Vacation Bible Camp


Vacation Bible Camp 2020
July 6 – July 10, 2020

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Vacation Bible Camp 2019


Exploring Marian Apparitions & Their Messages

July 8-12 2019

Join us for this year’s exciting fun filled VBC! This summer campers will explore several approved Marian Apparitions. We will discuss what wisdom and instructions Mary imparts to us through each one. Since the establishment of the Catholic Church, Mary, the Blessed Mother of God, has appeared to her children time and time again to offer guidance, nudging, instruction, and love.  Mary reminds us of the Mercy and Love of her son, Our Lord Jesus Christ and of the prayer, penance, trust and obedience Jesus is asking of us. 

Santiago’s Catholic Vacation Bible Camp is specifically designed to celebrate the richness of our One, True, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic faith and to lead kids closer to Christ. Each day is spent traveling through fun and engaging learning stations which reinforce the daily virtue and Bible theme in a hands-on way. Santiago’s VBC offers daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration, rock solid songs, great games, creative crafts, super snacks, saintly skits and interactive faith lessons with 100% Catholic Truth!

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Vacation Bible Camp 2019 photos! 

Camp Participants

  • Pre-K (Children Ages 3-4 Years Old)
  • Campers (Kindergarten- 6th Grade)
  • Junior High (7th and 8th Grade) will enjoy a customized program which includes servant-leadership training and faith formation geared to their level.
    *Grade Entering in the Fall


July 8 – 12, 2019
Monday – Thursday (9am to 12:30pm)
Friday (12:30pm to 6pm)
On Friday we encourage all parents to join us for 3pm mass, followed by kids VBC Closing Performance, Family Fellowship and Pizza Celebration!

Volunteer Opportunities

Come share your gifts and talents with Santiago to make VBC 2019 a success! We welcome all high schoolers and young adults, parents & grandparents who would like to volunteer:

**Nursery provided for infant to 2-year old children of adult volunteers.

**Additional $10 fee for Volunteer T-Shirt (required)



  • $115 per participant – Participant Fee without Parent Volunteering
  • $95 per participant – Participant Fee with Parent Volunteering 3-4 Days 
  • $75 per participant – Participant Fee with Parent Volunteering  5 days
    **Additional $10 required Volunteer T-Shirt
    **Nursery provided for infant to 2 years old children of adult volunteers:
  • Free – Nursery children under 1 year
    T-shirts and snacks are not included
  • $20 per child- Nursery children 1-2 years
    T-shirtsand daily snacks are included

Tim Hilgeman Memorial Scholarship Fund for VBC Families

For  families who would like to attend Santiago VBC and have a financial need. 




9:00am – 12:30pm VBC Program
1:00 – 1:45pm Mass
6:30pm Evening Family Activity


8:00am Mass
9:00am -12:30pm VBC Program
1:00 – 3:00pm Family Activity
6:30pm Evening Family Activity


12:30 – 3:00pm VBC Program
3:00 – 4:00pm Mass
4:00 – 5:00pm VBC Kids’ Performance
5:00 – 6:00pm Family Potluck Celebration
6:00 – 7:00pm VBC Community Breakdown



Stick around after VBC each day to participate in bonus family activities including hiking, swimming, pool games, and more!  A PARENT MUST BE PRESENT for afternoon VBC events.

Tuesday 12:30-3:00: Free Swim

Wednesday 1:00-3:00: Hike

Thursday 12:30-3:00: Pool Games


Overnight RV and tent sites available; limited camping cabins available on a first-come basis. Stay one night or the whole week during VBC and enjoy evening fellowship and fun for the whole family. Programming includes: Rosary around the campfire, talent showcase, candy bar bingo, movie night, gaga tournament, volleyball tournament and more.

Note: check-in starts Sunday at noon, check-out Friday by 7pm

Overnight RV Full Hook-up Sites:
$175/VBC week Sunday thru Friday

Tent Campsites:
$100/VBC week Sunday thru Friday

$175/VBC week Sunday thru Friday
*Limited to First Come First Registered. 


First, we would like to encourage you to simply move to another session so you and/or your child(ren) can have the experience of summer camp. However, we understand that things come up and you may need to cancel all together. To do so, please call or email us with this information.

  • Balance due at registration.
  • If you cancel with more than 60 days prior to the session start date,  you will receive all money paid less a cancellation processing fee of $10 per camper
  • 15-30 days until the session start date, 50% refund
  • 2 weeks prior to start of camp session = NO REFUND

Santiago Retreat Center
27912 Baker Canyon Rd
Silverado, Orange County, CA 92676