Formation Camps

Ongoing faith formation is a year-round goal! Throughout the summer our parish offers faith-based opportunities for ages Pre-K through rising college freshmen. Information about our Vacation Bible SchoolMercy Camp, and St. Francis Inn trip programs will be posted below. Our summer programs fill up quickly, so register early!

Families MUST be registered parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi to participate in Faith Formation Summer programs. To register at St. Francis, visit

2022 Formation Camp Registration Information

Getting registered for Formation Camps requires logging into Realm


Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions and Tips to Successfully Register

Registration FAQ’s 2022 

 How do I register for 2022 Formation Camps? 
Registration for the 2022 Formation Camps is through Realm.

YOU MUST HAVE A REALM ACCOUNT TO REGISTER. If you do not have an account, visit the parish Realm web page, and click the blue “Click here to request an invitation to join Realm” button.

 How do I know if I’ve successfully registered for a Formation Camp?
Once you’ve successfully registered, a confirmation email is sent to the email address associated with your Realm account.

 I didn’t receive a confirmation email, what should I do?
If you do not receive an email, check your Spam/Promotions/Junk folder and search your email for “Registration Confirmation”. If you are still unsure if your registration went through, take the below steps to check to see if your registration went through in Realm.
1.) Login to your Realm account (
2.) Once logged in, click on “Events”, found on the left side of your screen.
3.) Click on the “My Events” tab.
4.) Look for the Event, in the “Events I’ve Registered for” section. If your registration was successful, it will display here. If your registration was not successful, you will need to try again.

 My registration isn’t going through! What should I do?
Please take the following steps to optimize the registration process:

  1. Check to make sure that all of the required fields are filled out. You’ll see a pop-up indicating the required fields that you did not enter.
  2. Try a different web browser, using Chrome or Mozilla on a computer/laptop is optimal.
  3. If you tried to register using a computer/laptop with a Chrome or Mozilla browser and are still not able to register successfully, please contact the Coordinator for the grade that your child is in.

How do I pay?
Credit card and bank draft payments are accepted in Realm. You are able to add a new credit card/ACH number or update your credit card information during check-out/registration. To add a new card number, in the registration payment section, click “Add New Payment Method”.

You can save your card number or bank information for future event payments if you wish by checking the “Save for future use” button in the Payment section. You can also enter a nickname for the card/bank account.


Follow the steps below to begin registration using Realm

Step 1: Log in to Realm on either the web version or the Realm Connect app (You must first log in to Realm in order to register for Formation Camps).

Step 2: Click on the Events tab (left side of your screen) or the Events Icon in the Realm Connect app.

Step 3: Click on “All Events”, locate the VBS, Mercy Camp or Mission Mercy event

Step 4: Click on the event to get started

If you need additional help, please view the video tutorial (to the left).

June 20-24, 2022
For grades Pre-K 4 through rising 5th
Teen Helpers: rising 6th and up
Registration OPENS: Wednesday, February 9th at 10:30 am

Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. Each day at Rocky Railway VBS, kids track through games, Bible stories, music, movie, and snack stations to learn relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures. The daily schedule will include: prayer, Scripture, snack, science, games, movies, and music. Lunch will NOT be served.

Campers: Max Enrollment: 15 per grade level. Rising Pre-K4 (must be 4 by August 15, 2022).
Camp Times: 
$75 per child.

Teen Helpers: Max Enrollment: 50 participants. There are many opportunities to lead and assist as grade level counselors, music station leaders, science station leaders, craft station leaders, snack station leaders, and outdoor games station leaders. Teen volunteers must be able to attend an all day Saturday Teen Helper Boot Camp on a Saturday from 10:00am-1:30pm. Date to come.
Camp Times: 8:30am-1:00pm*.  See registration form for additional details.
Cost: $50 per youth 

To Register you must log in to your Realm Account. 

Registration links will open on 2/9/22 at 10:00 am and will close on 3/9/22*

To Register you must log in to your Realm Account. 

A Social Justice Camp for Middle School
Led by High School Youth
June 13-17, 2022
Registration OPENS: Wednesday, February 9th at 10:30 am 

Our popular Mercy Camp gives our youth an understanding and appreciation of the Corporal Works of Mercy. By engaging in small and large group activities, prayer, discussion, community outreach and lots of fun, our youth are drawn into fuller participation in the life and work of the Church. Youth will partner some of our parish ministries and other community ministries.

Campers: Rising, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Cost: $180
Camp Times: 8:30am-3:00pm for campers. 

We are planning on having a larger camp this year and will not have a lottery for campers.
Be sure to register early to secure a spot!
*Camper Registration closes on 3/9/22, or when all spots are filled

Information for Team Leaders

Rising 10th graders thru Rising College Freshmen (Maximum age: 18) *must have participated in Mercy Camp before.
Cost: $90
Camp Times: 
8:00am-3:30pm for Team Leaders 

Team Leaders will be selected by submitting a Team Leader application packet and should submit applications between 2/9/22 and 2/19/22. Applicants will be notified in early March. 

Team Leader Essay Questions:
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you feel you are called to be a Mercy Camp Team Leader.
2. What is one meaningful experience you have had performing Works of Mercy besides Mercy Camp?

June 20-24, 2022
Open to Rising 11th Grade
through Rising College Freshmen
Registration OPENS: Wednesday, February 9th at 10:30 am

St. Francis Inn, a ministry of Holy Name Province, is a community composed of religious and lay people called to host a soup kitchen and thrift store for the poor, the alienated, and people experiencing homelessness in inner city Philadelphia. Spend a week at “the inn” being transformed through the Franciscan spirit of service, helping to provide basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and realization of self-dignity to those who are served.

Although extremely fulfilling and rewarding, the St. Francis Inn trip is a week-long immersion experience that requires campers to be emotionally and spiritually mature. Campers must be ready for the physical demands of being away from home for the duration of the camp. Cost: $200.

Maximum number of participants: 5

To Register you must log in to your Realm Account. 

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