CATHOLIC Adventure Camp


​Hello students and families,

I received word a few hours ago that Chris Rogers in consultation with the Diocesan staff has cancelled Adventure Camp this year. I understand the disappointment this will cause. Everyone will receive a full refund. If you earned credit for Adventure Camp, you can keep all of it for a future Adventure Camp, Steubenville Retreat, or Pilgrimage for Life. I am including Chris’s email below. If you are interested in visiting the camp with your family, Cheryl is offering rental options. Please keep them in prayer as they just bought a camp and are facing a summer without any income.

In Christ,

David Alcott

Hello Everyone,

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to let you know that after much discussion, thought, and prayer we have decided to make the decision to cancel Adventure Camp this summer due to ongoing concerns with the COVID virus. We had originally moved our dated to late July to give us the best chance of holding Adventure Camp, but there are still too many unknowns and parish staff, families, and camp staff need time to make plans accordingly.

I apologize for the disappointment this will cause. Please know that you, the families whom you serve, and your ministry remain in our prayers. Thank you for your willingness to partner with our office in this ministry to, and with young people and we look forward to serving with you again in the future.

Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Chris Rogers
Director of the Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

3710 East Ave. South, PO Box 4004 | La Crosse, WI 54602-4004
608.791.2659 Direct | 608.788.7700 Main | 608.791.2687 Fax|

Adventure Camp is held at Crosswoods Christian Adventure Camp, located south of Ashland, WI This high adventure week offers rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, mountain bike riding, low ropes and high ropes, adventure trails, hiking, time for prayer, the sacraments and reflection on God’s marvelous creation. For the latest updates click here.

Our Group is attending July 19th-24th 2020,

The cost is $380 for students currently in grades 6 to 12. The cost for chaperones is a free-will donation. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due by March 31st. Balance is due June 24th (also non-refundable).

After registering with the grey button at the top of this page, you can mail a check with your deposit to this address below.
St. John the Baptist Parish
ATTN: David Alcott
201 W. Blodgett St.
Marshfield, WI 54449

Please make check payable to “St. John the Baptist Parish”. In the memo please write your child’s name and “Adventure Camp 2020”.

A submitted deposit reserves your spot.
45 student spots available
7 chaperones needed.

Please contact David Alcott at

Here is a link to the new Crosswoods Camp website. This is the camp that hosts Adventure Camp.

Youth Ministry Endowment Trust Individual Grant (Scholarship) Application

There is a grant(scholarship) available through the Diocese of La Crosse Youth Ministry Endowment trust. Please apply using the form below, the deadline is May 1st, 2020

LDCCW Adventure Camp Grant (Scholarship) Application

There is a grant(scholarship) available through the La Crosse Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Please apply using the form below, please submit as soon as possible. Because of the tumultuous nature of this time, the deadline has been extended.