Join us June 26-June 29 for:

Camp WOW 22

WHATCamp WOW is a 4 day, 3 night camp for middle school youth put on by several parishes in the area each summer

WHOCamp is for all of those who are currently in grades 6, 7, and 8 in the 2017-2018
school year.

WHERECamp WOW takes place at Dickson Valley Camp in Newark, Il

WHEN: We will have camp from the morning of June 26 through the evening of June 29.

DETAILS: The cost of camp is $250 (financial aid is available) and registration is due by
May 1, 2018. Spots may fill before then, so don’t wait.


 To register, you can return the permission slip with a non-refundable $100 deposit (this counts towards the total fee of $250) to the St. John Neumann’s Youth Ministry Office no later than May 1, 2018. Spots do fill up, so don’t hesitate to sign up now! If you have any questions, see below, or call/email us. Hope you can join us for Camp WOW 22 this summer!

All checks can be made payable to St. John Neumann Church

Have Questions About Camp?

Contact Julie Glanville at

What is Camp WOW?

Camp Wow is a Catholic summer camp put on by Parishes in the Rockford Diocese for
junior high youth.  St. John Neumann will be going with youth from Christ the Teacher, DeKalb, St. Margaret Mary-Algonquin, and St. Mary’s Church, DeKalb, St. Charles Borromeo, Hampshire.  The camp counselors are high school youth from these same parishes.

Who is eligible in attending?

All junior high youth from the above parishes are eligible to be campers.  They are students who are in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade during the 2017-18 school year.  Space is very limited at camp and registration fills up fast. A wait list is available for those who register after all the spots have been filled. The registration deadline is 5/1/18.

Camp counselors are high school youth from the parishes who are involved in the youth ministry programs at their parishes and who have successfully been interviewed to be camp counselors.  They spend 5 months in training as counselors.

How do we get to CAMP WOW?

St. John Neumann will provide school bus transportation to and from camp.  We will leave in the morning of June 26 and return in the late afternoon of June 29.

How much does CAMP cost?

Camp costs $250 for the 4-day, 3-night stay.  Your registration needs to be secured with a non-refundable $100 deposit. Please make checks payable to St. John Neumann.

How do I register?

Print, fill out and submit the attached registration form and the Student or Youth Emergency form and turn it into the Youth Ministry Office along with your $100 deposit.  We have been given a limited number of slots for campers at the present time so all registrations will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.  There may be additional slots opening after the registration deadline but that will depend on whether the other parishes filled all of their camper slots.  If you are unable to attend CAMP after registering your deposit will be returned only if we are able to fill your slot with another camper.

We ask all camper’s parents to volunteer during camp. We need volunteers at camp during the day and especially at night. Please, prayerfully discern what you can do to help us make camp successful. Contact our office for your availability.

Contact us:
Phone:  630-377-6853

Click HERE for Participant Registration Form

Click HERE for Participant Permission Form