About Apologhetti

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Camp Dates:

July 30 to August 2

 

Arrival & drop off:

We will be leaving St. Mark's parking lot the 30th of July at 1:30pm. We're asking that teens and chaperones who will be taking the bus to arrive no later than 1:00pm. We will be returning to the St. Mark's parking lot August 2 at approximately 2:30-3:00pm.  

 

Speakers:

Apologhetti strives to only host the best Catholic apologists and speakers in the Church today, and that's why we are so excited to have Dr. Peter Kreeft, Patrick Coffin, and Sean Forrest joining us this year! Dr. Peter Kreeft is the author of 75 books, and can be likened to a modern day GK Chesterton. He is also a professor of philosophy at Boston College. Patrick Coffin was the host of Catholic Answers Live, and now hosts his own show, "The Patrick Coffin Show."  Sean Forrest started Haiti180, which takes care of the poor and needy in Haiti by operating an orphanage, school, and nursing homes for the elderly. He has spoken at venues such as the National Catholic Youth Conference and World Youth Day. He is also a regular keynote speaker at Steubenville youth conferences across the country. 

It is truly a rare opportunity to hear these speakers live and to be able to have the time to ask them questions around the cafeteria table, or even while shooting a few hoops. 

 

Other special guests and speakers

We are pleased to have Dominican priest, Fr. James Moore, who will be giving some talks. We will also have some of our local diocesan priests who will be in attendance.

 We are so happy to have 8 religious sisters joining us this year from three different religious communities...the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa, the Children of Mary Sisters from Cincinnati, and the Sisters of Divine Grace from Boise. Sr. Agnes Immaculae from the Children of Mary Community will also be giving some talks to the teens as well. 

 

Spiritulaity:

Apologhetti Camp is dedicated not only to nurturing the mind with God's truth, but also the soul. That is why we have daily Mass, times for confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and talks that will be given by our religious about fostering a living relationship with Jesus Christ! 

 

Fun:

Not only do teens get to join in a deep and rich Catholic experience, but they get to do it in the great outdoors with fantastic food and friends! Don't miss this incredible opportunity!

 

Quotes from our youth:

"I would not be Catholic if it wasn't for Apologhetti."

"This camp changed my life!"

"Best decision I ever made was going to this camp. Amazing!"

"This camp was my first time fully surrounding to the Lord.  Never have I felt the Holy Spirit so strongly. This camp has been life changing." 

"This camp brought me home."

"This camp has been amazing! Thank you for changing my life!"

"Thank you for giving the Holy Spirit the opportunity to open my heart to discernment for my vocation."

"Daily Adoration helped clear my mind of all the lies told to me by the culture. So much happened to me! I feel like a reborn person."

"I have learned more about God during this camp than I have  my entire life!"

"I have always depended on my feelings for faith, and this camp has helped me grow in knowledge and allowed my faith to grow in ways I didn't even know were possible."