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Summer Mission Trip

A week long commitment to be God's hands and face in service to the poor, elderly and marginalized.

Mission Trip 2020.... June 7-13 Milwaukee, WI.  

I received an email from the Catholic Heart Work Camp people on Thursday, April 16.  They have decided to cancel all summer 2020 camps.  43 camps were scheduled for this June and July.  I'm  sad that these wonderful service weeks are canceled, but I totally understand their decision.  Our camper families will be contacted next week with information regarding refunds.  


​The History of our Mission Trips

In 1998, St. Edna Youth Ministry paired with the organization Catholic Heart Work Camp ( to offer a service experience for the teens of our Parish.  Since then this summer trip has become an important annual event in our Youth Ministry.  From our start, with 12 teens and 2 adults, we have grown to 50 teens and 10 adults for this summer's camp.  In all St. Edna Parish has had an estimated 525 campers and 100 adults being Stewards of our Faith, working to help people maintain their dignity, and their homes.  Camp in 2019 will be St. Edna's 21st year of partnering with CHWC for our week of service.  

What do we do at Camp?  We join people from other Catholic Parishes (usually 300 people at a Camp) and paint, plant, weed, sort, clean, serve, and do repairs in homes, shelters, daycare centers, playgrounds, Churches, outreach centers, and anywhere else we are sent.  (Local social service agencies pre-select our clients.)  

Where is Camp this year?  As noted above, we will be traveling to Indianapolis, Indiana next summer.  This area is a socially diverse community.  This is the first year CHWC is having a camp in Indy and we are excited to be part of this new site.   We will not know what next summer's projects will be....those plans are in God's hands and the hands of the local social service agencies.  





Important documents

Medical form for 2020: Be sure to attached a copy of your insurance card!

Code of Conduct for 2020

St. Edna registration Form   

For more information on this program or any other of our Youth Ministry events, please contact Nancy Holpuch, Youth Minister at St. Edna Parish.