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What’s the best thing about camp? For kids, it’s all the awesome activities they can do and the friends they make. For parents, it’s seeing their kids gain confidence, get unplugged, and blossom under the careful guidance of great counselors.

At Camp Bernadette for girls and Camp Fatima for boys, we offer it all: Incredible outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery and rock climbing; Arts and crafts to spark imagination and creativity; Camp life designed to create a sense of belonging and foster friendships among campers from all across the country; Positive, energetic, experienced counselors; Gorgeous lakefront New Hampshire locations.  


Again this year Bishop Libasci is making scholarships available to youth aged 6 to 15 to attend Camps Fatima and Bernadette. This is possible in accordance with the terms of a bequest received by the diocese. The youth must be Catholic and residing in New Hampshire. Please note that due to increased camping costs, the number of scholarships awarded this year will be limited to thirty (30). Priority will be to those who have never attended Fatima or Bernadette.

The two-week periods available in 2017 are as follows:

Camp Fatima for Boys, Gilmanton Iron Works:

1st Session – June 25th through July 8th

Starter week – June 25th through June 30th

2nd Session – July 9th through July 22nd

3rd Session – July 23rd through August 5th

4th Session – August 6th through August 11th

Camp Bernadette for Girls in Wolfeboro:

4th Session – August 6th through August 19th

The full scholarships granted to those in need are based on the recommendation of the pastor of their parish. Therefore, Bishop Libasci asks that each pastor recommend youth from his parish to attend one of the two-week sessions.

The deadline for submission of recommendations is March 15, 2017.

The 2017 Camp Application form that should be filled out by each child’s parent or guardian and returned to you as pastor or your delegate. You may want to ask your catechetical leader or another person to coordinate this for you. Please let the parent/guardian know that the application and scholarships, once received and approved, are based upon availability of spaces and level of need. Forward the completed applications to my attention at Diocese of Manchester, 153 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03105-0310 or by facsimile at (603) 669-0377. Pastors will be notified in March of youth in their parish who have been awarded a camp scholarship and the youth will also receive a letter. Once notified they have received the scholarship, recipients will be asked to choose any available session and complete an online registration form.

If you have any questions concerning the application process, please feel free to contact Michael Drumm, at 603-364-5851 or at