Campamento supports the Hogar Teresa Toda in the Dominican Republic, a home run by Carmelite Sisters for very poor girls. The camp is organized, supported, and run by Church of Saint Edward (Bloomington, MN) parishioners, staff, and friends across the country. This is the 20th anniversary of our relationship. We’ve had over 60 travelers, many return travelers, since 2002. We’re excited you are considering joining us this year!
This year we plan a two week camp: Week 1 is July 8-16, Week 2 is July 15-23. We can run camp with 6-10 volunteers per week. Ideal is 8 per week.
Welcome! Here are links to learn more.
Thinking about joining us?
- 2017 Kickoff Meeting information
- Why travel? Why mission? Why campamento? Why you? Why now?
- Campamento Background
- Decisions, Decisions
- Campamento Goals
- Principles of Sister Community Partnerships
- What do we do at Camp?
- What if I can’t speak Spanish?
You’ve decided to join campamento!
- Preparing for the Trip
- Excellent reading before any trip – vacation, mission, or other!
- Packing List
- Typical Donation Requests
- Annual Schedule
- Code of Conduct
- Campamento Prayers
Thank you for visiting this site!
“Goodness always tends to spread. Every authentic experience of truth and goodness seeks by its very nature to grow within us, and any person who has experienced a profound liberation becomes more sensitive to the needs of others. As it expands, goodness takes root and develops. If we wish to lead a dignified and fulfilling life, we have to reach out to others and seek their good. In this sense, several saying of Saint Paul will no surprise us: “The love of Christ urges us on”(2 Cor 5:14); “Woe to me if I do not proclaim the Gospel” (1 Cor 9:16).”
Pope Francis The Joy of the Gospel. Frederick, MD,
The Word Among Us Press, 2013. Introduction, II. 9. Page 15.