Camp St. Martins History:
In 2013, Denis Blanchette along with the generous support of the Bodnarek family founded the first ever “Arch GM Summer Camp”.
There had been no Catholic summer camps held within the Archdiocese since Shaw’s Point belonged to the Oblates over 40+ years ago at that time.
The main reason/motivation for summer a camp was:
a. a week vs a weekend experience gives them time to leave their comfort zones and enter into a more spiritual adventure.
b. we wanted good kids to hang out with each other and create strong friendships, create community.
c. we wanted our priests to get involved and support future vocations.
e. we wanted to give an attractive view of Catholicism to the future generation.
In 2016, “Arch GM Summer Camps” was renamed “Camp St. Martin” by a camper after the patron of the Archdiocese St. Martin of Tours.
We offer our greatest gratitude to Denis for his dedication to starting the camp and to the generous support of the Bodnarek family in honour of Norman Mercier who passed away Aug 15, 2007. Without this contribution Camp St. Martin would not be possible.