Challenge Camps:
100% Catholic faith
filled experiences

Challenge Camps are
fun for girls 5th- 12th grade

Over 20 Challenge Camps
across the US and Canada!

Why Challenge Camps?


Challenge Camps are unique experiences for girls to grow in their Catholic faith and make lasting friendships. We have over 20 camps across the US and Canada. Challenge Camps have been present for the past 15 years with thousands of campers participating each year. Conquest – our brother program- also offers over 20 camps for boys each summer.

A Day in the Life of a Challenge Camper


At camp girls ages 10-18 will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. They will enjoy prayer and spiritual growth through participation in Mass and Confession. Sports, games, workshops, team dynamics, exciting night activities, swimming and fun in the sun, are typical Challenge camp activities. To find out what activities are offered at specific camps, visit the local camp websites or download the local camp flyer. Our camp staff is made up of a wonderful team of teen camp counselors and skilled adult volunteers.

The 2018 Challenge Summer Camp theme is JUMP!


This year’s camp theme is JUMP – Make a splash in the world! Dive in and discover the leader in you. The activities will center on leadership and helping the campers discover how to be an authentic leaders and Christians in the world today. Every day we will focus on one of the virtues of a leader should strive for- prayer, confidence, team work, friendship, dedication and perseverance!

All Challenge camps are powered by ECYD. We have many Challenge camps  and affiliated camps with specific themes each summer. Check out the information below.

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Summer 2018
US & Canadian Challenge Camps


ECYD National Convention

Where: Lake Williamson Carlinville, IL
Website: ECYD events
Contact:  Rachel Jacobs
When: July 21st- 30th

Indiana: Challenge Camp Tekawitha

Where: Camp River Ridge Oldensburg, Indiana
When: June 4th-9th
Contact: Jaquie Lustig
Website: Camp River Ridge


Georgia: Atlanta Challenge Camp

Where: Diakonia Camp in Salem, SC
When: June 10th- 16th
Contact: Natalia Santos
[email protected]
Read about past camps!

Alberta: Camp Captivenia

Where: Turner Valley Alberta, Canada
When: July 22nd-28th
Read about Last Year’s Camp!
*affiliated camp with different theme

Indiana: Indianapolis Challenge Getaway

Where: Indianapolis, IN
When: July 9th- 13th
Contact: Stacey Willet
[email protected]
Read about Last Year’s Camp!

Ontario: Camp Camino

Where: Providence Point Lanark, Ontario Canada
When: Coming Soon
Website: Camp Camino
Contact: Heidi Krol
*affiliated camp with specific theme

California: Challenge Camp

Where: San Francisco Valley, CA Canyon Heights
When: June 11th – 15th
Contact: Maria Cristina Serrano
[email protected]
Read about Last Year’s Camp!

Indiana: JPII Outdoor Adventure Camp

Where: Camp River Ridge, Oldenburg, IN
When: June 25th- 29th
Contact: Lorianne MacDonnell


Texas: Houston Challenge ECYD Camp

Where: Camp Cho –Yeh, Livingston TX
When: June 10th-16th
Website: Challenge Houston
Contact: Carrie Frain
[email protected]

Colorado: Challenge Camp

Where: Annunciation Heights, Estes Park, CO
When: June 18th – 23rd
Contact: [email protected]  


Kentucky: Challenge Jump Camp

Where: Potter’s Ranch- Union, KY
When: June 17th-21st
Website: Ohio Challenge
Contact: Ally Wheeler
Read about Last Year’s Camp!


Virginia: ECYD Girls' Summer Camp

Where: Hunting Ridge Retreat Winchester, VA
When: June 24th- 30th
Contact: [email protected]
Camp Website
Read about Last Year’s Camp!

Connecticut: Challenge Camp

Where: Incarnation Center – Ivoryton, CT
When: July 14th-20th
Contact: Sallie Roth
[email protected]
Camp Flyer Coming Soon!
Read about Last Year’s Camp!

Ohio: Camp Arise

Where: Holy Spirit Center Cincinnati, Ohio
When: July 9th-13th
Website: Ohio Challenge
Contact: Maria Knuth
Camp Webpage

Wisconsin: Chicagoland Challenge Camp

Where: Montello, WI
When: June 9th-16th
Website for Camp
Contact:  Maria Vogel
Read about Last Year’s Camp!