Are you considering St. Martin’s Academy for your son? If so, please consider attending our Spring 2020 Prospective Student F.O.R.T. Camp for 12-14 year old boys.
We’re doing things a little differently this year in order to allow campers to experience more aspects of the program at St. Martin’s.
Campers will meet the faculty and staff of the academy, spend a day shadowing classes, and participate in daily farm chores alongside our current students. In addition, campers will practice important fundamentals of servant leadership while learning to light a fire with minimal tools, tie survival knots, administer emergency first aid in the field, and solve problems with a team.
This is an ideal opportunity to discern whether St. Martin’s Academy is right for you.
Dates: 25-29 March 2020
- Rooted in the conviction that leadership is cultivated through self-discipline and service
- Constructed with the outdoorsmanship elements of our unique F.O.R.T. program
- Oriented toward spiritual growth through the Sacraments, prayer and authentic friendship
- Affords a first hand glimpse into the life of students at St. Martin’s Academy
Here are a few things you will learn:
- How to build a fire without gallons of gasoline and a flamethrower
- How to tie the 6 knots essential to bushcraft
- How to stabilize and evacuate your buddy who broke his leg in the backcountry… (and treat other injuries)
- How to lead others through complex situations requiring split second decision-making
Here are a few things you will do:
Lead a team of your peers through tasks that will challenge your creativity and stamina
- Attend and serve Mass in the field
- Lead a team of your peers through tasks that will challenge your creativity and stamina
- Say the rosary daily
- Evenings around a campfire with songs, stories, and skits
- Star gazing and astronomy classes
- Make char-cloth…and learn what that even is
25 March (Wednesday): Students arrive between 5 and 6pm and join our students for dinner in Theotokos Hall. Throughout the day Thursday the campers will shadow our students from Chores to class to Mass, etc. At the end of the academic day we’ll head out to the treeline for exercises our F.O.R.T. program. Saturday will be the major showdown with campers demonstrating their newly developed skills in a grueling competition that rewards the best teams for their servant leadership. The Camp concludes on March 29th with Sunday Mass on campus at 9:30am followed by a light brunch. Families are welcome to attend and will be able to depart with their camper directly after Mass.
Have questions? Contact Danielle Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org