By Colleen Rowan
HUTTONSVILLE—Once again this summer, boys in grades five through eight are invited to a fun-filled week of camp, while exploring their Catholic faith. Set for June 20-23 at the Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville, Quo Vadis Camp gives participants the chance to learn about the priesthood in a fun environment. Quo Vadis (Latin for “Where are you going?”), offers campers spiritual talks, prayer, Mass and discussion about how God guides us throughout our lives. They also have access to the pastoral center and all of its offerings, such as hiking, swimming, horseback riding and canoeing. Participants also engage in a service project in Webster County. The camp is staffed by laypeople, priests and seminarians from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Joining campers will be Father Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr., director of Vocations for the diocese. “Quo Vadis Camp helps fifth-eighth-grade boys to get to know their Catholic Faith better in the fun environment of the Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center,” Father Schuelkens said. “Canoeing, zip-lining, rock-climbing, archery—these are just some of the activities that are available. In the midst of all the fun, we gather for service, prayer, talks and discussion with priests, deacons and seminarians about our faith and, in particular, the calling of the priesthood. We all have a purpose in life, a calling from God. This camp helps young boys to know what a calling is and how to recognize it.” The camp is located on U.S. Route 219 approximately 23 miles south of Elkins, 4 miles north of Snowshoe. The cost is $100. To register, contact Rick Teachout, assistant director of vocations, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (304) 233-0880, ext. 442.