As missionary disciples with Life Teen Summer Camps, our goal is to help rebuild communities and restore hope to areas through meaningful and productive work projects.
Restore Mission Camps are an unique summer camp experience focused on assisting communities in need through work projects and service, while growing in faith through prayer and evening sessions. Our goal is to send teens out to serve and evangelize with Christ’s heart.
Restore Mission Camps include Daily Mass, Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration, and other powerful prayer experiences. Our evening sessions are filled with the high-quality programming Life Teen Summer Camps are known for, led by a dynamic team of priests, hosts and musicians to break open scriptural topics to strengthen your teens relationships with one another and with the Lord.
Join us this summer for Life Teen Restore Mission Camps. Our hope is to help you encounter and serve our brothers and sisters living throughout the country. From major rebuilds to minor repair projects, we’ll have tasks led by competent and skilled volunteers to fit all skill levels. There is also time to simply sit and converse with those we are helping…this is true evangelization!
Any incoming high school freshman (Class of 2028) to graduated high school seniors (Class of 2024). Teens need not be Catholic to attend Life Teen Restore Mission Camps.
Chaperones must come in a 1-to-8 ratio and be gender-specific (1 adult female for every 8 female campers and 1 adult male for every 8 male campers).
Restore will be at the Stillwater Catholic Retreat Center in Abbeville, LA just thirty minutes south of Lafayette.
The retreat center will be providing all housing and meals during our week of camp.
Stillwater Catholic Retreat Center
13407 Junius Rd
Abbeville, LA 70510
November 4: All CC/HL/GS groups must confirm acceptance of dates and spots through registration link.
November 18: Deposit payments are due for all camps. ($100/person)
February 27: Drop deadline. This is the last day to drop spots and not be responsible for the final balance payments. This is also the last day high school groups can add the optional away day in Georgia and be guaranteed space.
May 3: Final Restore balance payments of $400/person are due.
Check-in at Restore camp is between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Monday. Please do not arrive earlier than 1:00 pm or later than 3:00 pm. The group leader and Core members will have a mandatory meeting with our camp staff at 4:00 pm and the introduction session for teens will begin at 5:00 pm. All parishes will leave camp by 1:00 pm on Saturday.
Nope! We completely understand that the registration process comes before you’ve even had a chance to meet your teens for the school year. We won’t ask for specific names until online paperwork is due in May.
One of our big focuses at Life Teen Summer Camp is parish-based discipleship. We want campers to come and grow in their faith, as well as grow closer with their parish family. Therefore, we require all campers to come to camp with a group.
We recommend checking with other parishes in your area to see if they’re bringing a group, or just start a group yourself! All you need to come to camp is at least two teens, and at least one chaperone of the same gender as your teens.
All adult chaperones must be 21+ years old and be safe environment trained and background checked in their home diocese. Our desire is that they fully participate and journey alongside campers all week long. The relationships built at camp will help teens feel supported in their faith journey going home.
Due to the different ratios of male to female campers each week, we cannot provide exact housing information until the week before you arrive. We will do our best to house your entire group together and we will never put one teen from your group by themselves. We will give you a housing assignment but leave the assignment of specific campers to beds within these designated rooms up to you.
Stillwater camp provides housing with bunk bed, bathroom, and shower. The number of beds and bathrooms varies depending on the building.
If your diocese requires other housing arrangements we are happy to work with you and your Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection. Please indicate this on your group leader liability form.
The Life Teen Summer Camps staff plans, prepares, and facilitates the programming, liturgies and service for each day. Each day you’ll experience daily service opportunities within the local area. You will then return in the afternoon for Mass, opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and other powerful prayer experiences. Our evening sessions, led by a dynamic speaker, will break open scriptural topics to lead your teens into a more authentic encounter with Christ. Each day campers will enjoy two delicious meals on site, lunch at the work site, and a night-time snack with their group. Before your week, the group leader will receive an overview schedule of the week to help you prepare to led your teens best!
Price: $520/spot ($100 deposit, $420 final balance)
Registration requests for Life Teen Summer Camp have closed. If you submitted a registration requests you will receive an email from the Summer Camps team by Friday, October 20. All available spots will be open to register for on a first come first served basis on November 13.