Camp Hamilton campers leave cell phones and tablets behind while they enjoy swimming & boating in Lake Hannan, fun camp wide games, hiking 500+ acres of wooded wilderness, praying the rosary, climbing wall, making s’mores & singing around the campfire, archery, praying, laughing, making new friends, celebrating Mass, unique craft projects, sleeping outside on an overnight hike, and awakened faith! Our amazing trained staff lead campers on a unique Catholic Camping experience which has been combining fun, faith and friendship in the beauty of God's creation for over 65 years!
Junior High Camp (grades 6-9) High adventure awaits as you join your cabin mates in exciting challenges, adventure programs and faith experiences! You’ll have a blast as you and your cabin mates experience all camp can offer!
High School Camp (grades 9-12) Choose your own adventure this Summer at Camp Hamilton. Our young adult summer camp staff will serve as your guide for the week as you challenge yourself in outdoor adventure programs, get to know new friends and experience God in new and surprising ways… it’s like a vacation for your soul!
Family Camp Give your family the gift of sacred memories at our Catholic Family Camps! This weekend away provides the opportunity to spend family time together un-plugged from your routines and plugged in to adventure activities and time together with God in the beauty of His creation at beautiful Camp Don Bosco.
Nanamakee Expeditions (grades 9-12)
Nanamakee is CYO Summer Camping’s Outdoor Adventure Trip program. Serving high school youth, the intent of Nanamakee is to instill personal and environmental awareness in campers while exploring pristine wilderness areas of the Pacific Northwest. Participants will learn valuable outdoor living skills while exploring their Catholic faith in a community setting surrounded by boundless natural beauty.
High Country Horse Pack Trip Just a short drive from Camp Hamilton, pack trips will leave from the stunning Wahoo Ranch. From horseback, you’ll encounter vistas of the rugged central Cascades, flowered meadows, and pine forests. Along the way we’ll camp in tents gathered around the campfire to sing songs, swap stories, and grow in faith. Just like the cowboys of old, you’ll bond with the horses and fellow campers while enjoying a classic Western setting. See trip itinerary.
San Juan Kayak One of Washington’s crowning creations is the San Juan Islands. On this trip we’ll be riding the turning tides in the North Puget Sound while learning backcountry camping and water skills. Each day time will be spent paddling along the picturesque islands observing the epic diversity of the Salish Sea before setting up camp for the night. At each destination, campers will get to join together in Catholic community around the campfire and reflect on the wonders of God’s Creation. Intermediate swimming ability is required for all water trips (swim 100 yards, tread water for one minute). See trip itinerary.
Sustainable Farming and Olympic Hike Learn how to work the land during your rustic stay on a working sustainable, organic farm on the Olympic Peninsula. Campers will get their hands dirty while learning sustainable farming techniques from a national speaker and presenter, as well as day trips exploring the nearby old growth Rainforest and Pacific coast. See trip itinerary.
Canoe and Float Lake Wenatchee Load up your canoe and step into adventure down the White River and across Lake Wenatchee. Paddle the rapids, swim with the fish, and explore the crystal waters and wilderness of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. When the hard work is over, spend an afternoon relaxing in the sunshine and floating the Wenatchee River. Intermediate swimming ability is required for all water trips (swim 100 yards, tread water for one minute). See trip itinerary.