Discipleship camps teach students about liturgical seasons and faith

High school and junior high students from throughout the diocese joined together in June and July for Discipleship camps held at Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center.

During two high school camps and one junior high camp, 276 campers gathered to play games, hear talks and enjoy outdoor activities and challenges. Another 89 staff members helped out with the camps.

The theme this year was “This is the Time” and was a study of the various liturgical seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time).

Father Tyler Mattson from Holy Spirit Parish in Sioux Falls helped out with the junior high camp and found great inspiration in his days with the students.

“I was able to witness the college students as they truly loved and poured themselves out for the junior high kids. I was able to witness them live the life of the Trinity, to truly live Christianity,” Father Tyler said.

The students spent time in Eucharistic Adoration each evening, had opportunities for confession and went to Mass throughout each of the four-day camps.