Camp St. John the Baptist

For all boys of St. Joseph and North American Martyrs ages 10-17
June 21 - June 25
Rochester, WA

St. John the Baptist

All boys of the parishes of St. Joseph and North American Martyrs, ages 10 - 17, are invited to sign up for the first annual Camp St. John the Baptist. Join us for a few days of spiritual and physical formation as we hike, go to daily Mass, play sports, have catechism lessons, enjoy God’s creation, and much more.

Camp will be held in Rochester, WA, along the Black River. It will run from Tuesday, June 21, at 12:00 p.m. through Saturday, June 25, at 12:00 p.m.

The cost is $100 per youth, per family for the first two boys signed up. There is no charge for any additional youth. Scholarships may be available. Please speak directly to Fr. O’Brien.

The last day to register is June 1! All payments are due by June 4!

St. Michael

Once you have registered your son(s), you will be added to the Camp St. John the Baptist Flocknote group and a consent and waiver form will be emailed to you.

Possible Daily Schedule

6:30 a.m. Wake up
7:00 a.m. Morning Prayers (Rosary)
7:30 a.m. Mass
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Clean up
9:00 - 12:00 Morning Activities
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Angelus, Lunch & Clean up
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Activities
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Rest, Free time
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner, Clean up
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Catechism lesson, Evening prayers
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Games, Campfire, Songs, etc.
10:30 p.m. Lights Out

Attention Dads

We need 3 - 4 dads willing to
volunteer and help run the camp with

Volunteers must be safe environment cleared!

If this is something you could take time off
to do, please contact the parish office 253-472-2489, register above, or contact Matt Bittle or Andre Zante directly.

Packing List

  • Rosary
  • Jeans x 2 pairs
  • Sweatpants x 1 pair
  • Shorts x 3 pairs
  • Socks x 4 pairs
  • Underwear x 4 pairs
  • T-shirts x 4
  • White t-shirt x 1
  • Rain jacket
  • Hoodie or jacket (nights can get cold)
  • Athletic shoes
  • Hiking boots or trail shoes
  • Water shoes or flip flops (optional)
  • Water bottle or camelback (Must have!)
  • Flashlight (or headlamp) & extra batteries
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, baby wipes, rag, soap, towel
  • Hiking pack (backpack)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Sleeping pad recommended!
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Camp chair (optional, but recommended)
  • Campers are welcome to bring musical instruments such as guitars!

What NOT to Bring

  • NO phones, tablets, games, or other electronics!
  • No matches, lighters, firearms, weapons, or folding knives larger than 3 inches. No non-folding knives!
  • No outside food, drinks, or candy!
  • No bad attitudes!

Weather Reminder

Remember, in June the weather here can be
very unpredictable! We could have cold
weather, excessive heat, heavy rain, plenty of
sun, or all of them combined!

Pack and plan accordingly! Keep an eye on the forecast the
week before camp.

"Behave manfully in the law: for by it you shall be glorious."

- I Maccabees 2:64

"Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him."

~ St. Dominic Savio ~

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