Catholic gift ideas for Catholic youth camp


In a little less than two weeks I will be attending deanery camp. At this particular camp we do an activity called “Christ Friends.” This activity consists of each camper receiving the name of another camper as their “Christ Friend.” We are supposed to make crafts related to our religion and leave them around camp for our “Christ Friend.”

Unfortunately, I am not a very crafty person and am having some difficulty coming up with ideas. I was hoping to bring some supplies from in town to the camp so it will make it a little easier. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate the input. Thanks!


Hi the oriental trading company has alot of bible /religious crafts ideas and supplies to purchase however I like to simply look at the catalog to get ideas for my own Cathecism class that I teach and pick up the materials myself as normally they come in packs for 12 and my class is smaller. But I am sure you could find some great craft ideas from their catalog. You can view it online here.

Good lick and God bless.


You may find this helpful in dealing wuth your friend.

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church (121-123):

“The Old Testament is an indispensable part of Sacred Scripture. Its books are divinely inspired and retain a permanent value, for the Old Covenant has never been revoked.

“Indeed, the economy of the Old Testament was deliberately so oriented that it should prepare for and declare in prophecy the coming of Christ, redeemer of all men. Even though they contain matters imperfect and provisional, the books of the Old Testament bear witness to the whole divine pedagogy of God’s saving love: these writings are a storehouse of sublime teaching on God and of sound wisdom on human life, as well as a wonderful treasury of prayers; in them, too, the mystery of our salvation is present in a hidden way.

“Christians venerate the Old Testament as true Word of God. The Church has always vigorously opposed the idea of rejecting the Old Testament under the pretext that the New has rendered it void (Marcionism).


Another great resource for good Catholic Gifts is Guardian Angel Store at

They have all kinds of great gifts for children and adults. Great one stop shop for summer\youth camp. For larger orders you can contact them directly and get a discount and in some cases free shipping.

Hope that helps some.

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