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Camp Crusader




Camp Crusader is a 5 day/4 night summer camp adventure for children ages 8-14 in Smithfield, North Carolina at Cardinal Gibbons Short Journey Retreat Center. During this week campers will have the chance to meet new people, experience a low ropes course, arts and crafts, music/dance classes, field sports, deepen their faith and experience some one of a kind field trips during the day.

We’ll begin our week together at 3pm on Sunday at Cardinal Gibbons High School for drop off and registration and end our week together on Thursday at Short Journey with a family cookout and awards program beginning at 6pm.

Camp Crusader will be overseen by Ms. Sarah Kuszaj ‘95, Ms. Sarah Tennant and Mr. Tim Yelenic. They will put together a staff of Cardinal Gibbons juniors and seniors as well as alumni to help bring Camp Crusader to life.



Campers will also have the chance to dress for each fun day of Camp Crusader.

Movie Monday

Tropical Tuesday

Wacky Wednesday

Team Thursday

Tuition: $850

Camp Contact: Tim Yelenic




Thank you for considering being a counselor at Camp Crusader 2022.

Camp will run from Sunday July 10th-Thursday July 14th and Monday July 19th-Thursday July 22nd. Counselors must be available from Sunday at 1:00 PM-  Thursday at 9:00 PM. 

All counselors must be available Saturday July 9th from 1:00 PM- 6:00 PM. You will need to provide your own transportation to Short Journey Retreat Center for this day of Orientation. 

All applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from someone outside of Cardinal Gibbons to by May 21st.

Please contact Tim Yelenic at with any questions.


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