• FAITH!
  • FUN!
  • CYC!

        As we joyfully embark on the milestone of our 10th anniversary of Chaldean Youth Camp (CYC) at Our Lady of the Fields Camp and Retreat Center, we reflect on the remarkable journey that has brought us to this celebratory moment. Over the past decade, CYC has been a beacon of faith, fellowship, and fun, providing a unique platform for elementary, middle, and high school campers to unite across the diocese.

        At CYC, our foundation is rooted in Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” This verse guides our camp, emphasizing the importance of creating an environment where children can experience the love of Christ. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we thank God for all the graces He has bestowed upon us throughout the past decade. We are grateful for the countless memories, friendships, and moments of spiritual growth. With a heart full of gratitude, we anticipate all the continued blessings and growth that God has in store for Chaldean Youth Camp in the years to come. Thank you for being an integral part of our incredible journey over the past 10 years.


“It is always difficult entrusting your children in the care of someone else, especially when it is completely voluntary for summer camps. With that being said, at CYC families and children are welcomed with open arms by the leadership and volunteers who are excited to see them, and truly want them at camp. The CYC camp is very well organized, and they sure know how to keep the kids busy with the perfect balance of prayer, and fun! Not only have our kids grown in their faith by attending masses at camp, but they have also had the opportunity to experience some very fun games, and high-adventure activities such as, canoeing, zip lining, and even learning to dance traditional Chaldean line dances! Every year our kids come back to us from CYC full of fun stories, a heart full of Jesus, more confident and happy, and full of joy! CYC is truly a wonderful camp with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Not to mention, the camp volunteers have formed these amazing friendships with our children that we know will last a lifetime. Thank you CYC for many great summer experiences! Looking forward to many more summers with you!”
Sandy and Amanda Maizi
Husband & Wife
“CYC gives our Chaldean youth an opportunity to grow closer to their faith and culture, while having fun. In the same way I was led by great leaders as a kid, I too strive to be this great leader for our future generations of Chaldeans.”
“Every year I look forward to camp because I love that I get to go with my family and friends on a bus, and we also make new friends there. I love meeting all of the leaders because they're always so nice. I also love how we get to walk in nature. Katherine”
Katherine Kesto
Camper; 3rd Grade