Camp Carlo is named after Carlo Acutis, an Italian boy born in 1991 who had a strong love for God, although his parents were not particularly religious. He made great efforts to attend mass, help those in need, and live out his faith. He was a gamer and programmer and he used his skills to evangelize through technology. He built a website to categorize and promote Eucharistic miracles. He lived with Jesus, for Jesus, and in Jesus. He died of Leukemia in 2006 at the age of 15, but his brief life demonstrates technology can be used to promote Christ's love and how our lives can have an impact on others.
CAMP CARLO'S MISSION
Camp Carlo is a summer camp experience that encourages both campers and Counselors to grow in their faith and love for Jesus Christ. It is a new Youth Ministry initiative designed to minister to different age groups within our faith community.
Our campers grow in their faith with the guidance of young Catholic Counselors serving as role models in a fun and safe environment. Our high school and college instructors share and grow in their love of Christ through daily Mass, theology discussions, and Eucharistic Adoration.
Summer is not just about passing the time. Camp Carlo makes summer about forming new friendships, learning something new, and helping youth become the people God made them to be.
“Carlo is a phenomenon of holiness that touches everyone, that pushes young people to approach the church, who helps those who are far from the faith.”
- Capuchin Father Carlos Acácio Gonçalves Ferreira,
rector of the Shrine of the Renunciation
(CNS photo/courtesy Sainthood Cause of Carlo Acutis)
“The Eucharist is my highway to Heaven”
- Bl. Carlo Acutis