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We want to share with you some of the joys of this place we proudly call home!

Camp St. Martin 2019

Camp St. Martin is a place of community and encounter. Among Freinds, within Catholic Tradition, in the mids of Adventure. ​

Camp Dates & Rates

NEW! Were adding a Family Camp Out August 23-25, 2019!

For other dates click the button!

Join Our Team!

We're looking for volunteer and full-time counsellors as well as Jr. Counsellors and kitchen help to join our team! 

Camp Dates & Cost
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Registration is NOW OPEN!

Early Bird - Register by May 25, 2019

May 12, 2019
CSM Pancake Breakfast

Join us for the KoC pancake breakfast fundraiser May 12 - Mothers day!

Location: St. Joseph's Church Grande Praire, AB.

Time: After 9AM & 11 AM Mass

Volunteers Needed: 8AM-11AM & 11AM-2PM Shifts 

WYD 2022 Starts Now!

We want to get a head start on preparing for World Youth Day 2022!

All who will be 18yrs by July of 2022 are welcome to join the WYD Prep Group. We will meet every two months for the next 3 years to build community, learn about Lisbon Portugal – maybe a little Portuguese, plan fundraising activity and prepare our hearts for this pilgrimage.

Our first gathering will be September 22, 2019, with meet spots in Peace River and Grande Prairie, AB.

No commitment to attending WYD 2022 in Lisbon is necessary to join the WYD Prep Group. Whether you are a part of WYD from Lisbon or from home; we want to journey towards WYD together!

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One of our greatest joys...

Are those we serve with! 

We want to introduce you to the staff and volunteers who have been serving in Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese and bringing youth to Christ. Here are a few of those people:

Our Team - The first few intros:
Meet Michelle Bodnarek

I have a HUGE passion for children: I love to teach, mentor, and coach all kids! I am on the verge of becoming a teacher and I am beyond excited to begin teaching kids about Christ! I also love to spend time with my nephew, watch movies, read poetry and workout.

Ministry: Volunteer ministry

I got into youth ministry through Camp St. Martin! I love the campers and the camp leaders and their passion for living a life centred in Christ. 

Joys & Challenges: Camp St. Martin has brought me closer to God and I am super passionate about helping other people on their faith journey. Camp St. Martin has inspired me to reach out into my own community in Edmonton and get involved with the local youth ministry.

Dream: To become an inspiring and loved teacher who brings students closer to God.

Meet Jacob Dusterhoft

I am a young Catholic who desires to make a difference in the lives of others by uniting my will with that of Jesus, in order to share the love of God with all of those I encounter, in every aspect of life.

Ministry: Formation Director for camp Arcatheos and currently in the second-year faith formation program at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission.

Why YM? I was blessed in my teen years to be involved with some great camps and retreats that truly helped form me into the man I am today, and from this came the desire to help others to have the opportunities of encounter with Jesus and others that I had.

Joy’s & Challenges: There is great joy in seeing others desire to live the call that God has for them, and to be able to journey with these people is such a blessing. The challenge is that it can be easy to just see the work that needs to be done and forget about what and who you are doing these things for. Thus, the need to be centred on Christ, and from that encounter, I am then able to meet the challenges of each day.

Dream: To see young people living full and meaningful lives, through a continual encounter with the person of Jesus Christ.

Meet Jocelyne Garant

I love Christ and like chickens, hiking and learning about Lady Poverty. 

Ministry: Youth Ministry Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Grouard – McLennan.

Why YM? When I found out about youth ministry my heart cried out, “Why didn’t I know about this as a teen?” After seeing that the youth website for the Archdiocese was down I offered to fix it and have been involved in Youth Ministry ever since.

Joy's & Challenges: I find the greatest joy in serving Jr. High kids and seeing them come to Christ in a deeper way. The biggest challenge for me is feeling disconnected and struggling to reach out to all corners of the diocese I love dearly.

Dream: To have an army of youth ministers serving all corners of the Archdiocese full time, supported by a community of lay persons joined in a common mission and way of life. 

NET Missionaries
NET Canada serving in the Archdiocese

Last month we had the joy of not only one but two of the 8 NET Teams being in our Archdiocese. 

Team 3 has been serving year one of two years that NET Missionaries will be in the Holy Family School District. They head home May 15 and will be greatly missed! 

Join NET!
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Youth Ministry Coordinator
Jocelyne Garant
Jocelyne Garant
Archdiocese of Grouard - McLennan Youth

10301 102st, Grande Prairie

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