"CSM is a beacon of light
and a place where kids can draw close to staff
who serve as coals lit with the love of Jesus Christ.
It is a place where kids are "won" for Christ.
It is a place where they find a true family
and become much more open to receiving the life-changing
and life-saving grace that God makes available to them."
In This Email
  • A Letter From John David (JD)
  • Purchase Tickets for the 2020 Benefit Dinner
  • Register for CSM Summer 2020 Season
  • Wally's World
  • Thank You, Friends and Family of CSM
CSM's corral is a camper favorite!

Dear Friends and Family of  Camp Sancta Maria,
Although Camp hasn't opened yet for the season--the first campers will arrive on Friday, June 12--we're keeping very busy getting things lined up for CSM's 2020 Summer Season so our campers can have their BEST SUMMER EVER! 

We've made tremendous strides in the past few years with improvements to our grounds and facilities, and  thanks to the support of our generous donors, we will continue those improvements in the coming months and years, God willing.

Along with those updates, we're very excited to announce that our website is currently under construction! We look forward to unveiling to you the new and improved website. Get ready for:
  • A more visually appealing design that better reflects who we are
  • Updated content
  • A layout that is easier to navigate
  • A more responsive and mobile friendly platform
  • And more!

It's been in the works for a long time, and we can hardly wait to share it with you! Stay tuned....

Below are  CSM news and highlights, including some special ways you can help us move forward with our mission of forming young Christian lives.
2020 Benefit Dinner

Tickets and sponsorships are still available for our  2020 Benefit Dinner scheduled for Thursday, March 26, at The San Marino Club in Troy.  Come and enjoy a fun evening and a delicious meal with wonderful folks, all while supporting the kids of CSM. We look forward to seeing you there! Details and links can be found below or by clicking here: Benefit Dinner
2020 Registration

Our camper numbers are really climbing! Three sessions are already sold out and others are nearing capacity, so remember to register your child or grandchild soon for their BEST SUMMER EVER! Follow the links below more for information or to register, or click here:  Registration
School and Church Presentations

Wally, our Marketing and Resources Associate, has been making lots of phone calls to schedule presentations at schools and churches, which are very helpful in recruiting new campers to CSM. But sometimes it's helpful if that request comes from someone the pastor or principal knows personally, like YOU! If you have a contact at your church or at your child's school, would you be willing to make an introduction for us? Check out Wally's World below for more information about how you can help CSM reach more kids.
Thank you for partnering with us to change children's lives.  We are deeply grateful for your generosity and your prayerful support. Know that you are always in our prayers, as we count on your assistance for the kids. If you have any questions, please call Jan Klemm at 248-822-8199 or email her at J an@CampSanctaMaria.org.

May God continue to richly bless you and your loved ones today and always.

Warm regards,

John David Kuhar 
Dad, Donor, and Executive Director


Come and support Camp Sancta Maria, while you enjoy great food,
share good laughs, and spend the evening with fellow supporters of CSM.

This year we'll gather again at The San Marino Club in Troy!

Your participation is very important to us,
as it supports  CSM campers and families, facilities, and programs.
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!

All Are Welcome!

To purchase tickets or a sponsorship, to make a donation, or for more information,
contact Jan Klemm at 248-822-8199 or Jan@CampSanctaMaria.org 
or visit our website by clicking on the BENEFIT DINNER link below.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Register Your Child or Grandchild for a Summer  Full of
Fun and Adventure,  Personal Growth, and Spiritual Development
There is always time for for and games and silly poses with friends!
CSM campers refer to Camp Sancta Maria as the best way to spend the summer! Give your kids or grandkids  the best two weeks of their life and register them for a session (or more!) at Camp Sancta Maria! They'll learn new skills, make new friends, work as a team, encourage and support one another, and grow in their relationship with the Lord. Faith and fun all in one place!

Ready to register for your child's or grandchild's BEST SUMMER EVER?  Go directly to our registration page by clicking here:  REGISTRATION

Need more information? Visit us online by clicking here:  CSM WEBSITE or contact us at 248-822-8199 or Office@CampSanctaMaria.org.

Welcome to Wally's World!

Some of you may recognize me as Camp's lifeguard, but during the off-season I also serve as CSM's Marketing and Resources Associate. I am tasked with spreading the word about CSM. W e'd love to reach as many families as possible, but we need your help.
  • Would you be willing to make an introduction for us, asking your pastor about inserting CSM flyers in the Sunday bulletin?
  • Perhaps you could contact the parish office asking if we may set up a table to introduce CSM to folks after weekend Masses? 
  • Would you contact your child's school asking if we may make a presentation about Camp to the kids?
  • Do you have a special story to share about your child's visit to CSM? We'd love to hear it and share it with others! How did CSM change your child? What skills did they learn? How did they grow as a person?
  • Please like us on Facebook, and leave reviews on Google, Bing, etc.
If you are able to help us introduce more families to CSM and share with them the  wonderful ways our Lord is changing the lives of so many kids at CSM, please contact me at wally@campsanctamaria.org or 248-238-3031. 

We are most grateful for your help in spreading the word about the great things that happen at CSM! Thank you!



Letting loose with Mess Hall chants!
Because of your support of Camp Sancta Maria, we are 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.

CSM is a beacon of light and a place where kids can draw close to staff who serve as coals lit with the love of Jesus Christ. It is a place where kids are "won" for Christ. It is a place where they find a true family and become much more open to receiving the life-changing and life-saving grace that God makes available to them.

Thank you for making this possible.

Please p ray for our campers, our staff, our volunteers, and our collective efforts to continue our mission. Know that you are in our prayers, as well.

If you have any questions about Camp, please contact Jan Klemm at 248-822-8199 or Jan@CampSanctaMaria.org.

Thank you for your belief in and support of our mission. God's b lessings to you and your loved ones.
John David Kuhar
Dad, Donor, and 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 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!

CSM Contact Information

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
Camp Sancta Maria 
has been named one of Metro Parent Magazine's
Best Outdoor and Nature Overnight Summer Camps in Michigan

Camp Sancta Maria
is fully accredited by the 
American Camp Association.
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