This is a "more
depth" page for National Catholic Register readers.
(Click here to go straight to the regular camp website at www.TwoFunCamps.com)
See testimonials below from Scott and Kimberly Hahn & Patrick Madrid.
We are traditional North Carolina summer camps with Christian
ideals owned and directed by Roman Catholics. These are terrific homes for
We don't wave a big Christian or Catholic "flag" on our website because although most all of our parents and campers know the faith dimensions of our camps and we want to be an outreach for kids who are not deeply familiar with their faith.
We hire staff who are serious about their faith. We then surround our campers and many other campers as well as the staff who love their faith (and the campers, of course) and walk out it out daily. In this context, this is a place where faith tends to blossom.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker expresses it well in his blog "Standing on my Head," "Fr Longenecker goes to Camp" July 3, 2010
This is an idea central to a
Catholic philosophy of evangelization: that others will 'catch Christianity'
not so much through overt evangelization efforts (although they are
important) but through the personal example and personal contact with
individuals for whom the faith is real and vital. Here are Catholics who run
a camp that is driven by their love of God, their desire to help form young
minds and hearts in the image of Christ and their natural enthusiasm for the
life of the Spirit and all of this is expressed not so much in lots of
explicit talk of religion, but simply by running a terrific camp in a
professional, fun and dynamic way.
Camps Chosatonga and Kahdalea are just one of so many great apostolates I come across. They inspire and encourage me because I realize that the laity like David and Anne Trufant are doing things that I as a priest cannot do. ...We work together.
Read his whole article: "Fr Longenecker goes to Camp" -
Scott and Kimberly Hahn
David and Anne Trufant are providing a wonderful service to families by offering summer camping opportunities to their children. Each year they establish an outstanding summer staff who assist in the development of the young people intellectually, socially, and spiritually. One of our sons was a staff member. He confirmed the excellence of this summer camp from a counselor's perspective as well as the campers' perspective from those he assisted. We would recommend the camp very highly.
Love, Scott and Kimberly Hahn
Patrick Madrid, Envoy Magazine
[My time at the camps] was fun and rewarding for me personally, what with... the breathtakingly beautiful scenery of the camp (which is nestled in the foothills of Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina)... and the camp staff, especially the warm and wonderful Catholic couple who own and operate it, Dave and Anne Trufant... I should also mention that I had a huge time whitewater rafting with the kids, but that's a story for another time...
Patrick Madrid, Envoy Magazine, vol 9.4
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