COVID-19 Update & Camp 2021
We are excited to be able to see everyone this summer for Camp Summit 2021! Based on your feedback, recommendations from MN Department of Health, Diocesean Leadership, and Eagle Bluff’s policies, Camp Summit will consist of a single-day
day-long camp this summer.
The majority of the day will be outside and efforts will be made to keep spaces clean, keep groups socially distanced and safe. Campers should come prepared to be outside all day and please bring/wear weather-appropriate clothes, sunscreen/hat/sunglasses, water bottle, and a mask.
Who can attend Camp Summit?
Middle School Youth: Camp Summit is designed for youth entering grades 6-8.
High School Youth: Youth entering 9-12th grade can apply to lead on either Dream Team and Fiat. More information here.
Adult Chaperones: Each group is required to have 1 adult for every 5 youth of the same gender. Chaperones must be 21+ and have a recent background check and VIRTUS Training by July 1st.
Young Adults: Young adults 18-20 at the time of camp are invited to volunteer in specific roles. Please contact us for more information.
Adult Volunteers: We need your help! If you are 21+ and interested in volunteering please visit our volunteer page.
Priests & Religious: Your presence and example is incredibly important at camp. Please visit our Religious page for more information.
What is offered to High School youth?
High school leaders (teens entering 9th-12th grade in 2021 and 2021 graduates) are welcome to attend Camp Summit Day Camp with their parish group.
Because space is very limited at Eagle Bluff this year, not all high schoolers leaders will be able to attend the Day Camp. However, all high school leaders are invited to a high school formation day training! There will be two dates in the summer available - more information coming soon.
Note, any high school leaders attending Camp Summit Day Camp at Eagle Bluff are required to attend the formation day.
I'm a parent, how do I register?
If you are a parent or participant, first contact your Parish's youth leader. They must first register you/your child and then you will receive an email with the entire online form to complete.
If you have multiple children to register, sign up/log into Regpack with your email. Once you complete the form for one child, you will be prompted to add another participant. At this time, you can add another child or yourself and fill in the registration form for each person.
I'm a group leader, how do I register?
If you are the leader for your parish group, please visit the Parish Leaders page for more information, registration instructions, and deadlines. Registration will open for leaders on April 6, 2021.
You, as the Parish Group Leader, will first sign up your parish using our online system. At that time, you will reserve the number of spaces you need either “placeholders” or with the names and emails of your participants. Once a name and email are added to your registration - an automatic email will be sent to the youth’s parent to complete their full registration form.
Parish groups are required to have a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 youth with a minimum of 2 adults (e.g. if a parish group has 3 youth they need to have 2 adults, if a group has 12 youth they need at least 3 adults).
The maximum group size Eagle Bluff is able to accommodate for activities is 14 people. If a parish brings a group larger than 14 the group will be split into 2+ smaller groups; we will do our best to keep groups together as much as possible.
To stay within Eagle Bluff capacity requirements we’ve grouped deaneries together on the following days. Your group should plan to attend on your assigned day (if that day doesn’t work for your group please let us know as soon as possible).
Mon Aug 2 - Mankato & Worthington Deaneries
Tue Aug 3 - Rochester Deanery
Wed Aug 4 - Albert Lea/Austin and Winona.
Contact us to inquire about overnight accommodations.
What if I don't have a parish group?
Each participant must register and attend Camp Summit with a Parish group. If you do not have a Parish group please Contact Us and let us know where you live and/or to which Parish you belong. We will connect you with a Parish group in your area.
How much does Camp Summit cost?
Camp Summit 2021's single-day Day Camp is $75 per participant. This fee includes everything - lunch and dinner, Eagle Bluff activities, supplies, programming.
Costs may vary by parish so check with your parish youth leader for your group's official cost, fundraising opportunities, and possible financial assistance. All payments will be paid to your parish and they will pay the Diocese.
Youth may want to bring some spending money for use in the Eagle Bluff gift shop or for Camp Summit merchandise.
What can I expect at Camp Summit?
The one-day Camp Summit experience will include as many of the hallmarks of a full Camp Summit as possible including Eagle Bluff Activities (high ropes, team building, archery, rock climbing, etc.), keynote talk, music, Adoration, and food. Our Programming Team is also working on take-home resources and activities which will be a great way to extend camp with your group back at home that same week and/or throughout the rest of the summer and beyond!
Hot lunch and a bagged dinner will be provided is covered in the cost of camp. If you have special dietary needs, accommodations can be made. Please fill out the registration form in full with dietary restrictions or contact us if it is complicated or you have questions.
Where is Camp Summit?
Camp Summit is a ministry of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota. Camp is hosted at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center nestled in the beautiful Root River Valley of Lanesboro, MN. For detailed driving directions, visit our Location Page.
When does camp start and end?
Camp Summit 2021 will be a single-day day camp. Connect with your parish group leader to coordinate transportation and carpools. Groups can begin arriving at 8am and programming will begin at 9am. Day Camp will conclude at 5:30pm and everyone will receive a bagged dinner to take with them.
Can I contact my child during camp?
Cell phones should stay at home. If there is an emergency, please contact your parish’s group leader first and then call Eagle Bluff's main phone line at 507-467-2437. Campers, nurses and/or chaperones will call home if necessary.
How are medications handled?
Volunteer nurses will help administer medications as prescribed. When prompted, please list all medications on your child's registration form. If they are under 18, the camp nurses will safely store all medications. Inhalers and EpiPens can stay with the student and their chaperones for emergency use. Parents will have an opportunity to meet with our camp nurses at the start of camp to discuss any medications, special needs or behavioral issues.
Can I volunteer at Camp Summit?
We need over volunteers for Camp Summit to be successful! Even if you are already a group chaperone, you are still able and encouraged to volunteer for a specific role while at camp! Volunteers must be 18+, have a recent background check, and be VIRTUS trained.
If you are interested in volunteering, visit our volunteer page for more information and email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about yourself and how you can help this summer! The camp fee is waived for volunteers.