Infants-2 year olds
are expected to stay with their parents.
This is consistent with the CCL philosophy of mother/child
children will remain with their parents throughout the convention.
help parents of vocal babies and active toddlers, a “play room”
will be located near the main talks with an audio feed of the main
speakers. This room
will also contain a changing area.
will be the special guests of Fr. Paul Zahler, O.S.B., Ph.D. and his
Early Child Development Center.
In his work with children Fr. Zahler emphasizes the benefits
of a variety of activities in a child’s development.
Our children will enjoy many of these; including:
swimming, horseback riding (highly assisted, of course), and
group sports and games.
Zahler joined the order of St. Benedict in 1955.
He has been working with children with disabilities and their
families for the past three decades.
He is the founder and director of Early Childhood Development
Center, Shawnee, OK, and the National Institute on Developmental
of younger child area)
7-12 year olds will
experience our Oklahoma heritage while learning about the men and
women who built the missions, towns, and parishes that became our
great state, and the saints who inspired many of them. This exciting
program will consist of: western heritage activities, group sports
and games, music, art, guest speakers, and guided tours of the
Maybee Gerrer Museum. For
the 10-12 year olds, the S.G.U. Low Ropes Challenge will provide
first hand experience in the importance of teamwork in the taming of
the wild -west.
13-18 year olds
will enjoy the use of the brand new S.G.U. student center and the
wit and wisdom of Fr. Bernard Gorges, Founder and President of TOTUS
TUUS. Fr. Gorges’
summer catechetical program began in Girard, KS in 1987, and has
grown to four summer camps yearly since 1997.
He is currently, Pastor of Holy Name church in Winfield, KS.
emphasis will be on our role in making our families holy.
Holy Mass, Penance, guest speakers, the S.G.U. Low Ropes
Challenge, guided tours of the Maybee Gerrer Museum, and sports and
recreation activities will provide opportunities for our teens to
grow spiritually while having fun, and getting acquainted with other
teens from across the nation.