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.

Visit the Camp Store for fun Camp Gear and Resources!

Summer 2017 US & Canadian Challenge Summer Camps
(Note: Summer 2018 Camps will be posted in Dec 2018)


Alaska: Camp Kenai

Where: Anchorage & Beyond, Alaska
Contact:  Shelby Baker
*affiliated camp with different theme

Illinois: Chicagoland Challenge Camp

Where: Montello, WI
When: June 12-17
Contact:  Melanie Pilon
Download Camp Flyer!
Visit Camp Website
Read about Last Year’s Camp!

Michigan: Camp Ardrigh

Where: Camp Nissokone – Oscoda, MI
When: June 24-30
Website: Camp Ardrigh
Contact:  Yvonne Fontaine
Read about Last Year’s Camp!
*Challenge camp with special theme

Alberta: Camp Captivenia

Where: Turner Valley Alberta, Canada
When: July 17th – 22nd
Read about Last Year’s Camp!
*affiliated camp with different theme

Indiana: Fort Wayne Challenge Camp

Where: Fort Wayne, Indiana
When: July 17-21
Contact: Laura Gerth
Read about Last Year’s Camp!

Ohio: Challenge Camp ARISE

Where: Holy Spirit Center Cincinnati, Ohio
When: July 10-15
Website: Ohio Challenge
Contact: Christina VanDorpe
Download the Camp Flyer!
Camp Webpage

California: Challenge Camp

Where: San Francisco Valley, CA Canyon Heights
When: June 12-16
Contact: Maria Cristina Serrano
Camp Flyer Coming Soon!
Read about Last Year’s Camp!

Indiana: Indianapolis Challenge Getaway

Where: Indianapolis, IN
When: June 25-29
Contact: Stacey Willet
Read about Last Year’s Camp!

Oklahoma: Midwest Challenge Camp

Where:  Camp Christian Chouteau, Oklahoma
When: June 11-16th
Contact: Alicia Forth
Download the Camp Flyer!

Colorado: Challenge Camp

Where: Buckhorn Camp, Colorado
When: June 19-24
Contact: JP2 Adventures– Michelle Graziano
Download Camp Flyer!

Indiana: Challenge Camp Tekawitha

Where: Camp River Ridge
Oldensburg, Indiana
When: June 7-12
Contact: Jaquie Lustig
Camp Webpage

Ontario: Camp Camino

Where: Providence Point Lanark, Ontario Canada
When: August 5-11
Website: Camp Camino
Contact: Heidi Krol
*affiliated camp with specific theme

Connecticut: Challenge Camp

Where: Incarnation Center – Ivoryton, CT
When: July 15-21
Contact: Sallie Roth
Camp Flyer Coming Soon!
Read about Last Year’s Camp!

Kentucky: Challenge Connect Camp

Where: Potter’s Ranch- Union, KY
When: June 18-22
Website: Ohio Challenge
Contact: Jane Nagel
Download Camp Flyer!
Read about Last Year’s Camp!

Texas: Challenge Houston Camp

Where: Camp Cho –Yeh, Livingston TX
When: June 11-17
Website: Challenge Houston
Contact: Carrie Frain
Download the Camp Flyer!


Georgia: Atlanta Challenge Camp

Where: Diakonia Camp in Salem, SC
When: June 11-17
Contact: Natalia Santos
Download the Camp Flyer
Read about past camps!

Louisiana: Summer Camp

Where: Bocamb Farms   Covington, Louisiana
When: June 21-27
Contact:  Rachel Jacobs
Read about Previous Year’s Camps

Virginia: Fearless Challenge Camp

Where: Hunting Ridge Retreat Winchester, VA
When: June 25- 30
Camp Website
Download Camp Flyer
Read about Last Year’s Camp!