Camp Caritas is a Christian summer camp for 13 to 17-year-old boys. Located next to Lake Labelle in the Quebec Laurentians, Caritas was founded by Father John Baxter in the 1970s. It has evolved from a small parish-type camp to a fully organized camping facility and it is now incorporated as a non-profit corporation. The clientele comes from every district of Montreal and surrounding municipalities.
The majority of teenagers attending Caritas are Catholic, but the camp welcomes boys from any religious or ethnic background. The purpose and goal of Caritas is to reach out and establish a place of contact with today’s teenagers. The camp’s program is designed to attract, challenge, and present more positive life values for today’s teenagers. The entry point that Caritas has into the young person’s world is through sports and challenging Outward Bound Activities.
The sports program and outdoor activities are serious and well organized. Through these activities, we communicate vital human, spiritual, and fraternal values. Caritas shows young people how to respect themselves and others; and to see value in everyone, whether winner or loser. Each camper that goes to Caritas needs a top-quality: the openness to grow.