Through the generosity of several donors to the Catholic Foundation, scholarships to the Catholic Youth Summer Camp have been awarded for youth to attend each of the last two summer programs. Applications are available in March each year at Parish youth offices or you can download a PDF version here at the Catholic Foundation website or at the Archdiocese website at www.archokc.org under the Youth Ministries Department Summer Camp tab.
The Robert A. Streets Family Endowment for Our Lady of Guadalupe Youth Camp was established in 2000 for the benefit of the Catholic Youth Camp. This is the second year that this Fund will award a scholarship to a camper. Mr. Streets was enthusiastic about helping to make sure all Catholic youth in the Archdiocese had the camping experience.
The Jacob Meier Memorial Endowment Fund was established by family and friends in memory of Jake Meier, a former camper and counselor at the Youth Summer Camp who passed away in 2009. Jake began attending camp while in junior high school when the Catholic Youth Camp was located at Lake Murray. The next summer when he was fifteen years old, he applied for the camp staff and was hired as a kitchen assistant. In his application for a camp counselor position the next summer, Jake stated, “Since my first summer at Lake Murray I have learned more and more about my faith while having more and more fun each year as well. The more I go to camp the more my eyes are opened to Christ’s light of the world.” Jake was a counselor-in-training in 1999 and a counselor in the 2000 camp session (the first year of the new camp at Our Lady of Guadalupe).
Although his life ended way too early, the scholarship in Jake Meier’s memory serves as a reminder of a talented, loving and caring young man whose faith guided him in the right direction. His camping experience was a great part of that faith formation. In sharing that experience with more young campers, Jake continues to do God’s work even after he has left this earth.
If you would like to apply for a Scholarship from either the Robert A Streets Family Endowment Fund or the Jacob Meier Memorial Endowment Fund for Camp Scholarships to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Youth Camp, please fill out the application form in March and return it to the Archdiocese Youth Office, P.O. Box 32180, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 before Friday, March 29, 2013. If you have questions, please call the Youth Office at (405) 721-9220.
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