Thanks to your support, our campers not only had fun
but they also learned new skills, worked as a team,
built friendships, encouraged and supported one another,
and most importantly grew in their relationship with the Lord.
In This Email
  • A Letter From John David (JD)
  • CSM is Available for Rental Sessions
  • 2020 Session Dates and Registration Update
  • Thank You, Friends and Family of CSM!

Dear Friends and Family of  Camp Sancta Maria,
I wanted to share with you a few more photos of our campers from this past season. In part, because it brings me joy to see their smiling faces again and remember the amazing memories we made this summer. Thanks to your support, our campers  not only had fun but they also learned new skills, worked as a team, built friendships, encouraged and supported one another, and most importantly grew in their relationship with the Lord.

Spending time at Camp helped them grow; being at CSM changed  their lives!
Seeing these photos also reminds me of our hard working volunteers. Dozens of our special helpers make the trek to Gaylord each year--some make multiple trips each season!-- to help keep Camp looking and running its best. 

Meet Tom, Susan, Deb, and Donna with Fr. Bob Spezia. They were among a large number of volunteers who assisted during Work Camp in May. 

Many others arrived at Camp just after the campers left for the season. 
Say hello to Ron and Susan, pictured to the right. Long-time dedicated volunteers, Ron and Susan are part of a team of amazing folks who assist us year-round with projects for Camp. 

Here are the screens and shutters they helped rebuild, stain and install on the Rec cabin earlier this month. These custom made screens and shutters--which we're in the process of replacing on all of our cabins thanks to our volunteers--protect our cabins from the harsh winter elements. 

Our volunteers give tirelessly of their time and talents knowing that in a few short months  our campers will return to Camp Sancta Maria, ready for new adventures, new friends, and new experiences. 

Our campers are the reason our volunteers do what they do!

Like the kids above enjoying their day trip to Mackinac Island. They started their day with breakfast at Camp, then a bus ride to  The National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods in Indian River  for Mass, before continuing their energetic bus ride to Mackinaw City, where they enjoyed a ferry ride to the island!

Or the kids to the right who learned the science of combining baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a cool and explosive way! The result? A foam volcano!

Thanks to all who support us, CSM is still providing experiences, memories, and--most importantly--an opportunity for CSM campers to grow in their relationship with our Lord and experience the love of God in a profound way! 

On behalf of our campers and their families, I thank you in advance for partnering with us to change lives.  We are grateful for your support of Camp Sancta Maria! God bless you and your loved ones.

Warm regards,
John David Kuhar
Dad, Donor, and Executive Director

Looking for Camp Space to Rent?

Camp Sancta Maria is available to rent both pre-season and post-season for groups interested in hosting special camp sessions, seminars, meetings, retreats, outdoor training courses, school programs, picnics, reunions, and more.

Camp Sancta Maria is blessed to occupy 96 acres of natural wooded property. Our grounds border two inland lakes--Lake 27 and Martin Lake; and we enjoy our own private bay on Lake 27.

We work hard to continually maintain and upgrade our grounds. All the attention to the grounds, all the renovations and upgrades to our facilities, serve to keep our children and families safe, happy, healthy and holy.
Each of our ten camper cabins houses between 14 and 24 individuals, and campers sleep on bunk beds. Each camper is provided shelving next to their bed to store personal items. 

The CSM Mess Hall can seat up to 175 people at a time.  Our kitchen staff is ServSafe certified, and we currently enjoy high ratings in our health inspection.
At the corral, we house approximately 20 horses throughout the summer. 

CSM's ropes course includes 22 elements, or stations, that enhance team building skills, teach group problem solving, and help campers--young and old--overcome their personal fears. Our ropes instructors are all trained by and supervised according to the State of Michigan standards in Ropes Course licensing.

For additional information, contact us at 248-822-8199 or

Mark Your Calendars for our 2020 Camp Session Dates!
Registration Will Open In November!
Camp Sancta Maria's 96 acres of wooded landscape offers young people ages 8 to 16 a respite in a technology-free zone and provides them with spirited recreation centered in the physical world around them. Whether its playing sports, horseback riding, learning to swim, or going on one of our outside camping trips, our campers feel refreshed and experience a sense of wonder as they live more fully in nature--a very different experience from their daily routine --all in an atmosphere of Christian faith.

Registration will open in November, and you'll receive an email alerting you when it opens. In the meantime, click here to check our our 2020 session dates and mark your calendars!

Great Things Happen at CSM Because of You!

Thank you! Because of your prayerful and financial 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. 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 at CSM. 

Great things happen at CSM because of YOU! Thank you.  May our Lord continue to 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 nonprofit 501(c)(3) public 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

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
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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