Beauty Will Save the World


9th – 12th grade




July 28 – Aug 1

Residential camp experience

Drop off on Sunday
between 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Pick up on Thursday
between 1:00 – 2:00 pm

you’ll embark on a spiritually nourishing journey — an overnight camp inviting you to encounter the profound teachings of Jesus Christ. Explore the beauty of creation, delve into the beauty of art, literature, and music, reflect on the beauty of the human body and how caring for our own bodies affords us dignity, discover the beauty in work and making ourselves useful to others, and immerse yourself in the beauty of worship.

Engage in captivating talks, moments of prayer, recreational activities, and entertainment, and foster a sense of community that goes beyond the ordinary. Join us for an enriching experience where exploring beauty becomes a pathway to a deeper connection with faith and purpose.

Meals are provided.

  • Each day will include communal meals, recreation, small group discussions, and opportunities for prayer on campus, including Liturgy of the Hours, Mass, and Adoration.
  • Join us for a bonfire celebration to kick off the camp, enjoy a movie night, go on nature hikes, and gaze at the stars. 

All of the USF Discovery Academy experiences are designed and taught by USF educators. Campers will get to experience life on a college campus and learn about future careers. 

In our Beauty Will Save the World camp, campers will focus on their spiritual journey through the lens of beauty and aesthetics. Campers will learn about:    

  • The beauty of the earth 
  • The beauty of worshiping God    
  • The beauty of the arts     
  • The beauty of the body and sexuality   
  • The beauty of vocation and service

Program Outcomes: 

  • Grow in appreciation of the created world through outdoor experiences
  • Develop a deeper life of prayer through the practice of guided meditation and daily prayer 
  • Engage in various experiences of Christian art 
  • Discuss the meaning and purpose of the human body, human sexuality, and gender, and the search for genuine embodied community 
  • Grow in vocational awareness through encountering religious Sisters and engaging in active service to the community 

“I definitely felt like my relationship with God deepened during this camp. I especially liked the nature hike, and guided meditation.”

– Camper, summer ‘23

Ready to Discover?

Connect with USF Faculty, develop a skill set, and find new interests — all with new friends in a safe and caring environment.

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