The Camp

Ethos of the camp

The Bosco camp is inspired by the life and work of St John Bosco and St Vincent de Paul. John Bosco was an Italian priest who worked with young people who were orphans or who had left difficult family situations and ended up on the streets.

John Bosco believed that there was no such thing as a bad child, only bad circumstances, and he worked hard to give children a place to play, and to learn to trust again.

St Vincent de Paul also sought to provide opportunities for those who were not well off, and both saints did this with their Christian faith at the centre of their lives.

In the same spirit, we welcome children to the St John Bosco camp from all backgrounds to an environment where they are respected and encouraged, so that they discover new talents in themselves.

We are a Catholic camp and Mass or a Communion service is held each day. Children and helpers are encouraged to attend. All children are required to attend Sunday Mass.