Spiritual Life

During the 6-week session of camp, your child is required to attend a spiritual reflection or religious service. Culver offers the five options listed below. In your pre-camp registration checklist, you will select which service that you would like for your child to attend. 

Roman Catholic Mass
Mass is the Roman Catholic community coming together to worship and honor God. There are many opportunities for students to be involved in the Mass: helping the priest at the altar, proclaiming the word of the Lord, distributing the Eucharist, leading the congregation in song, or providing music for the Mass.
9:00 AM Sundays

Protestant Worship Services
The Protestant traditions represented by Culver students are as diverse as those of the culture at large. This service is all-inclusive and Christ-centered- offering with readings from scripture, a sermon, and time for prayer at every Sunday service.
10:30 AM Sundays

Islamic Studies
Each Friday Muslim students gather for the opportunity to learn about Muslim life and practice. Topics include the importance of charity and the significance of religious pilgrimage. Students explore the relevance of the Qur’an and the Prophet’s life to their lives at Culver.
6:30 PM Fridays

Jewish Prayer
Shabbat, Hebrew for day of rest, is the most important day in the Jewish calendar. Conducted in Hebrew and English, this service includes the lighting of the Sabbath candles, the recital of Kiddush, and prayers over wine and bread and the Sabbath day itself. Discussions concerning Jewish life, practice, and world affairs will also take place as a part of this service option.
6:30 PM Fridays

Mindfulness Service
Woodcrafter campers will participate in mindfulness activities and short, guided practices. They will learn and practice research-based self-calming techniques. Upper Campers will be introduced to basic mindfulness concepts and practices. Through activities and short, guided practices, they will learn research-based self-calming techniques. Upper School students will also be introduced to mindful decision-making. Both services will be led by Kristen Counts, OT/L, Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Instructor.
9:00 AM Sundays