Registration Is Open for Dominican Sisters Faith Camp in Springfield, IL


Dominican Sisters Paulette Joerger (left to right), Sara Koch and Marie Andre Dougherty engage with last year’s Dominican Faith Campers at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Dominican Sisters Faith Camp. The popular event has been a meaningful part of girls’ summer adventures for more than a decade.

Early registration is advised; participation is limited to 25 campers.

Girls starting grades 6 through 9 in the fall are welcome. They’ll enjoy crafts, games, and interaction with the sisters in a safe, welcoming, Catholic environment. The girls will learn about the importance of prayer, study, and Christian service for a well-rounded faith life. The schedule includes making something, baking something, spending quiet time with Jesus in the chapel, swimming—and Sister Buddies.

Campers are matched up with sisters who live at Sacred Heart Convent, where the camp is held. The sisters pray for the campers and their families, sit with their Sister Buddy during morning prayer and Mass, and have a special one-on-one conversation about the sister’s vocation story, her relationship with Jesus, and her service to the Church.

“Many of the girls who’ve joined us for Dominican Faith Camp over the years stay in touch, and tell me that their experience with our sisters has been a meaningful part of their faith formation,” said Sister Teresa Marron, who coordinated the camp.

Campers’ families also get a taste of the experience on the last day when they are invited to a special program that gives them a peek into how camp has helped the participants grow, learn, and experience the love of God.

Camp is held at Sacred Heart Convent, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704.

Registration, which closes June 22, is $50 per child and includes a copy of The Catholic Youth Prayer Book for each child to take home. Registration forms are available at or from Sister Teresa Marron, OP, at 217-787-0481 or

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