Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Camp M*O*S*H

CAMP M*O*S*H 2023

Sunday July 9th - Friday July 14th 

Maternity Outreach Service for Humanity

All Youth & Adult Volunteers please Join the Remind app on your smart phone for daily reminders during MOSH!  Text 81010 code: @cmpMosh


What is Camp M*O*S*H?

  • Camp MOSH is a 5 1/2 day camp where volunteers throughout the community gather together to give a helping hand to those in need.  A sense of community is built by providing support for our neighbors helping them with projects such as (but not limited to) painting, light carpentry work, yard work and cleaning.  Our purpose is to serve the needs in our community! 

Who does Camp M*O*S*H help?

  • There are so many people within our own community who just need a helping hand. Whether it be someone who just lost a job, suffering from a long illness, an elderly neighbor or maybe someone who is just feeling overwhelmed with life.  We all need help at times.  In addition, we also help non-profits right here in our community who rely on volunteers to keep their organization running.  If you have a job that can be accomplished by teenagers, supervised by adults, maybe we can help. DEADLINE is June 16th! (We are not accepting anymore Work requests projects at this time.)
  • No more work requests are being taken.
  • Who can volunteer at Camp M*O*S*H? 
  • We welcome YOUTH that are incoming 7th graders up to College age. YOUTH COST - $15 pays for Drawstring bag and T-shirt. (Payment tab below, must hit payment tab separately., Register all YOUTH Below.)
  • Note: Adults that sign up to be a Project managers or Assistant Project managers working directly with our youth must have a Virtus account & take the one time only online class "Protecting God's Children" & do the Background check (every 5 Yrs.). It is suggested to do this portion at least one month prior to the camp as it takes time to process accounts through the diocese of Joliet. Click here to open your account today. https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/
  • If you have questions about Virtus, contact Sherry Denault at sdenault@mbvm.org or 815-933-8286 ext. 312
  • BOTH Adults & YOUTH: Please Join the Remind app and Text 81010 @ cmpMosh for daily important reminders.
  • Adult Volunteer Job Positions:  Lead Project Manager, Assistant Project mangers, scheduling, Head Kitchen & daily kitchen assistants, Checking-IN/Checking Out, Grounds & Clean up duty, assistant activities helpers, Music, Photographer, Bus driver. Register below!

Adult ONLY:  Kitchen Help/ Check-In/ Activities Helpers/Clean up & Food Donations: (DO NOT NEED TO OPEN AN VIRTUS ACCOUNT TO WORK IN THE KITCHEN)

  • Kitchen, Check-In, Activities Helpers, Clean up, sign up here:  CLICK HERE 
  • Homemade desserts, sign up here:  CLICK HERE 
  • Food donations both perishable and non-perishable: CLICK HERE 
  • NEW this Year you can Donate Non-perishable foods through our Amazon Wish List: CLICK HERE

Daily Itinerary:

  • We start the day at 7:30 a.m. with Daily Mass at the Church, Followed by Check-In in at the Parish Center at 8:15am, the campers check their schedule, pack their own lunches, & eat breakfast. They head outside to Circle up with prayer and a safety meeting. Your child is then safely driven to their scheduled worksite with their group, we work from approx. 9:15 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday with Friday ending at 12pmish, were we stop for lunch and plenty of water breaks. (We will be outside and in the SUN all day so wear sunblock!)  Transportation is provided to each work site. At 3pm we will have water outdoor activities (MORE SUN), snacks, Praise & Worship, dinner  followed by entertainment each night until about 6:45-7pm. (Parents & Parishioners are always invited to join in on the evening events & dinner!) Pick-up is at the school parking lot. 
  • What to pack daily? You will be given a drawstring bag to bring with you to camp each day to pack your reusable water bottle, cell phone, SUNBLOCK,  hat, swim suit, towel, change of clothes. (water slides on campus so be prepared to get wet and have FUN!)
  • View daily Itinerary: CLICK HERE

How can you help?

  • You can help by volunteering, donating, or by filling out a Work Request Form.  Everyone benefits when you're involved with Camp MOSH!
  • Monetary Donations: CLICK HERE

Questions: Contact Carrie Rink at crink@mbvm.org OR 815-933-8285 ext. 335

Past Testimonies of Appreciation

"I want to thank Camp MOSH and all it's participants who helped at my home.  It was a hot day, but everything was accomplished.  I truly appreciate the hard work that was done and hope the program continues. Please remember me next time you do MOSH". - Anonymous

"The Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society so appreciates the painted bench by Camp MOSH youth workers.  The youth cleaned the Letourneau hone/museum and groomed our gardens, especially the daylily garden.  Their bench sits under the black spruce tree canopy east of the daylily garden."  - Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society.

"Camp Mosh is a wonderful program for the youth of the parish to learn the value of volunteering through helping others in need.  Our grandchildren have participated in MOSH in recent years and have had many valuable experiences.  Thank you for sponsoring such a great opportunity for our community." - Mr. & Mrs. O'Connor