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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC ALTARED April 22, 2016 13 Catholic Summer Camp brings youth and faith together I'd love to spend some quality time with You! Prayer partners are needed for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Say YES to that inner voice calling YOU. Stop in today and/or call to set up your very own personal hour with the Lord. Iron Mountain Area - "B" St. & Stockbridge (906) 774-5157 Menominee Area - 2735 Taylor St., Marinette (906) 863-6524 Marquette Area - St. Peter Cathedral (906) 225-1308 Sponsored by God the Father Eucharistic Adoration Chapel / Venite Adoramus Marinette, WI IF YOU'VE ENJOYED ALTARED" YOU'LL LOVE VOCATING!" - 9/16/2016 - SUBMITTED BY MELISSA COYNE A little-known gem of an opportunity for our youth is available every summer in the Diocese of Marquette - a week- long Catholic Summer Youth Camp. The camp started out in the Manistique Deanery in 2001 as a project by four faith formation coordinators. Dawn Ste- phenson, Patty Peck-Faketty, Michele Bigelow and Barbara Feldhusen wanted another way to share the love of the Catholic faith with their youth. Through the years, the camp has grown to in- clude young people from all corners of the diocese, and as far away as Califor- nia and Florida. Each year the camp's lessons and crafts focus on a theme. One memora- ble year was 2014 when the theme was Be a Friend with Jesus. The lessons that year, led by Colton Ranguette, in- cluded skits with a Cat in the Hat theme. The children really enjoyed the skits that helped them understand the lessons. Campers work daily on wood crafts by Michael Faketty and decorate T-shirts that are autographed by camp friends to take home as a keepsake. Friendships fostered at camp are built upon love and trust, and often last many years. Summer Camp is a place where young people put down their technology and enjoy the beauty of God's outside cre- ation while interacting with others from across the diocese who share their faith. They also have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Campers have had the opportunity to experience reconciliation and adoration in a natural setting, and Mass outdoors surrounded by the beauty and glory of God's world. This is an experience SEE CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMP, PAGE 19 Youth gather together to decorate T-shirts during one of the days of Catho- lic Summer Camp. Father Tim Hruska celebrates Mass.

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