Top Summer Camp Position Filled With Top Notch Leader


JANUARY 9, 2017 CYO/CAMP HOWARD–Anna McLean will step into the position of Program Director at Camp Howard for the 2017 summer camping season.  Camp administration is pleased to name this position early in the year and look forward to working with her this summer.  The Program Director is seen through the eyes of the summer campers as the “Camp Director”.  That goal of the administrative staff behind the scenes such as Nora Gravengaard (Camp Director), Shawna King (Asst. Camp Director, Leila Blakely, (Health and Safety Director), Jolie Abraham Phanton, (CYO Office Liason), Karen von Borstel, (Camp Howard Property Director), and Sister Krista (Exec. Director) is to promote the youth in the Catholic Youth Organization to leadership roles.

McLean who has been a summer camper, Counselor in Training and on the summer staff for multiple years, brings a lot of “can do” to her role.  She has been around the camp for many years and has a thorough understanding of what works.

Camp Staff positions are being filled between now and June.  Individuals 18 years and older are sought to fill the nearly 60 positions available at the camp this coming summer.  Camper materials will be available very soon.  The snow and ice took a toll on our process at the end of December and early January!

BELOW: Anna McLean, 2016 Unit Director and part of the Big Swing and Zip Line crew, prepares a camper for a ride on the “Big Swing”!

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Camp Howard Begins 63rd Camping Season July 5, 2015


We are off to the races with the first week of our 63rd camping season in the books.  One hundred eighty campers made their way to Camp Howard via bus transportation and parent cars to engage in a weeks worth of fun, outdoor adventure, and a variety of camp experiences.

It’s not too late to sigh up for summer camp at Camp Howard.  We will be running through the third week in August.  www.cyocamphoward.org

Nurse Cindy and Camp Registrar, Nora, chat at the bus stop

Nurse Cindy and Camp Registrar, Nora, chat at the bus stop

Nurse Cindy talks to parents at Bus Check in

Nurse Cindy talks to parents at Bus Check in

Checking in the meds for each of five units of cabins.

Checking in the meds for each of five units of cabins.

Counselors wait for the busses to arrive

Counselors wait for the busses to arrive

Luggage Crew unloads the luggage before the busses arrive with campers

Luggage Crew unloads the luggage before the busses arrive with campers

Unloading Luggage

Unloading Luggage

Unloading Luggage

Unloading Luggage

Waiting for luggage trailer to return for a new load to a different unit of cabins.

Waiting for luggage trailer to return for a new load to a different unit of cabins.

Bill Fogarty Hits the Airwaves at KBVM to Promote Camp Howard Summer Programming


Bill Fogarty on air at KBVM

Bill Fogarty on air at KBVM

Bill Fogarty, Summer Camp Director at Camp Howard, shares the good news about Camp Howard and the exciting summer programs available this summer

Bill Fogarty, Summer Camp Director at Camp Howard, shares the good news about Camp Howard and the exciting summer programs available this summer

Bill Fogarty, Summer Camp Director at Camp Howard took advantage of the opportunity to be Dina Marie’s guest on her morning show at KBVM this month during the Share a thon benefitting KBVM radio operations.

Other CYO Staff including Jenifer Kluthe, Jenna Bass and Jeff Sevilla also participated answering the phones and recording donations from generous listeners.

CYO/Camp Howard and KBVM have a long relationship of goodwill which benefits both organizations.  KBVM has been an excellent partner with CYO spreading the good news of activities and happenings through out the year.  CYO is a regular sponsor of the station.

Camp Howard is taking reservations for summer campers.  We are excited about what is happening at camp this summer and it appears that a lot of kids are looking forward to a great experience.  Campers can continue to sign up through out the summer on line at cyocamphoward.org

Camp Howard…Plenty of Space…But Guess What?


Camp Howard is a great place for youth to spend time at in the summer.  The camp offers rental opportunities year around and a seven week camping season in the heart of the summer.

After adding an addition 100 bed occupancy to the camp in 2001, there is always plenty of room for campers to attend the camp EXCEPT ONE WEEK.

The last week of camp is an interesting week. Counselors are heading back to college, camper numbers are much lower, so we schedule Joe Bushman’s football camp down at the sport camp.  He and his team take over Cougar Den Unit and Greenwood Unit.  Joe and his team have been coming to camp for several years and they are a great group of guys and gals.

This lowers the number of campers we can take the last week of camp during a session that is normally low anyway.  But believe it or not, this particular session has filled for week long campers.  So check out the other 5 weeks and find the week that will work best for your schedule and get registered for what promises to be a great summer of camping at Camp Howard.