OUR MISSION>

The Diocese of Virginia’s summer camp program at Shrine Mont promotes the emotional and spiritual development of children, youth, and young adults through the fostering of a safe and positive environment for all. It is the goal of this program to encourage the growth of relationships with self, others, and God.

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At Shrine Mont Camps, we strive to create a diverse and safe community that welcomes campers and staff from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental ability, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of our programs. All camp activities will promote and maintain the personal and emotional safety of all campers and staff.

CONTACT >

Paris: (800)DIOCESE x.1042

          pball@thediocese.net

Megan: (800)DIOCESE x.1043

         mnolde@thediocese.net

Sierra: (800)DIOCESE x. 1023

         sgore@thediocese.net

FAX: (804) 644-6928

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110 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23220

FAQ's

  • LOCATION: Shrine Mont is located about 2 hours from the DC area and 3 hours from Richmond. Please plan your travel, considering traffic, so that you are able to arrive at Shrine Mont on time for drop off and pick up. For directions please visit www.shrinemont.com.
     

  • CHECK IN: The check in process can take 60 to 90 minutes, so please plan accordingly! Bring water to hydrate while you wait! Most camps open at 2pm, with the exception of St. Andrew's and Explorers' the Great which open at 10am. 
     

  • CLOSING: Please join us for closing worship! Closing (worship included) takes about 90 minutes. *Note: Please always check out with your campers cabin counselor before leaving. 
     

  • PACKING: Attached you'll find our Shrine Mont Camps packing list. If you have further questions please email the Camp Registrar.
     

  • TECHNOLOGY POLICY: Leave the technology at home!! Shrine Mont is a place apart. Please leave any wifi-connecting devices or cell phones at home. You are able to call the Shrine Mont Camps office should you need to be in touch with us or your camper at (540) 856-3113.
     

  • HEALTH FORMS: Everyone MUST SUBMIT a copy of the Shrine Mont Camps Health Form. You can do one of two things: have a doctor fill out the form for you, OR send a copy of a recent doctor's physical with a copy of the health form which has been filled out by you. Any doctor's physical send in for this reason MUST be from within the last 15 months! Check out a few other reminders from our camp nurse here.
     

  • MAIL: If you are planning on sending mail to your camper (remember letters only please!! ) please address it like below:
    Camper Name
    Name of Camp
    Orkney Springs, VA 22845
    And, if you're hoping they will write you back, we recommend sending your camper with pre-addressed and stamped envelopes!