July 25, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
About 500 teenagers from New York and beyond enjoyed a week of fun and prayer at the Mount campus through Camp Veritas, including recreational activities with religious men and women. Here, Fr. Joseph Gill plays soccer with some Camp Veritas campers.
A little rain at the start couldn’t keep about 500 kids and volunteers of Camp Veritas from enjoying a week of fun and faith at the Mount Saint Mary College campus.
The camp, a “play and pray” experience for teenagers in grades 7 through 12, was hosted at the college throughout the week of July 21. It featured recreational activities, daily Mass in the Mount’s Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary, and talks aimed at strengthening the teens’ faith. Campers stayed in the Mount’s spacious dormitories and utilized the athletic fields, basketball court, pool, and conference areas.
Veritas is Latin for “truth,” as in the Mount’s motto: Doce Me Veritatem, or “Teach me the Truth.” This was the Mount’s seventh year hosting the popular camp.
Members of religious life and priests from the Archdiocese of New York were on-hand to participate in the fellowship and serve as faith role models for the teenagers.