Seventeen girls who will be entering grades 6–9 attended the 2012 Dominican Faith Camp held at Sacred Heart Convent July 1–3. Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, the camp offers a mix of prayer time, recreational activities and opportunities to meet the sisters and get a glimpse of religious life. The girls who attended this year included first-timers and returning campers. As always, they were joined by Sister Buddies, members of the congregation who provided individual attention and prayed with and for them.
Parents were invited for a tour and picnic on Sunday afternoon and a closing ceremony on Tuesday evening. According to Sister Teresa Marron, OP, camp director and vocation director for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Faith Camp was initiated by the Dominican Alliance Vocation Directors. The girls stated they are looking forward to returning next year for another fun-filled camp.