The camper’s daily schedule includes leadership talks; a choice of journalism, science or robotics classes; organized sports, swimming; classes on Christian doctrine and the opportunity for friendship with fellow campers during free time and group games in the evening. The Leadership Camp offers a unique setting for personal growth in a fun-filled and nurturing environment. It is based on a program of lively activities, good example, and the encouragement of Christian virtues. Through classes and talks, the boys will also learn more about their faith and its practical application in daily life. The campers will have the daily opportunity to attend Holy Mass.
The camp is sponsored by parents who run various clubs in Northern California dedicated to the personal and intellectual development of youth. The spiritual direction of the camp is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.
The Camp Site
The Leadership Camp will take place at the Oakland Diocese Youth Retreat Center in Lafayette, California. The facility includes cabins so no tents will be necessary. Parents are expected to drive or carpool their boys to and from the retreat center. Drop-off time is 12:00 pm on Monday, July 13th. Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm. Pick-up time at the end of camp is at 11:30 am on Saturday, July 18th. Dads are welcome to visit the camp and join their sons for any activities. Families of the campers are invited to the awards ceremony on Saturday, July 18th at 10:45 am. They are also welcome to attend Holy Mass at 10:00 am, immediately preceding the awards ceremony.