Camp Life

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Cabin

Campers at CSM stay in a cabin with other campers of their own age. Campers can request a cabin with friends from home. Cabins house between 10 and 18 campers, sleeping on bunk beds. Each camper is provided shelving to store personal items. Campers are responsible for keeping their area of the cabin clean and tidy.

At least two Senior Counselors aged 18 or over stay in each cabin with the campers to ensure supervision. Campers do not spend any time in their cabin without adult supervision. Every camper spends one program a day at rest period in their cabin, re-charging their energy so they are ready for the remainder of the busy and active day.

Cabin assignments are made on check-in day. Campers are put into teams for their activities at camp, but the teams are different to the cabin groups so that the boys have every chance to make many new friends during their stay at CSM.

Schedule

Below is the general camp schedule. This schedule is slightly altered on such occasions as Mackinac Day, trips out of camp, or special events. Click on the titles to learn more about the days activities.

Example Daily Schedule

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Boys' & Girls' Camp

Reveille Bugle
July 1st 7:45am - 8:30am
Wake Up
Every morning as the sun rises over the tree line burning off the morning due, and the chirping of the early birds break the silence of the night, CSM wakes up to the sound of "Reveille". Campers climb out of their bunks and begin preparing themselves for the day. Our counselors make sure that the campers have on clean clothing and brush their teeth before heading to morning mass.
 
Morning Mass
July 1st 8:30am - 9:15am
Once ready for the day campers make their way to the Chapel for morning Mass. CSM is so fortunate to have Fr. Bob Spezia at camp and to celebrate Mass every morning with our campers. It is a great way to begin the day and focus on what is most important.

 
 
Flag Raising- Breakfast
July 1st 9:15am - 10:00am
It is important to us every morning to commemorate those who have fought and defended the United States. We stand together to raise the flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Following flag raising campers enter the Mess Hall for Breakfast. With our busy days at camp it is important to us that campers stay energized with three, hot, nutritional, and fun meals every day.
 
Cabin Clean Up
July 1st 10:00am - 10:30am
One of CSM's goals for our campers is to become more independent. Part of that is to take responsibility for keeping their belongings neat and working together to take care of each cabin and the camp community. This time is also when the campers and cabin counselor have time to bond.
 
Morning Programs
July 1st 10:30am - 1:30pm
Beginning with morning programs the day moves quick with high energy programs designed to get the campers minds and bodies moving. The scheduled is packed with programs including horseback riding, zip line, rock wall, field sports, team building games and so much more. Check out our Activities page detailed program descriptions.
 
Lunch
July 1st 1:30pm - 2:35pm
After a busy morning the campers, and counselors, work up quite the appetite. Our kitchen staff prepares a nutritious, delicious, and fun lunch served family style. Before the campers head inside the Mess Hall for the meal campers and staff gather together in front of the Grotto and pray the Angelus in honor of Our Lady.

Meal times at CSM are full of delicious food, chants, songs, skits and loud noises. Through the excitement and energy campers are expected to use their manors. Grace before and after meals, please and thank you, and courtesy for one another is all expected of our campers.
 
Afternoon Programs
July 1st 2:35pm - 6:00pm
Following lunch, campers head back to their cabins and take some time to rest. During this period campers can read, nap, write a letter home, and spend some relaxed quiet time to re-energize. Following rest period afternoon programs begin.
 
Dinner
July 1st 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Another exciting time where everyone at camp comes together to enjoy a meal together.
 
Evening Programs
July 1st 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Evening programs bring the day to a close. In the evening the whole camp comes together for tournaments, bon fires, and skits.
 
Night Chapel
July 1st 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Evening Prayer and Chapel Talk
There is no better way to conclude the day then for everyone coming together in the chapel for Evening Prayer. Each evening staff member shares a personal testimonial of their faith for the campers. The messages touch the harts of campers.
 
Taps
July 1st 9:45pm - 11:00pm
Lights Out
Lights out is marked by the familiar sounds of "The Bells of St. Mary's" followed by "Taps" resonating across the grounds.
 
 

Family Weekends

Saturday Schedule

Reveille Bugle
July 1st 7:45am - 8:30am
Wake Up
Every morning as the sun rises over the tree line burning off the morning due, and the chirping of the early birds break the silence of the night, CSM wakes up to the sound of "Reveille". Fresh, hot coffee will be prepared and waiting for you in the Mess Hall.
 
Morning Mass
July 1st 8:30am - 9:15am
Once ready for the day you'll make your way to the Chapel for morning Mass. CSM is so fortunate to have a resident priests to celebrate Mass every morning with us. It is a great way to begin the day and focus on what is most important.
 
Flag Raising & Breakfast
July 1st 9:15am - 10:00am
It is important to us every morning to commemorate those who have fought and defended the United States. We stand together to raise the flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Following flag raising we enter the Mess Hall for Breakfast. With our busy days at camp it is important to stay energized with three, hot, nutritional, and fun meals every day.

 
Group Activity
July 1st 10:00am - 10:30am
Let the games begin! The morning starts off strong with a group activity and ice breaker.
 
Morning Programs
July 1st 10:30am - 1:30pm
Morning programs are high energy and designed to get the your mind and body moving.

Team sports, horseback riding, team building activity, adventure games, waterfront activities and more make up the camp day. Check out our Activities page detailed program descriptions.
 
Lunch
July 1st 1:30pm - 2:35pm
After a busy morning we work up quite the appetite. Our kitchen staff prepares a nutritious, delicious, and fun lunch served family style. Before the we head inside the Mess Hall for the meal the camp gathers together in front of the Grotto and pray the "Angelus" in honor of Our Lady.
 
Afternoon Programs
July 1st 2:35pm - 6:00pm
With a chance to recharge it is now back to the action! Afternoon programs kick off with archery, waterfront activities, and some dad/mom time (a chance for you and your child to spend some time one on one, free time).
 
Dinner
July 1st 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dinner couldn't come at a better time. CSM comes together once again to enjoy a meal together.
 
Evening Programs
July 1st 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Evening programs bring the day to a close. In the evening the whole camp comes together for tournaments, bon fires, skits and unique camp events.
 
Night Chapel
July 1st 9:00pm - 9:45pm
There is no better way to conclude the day then for everyone coming together in the chapel for Evening Prayer. Each evening staff member shares a personal testimonial of their faith for the campers. The messages touch the harts of campers.
 
Bon Fire & Taps
July 1st 9:45pm - 11:00pm
You can't call it camping without a s'more! Join us around the bonfire for some tasty snacks and share the stories of the day. It's all too often we see the heavy eyes on the faces of our young sons and daughters. To allow those tired eyes can get their well deserved rest, we ask that the cabin are quiet by 10:30pm. For the night owls you are welcome to stay by the bonfire, St. Luke's cabin or the Mess Hall.