Greetings, Catholic Leaders!

I am so pleased to tell you that through some very generous financial support, we are now able to offer several  “OLF Leadership Awards” to young people in our region! And we would like your help in the selection process.  Here are the details:

Who is eligible?

  • Boys & Girls
  • Ages 8 to 14

What are the dates available?

Boys Camp

OPTION 1-

6 day/5 night- $380

July 5 to July 10

OPTION 2

4 day/3 night- $235

July 5 to July 8

OPTION 3-

3 day/ 2 night- $160

July 5 to July 7

Girls Camp

OPTION 1-

6 day/5 night- $380

July 19 to July 24

OPTION 2-

4 day/3 night- $235

July 19 to July 22

OPTION 3-

3 day/ 2 night- $160

July 19 to July 21

Co-Ed Camp

OPTION 1-

3 day/ 2 night- $160

August 5 to August 7

(Ages 8 to 14)

OPTION 2-

3 day/ 2 night- $160

August 5 to August 7

(High School Leadership Retreat- Grades 9-12)

Criteria for Consideration

This “Leadership Award” is geared toward those young people who have shown great promise in their communities through volunteer service, personal sacrifice, and character in the face of difficult circumstances. Our hope is that these children—  both boys and girls— become a collective group of first generation leaders at Our Lady of the Fields Camp.

Essentially, this is a matching grant situation with two different scenarios.

Scenario 1: 2 campers for the price of 1

In this first scenario, your school or parish will select two children who meet the eligibility requirements above and who both want to come to camp.

Then, your school or parish agrees to pay for one of the children at full price. It can be for any of the above session lengths: 6 day, 4 day or 3 day.

At that point, OLF will then cover the cost of the second child at the equivalent value of the first child’s session choice. So, if the school/parish pays for a 6 day session, OLF will match that. If the school/parish pays for a 3 day session, OLF will match that, as well.

Scenario 2: 1 camper for 50% of the normal price

In the second scenario, perhaps your school or parish has only one potential candidate for this Leadership Award in mind. That’s ok! In that case, OLF would simply split the cost of their desired session with you 50/50. The rest of the guidelines are the same as in Scenario 1.

Award Limit

There is, however, a limit to these Leadership Awards. Therefore, if you are interested in this opportunity to give the gift of Catholic Camping to a young person who could really benefit from it, we ask that you contact us right away. We’re offering this to Catholic leaders all across Michigan, so we’re hoping the word will spread quickly, and people will jump on board right away.

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to send us an email or call us directly. We are open to any ideas you may have about how to use these Leadership Awards. Our contact info is below.

Our Lady of the Fields is blessed beyond measure to be able to offer this matching Leadership Award program. We feel a deep responsibility to use these funds wisely in ways that will glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We thank you for being a part of this!

 

Parents

If you are a parent and would like to inquire about financial support for summer camp, please talk to us, and we will work with you to make that happen. We don’t want to refuse any camper due to the tuition fee.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

 

Michael Hickey
Executive Director, Our Lady of the Fields Camp & Retreat Center
[email protected]
(248) 379-0943