We invite you to Camp Mariastella to discover peace and beauty in a natural, rustic setting. Renew and refresh your mind and spirit in the wonderful pine scented fresh air away from the pressures and busyness of the city.
At Camp Mariastella, campers develop their outdoor living skills in camp outs, firebuilding and outdoor cooking. Physical skills grow through hiking. Through nature oriented activities campers explore the wonders of their environment, gaining a familiarity with the plant and animal life of the area and developing an appreciation and understanding for God’s marvelous creation.
Other program activities include spiritually oriented activities such as prayer and liturgy. These opportunities assist the camper in character building and the recognition of the ways in which the spiritual is integrated into the physical, mental, emotional and social elements of our lives.Mariastellas program is designed to help nurture self-confidence, independence and creative decision-making. Everything a child does is part of the program at camp. Each major program activity has specialized program objectives.
Religion is an important experience of the summer, and all faiths are respected. There are opportunities to create prayer as part of the camp program, and weekly Catholic liturgies are celebrated. Campers take an active role in these times of prayer.
Water sports and games include fun time in the pool and an opportunity for the camper to increase her confidence in the water through the development of swimming and water safety skills.
The arts program consists of both performing arts and arts and crafts. Since many campers have not had the chance to develop dramatic skills, camp provides a forum for the girls to express themselves in “free form”. In drama and dance, campers are encouraged to fantasize and explore their imaginations, then perform with others at campfire. The arts and crafts program satisfies campers’ artistic and creative side through work with a variety of materials.
Organized Games and Sports encourage team spirit and fun. Nonstructured activities and games are also offered.