Time to Order Awards for CYO Events

Would you believe awards are an annual expense of around $20K each year at CYO?  Medals, ribbons, trophies and we order the most reasonable awards we can find!  We bulk order all of our awards to keep the price down.  Our medals are just over 2.00 each which is amazing for a personalized (CYO) award.  Every award is very important to the winner of it, therefore, we look for the best deal we can get and quality is important.


An Artist at Work – Cheyenne Cunning

Cheyenne Cunning, you may know her as the “Camp Store Lady” as she has operated the Camp Store the past three years and grown up doing various jobs at the camp.  She has always had an artistic knack, actually a very talented artist.  I asked her to bring the Camp Howard sign back to life after about 6 years of weather wear and abuse.  She took on the project and made it happen just in time to beat the rains!  Thank you so much, Cheyenne, for the great job you did on the sign!  It is a very beautiful welcome to the camp again!

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Incredible Work Party of 2017 “Great Job”

CYO/Camp Howard would like to thank the members of the 2017 work party for the incredible job you did on 21 buildings after camp this year!  That is a record accomplishment!  All of the cabins in Fircrest and Greenwood Units, the Main Showerhouse, Camp Store, Camp Office, St. Martha and St. Mary and the Property Directors House!

Anna McLean, Anna O’Boyle, Emma Wycoff, Paige Ally, Latice Brown, John Lance, Anthony Ciota, Silas Warner, Gabe Klinger, Emily Cochran, Leila Blakely and Shawna King, were the summer staff “after camp” helpers!  Camp Director, Nora Gravengaard, Leila Blakely, Shawna King and Karen von Borstel came together to finish up after the smoke from the fires ended the work parties this year.  Special thanks to them as well!

You can all be proud of the work you did to help sustain the life of these buildings as they are all 1953 era “original” buildings and you helped breath new life into them!  they look “GREAT!”  Thank you for staying on to do this work.  We are all grateful to you!

Below: Camp Store


Below: Main showerhouse


Below: 1 of 12 similar cabins from Greenwood and Fircrest Units.



Champions of Faith Testimonial with Ed Kluss

Ed Kluss is the CYO/Camp Howard Executive Board President.  He has done an outstanding job representing our organization with Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of Portland and in so many other ways during his service in this role.  Thank you, Ed, for helping us out with this Champions of Faith Testimonial!  We are grateful to you.



Champions of Faith on Mater Dei Radio

Lisa Sanders, CYO/Camp Howard Development Director, George Weivoda, Co Chair of the 2017 Champions of Faith Benefit Dinner, Dina Marie, Host of the Mater Dei Radio Morning Show and Sr. Krista talk about the upcoming event.

You can listen here!


George Weivoda – Co Chair of the Champions of Faith 2017 event


Lisa Sanders, CYO/Camp Howard Development Director


Dina Marie Hale, Host of the Mater Dei “In Person” Show


Volleyball Scheduling with Jenna Bass


The CYO Volleyball program is one step closer to being scheduled for the 2017 season as the game numbers have been entered into a grid that will self populate the games locations and times.  The next step is to check and double check the schedules looking for any missing games, duplicate games, etc.  The computer is very helpful at showing us where there is human error!

Once perfected, the schedules will be duplicated and made ready for the coaches packets which will be handed out at the coaches meeting.

Below: Jenna Bass, CYO/Camp Howard Volleyball and Basketball Director preps the schedule for the fall volleyball and 1st & 2nd grade “Hotshot” basketball season.