You may be wondering how you got to this website and what Camps Connect is. Well, Camps Connect is the joint venture between the Catholic Youth Organization Camps and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Camps. This collaboration is in effect to conserve on administrative costs and share resources in order to meet the ever increasing demands of operating the camps.
The CYO Boys’ Camp and CYO Girls’ Camp summer programs still run the way they always have, and Camp Ozanam’s summer program still runs as it always has. We have been able to share summer camp staff when and where needed. We have also shared kitchens and kitchen staff and our maintenance staffs have collaborated on several projects.
The Joint Venture has enabled us to offer more options to rental groups. If one of our four camps doesn’t suit the program being run, another will, or for a group too large for any one of our facilities, we can offer them both CYO Boys’ Camp and Camp Ozanam which are situated right next door to each other. This has already worked well for four schools who brought a combined six football teams to Camps Connect.
We are also utilizing this strategy for our Outdoor Education Program. By combining Camp Ozanam and CYO Boys’ Camp, we can offer 80 acres of hand-on education to students and teachers throughout Michigan and other areas.
is away for the two agencies to continue to provide the needed summer camp programs to our families while maintaining the same traditional programs we have offered throughout our many years of service.