by Sr. Krista von Borstel, SSMO

Each year, there are 11,000 reasons to love the ministry of CYO/Camp Howard. That is the number of youth who participate in our athletic and camp programs annually.

We have a tradition of service over 60 years old. CYO began in 1947 and was followed by the opening of Camp Howard in 1953.

We help the youth of our area to be well-rounded. Our programs complement the elementary and religious education programs in parishes to help form Christian leaders.

We try to be ‘Christ for others.’ We pray before the start of our activities and we emphasize the importance of Christ’s presence in all that we do.

Why love CYO/Camp Howard? 11,000 youth.  A tradition. Well-rounded experiences. Being Christ for others.

Do you love CYO/Camp Howard? Read more in the pages that follow about ways to help us continue a tradition, faith-based athletic and camping experience for youth in western Oregon.