camp. $100 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration. Final balance due on/before April 1.
Catholic Heart Work Camp has been in existence for 24 years. What started as one camp in Orlando with 200 participants has now spread to 47 cities in over 18 states, Jamaica and Belize, with 18000+ participants this year. 2017 will mark the 13th summer that St. Lawrence has participated in CHWC, having previously traveled to Bluffton, S.C. (2005), Orlando, Fla. (2006), Toledo, OH (2007),Charlotte, N.C. (2008), Orlando, FL (2009), Charlotte, N.C. (2010), Billings, MT (2011), Virginia Beach, VA (2012), Lancaster, PA (2013), Charleston, SC (2014), Nashville, TN (2015) and Knoxville, TN (2016). When we arrive, we sleep in classrooms at a local school for the week. Each day, we will be at our work sites from 8:15am-3:30pm. CHWC partners with several local agencies to provide home repairs, and maintenance, painting, cleaning and general fix-up for the elderly and low income residents, and together we work in teams to serve the community in whatever way is needed.
Join us at Catholic Heart Work Camp in our mission to BE CHRIST through serving others.
Work Camp Mission
Our Mission is Twofold…..
To share the love of Christ as we serve the neglected, brokenhearted and the marginalized in any way needed. Equally, to inspire participants to live as disciples of Christ through serving others as a way of life; and to foster the Catholic Faith of each participant through the sacraments , prayer and involvement in social service.