Encampment Version 2.0 in Development

The Fall Father and Son Encampment has been cancelled for a number of reasons, not least of which is my current status of living mostly in New Bedford until November when a new Guardian will arrive to take over the run of the house there.  It may be a good time to take a break anyway, as we have been tossing ideas around about how to make the Encampments better and the preparations more manageable.

Right now we are talking about taking the weekend “off campus,” so to speak to a campground and conducting perhaps one larger event every year, instead of three smaller ones.  (We will continue to use the obstacle course at the friary for other events.)  I would also like to open the Encampment to boys who have no fathers (or fathers who are involved with them at this level), since fatherlessness is a big problem and one that has long concerned me.

Please pray for the Knights of Lepanto who have worked so hard to make these encampments a success.  We have had a great deal of positive feedback and are very much encouraged.  We hope to have something really great, innovative and powerful in the Queen of Lepanto to present for next year.  I will keep you all abreast of the developments from this forum.

Thank you for all your support and please spread the word about next years open encampment.

3 thoughts on “Encampment Version 2.0 in Development

  1. Father,

    I think it’s a great idea to open this up to boys who cannot participate with a father, for whatever reason. We tried to get such a boy to go once but he admitted that he would feel funny being the only boy without his Dad there. Yet, these are the boys who perhaps have the greatest need. You’d almost have to open it up as a ‘Boys/Guys’ weekend and invite fathers if possible .. but not phrase it as a Father-Son activity. I especially see the need with teenage boys. They desperately need a role model and, without one, they begin to look for love in all the wrong places. Just my thoughts.

  2. Sorry to hear that. At least three families from our parish were making preparations to attend the October encampment. Looking forward to future events.

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