Registration Open for Viterbo University's Franciscan Core Summer Service Camp
May 16, 2016
Contact Emily Dykman at 608-796-3703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR VITERBO UNIVERSITY’S FRANCISCAN CORE SUMMER SERVICE CAMP
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Viterbo University will host Franciscan CORE, a five-day summer service camp for high school students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in the fall who are interested in Catholic Social Teaching and serving their communities. The residential program takes place Sunday, June19 through Friday, June 24.
Franciscan CORE (Compassion, Outreach, Reflection, Experience) is a unique opportunity to learn about social justice through service, personal reflection, discussion, and theological grounding.
“Participants will have an opportunity to not only learn about the basis of the church’s rich and long-standing social justice mission, they will also have an opportunity to meet people touched by various justice issues, those whose lives are committed to alleviating those issues, and other young people with a passion for justice,” said Emily Dykman, the Viterbo religious studies and philosophy faculty member who is leading the project. “We believe the experiences will inspire young people to commit themselves to being change agents in their schools, churches, and communities.”
The program will be run by Viterbo faculty, campus ministry staff members, and Viterbo student mentors. Partner organizations include Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of La Crosse, and the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.
Participants will live in Viterbo’s residence halls for the week. Space is limited to 30 participants. Cost is $300, which covers room and board for the week. Scholarships are available. For complete details and to register, visit www.viterbo.edu/franciscan-core.
Franciscan CORE is made possible by a $134,570 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its High School Youth Theology Institute initiative. The national grant is designed to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues, and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service.