Lead in order to serve, not rule
Calling all young men, incoming freshman through sophomores, for leadership positions at Camp Maccabee. This summer, you can be a part of forming others, getting outside, and growing in masculinity and spirituality through adventure, leadership and prayer. Staff Applications are due June 1st, click "Apply Today!" below to complete your application.
What is Camp Maccabee?
Camp Maccabee was founded in 2009 with the purpose of forming bold, Catholic, masculine leaders. Since then, the camp has evolved into a much-anticipated summer event for many young Catholics across the Diocese of Jefferson City.
Campers experience daily adventures, ranging from ropes courses to rafting trips, enrichment with the sacraments, and thought-provoking reflections. Year after year, young men have left the camp with great friendships, and a renewed sense of what it means to be an authentically Catholic man.
Camp Maccabee was named for the Maccabeus clan, the Old Testament family who led a revolt against the Greek Seleucid Empire seeking to destroy the Jewish faith and culture. Like the Maccabeus family, Camp Macabee seeks to build strong men who will courageously fight for what is right, and stand as virtuous Catholic men. Since the conception of the camp, and we've grown in number from 9 to 28 campers, and we have expanded from one to two sessions every summer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Session 1: June 20 - 25, 2021
Session 2: July 18 - 23, 2021
Register and pay for one session only!
The first night of camp is spent at the McGrath Farm and Family Residence located at 344 Holly Oaks Ln. in Camdenton MO.
Drop off time is between 1-2pm.
Pick-up will be at 12:00 PM on Friday at St. Robert Church in St. Robert, MO.
While Camp Maccabee offers multiple engaging opportunities for young men, it still remains an extremely affordable camp for young men to attend. It is our goal to make sure that no one should be turned away from the camp because of the cost.
For one session of camp, the cost to the individual is only $150, but this fee only covers a small portion of what it costs to send a young man to camp. For each individual’s food, activities, and transportation the cost is around $450.
For that reason, we rely upon the generous donations of individuals and businesses. We ask you to please consider helping a young man experience a life-changing camp by supporting Camp Maccabee in prayer, service, or monetary donation.
Camp Maccabee's board of governors are:
- Fr. Bill Peckman – Pastor: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Boonville MO
- Fr. Paul Clark – Diocesan Moderator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry
- Ricky Vise – Middle School Teacher: Sacred Heart Catholic School, Valley Park, MO: Archdiocese of St. Louis
- Rev. Mr. Richard Vise – Deacon: St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Robert, MO, St. Jude, Richland, MO, St. Teresa, Dixon, MO, St. Cornelius, Crocker, MO
- Patrick McGrath – Vice President: McGrath Insurance Group, Camdenton, MO
- Eric Martin – Middle School Teacher, Osage Middle School, Osage Beach, MO
What is a summer camp without some kind of adventure? At Camp Maccabee, you will experience adventure, challenge, and competition among God’s creation with your Catholic brothers. Be prepared to have fun while getting muddy, soaked, and tired. Camp adventures are
Learn and practice your faith
While experiencing a thrilling adventure you will learn to be an authentically and passionately Catholic man. It is the goal of Camp Maccabee to help you discover the Catholic values that will help you to grow closer to God and become a source of change in the world. Faith is explored through these aspects:
- Authentic experiences
- Real-life triumphs and trials
- Christian values
It takes a band of Catholic brothers to effect change in the world. At Camp Maccabee, you will build friendships that will last a lifetime. You will find Catholic brothers who can hold you accountable and help you to become the Catholic man God created you to be. You can plan on experiencing:
Through challenge and adversity, you will become a leader. Everyone has the ability to be a leader in some capacity. At Camp Maccabee, you will learn the skills to become a servant leader who can fight for good in the world. Campers commit to:
- Overcoming challenges
- Servant leadership
- Striving for greatness
Become part of a culture that can make a change for good in the world.
Resources for Campers
Support Camp Maccabee
For one session of camp, the cost to the individual is only $150, but this fee only covers a small portion of what it costs to send a young man to camp. For each individual’s food, activities, and transportation the cost is around $450. For that reason, we rely upon the generous donations of individuals and businesses.
We ask you to please consider helping a young man experience a life-changing camp by supporting Camp Maccabee in prayer, service, or monetary donation.
If you feel called to donate, checks may be made payable to “Diocese of Jefferson City" with “Camp Maccabee” written in the memo line.