The summer staff includes Sisters of Social Service, administrative staff, college-age counselors, program specialists, certified pool staff, health supervisor, food service staff and maintenance staff. Before the summer program begins, all members of the counseling staff undergo an extensive training period in which they are taught the skills needed to work successfully and safely with children in the out-of-doors.
Mariastella offers a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program for high school girls.
Camp Mariastella is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Accreditation means that the camp has voluntarily invited an outside team of visitors trained by the ACA to verify compliance with standards in all areas of camp operations. These include site, administrative practices (including transporation, emergency procedures and food service), personnel, program, health care, and certain specialized activities.
In the lower portion of tha camp are the main lodge, dining room, office, chapel, craft center, health center, playground and winter quarters. Sprinkled throughout the middle portion of the camp are 21 cabins and shelters, each housing a counselor and approximately 6 campers. Higher still are the swimming pool, volley ball and basketball courts. There are also campfire areas at multiple locations. The uppermost two-thirds of the camp are reserved as open space and used for day and overnight activities. All of the camp facilities and buildings are maintained to established standards.
A registered nurse supervises the health program. A camp physician and local paramedics are on call at all times. Medical forms and pre-camp physicals are required of all camp participants.
The fee includes all activities, supplies, and transporation for one week. A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration, and the balance is due no later than one week prior to the beginning of the session. Please refer to Schedule of Sessions & Camp Cost for deposit amounts and camp fee.
Camperships are available for those needing assistance with the camp fee.
New applications are accepted beginning in February. A number of campers return each summer, so early application is recommended. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
“The quality of the camp staff is of the greatest importance in the successful operation of a camp program.”
The Camp Counselor