CYSC 2024 Parent Portal

Everything you need to know on your way to camp!

Book a retreat in 3 steps:

1. Explore the dates below to find a 2024-25 date that works for your group.
(Tip: Choose "Check Availability" to see the current status.)
2. Select "Book Now" to fill out a retreat request form for your preferred date(s).
3. Your Damascus contact will get back to you with a contract to confirm your reservation.

If you have questions please contact us at or, or call (740) 480-1288 ext. 2.
Who to Contact

Any general questions: | (740) 480-1288
To contact your camper in an emergency: (740) 480-1288 ext. 708 (Main Campus) or ext. 709 (Great Lakes)
Medical questions:


Check-in will be on Sunday afternoon of your session. Campers will attend Sunday Mass in the evening.

Main Campus:
Please arrive at 7550 Ramey Rd. Centerburg, OH 43011 at the times listed below.
Last Names A-K: 1-1:45pm
Last Names L-Z: 1:45-2:45pm
‍If you will be arriving after 2:45pm, please notify our staff at

You'll park behind the main lodge and walk into the dining hall to check in before driving to your cabin. Have any medications ready to turn in to the medical staff (see "Medications" below). The café/snack shack will be open in the dining hall, along with a photo booth to take pictures.

Great Lakes:
Arrive between 1-2:45pm on Sunday. If you will be arriving after 2:45pm, please notify our staff at

Please navigate to 7000 McClements Rd. Brighton, MI 48114. If you navigate to Our Lady of the Fields Camp it may direct you to the Kellogg Road or Euler Road entrances instead. For registration, please use the McClements Road entrance. Have any medications ready to turn in to the medical staff (see "Medications" below).


The week will conclude on Friday afternoon. Parents and other family members are welcome to attend for testimonies and Mass! Please allow ample time for parking.

12:25pm Camper Testimonies
1pm Closing Mass
~2:15pm Closing Announcements
~2:30pm Campers dismissed

Campers will be dismissed in their groups to their cabins, to be picked up at the cabins.

Packing List
Download packing list

Please remember that any snacks must be nut-free. Here are some good Nut-Free Alternatives!

Check Your Reservation and Cabin Request

Log in to your account here.

Please double check your reservation to make sure it’s the right date AND location!

To check or edit your cabin buddy request:
1. Click "My Reservations"
2. Select the registration for your camper
3. Click "Additional Information" and "Edit Information"
4. Enter or update the cabin request in the top box!

Cabin group assignments will not be set until the week or so before each session begins. If you want to update your request after that time, please email


To view photos of your child while at camp, go to or download the Bunk1 app to log in to your account or create a new one. This summer’s invitation codes are CYSC2024 (for Main Campus) or CYSCGL24 (for Great Lakes). Note that there is an option to “View the Free Gallery” underneath the paid packages.


Bunk1 (see “Photos”) also has packages available to purchase called “BunkNotes” that enable you to keep in touch with your child. Our staff will print and deliver the notes to your camper during their week at camp. (Please note that this is a one-way communication from you to your camper).

Please address physical letters/packages as follows. Be sure to send EARLY to ensure delivery!
Main Campus
“Camper Name”
“Session Name (Ex. “Middle School 3”)
7550 Ramey Rd.
Centerburg, OH 43011

Great Lakes: 
“Camper Name”
“Session Name (Ex. “Middle School 3”)
7000 McClements Rd
Brighton, MI 48114

All mail and BunkNotes will be delivered at lunchtime Monday through Thursday. We are sorry, but BunkNotes received after 7am on Thursday, and packages/letters received after 10am on Thursday, may not be delivered.


Please update any medications online at least 2 days before camp begins. If this information is not updated online, you will be asked to step out of line to complete it during the check-in process. Even if you have entered medications in previous years, they MUST be re-entered.
1. Log in to your account and select your camper's name from the Account Members.
2. Click on "Medications" and choose “Manage Medications” to add.

It is necessary for all medications to be in the original bottle. Please only send the exact amount of medication for the week in the original container for efficient and safe administration. As a reminder, campers may not carry oral medications with them and all medications are to be checked in with the nurse upon arrival. This includes emergency medications, such as epipens and inhalers. Further instructions for self-carrying emergency medications will be given by the nurse at check-in. If you have any questions or concerns related to medications or the medical care of your camper please reach out to our Medical Staff at

Dietary Needs

Our amazing kitchen staff has been working hard to make sure that every camper feels right at home this summer. If your information has changed since you registered, please update it at least one week before the start of your session:
1. Log in to your account and select your camper's name from the Account Members.
2. Click on "My Forms" and select the "Medical Information" form.
3. List any food allergies/intolerances in the final box.

As a reminder, all of our food is prepared nut-free and we can regularly accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian diets. If your camper has additional food allergies or restrictions for which you may need to supply supplemental food (e.g. egg, soy, corn), please reach out to our Food Services team at


If your camper has diabetes, our medical staff would like the opportunity to review medical needs specific to your camper prior to Sunday check-in. At your next convenience, follow this link to complete this Diabetic Information Form specific to your camper with diabetes.

Two weeks before your session begins, print this Pre-Camp Blood Sugar and Insulin Record.pdf. Complete the form every day for the two weeks leading up to your session at camp. This will equip the medical team with an idea of your camper's typical glucose levels and insulin intake.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Medical Staff at

Special Needs

If your camper has special needs, we ask that you share more information about their care by filling out this form on your reservation. Special needs could include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical Disabilities (hearing impaired, uses leg brace or wheelchair, blindness, etc.)
  • Mental Disabilities (Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc.)
  • Learning Disabilities (use of an aide or other accommodations at school)

Our Director of Counselors and/or Nursing Staff will review your form and will consider the camper's needs in context of the rhythm of CYSC. Depending on the level of care required, you may be asked to supply an aide in order for your child to attend CYSC. All aides can attend camp free of cost with lodging and food provided.

If information regarding special needs is not communicated or a requested aide is not supplied, Damascus reserves the right to deny a camper stay or request the family to pick up the camper early. 

Thank you for helping us set your children up for success!

Digital All Access Pass

The Digital All Access Pass allows you and your family to build on your CYSC encounter year-round! This pass gives access to high quality videos of every main stage message, recordings of powerful times of worship, camp montage video highlights, and more! Your CYSC Digital All Access Pass can be purchased here, and login information will be distributed after the summer in September of 2024.

Cancellation Policy

As a reminder, if something changes and you need to cancel your reservation, you are able to receive a refund for any payments beyond the $150 deposit until 1 month before your session. Cancellations within 1 month are not eligible for a refund.

Faith & Science Retreats

September 11-13, 2024
Faith & Science Retreat
September 18-20, 2024
September 25-27, 2024
March 26-28, 2025
April 2-4, 2025
April 23-25, 2025

Leadership Retreats

October 9-11, 2024
October 16-18, 2024
October 23-25, 2024
October 30 - November 1, 2024
February 26-28, 2025
March 5-7, 2025
March 19-21, 2025

Confirmation retreats

September 13-15, 2024
September 20-22, 2024
September 27-29, 2024
October 11-13, 2024
October 25-27, 2024
November 1-3, 2024
November 15-17, 2024
November 22-24, 2024
February 21-23, 2025
February 28 - March 2, 2025
March 21-23, 2025
March 28-30, 2025
April 4-6, 2025

high school Retreats

November 13-15, 2024
November 20-22, 2024
December 4-6, 2024
January 22-24, 2025
January 29-31, 2025
February 5-7, 2025
February 19-21, 2025