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Camp Crusader



We’re excited to offer a NEW and EXCITING summer camp program this year.

Cardinal Gibbons Short Journey Retreat Center July 12-16 and July 19-22, 2021

Camp Crusader is a 4 day summer camp adventure for children in grades 4-8 in Smithfield, North Carolina at the newly renovated Cardinal Gibbons Short Journey Retreat Center. During this week campers will have the chance to meet new people, experience a low ropes course, archery, arts and crafts, drama, field sports, and deepen their faith. 

Camp will begin at Gibbons each day at 8:30 AM, students will travel by bus to Short Journey and return to Gibbons campus at 5:00 PM Mon-Wed. On Thursday families will meet at Short Journey at 4:30 for a family cookout and awards ceremony, which will conclude by 6:00 PM.

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.

Lunch and snacks will be provided each day.

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

Movie Monday

Tropical Tuesday

Wacky Wednesday

Team Thursday

Tuition: $300

Camp Contact: Tim Yelenic



Thank you for considering being a counselor at Camp Crusader 2021.

You will need to show proof of full vaccination completed before July 1st.

Camp will run from Monday July 12th-Thursday July 16th and Monday July 19th-Thursday July 22nd. Counselors must be available from 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM. All counselors will receive transportation from Cardinal Gibbons to Short Journey Retreat Center each day. All counselors MUST use this provided transportation each day.

All counselors must be available Sunday July 11th 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 1st.

Please contact Tim Yelenic at with any questions.

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