The Totus Tuus Summer Camp is broken into two distinct streams:
Monday - Friday
8:45am - 2:30pm
The day camp helps children learn more about the Catholic faith in a caring, fun-filled environment. It is facilitated by our highly trained, college-age Totus Tuus missionaries, with support from the local Parish Coordinator. To find out more about the summer day camp program, please CLICK HERE.
Monday - Thursday
6:45pm - 9:00pm
The evening program is designed for students who are seeking to deepen their faith and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus. It is facilitated by our highly trained, college-age Totus Tuus missionaries, with support from the local Parish Coordinator. To find out more about the evening program, please CLICK HERE.
Parish Coordinators play a crucial role in the success of Totus Tuus! They are responsible for coordinating promotion and registration of the program, overseeing the use of facilities, and providing for the needs of the missionary team.
To equip Parish Coordinators with everything they need, we have created a Parish Information Binder that covers the whole scope of their role, every step of the way. We went over the binder in detail at our parish coordinator meeting on February 9. Throughout the year, we have two Archdiocesan Totus Tuus Coordinators who are available to assist in planning the camp at the parish level: Joe Di Fonzo at the Office of Vocations and Eamonn Doyle at the Office of Catholic Youth. It is important that we have accurate contact information for the Totus Tuus Coordinator of each parish. Please contact the Office of Catholic Youth to provide this information if we don't already have it.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Scheduling a priest(s) for daily Mass and Confession
Providing snacks for the evening program
Finding volunteers to help during the day program
Organizing and promoting the potluck, including set-up and clean-up
Reserving facilities for the team and helping set them up
Promoting the program, collecting registrations, and providing camper name tags
Arranging accommodations and meals for the missionaries
Being available during the parish's camp week to deal with any issues that arise
FROM LISA CABALLERO, TOTUS TUUS TEAM MEMBER
"One of the things I love so much about Totus Tuus is seeing the kids' faith come alive. At first, many of the children are there because their parents want them to be there, but by the end of the week they don't want the program to end. I believe this is because through Totus Tuus, the kids encounter Jesus and the true Church, sometimes for the first time. Witnessing the dynamic faith of young missionaries is attractive and contagious - and I think the kids begin to desire this kind of faith through Totus Tuus."