The diocesan Ministry with Persons with Disabilities has begun planning for its 23rd Annual Holy Family Camp, a week-long spiritual experience.
This year’s camp will be held June 10-14 at Wichita’s Camp Hiawatha with the theme of “Living Our Catholic Virtues.” Campers will learn about the virtues of faith, hope and charity, fortitude, prudence, justice and temperance and how they are to practice those virtues in their daily lives.
Applications for campers, who must be at least 14 years of age, and volunteer camp buddies can we found online at www.catholicdioceseofwichita.org. Click on Offices and Ministries then on on Persons with Disabilities. For more information, contact Molly Reichenberger at 269.3900 ext. 157 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of the campers who attend the first camp have attended all 22 camps. Campers and their camp buddies – volunteers who assist the campers in the activities of daily living – enjoy Mass, prayer, lessons, confession, crafts, sports, games and special events. Treasured relationships are formed.
Holy Family Camp was founded in 1990 by Eileen and Myron Hermes and Dickie Fitzgerald to provide respite to families of children with developmental disabilities.