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FRANCES CHIVERS, publicity officer for the Catholic Women's League, has been telling me about the recent meeting in Westminster Cathedral Hall of their standing committee for Summer Camps at which catechists and helpers met.
These ladies show extraordinary enthusiasm, one member leaving her home in Sunderland at 5 am to be in time to attend the meeting!
The leader of the day's study was Fr John O'Shea, Advisor on Catechetics for the Diocese of Portsmouth.
A total of 1,500 children each year attend 43 camps, the age is 5-18.
These excellent camps began in the West Country in 1952, and continue to expand each year. For many children this is their only opportunity to be a part of a Catholic community as their homes are so remote that their Catholic education is carried on by postal course.
The average cost of a week at a camp is quite reasonable, from £20 to £28 per child. This is made possible by sfinancial help from the CWL, Bishops and
The CWL is to be congratulated on such splendid, vital, and original work in keeping the faith alive and well.
For more information, contact Frances Chivers, Cliffe Cottage, Well Penn Road, Cliffe, Rochester, Kent. Telephone 0634 220281.