More than 500 Catholic youth from 11 states will be at the College of Mount St. Joseph from July 9-14, 2013 for “Alive in You,” one of five nationwide camps designed to educate and motivate teens and give them an opportunity to meet new people, do community service and learn more about their faith.
The youth will work with more than 40 different agencies throughout the tri-state and will do projects including visiting people with severe disabilities, cleanup and painting projects at Catholic schools, gardening, and working in soup kitchens and food pantries.
“We will help religious communities, county parks, historical societies, farms, and even individual home owners,” said Wayne Topp with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who is helping organize the community service. “It is truly remarkable all the work that will be done in those three days.”
The students will also have a chance to unwind with two bands that will travel to the Mount for the camp. Ayleron is a Catholic band from Lafayette, La. and will serve as the house band the entire week. Christian rock artist Matt Maher and his band will perform one evening as well.
The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.