Welcome to CSM's December 2020 Newsletter
Camp Sancta Maria's mission is to let God meet the deepest needs of today's youth by forming and transforming young lives in a beautiful northern Michigan setting. To provide young people a technology-free, safe, and faith-filled natural atmosphere packed with fun, where new outdoor experiences and activities enable campers to create healthy relationships and grow spiritually, personally, and communally.
At CSM, New Outdoor Experiences and Activities
Enable Campers to Create Healthy Relationships and Grow Spiritually, Personally, and Communally.
Dear Friends and Family of Camp Sancta Maria,
Welcome to our December 2020 newsletter! We pray that you and your loved ones are well, and that you are staying safe. We encourage you during these challenging times to stay positive and keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. We are reminded in Philippians 4:8:

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."

For us, that means thinking about the return of all our wonderful campers and their families next summer! We are reminded that CSM is all about wholesome recreation in an atmosphere of Christian faith! And so we invite you to check out the highlights from this month's newsletter:

  • Registration Opens Monday, December 14! We look forward to our 2021 season with eager anticipation! Check out our Registration article below for more details.

  • Safety First at CSM: We invite you to learn about the measures CSM takes to protect your children and grandchildren. Read more in our Safety First article.

  • Parent & Child Weekends: Learn how COVID-19 will affect Parent & Child Weekends at CSM in 2021.
We are eternally grateful to you for your continued support of Camp Sancta Maria. Thanks to you, CSM campers grow spiritually, personally, and communally.

Thank you again, stay safe, and God bless you.

Warm regards,

John David Kuhar
Dad, Donor, and Executive Director
Registration Opens Monday, December 14
Go climb a tree at CSM!
Register next week so your child or grandchild can build lasting friendships at CSM!

Registration for our 2021 season will open next Monday, December 14, 2020! As a reminder, you will receive an email alerting you when it opens.

To get a jump on your 2021 summer plans, click on the buttons below to visit our website and check out our 2021 schedule.
Please remember that based on current guidelines, we anticipate being able to register a limited number of campers at each session, so we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience to secure your spot.

We cannot wait to see the blessings God will bestow upon us and how He will work in all of our lives in the summer of 2021!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 248-822-8199 or office@campsanctamaria.org. Thank you!
Safety First is a Core Value at CSM
CSM girl campers spending time with our calves.
Campers at CSM Enjoy Mother Nature Up Close and Personal
Our Staff and Campers' Safety is Paramount at CSM

Safety First is one of our four core values at CSM, so you can rest assured we'll do everything in our power to keep your children and grandchildren and our staff safe. Please click the link below for very important details regarding the protocols we'll implement to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Parent & Child Weekends Suspended for 2021
It is with much sadness that we announce the suspension of all Parent & Child Weekends at CSM for the summer of 2021. This was a very difficult decision to make, even after extensive contingency plans and much prayerful consideration. However, given all the new measures that will be required next summer and the impact they will have on our entire community, we are confident this is best for everyone's safety.

All families who transferred 2020 Parent & Child Weekend registrations to 2021 will be contacted directly to review your options, including transferring your child to another session, securing a Camp credit for 2022, receiving a refund, etc.

We know this will be very disappointing news for many families. Know that we are equally disappointed. God willing we will be able to offer Parent & Child Weekends again in 2022.
We Are Grateful for Your Prayers
and Your Financial Support
CSM is held in a trust governed by an independent Board of Trustees. While the Archdiocese of Detroit had generously donated the services of one its priests for decades, they are not responsible for CSM financially. This means that we are responsible to secure our own funding to advance the mission that has been passed down to us since our founding in 1933. To continue this essential work, we need your help. Are you feeling called to donate? Thank you for your prayerful consideration!
Camp Sancta Maria is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity. Our tax id number is 38-6086752. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers and gifts under Sections 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.

Donations may be sent to:
Camp Sancta Maria
P. O. Box 613
Washington, MI 48094

Or donate via credit card by contacting us at:
Phone: 248-822-8199
Fax: 866-875-1933
Email: office@campsanctamaria.org

Or donate online by clicking below:
Thank you for supporting Camp Sancta Maria!
God bless you!
Camp Sancta Maria
is fully accredited by the
American Camp Association.
Camp Sancta Maria
has been named one of
Metro Parent Magazine's
Best Outdoor & Nature Overnight
Summer Camps in Michigan
Stay connected to CSM
Phone: 248-822-8199
Fax: 866-875-1933
Email: office@campsanctamaria.org
Administrative Address:
PO Box 613
Washington, MI 48094
Physical Address:
5361 WEST M-32
Gaylord, MI 49735