Camp Mountaineer is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of Clarkston Award for two consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Camp Mountaineer for the 2016 Clarkston Business Hall of Fame.
Camp Mountaineer combines classic camp experiences with solid Catholic identity, personalized character formation, and full immersion into story.
Spirituality - a personal relationship with Christ
Catholic identity is our first priority at Mountaineer. The boys are invited to daily morning prayers, rosary, gospel reflection, and night prayers. Presidium certified Priests and Brothers of the Legion of Christ are present throughout the camp, and offer spiritual direction, confession, and daily mass. The Legionaries also prepare special spiritual experiences which help the boys to enter into the Gospel and know Christ as their personal friend.
Personalized Formation - tailored growth
Personalized formation is key at Camp Mountaineer. The infamous “points” are awarded for acts of virtue, respect, order, and excellence in sports. The card upgrade system, which challenges each team of boys to know themselves and decide which advantages to unlock, layers in a deeper strategic element to the camp. The personal attention provided by the Legionaries and the camp staff is unequaled.
Storyline - Gripping adventure and a lasting impact
The realism of our storylines captures the imagination of each boy. Hand sewn costumes, high quality foam swords from the Calimacil company, and a gripping storyline engage the boys so that the values within the story can take root. This approach is an effort to implement the ECYD method; to complement the preaching and spiritual talks, the camp staff carefully embeds core values into unique experiences, and then lead the campers to form personal convictions which guide their future decisions toward Christ. This full immersion into the camp storyline is a proven means of evangelizing the new generations of youth.
Our Philosophy - connecting in a deep way
The cornerstone of our camp philosophy is to connect with young man in as many ways as possible. The classic, unplugged camp experience, the unique spiritual activities, the physical competition and strategic challenge of the point system and upgrade cards, and the realism and adventure of the storyline reach them on all levels. All this is done with one goal in mind: to bring them to a deeper relationship with Christ.
And there you have it! Camp Mountaineer in a nutshell: A classic camp experience with a deep Catholic identity, focusing on the character formation of each camper as they live out an enjoyable and engaging adventure.