February 14th-16th

at Damascus Catholic Mission Campus

7550 Ramey Road, Centerburg, OH 43011

In preparation for this weekend, please look over these details.

  • Cell Phone Updated Policy: Please note that Damascus does not allow students to have their phones with them during the retreat. Please have your son/daughter bring their phone for the trip up to camp and then turn it in to Paul or Megan Baum when we get there.  That way, your son/daughter will have it in case of emergency.

  • Departure: We will meet at Holy Redeemer on Friday, the 14th at 3:30pm and will depart by 3:45 to get up to Damascus in time for dinner. Please make sure you are on time for this!  

  • Cost: Please bring your $50 fee on Friday and give it to Megan Baum.  Checks can be made payable to St. Mary.  If cost is an issue, please do not hesitate to contact us; scholarships are available.

  • Closing Mass: Just a reminder that the retreat ends with a closing Mass for you, your child, and your family at 11:30am on Sunday, the 16th.  

  • Return Trip: We will not have organized transportation for the return trip; if you are unable to come to the closing Mass, please coordinate a ride home for your child.



A twin sized bed with mattress (bunks) will be provided. Cabins DO have A/C and heat.

  • Pillow

  • Sleeping bag or bed linens and blankets



Make sure clothes are appropriate for the cold weather. We will spend a lot of time outside on Saturday so make sure you bring warm clothes, hats/gloves, and shoes/boots that can get dirty.

  • Casual, comfortable, clothes (t-shirts, jeans etc.).  

  • GIRLS: Leggings/Yoga pants can only be worn if the hips and butt are fully covered by a longer top.

  • Appropriate sleepwear

  • Winter coat, hat and gloves

  • 2 pairs of shoes (that can get muddy and/or wet!)

  • Closed-toed footwear is needed for high adventure activities (rock climbing, high ropes, etc).


Personal Hygiene Items

There are showers and restrooms located in each cabin.

  • Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, etc.

  • Bath towel and washcloth

  • Flip flops for shower (optional)


Miscellaneous Items

  • Money for the Gift Shop and Snack Shack. Suggestion: $25. Note: Vending machines only take $1 bills and quarters.

  • Water bottle

  • A small notebook/journal and pen

  • Bible & Rosary (we will be bringing Bibles for those who don't have one!)

Contact Information for Group Leaders:

Megan Baum - (614) 203-9608

Paul Baum    - (614) 623-7722