The Children of Mary Religion Camp is a one-week resident experience in Christian living, thanks to Father William Pentis. We live, play, pray, and study together so as to deepen our Catholic faith and live it more fully, while having a whole lot of fun in a highly-supervised, safe environment.

We exist to serve Catholic children from rural parishes -- giving them the opportunity to live, learn, and play in a nurturing Catholic community.

Save the Date!
Camp will be held July 14-20, 2019!  Counselor orientation will be held on July 13.

Facilities and Location

The camp is held at Camp York in Kings Mountain State Park, located in Blacksburg, SC (just southwest of Charlotte on the South Carolina/North Carolina state line). At this former Civilian Conservation Corps facility, each cabin houses 2- 4 campers along with two counselors. There are separate cabin areas for girls and boys. In our dining hall, our kitchen staff prepares three delicious meals a day, plus snacks. Campers are encouraged to exhibit their creativity in our large and well-supplied crafts building. Swimming is in Lake York under the supervision of a certified lifeguard and numerous staff. Campers enjoy soccer and kickball on our large sports field in addition to volleyball, basketball, badminton, kickball, horseshoes, and jump rope.

Safe Environment
We recognize and value the precious gift of children. While your children are in our care, we make every effort to create a safe environment for each camper, including
  • maintaining a resident nurse to tend to any bumps or scratches and to make sure that medications are taken in a safe and timely manner, and
  • using certified lifeguards to supervise swimming.
Prior to serving at the camp, all staff 18 years or older must complete the "Safe Haven - It's Up to You" training course and submit to a background check for criminal and sexual offenses.

Charity Status

The Children of Mary Camp is a not-for-profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the US Internal Revenue Code. Camp is also registered as a Public Charity with the South Carolina Secretary of State.  We are also recognized in The Official Catholic Directory as a miscellaneous institution located in the Diocese of Charleston.

Learn More!
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For additional information, contact Dominique May at