High School Boys’ Summer Camp

Event Overview

Early Bird Discount ends May 17!

Our Miles Christi Summer Camp is a six-day experience for Catholic young men (ages 15-18) to encounter Christ and one another in a fun, organic, and meaningful way through excursions, sports, and quality time outdoors.


Memorable Experiences

Our philosophy of the formation of the whole person emphasizes the importance of memorable and healthy experiences that challenge the body and mind. Campers will be able to enjoy 3 main excursions such as kayaking, hiking, water sports, paintballing, or others, which vary depending on the year. Other activities include sports, recreational games, and enjoyable time on Lake Michigan.



We strongly believe in the importance of fostering natural authentic brotherhood rooted in supernatural charity through shared experiences.

Our goal is to create a fun, natural, sincere and charitable environment so that friendships can develop. Campers are also challenged to be responsible, to be disciplined, and to serve his peers. In order to ensure this, campers will not be allowed to use phones and technology. See more details below.


Formation and Faith

Attending daily Mass, going to confession and spiritual direction, praying the rosary, having time for personal prayer, and hearing spiritual-formative talks provide the opportunity for campers to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ and help to reinforce and revamp their life of virtue.

We are blessed to have at our disposal the beautiful Holy Rosary Parish. This helps us to have a recollected place for prayer and a reverent celebration of the Holy Mass.



Holy Rosary Parish is a beautiful Church hidden in the Northern Michigan countryside that offers a peaceful campsite ambience, and has a convenient proximity to a variety of “Up North” adventures.

Holy Rosary Parish | 6982 S. Schomberg Road, Cedar, MI, 49621 | Phone: 231-228-5429


Cost and Registration
Cost: $199 on or before May 17. Price will then increase to $225.
Registrations close on June 28.

This year we are accepting online registration only. Spots are limited and this retreat will fill up so register today!


Miles Christi Camp Leaders:
Fr. John of God Bertin, MC | Owen Chase (Miles Christi Seminarian) | Other young men will join as chaperones.
We will confirm their names closer to the date of the trip.

Help as a Chaperone!
If you are older than 18 and are interested in helping as a chaperone, please send us an email with your personal information to infousa@mileschristi.org with the subject “Chaperone for High School Camping trip” and we will contact you.


Travel Arrangements
We encourage parents to drop off and pick up their children at Holy Rosary Parish (It is located 4-5 hours from Ann Arbor or Detroit area). However, transportation (carpool) is available for young men departing from South Lyon, MI (with stops in Flint and Midland), provided by MC leaders and assistants. Storage space is limited so please only bring what is necessary.

If you are carpooling with us from South Lyon (Travel time is approximately 5 hours):

  • 9:30am departure from the Miles Christi Family Center: 25300 Johns Road, South Lyon, MI, 48178.
  • 10:45am (approx.) quick stop at Kroger Fuel Center: 3340 Corunna Rd, Flint, MI 48507
  • 12:00pm (approx.) stop for lunch at A&W, 1514 Washington St, Midland, MI 48640

Pick up time: Wednesday, July 10th at 8:30 pm (approx.) at the Miles Christi Family Center. Times for the other locations TBD via text.

If you are traveling independently, we will meet you at Holy Rosary Parish around 4pm on Friday, July 5. Camping trip ends at 2 pm on Wednesday, July 10. If you are not carpooling with us, please arrange to be picked up at 2 pm from Holy Rosary Parish.


Packing List:

__ Sleeping Bag (it gets cold at night)

__ Pillow (if needed)

__ Extra blanket (if needed)

__ Rain jacket

__ Please bring a reusable meal kit for the boys to use to eat: it will make things easier for eating on the beach and can be very simple (a plastic or metal bowl, fork, knife, and cup)

__ Flashlight

__ Clothes and shoes for sports and Mass

__ Swimsuit and Towel

__ Old or cheaper clothes for paintball

__ Hat

__ Sweater/Jacket for the evening

__ Insect Repellent

__ Personal toiletries, including medication and sunscreen

__ Water bottle

__ Rosary

__ Baseball glove (just if you already have one)


Other Information

Tents: Will be provided by Miles Christi. You are welcome to bring your own tent. please specify in the form below.

Electronic devices: In order to preserve an atmosphere of fraternity and contact with nature, we ask the campers to please not bring computers, iPods, video games, or any other electronic devices.

Lunch on trips: Due to the length of travel time needed in route and returning from the camp, the carpools will be stopping for lunch on Friday, July 5th and for dinner on Wednesday, July 10th. Please bring money for these meals – thank you!


For more information please contact Fr. John of God, MC at (248) 596-9677 or at infousa@mileschristi.org.


To pay by check, please click here.

When & Where

Registration End Date

  • June 28, 2024

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