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 Happy Campers

Keep the Fire of God's Love Going

Registration is NOW open until July 15.

Theme: Love Thy Neighbor
When: July 26 to July 28 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
Where: Sacred Heart Church Campus
Age Groups: Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
Cost: $20/child or $45/family (of three or more)
Volunteers: Adults and college students are needed. All PA and diocesan clearances are required for those 18+. Students entering sixth grade (2022-23) and older are needed as volunteers. 

Happy Campers invites children of all ages to gather around the campfire, take a hike through the stories of the Bible, and encounter friends who help remind them to spread the love of God.

The second of the greatest commandments is to "Love Thy Neighbor," and Happy Campers  will take a trip and explore what those three simple words mean in our lives today. 

Kids will learn that we have the best "camp" stories ever told. They'll meet three friends as we hike the Biblical trails: Zacchaeus; the Good Samaritan and the Good Shepherd. As we sing, journey and grow in faith they'll also be reminded that even though the light of a campfire needs to be extinguished, our light of Christ that burns inside each one of us should never be put out. The good news is we can always keep the fire of God's love going.

 All The Extra Details

Who Is Eligible to Attend?
Children kindergarten to fifth grade for 2022-23 school year are welcome.

How Do I Register for Happy Campers?
Registration is available using the link below. You can register beginning June 1 to July 15.

How Much Does Happy Campers Cost?
The cost per child is $20. Families with three or more children pay a total of $45 per family.

How Do I Pay?
Payment is to be made with your registration form using cash or check (payable to Sacred Heart Church) to Att: Elisa Esasky, 504 Cowan Avenue, Jeannette, PA 15644. Registration is NOT complete until payment has been received.

How Do I Volunteer?
Parish volunteers are the crux of the Happy Campers operation. We are always in need of teen and adult volunteers from both parish communities. Those 18 years of age and older must have all PA and diocesan required clearances on file with ones home parish. If you are unsure of your clearance status, or need to get clearances completed, please reach out to the Parish Office for help with this process. There is no cost for volunteers, and service hours will be given to teens who participate in the volunteer role.

Volunteer Registration: Reach out Elisa Esasky via email at to sign up to volunteer. 

What If I Have Questions? 
If you need more information or have any questions regarding Regional Vacation Bible School, please reach out to one of the following parish directors of Faith Formation: 

Contact Name Contact Info
Elisa Esasky
​Pastoral Associate of Faith Formation & Evangelization
Sacred Heart & Ascension Churches
724-523-2560, ext. 12