Campamento 2023 Kickoff Meeting

1 Feb

Kickoff Meeting

Monday, January 30, 6:30-8:00 PM, Room 125

We had a great meeting Monday night. Although is was -8F outside, we were thinking warm Carribean thoughts. Thank you to all who came and let us know you were interested, but couldn’t make this meeting. This meeting summary doesn’t name the people, but I will say there were 10 of us in person!

Opening Prayer

Walk with Us in Our Search
Help us discover our own riches;
Don’t judge us poor because we lack what you have.
Help us discover our chains;
Don’t judge us slaves by the type of shackles you wear.
Be patient with us as a people;
Don’t judge us backward simply because we don’t follow your stride.
Be patient with our pace;
Don’t judge us lazy simply because we can’t follow your tempo.
Be patient with our symbols;
Don’t judge us ignorant because we can’t read your signs.
Be with us and proclaim the richness of your life which you can share with us.
Be with us and be open to what we can give.
Be with us as a companion who walks with us neither behind nor in front in our search for life and ultimately for God!

Written by Bishop Bienvenido S Tudtud, Prelature of Marawi,Lanao del Sur, Philippines


Name, how you heard about trip, your background, your interest in this trip

Traveler’s Preparation Guide Overview


We have openings for July 8-16 and July 15-23 for travelers interested in sharing a spiritual experience with young women and girls from another country.


The Delta flight now is $1200. Plan on $1400-$1500. See the FAQ page for more cost factors.

Camp Activities

Our camp theme is “Women of Faith”. We study bible stories, play music, make crafts, perform skits, and do other activities. We pray, exchange stories, share love, and spend time with the girls. Through the activities they learn English, enjoy crafts, and build self-esteem.

Each trip is deeply touching and spiritual. Special gifts you may share are patience with kids, crafting and beading talents, or your professional experience.

Readings for Discernment

Along with Pope Francis writings and many readings in the Bible, check out Why? and Expectations

Campamento Zumba Dance Party Kickoff

Sunday, February 26, Time TBD, Church of Saint Edward Social Hall

It’s back and you’re invited! Learn about Campamento, meet past and future travelers, and enjoy joyful movement with Zumba instructors. Last year we started this tradition and we had so much fun, we’re doing it again.

We’d like 4-5 past and future travelers as well as other Amigas to stay after to help reset the social hall for the Bible study that evening. Plus, we’ll need some helpers during the event.

Next Steps

  • Mark your calendar for next meeting Monday, February 27 6:30-8 PM Central (we’ll do our best to be Zoom enabled)
  • Mark your calendar for Zumba – we’ll do planning by email – we just need a few helpers. A lot of past travelers will be there, so come to get the inside scoop!
  • Think about camp theme songs
  • Think about Old Testament, New Testament, and other women of Faith for Camp Bible Study

Closing Prayer

God thank you for bringing us together on this winter night to dream about warmer possibilities! Please help us all open our hearts and minds to joining Campamento this year. Help us discern this information so that we can make the best choice for ourselves, our families, the other travelers, our Parish, and our Sister Parish. Amen

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