Gratia Plena Camp
"I am not afraid. I was born to do this."
- St. Joan of Arc
Designed to teach young women grades 9-12 about the truths of the Catholic faith, and so equip them to combat the toxic forces of feminism in our culture, the Gratia Plena camp is an overnight retreat that is built upon the three pillars of spiritual formation, education, and fellowship. The camp's itinerary consists of talks, given by Catholic women from all walks of life, and guided small-group discussions.
Gratia Plena is intended not just to teach, but to build fellowship and to ignite young women with the joy of the Catholic faith, incorporating plenty of time where attendees can explore the beautiful surroundings and build strong friendships.
Most importantly, the Gratia Plena camp is a full immersion into the rich beauty of the Catholic faith. Each day is anchored by the Sacraments. Daily Mass is celebrated each morning and the sacrament of Confession and Eucharistic Adoration are made available every evening.
Attendees depart the Gratia Plena camp armed with the truths of faith necessary to stand their ground, and inspired to fulfill their role as women in our Church, and to be "Sentinels of the Invisible."
2024 Camp Dates: Tuesday, June 25 - Saturday, June 29
2024 Camp Location: Camp Maria, Leonardtown, MD
Deadline to Register: Monday, May 27, 2024
Cost to attend: Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to cover two thirds of the cost of attending the Gratia Plena camp for each girl. We ask each family to pay the remaining $200, this (nonrefundable) payment covers all other expenses for the camp.
For those traveling from outside the DC-MD-VA area: We will be providing transportation from Dulles airport as needed for attendees flying in for the Camp.
Interested in serving as a counselor for the Gratia Plena Camp?
2024 Camp Speakers
2024 speakers will be listed here as they are confirmed!
Kimberly Cook, author of Motherhood Redeemed: How Radical Feminism Betrayed Maternal Love
Jessica Kramer, Host of The Based Catholic Podcast
Melissa Maleski, author of The Supreme Vocation of Women According to St. John Paul II
Kelly Marcum, The Gratia Plena Institute
Mary Stanford, Christendom College
Stacey Sumereau, Host of Called and Caffeinated
Rachel Harkins Ullmann, The Given Institute
In the News
"Gratia Plena: The Girls' Summer Camp that Builds Virtue"
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"In an Age of Toxic Femininity, Gratia Plena Camp Offers Authentic Womanhood'