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About Domestic Immersion Trip :

Campus Mnistry invites students to join us for a weekend service experience in Camden, NJ at DeSales Service Works. This service retreat offer students the opportunity to get away, reflect, pray and serve people in need. The retreat theme is rooted in the core teaching of St. Francis de Sales and involve direct service, facilitated reflection, presentations on Catholic social teaching, prayer and opportunity to celebrate Eucharist.

Like so many American urban neighborhoods, Camden is characterized by hard edges, constrained horizons, homelessness, drugs, and disorder. Volunteers come to do much-needed, practical service in a very poor community. They serve, pray, reflect, and recreate while living in the DSW community.

DeSales Service Works

Service Retreats 

Event Information:

DATE: October 13-15th, 2017

DeSales Service Works
522 State St. Camden, NJ

COST: $60 per person

Scholarships available.



Sign Up Information

If interested in attending the Camden Domestic Immersion 2017 trip, please fill out our Registration Form. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up today!

Contact Information

Campus Ministry Office: 202-319-5575

Packing List:

  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Casual, comfortable, appropriate clothing that you do not mind getting dirty
  • Sweatshirt/jacket 
  • Sneakers
  • Bible, prayer book, rosary, journal (optional)
  • An open mind and a good attitude!