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Catholic Extension Launches Online Summer Camp For All Ages

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CHICAGO (CNS) — Catholic
Extension has launched its virtual Camp Catholic, an online summer camp for
Catholics of all ages.

The virtual camp is designed to
keep Catholics engaged in their faith during the lazy days of summer, “when
most of us are enjoying vacations, splashing in the pool and celebrating the
kid in all of us,” said a news release from the Chicago-based

Camp Catholic offers campers
weekly email messages that feature a Gospel passage paired with interactive
content including activities and “Catholic Questions” that can be
shared with friends, family parish and school — all delivered to participants’
inboxes after they sign up at

Catholic Extension is the
leading supporter of missionary work in poor and remote parts of the United

Each week of the 12-week email
series covers a different theme — from vocations to the sacraments to the
saints. The messages contain Gospel reflections from seminarians who are
supported by Catholic Extension as well as educational content offering
catechesis and explanations behind Catholic teachings and traditions.

Each week, campers also can expect
a “Weekly Challenge” encouraging them to share their faith with
others and engage with Catholic Extension on social media.

“Featuring engaging
infographics and fun activities, Camp Catholic is a perfect way to ensure that
you don’t take a vacation from your faith this summer,” said the release.

Catholic Extension ran the
series last summer and more than 3,000 people participated. To date, there are already
more than 1,300 virtual campers connecting with their faith through Camp


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