Joyful Girls Return to Camp Mariastella

Thanks to the new owners of Camp Mariastella in Wrightwood, and the generosity of many donors, including the Social Service Auxiliary, the Sisters of Social Service were able to welcome over 150 campers for two weeks of girls camp in July. In addition to our wonderful group of counselors, our camps included seven CITs (counselors in training) and girls from House of Ruth. Said Sister Jennifer Gaeta, “The girls and staff were greatly relieved to be back at Camp as last summer was so difficult for all. We had many long discussions about family, and school during the Covid shutdown. It was a great experience as usual, and this summer was even more meaningful to be back in the safe place of Camp along with the supportive staff that the campers have come to know so well.”

Singing Regis House Day Camp Theme Song

Regis House Community Center Hosts Successful Summer Day Camp

Every day, Regis House Community Center dramatically impacts the lives of children and families living on the margins of our community in the heart of Los Angeles. This summer, especially, the generosity of the Juniors of Social Service, the Social Service Auxiliary, and many more, allowed dozens of children and teens to experience the joys of summer day camp at Regis House. Our campers enjoyed a variety of fun and creative educational experiences, including cooking and baking in the kitchen, playing silly games, constructing colorful art projects, hiking in our local parks and excursions to the beach, the California Science Center, Universal City Walk and so much more. Sister Albertina Morales, Regis House Director, remarked: “We continue to be so very grateful for the support of so many donors, as we do not charge our families the true cost to attend camp and we rely on donations to help us cover fees, stipends, salaries and field trips and transportation. It truly makes a huge difference for our Sisters, our staff and the Campers!”