A generous benefactor has agreed to match
the contributions we receive up to $30,000!  
This means that your $50 gift means $100 to us 
and your $500 gift means $1,000 to us! 
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has been named one of Metro Parent Magazine's
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In This Email
  • A Special Letter from John David (JD) and Fr. Bob
    • Double Your Impact at CSM!
  • Christmas Cheer from CSM
  • Early Bird Discount Ends Soon
  • Mark Your 2019 Calendars
  • Thank You, Family and Friends of CSM
Three cheers for doubling your impact at CSM!

Dear Friends and Family  of  Camp Sancta Maria:
As 2018 draws to a close, our thoughts turn to the many blessings we witnessed at CSM this summer. One that comes to mind is a conversation with the mother of one of our campers after her son asked to stay for an additional week at Camp. "We consider the cost of Camp a small price to pay for a great investment in our son's future."

The word "investment" stuck with me as she continued to speak about how much fun her son had at Camp, while also receiving great formation both spiritually and humanly as he grows into a young man.

We regularly hear things like this in connection to Camp. Why? Much of it comes down to the fact that  CSM is a place where kids not only have fun but also learn new skills, work as a team, build friendships, encourage and support one another, and most importantly grow in their relationship with the Lord. These experiences are so important for our youth as they grow and mature into young men and women.

We write to ask you for your help by making a donation so that Camp Sancta Maria can continue its mission of helping to form young Christian lives--the lives of our children and grandchildren. 

This request is very special for us in that a generous benefactor has agreed to match the contributions we receive up to $30,000!  This means that your $50 gift means $100 to us and your $500 gift means $1,000 to us!

This generous offer came to us after our Year-end Annual Appeal was mailed. We are blessed by and thankful to all who have already supported us through that appeal.  Please join us in praying that CSM would be everything that God wants her to be.  If you are still discerning supporting CSM with a year-end financial gift, we would be most grateful for your support. 

We thank you for all that you have done for Camp! Would you prayerfully consider being especially generous today by investing in CSM's campers through this special matching gift request? Please also let us know if you are aware of others who may be willing to join the CSM family and help us with a financial gift.

For more information on donating to Camp, please  click here We thank you in advance for partnering with us to change lives. If you would like to meet with one of us or one of our Board members to discuss your gift, please let us know. Thank you again for your support of Camp Sancta Maria! God bless you and your loved ones.

Warm regards,
John David Kuhar
Executive Director
Fr. Bob Spezia
President, Board of Trustees

Looking for a Special Christmas Gift for Your Child or Grandchild?  Register Them For an Adventurous Summer Full of Fun, Personal Growth, and Spiritual Development!
Still haven't decided on a Christmas gift for your child or grandchild? Register them for a session at CSM. It is not unusual for campers to ask to stay longer, talk their parents' ears off on the way home sharing all the fun and exciting things they experienced, or even begin to count down until next summer when Camp will begin again! It's also not unusual for campers to share that their favorite things about Camp include daily Mass, adoration, Reconciliation, or our evening chapel talks!

All ready to register for your BEST SUMMER EVER? Go directly to our registration page by  clicking here.

Need more information? Visit us online by  clicking here .

If you are giving a gift of a CSM camp experience for Christmas (or anytime!), feel free to download one of our prepared gift certificates that you can print and place in a Christmas stocking. The certificates will be included in your confirmation email once you register or by 
Need a Christmas Gift for Someone Who Is Hard to Buy For? Make a Donation to CSM in Their Honor!

Are friends and family asking you what you would like for Christmas? Ask them to make a donation to CSM in your honor!

Or do you need a gift idea for someone who is hard to buy for? Make a donation to CSM in their honor!

Donations can be directed to any of our programs or to our general fund: 
  • Looking for a gift for a dedicated outdoorsman? Make a donation to our target sports range. 
  • A real sports fanatic? How about a donation to our "Front of the Hill" sports field.
  • Fond of horses? Consider a donation to our corral.
  • Have a heart for children? A donation to our scholarship program is a great fit!
  • Donations can also be made to be used at Fr. Bob's and JD's discretion.
We'll send your gift recipient a card letting them know you made a donation in their honor and what the donation will be used for.  You won't have to battle the crowds at the mall, and our campers will benefit from your generosity. 

On behalf of our campers and their families, please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your support! Click here for more information on how to make your donation.Thank you!

CSM Campers Benefit When You Do Your Christmas Shopping at Smile.Amazon.com

Thanks to everyone who supported us through Smile.Amazon.com this past year.  We're pleased to announce that we have received over $500 in donations from Amazon thanks to you!  We are grateful for your support. 

Smile.Amazon.com is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. It's just a different door to the website and  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Camp Sancta Maria at no extra cost to you!

Go to    Smile.Amazon.com/ch/38-6086752 
and Amazon donates to Camp Sancta Maria
Thanks for supporting us when you shop this Christmas season. 

Register by December 31, 2018, to receive our Early Bird Discount!

Save $50 off a 2-week session or $25 off a 1-week session!

DON'T DELAY! The Early Bird Discount Expires 12/31/2018!

Please consider supporting Camp Sancta Maria by joining us for our

2019 Benefit Dinner on Thursday, April 4

and the

2019 Golf Outing on Thursday, June 6

Your generosity supports CSM families, facilities, and programs.
In addition, we strive to provide every child access to the CSM experience
regardless of their ability to pay. CSM's Scholarship Fund allows us to ensure, 
with your help, that no child is turned away. Thank you!

We hope to see you there!
Our campers give thanks to you for your support!

We Are Grateful For Your Support of CSM!

We've said it before, but we can't say it enough. Thank you! We wouldn't be able to continue in the mission passed  down to us since our founding in 1933 of forming young Christian lives, the lives of our children and grandchildren, without your prayerful and financial support of Camp Sancta Maria. We are truly grateful you have chosen to partner with us in this most important mission. 

Please help us spread the word about the wonderful ways in which our Lord is changing the lives of so many children and grandchildren at CSM. 

Great things happen at CSM because of YOU! Thank you. 

May you and your loved ones continue to walk in God's love during these coming weeks as we remember the gift that Jesus is for us, not only during the Advent and Christmas season but all year long.

Please keep us in your prayers, and know that you are in our prayers, as well. Thank you again, and God bless you.


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! Donations

Camp Sancta Maria is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity. 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
Email: office@campsanctamaria.org

Thank you for supporting Camp Sancta Maria!
God Bless You!
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