Catholic Family Camp 2023JUNE 10 – 16 | June 17 - 23 | JULY 1 - 7 | July 8-14 | July 15 - 21 | July 29 - Aug 4 | AUGUST 5 - 11
In the busyness of daily family life, it can be so easy to push God to the side. What if there was a place to take your family away from the world for a few days, to reconnect with God and have fun—together? That’s why we created the Holy Family Fest. During this weeklong Catholic family camp vacation at Catholic Familyland®, each member of your family will be drawn to a life-changing encounter with Our Lord that makes the Faith come alive. So that your family can begin to experience the peace, joy, and unity of a balanced and God-centered family life, and then take that experience home.
This year, don’t leave God behind when you go on vacation. Instead, meet Him there.
And Have Fun!
The Best Catholic Family Vacation. Ever.See What People Are Saying
Craig, via Facebook
Amazing, amazing, amazing! We just attended our first Catholic Family Land event. We will be back next year. Fun, holy and great friendships were formed! Much appreciation to all of the staff who puts their heart and soul into the programs.
Jessica, via Facebook
Our family had an amazing time! The Holy Family Fest was a wonderful opportunity to grow in faith, build community with other Catholic families, and have fun. We are so grateful that a place like this exists and for the apostolate that makes it all possible!
Mikaela, via Facebook
I absolutely love AFC! My family goes to Catholic Familyland every year, and it's like a home away from home. I honestly think it's the best place in the whole world. I don't know where I would be in my Faith without AFC.
Kristin, via Facebook
We love coming here to rekindle our Catholic Faith. It is a great place for families with children. The teenage programs are great. They have been a catalyst for our kids at that age.
Amanda, via Facebook
Our family of eight has been spending a week at Catholic Familyland every summer for the past five summers. We pray, swim, go to Mass, dance, go to confession, make s'mores, pray the rosary, make friends, go to adoration, and listen to inspirational speakers all in one week! The teen program is twice a day and is dynamic. We all have a ton of fun while being filled up spiritually at the same time. They truly understand families.
Erin, Via Facebook
Wonderful place to increase your faith and find friends to help you on your journey! I met my husband here and couldn't ask for a better place to visit every year!
Maryann, Via Google Review
We have been coming to Familyland for the last 10 years. My daughter is on the Alumni Corp. this year. Best place ever! Body and soul are refreshed and renewed. This is the best place to go on vacation especially for teens. They have an amazing teen program! Mass is beautiful everyday, the talks are interesting and relevant, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every day, the Rosary etc. Plus, volleyball, basketball, softball, pony rides, trail rides and the best snack shack ever! You must come and experience it!
Pray TogetherOn a Catholic family vacation
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Offered each morning
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Available every afternoon
Constant Access to Jesus in the Eucharist
In several chapels around our property
Holy Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
Play TogetherOn a Catholic family vacation
Morning: Inspiring Programming
Break-out groups for all ages
Afternoon: Free Time to Relax
Sports, swimming, and more
Evening: Fun Family Activities
Bonfire & marshmallow roast, dance night, skits, and more
Program for Teens & Young Adults
A place where they can be truly themselves
2023 Speakers Coming SoonAT Holy Family Fests
Please note that prices may change from year to year.
Below are the prices for 2022.
Note: Daily registration rates available. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.
- 1 person $175
- 2 people $270
- 3 people $345
- 4+ immediate family members $399
- $115 per extended family or friend
- Priest or Religious freewill offering
- Wooden cabin $599.00 to $649.00
- Cinder block cabin $599.00 to $649.00
- Cottage $2,500.00
- 50/30/20 AMP Electric & Water Campsite $350.00
- 30/20 AMP Electric, Water, & Sewer Campsite $450.00
- 30/20 AMP Electric & Water Campsite $290.00
- 30/20 AMP Electric Only Campsite $260.00
- Primitive Campsite $133.00
- Adult (11 and older) $90
- Child (10 and younger) $60
Lodging InformationEverywhere You Can stay
When you come for a Holy Family Fest, we encourage you to stay at Catholic Familyland® in one of our family cabins or campsites. Staying on the property will give you the fullest experience of the unique God-centered environment that the Holy Family Fest offers and more opportunities to connect with other families on this Catholic family camp vacation. Lodging for the Holy Family Fests is located in two main areas of our property:
• St. James Field—72 wooden cabins and 2 bathhouses (Click here for a map)
• Holy Family Park—4 wooden cabins, 11 cinder block cabins, 60 campsites, and 2 bathhouses (Click here for a map)
If you plan to stay in a cabin, please be aware that none of our cabins include running water, toilets, or sinks. However, nearby bathhouses and drinking water spigots will be available for your use throughout the event.
Wooden Cabins are as follows:
- Sleeps 9
- 1 double bed with mattress
- 2 sets of bunk beds with mattresses
- Loft that sleeps 3–4 kids (no mattresses)
- Refrigerator (full size with freezer top)
- Air conditioner
- Indoor table with 2 benches
- Several 3-prong electrical outlets
- Changing room
- Clothing hooks and clothes pole (no hangers)
- Smoke detector
- Broom and dust pan
- On-site parking
Items for PreparationSchedulE & PACKING
The Holy Family Fest is packed with:
- Faith-filled programming
- The Sacraments
- And plenty of family fun!
To get a better understanding of:
- When and where different activities are offered
- When to arrive and depart
- A map of the property
- And more
Food!Keeping Everyone Happy & Healthy
"Mom, what’s for supper?" During your Holy Family Fest, let Mama C’s get dinner ready!
Mama C’s Snack Shack Offers a Variety of:
- Frozen treats
- And more
All at affordable prices. Check out Mama C’s Snack Shack menu and prices.
To save time, you can also pre-order your meal or set up a family tab.
After I register, will I receive a confirmation?
Yes, once you submit your registration, we’ll send you a confirmation email within 1–2 weeks.
A few weeks before the event, we will send you another email letting you know when and where to check in.
What is your payment policy?
Payment for your registration package is due at the time you register.
Full payment is due no later than 60 days before the event start date. Within this 60-day period, if the credit card transaction is declined, you will have 7 days to correct the situation before your registration is cancelled and your lodging is opened up to another family.
We appreciate initial payment of the full amount, as it helps us procure items to prepare for the event, but it is not required.
What is your refund /cancellation policy?
Cancellations which occur 60 or more days before the start date of your Holy Family Fest will receive a full refund minus a $100 nonrefundable deposit.
Cancellations which occur 30–59 days before the event start date will receive a 50% refund on registration and lodging costs and 100% refund on meal plans.
Cancellations which occur 14-29 days before the event start date will receive no refund on registration and lodging costs and 100% refund on meal plans.
No refunds will be given within 14 days of the event start date. Payments that are lost due to cancellation are nontransferable.
I am a single parent. Can my family come?
Yes, single parents (divorced, separated, widowed, or otherwise) and their families are welcome to attend a Holy Family Fest. We want you to know—in a special way—that the Church loves and supports you. We also invite you to join the Catholic Familyland Solo Parents Facebook group for community and support. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1185825591934833
Are your events for families only? Or are singles, widowed people, & grandparents also welcome?
Yes, singles, widowed people, and grandparents are welcome to attend a Holy Family Fest!
Can I bring a friend?
Yes! When you register your family, please register your friend(s) or other persons who will be accompanying and staying with your family for the event.
Any non-family member under 18 will need to have a parent fill out and submit a Child Release of Liability Form.
Separate registration fees apply for non-family members (children and adults).
Can a priest come to a Holy Family Fest? What about lodging & meals for him? What will he do during the event?
Yes, priests are most welcome to attend any of our events! They are free to attend alone or come with a family.
We ask that each priest register by filling out our Visiting Priest Form online. We will be happy to provide a retreat room and meals for the week at no charge.
The priest (or the family who invited him) is welcome to make a freewill offering to cover food and lodging expenses through our online donation page. (Please make a note in the comment box "For Fr. ______'s stay").
As part of their registration, each priest must submit a letter of good standing to both of the following entities:
ATTN: Rev. Bradley Greer
Diocese of Steubenville
422 Washington St.
P.O. Box 969
Steubenville, OH 43952
ATTN: Renèe Scheu
Apostolate for Family Consecration
3375 County Rd 36
Bloomingdale, OH 43910
Fax: 740 567-7725
We invite all priests to concelebrate at Mass each day and to help administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Since we do not have enough albs for all the visiting clergy, we ask that priests bring their own albs. Priests are also welcome to participate in any activities taking place during the event.