The s'mores sticks  have been packed away.
A nd the campfires  have been
safely extinguished for the season.
But the fire of CSM still burns in our hearts! 
In This Email
  • A Letter from John David (JD)
  • You Help Change Lives of CSM Campers!
  • Thank You, Family and Friends of CSM

"Ted said the world is my canvas!" -- Daniel
(Ted is one of our counselors.)
Dear Friends and Family  of  Camp Sancta Maria,
It was a wonderful summer filled with much joy, laughter, chanting, friendship, fun, and faith! One nine-year-old camper who had been missing home and initially wanted to go home early said to me on his last night, "I'm looking forward to seeing my mom tomorrow but I'm a little sad to be leaving. It's been really good for me to be here and have chapel twice a day. I don't always get to go to Church when I'm home." 

Thanks to your support, this young man and all our campers were able to have an incredible experience of both fun and faith at CSM! Thank you to all who helped to make the summer possible--the parents who entrusted their children to us; our campers; our amazing staff and volunteers; our generous donors; and all who prayed for us. I am most grateful for each and every one of you!

We are also grateful for the wonderful example set by our Honor Campers this summer. The Honor Camper Award is presented weekly to one camper in each age division who exemplifies TKO-- Trying Hard, Being  Kind, and Being  Obedient. At the end of the summer, the counselors review those campers who have received the Honor Camper Award and from that list they select an Honor Camper of the Year for each age division, along with runners-up.

Please join us in congratulating the following campers who were named Honor Camper of the Year!

Junior Division Honor Camper of the Year
Winner: Peter Osberger
Runner up: Iohan Sanchez
2nd Runner up: Daniel Hailo

Intermediate Division Honor Camper of the Year
Winner: Holden Bryce
Runner up: Eddie Osberger
2nd Runner up: Grayson Johnson

Senior Division Honor Camper of the Year
Winner: Andrew Bala
Runner up: Daniel Powers
2nd Runner up: Blake Schaff

And that's a wrap! The CSM 2019 season is officially over. The bunk beds are empty. The Mess Hall is quiet. The horses have gone home. The docks are all pulled in. And the kids are home getting ready for the start of another school year. 

Even though the campers have left, the work at CSM continues. Wally is preparing for our rental groups to arrive. And a group of  volunteers will soon be making their way back to Camp to begin cleaning up, making repairs where needed, and preparing Camp to be winterized and closed until next Spring. Thank you, CSM volunteers!

While the s'mores sticks have been packed away and the campfires have been safely extinguished for the season, the fire of CSM still burns in our hearts! 

And so the countdown begins until next year! Only 294 days to the start of CSM Summer 2020!
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the photos below of some of our campers in the final weeks at Camp. Because of you, lives were changed at CSM this summer!

The joyful, smiling faces you see are there because of you!

The looks of pride and accomplishment on our campers' faces are thanks to your financial and prayerful support! We couldn't offer the programs and experiences we do without your help!

Because of you, our campers had a blast at Camp! They learned new skills, worked as teams, built friendships, and encouraged and supported one another.

The time our campers spent growing as young Christian men and women, growing closer to our Lord, has been possible only because of you!

We can't do this without you, and we can't thank you enough!

We are deeply grateful to you for being part of the CSM family! God bless you.
John David Kuhar
Dad, Donor and Executive Director


Having a blast with new friends and cabin mates!
Each week includes a trip to Mackinac Island.
But first, a stop at the Cross in the Woods for Mass.
Followed by lunch and the ferry ride to the island!
Busy exploring the fort!
Even the boys enjoy their time shopping on the island!
Back at CSM the next week, the Girls' August camp
closed out their  session with a game of Capture the Flag! 
GO Team Red! GO Team Blue!
Taking a break with friends outside the Mess Hall!
Our counselors are already counting the days until CSM Summer 2020!

Thank you for your financial and prayerful support! Because you are part of the CSM family, you are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of kids each year by helping to provide an opportunity of faith and fun!
It is only with your kind and generous assistance that together we make this happen!

God bless you and your loved ones.

John David Kuhar
Executive Director
Fr. Bob Spezia
President, Board of Trustees
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 tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our tax identification 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 click on the link below to donate online by credit card:

Or contact us to donate by credit card:
Phone: 248-822-8199
Fax: 866-875-1933

Thank you for supporting Camp Sancta Maria!
God Bless You!
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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 and Nature Overnight Summer Camps
                                         in Michigan
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