Camp Lawrence

With summer quickly approaching, we’re getting ready for another year of the CYO’s summer camp program at Camp Lawrence. To help kickoff the 58th summer of camp, our organization, Friends of Camp Lawrence, is hosting a “Mass on the Grass” with Bishop Don Hying on June 11th, 2017 and we’re extending this invitation to you and your student’s families.

Friends of Camp Lawrence is a fundraising nonprofit comprised of Camp Lawrence staff alumni. We aim to provide volunteer support and funds for the CYO summer camp program, as well as general support for the Camp Lawrence facilities and land. Since our organization is made entirely of former campers and staff members, we know first hand how impactful the program is and wish to spread the experience to as many as possible. From this event, our goal is introduce the many families and would-be campers of the Diocese to the CYO camp program and the many benefits spending a week as a camper provides.

This is the first official event sponsored by our organization and we are very excited to have the support of Bishop Hying. Mass will begin at 2 pm followed by an invitation for everyone to stay at camp for a picnic lunch, tours of the grounds, and the opportunity to meet the camp program staff. For those who do not wish to bring their picnic we will offer a light lunch of hotdogs, chips, and beverages for a nominal price. Additionally, we will also hold a drawing for a free week to the Camp Lawrence summer program to any child aged 7-14 that attends. We’ve recently reached out to each parish, but hope that you’ll also help us in making our first event a success!

Included with this email is a copy of the “Mass on the Grass” informational flyer that can be posted or passed out, as well as a copy of the Camp Lawrence brochure and camper registration documents for any families that may inquire. To help aide you and your staff in spreading the world, feel free to contact us and we can adapt or arrange to drop off any of the materials to better fit you and your school’s needs. We genuinely appreciate your support in helping spread the word about our “Mass on the Grass” event! Event information can be found online at:

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