Camp Howard on KGW upcoming!


Nina Mehlhaf, Anchor, KGW News at Sunrise, joined some of the staff at CYO/Camp Howard for a reminiscent trip back to Camp Howard where she experienced a summer of camp.  Nina was able to experience the new Howling Howard zipline in addition to a full tour of the camp and lunch in the new dining hall.  The segment will be aired on Tuesday June 18th at 5:45 and and 6:45 am.  They will be the same version of the story, so you won’t miss anything if you just tune into one of them.  Then the video will go on the KGW website kgw.com with a full text of the story and links to the website to register for summer camp, etc.  Be sure to check it out one way or the other!

Why Making Friends Is One of the Most Important Things That Happens at Summer Camp|American Camping Association


https://www.acacamps.org/campers-families/parent-blog/why-making-friends-one-most-important-things-happens-summer-camp?utm_source=Informz

Join us this summer at Camp Howard for a week of making friends, experiencing the great outdoors and fantastic fun designed just for you! Rated “Best Camp Food” by the campers! #CampHoward

“Thank You” All Saints Students!


A huge “Thank You” to some of the students at All Saints School for helping CYO/Camp Howard out with our Camp Howard recruitment film this year.  The students could not have been more charming and helpful in sharing their experiences at the camp!  Way to go Ramblers!  Gratefully, Sr. Krista

Check out the link to our new promotional video for Camp Howard:

Rhonda Shelby’s Camp Howard Endorsement!


My heart was warmed by Rhonda’s description of the unique spiritual atmosphere at Camp Howard and how that atmosphere creates such a special experience for campers. Rhonda ‘s daughter has loved every minute of her CYO Volleyball experience. Rhonda has cheered for the team and volunteered to run the scoreboard at her games.

Thank you Rhonda and all of the amazing CYO and Camp Howard volunteers and supporters! You make great memories possible for our youth.

Please check out Rhonda’s interview with VYO recently:

Camp Smores During State Fire Ban


Smores are a staple and expectation of the camping experience.  What does one do when fires are banned during the camping season?  You get creative!  Here’s how we do it at Camp Howard.

Below: Shawna King and Melanie Smith ( two of the fantastic cooks at Camp Howard) put half a graham cracker on a sheet pan then put a marshmallow on top of each cracker.

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Below: They popped them into the oven and heated them for about 10 minutes at 350.

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Below: When they came out of the oven, they were gooey on the inside but had a very thin membrane on the outside giving the marshmallow its shape.  A piece of Hershey chocolate is place on top of each Marshmallow.

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Below: Finally, the other half of the graham cracker is pressed down onto the chocolate, forcing it into the melted marshmallow, creating a sandwich and melting the chocolate into the white hot sweet goo which attaches itself to the top and bottom cracker

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The Lakeridge Marching Band was waiting patiently for the evening treat which made for a perfect end of the day!