- St. John Bosco Camp Alumni Association -

Welcome Alumni!

The St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp 50th Anniversary Reunion in 2008 and 60th Anniversary Reunion in 2018 rekindled the desire to re-energize the Bosco Alumni. Currently we are concentrating on getting contacts for the former staff, from 1958 to present, with the years 1986 to present being the toughest.

The Alumni Committee is starting with former staff and then we hope to branch out to all those who were at Camp and feel that they would like to stay connected in some form or another. Please get in touch!

It is our hope that all those who have been staff will contact Bosco staff friends and send us current contact information/email addresses or leads so we can compile a contact list. To get in touch with our Alumni Committee, please email alumni@johnboscocamp.com. If you are a Facebook user, you can also request to join our Bosco Alumni Facebook group.

Celebrating 60 Years

The Bosco Alumni Association hosted an enormously successful 60th anniversary celebration the weekend of August 3rd to 5th, 2018. The weekend consisted of planned meals and activities, as well as free time for socializing and making use of camp’s amenities. This included canoeing, archery, hebertism and more. Mass was celebrated on the Sunday afternoon of the reunion. The original letter of invitation from the alumni committee for the event is available for download below.

On the morning of the pancake breakfast, meal preparations were disrupted by a power outage. In spite of the difficult working conditions, dedicated volunteers pushed forward and managed to serve breakfast. The board is happy to report that proceeds from the reunion and subsequent donations made by generous reunion attendees allowed camp to purchase a backup generator in May 2019. Once all the required wiring is done, any remaining funds will go toward the purchase of new prospector tents for the camp.

The 60th reunion celebration also highlighted the need for improvements to the camp kitchen and mess hall, which has been camp’s primary gathering place to eat, sing, talk, laugh and pray for as long as camp has been operating. In response to these concerns, the alumni committee is kicking off the Bosco Kitchen Campaign during Summer 2019 to raise money for a new kitchen and dining hall. The campaign is ambitious, but the goal is to have funds in place for construction in 2023 and for the new facility to be operational by the following year. For more information on the Bosco Kitchen Campaign, please visit the campaign webpage.

The Alumni Association together with the Board of Directors would like to extend a huge thank you to all the volunteers, staff and board members involved with making the 60th reunion weekend such a large success.