Camp Bosco Fun in Huttonsville

By Tim Bishop

HUTTONSVILLE—Another fun-filled year of Camp Bosco is in the books at the Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Hunntonsville. More than 300 youth from around the state took part in this year’s camp—which was held from July 5 to August 1.

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Campers go for a ride on horseback as part of Camp Bosco at the Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville.

Camp Bosco offers youth a great outdoor adventure while cultivating faith. In addition to the various activities—horseback riding, rock wall climbing, biking, hicking, fishing and archery to name a few—youth spent time in prayer and adoration and attended Mass each day.

Operated by the diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, the camp is one of the programs at the Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center and is run by Anne Madden, director of summer programming for the facility.

“Our staff had been looking forward to campers’ arrival all year, we always have a blast with all our adventures, building friendships and building the kingdom of God,” she said. “We’re so excited to be able to run Camp Bosco, to create a fun, adventure-filled atmosphere as we fall in love with Jesus.”

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Father Carlos L. Melecoton, Jr. distributes Communion during the Mass he celebrated for youth at Camp Bosco 2015.

Bob Perron, executive director of the diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, said that Camp Bosco finds new ways to combine faith and fun each year. Perron said the camp will once again this year have a Christmas registration special from November to December. He said the gift of Camp Bosco makes a great gift for youth from around the state. Regular registration for Camp Bosco 2016 opens February 2016.