Esto Vir – “Be a Man!”

Esto Vir! is a vocation camp for young men entering their sophomore year of high school through young adulthood. This camp is an opportunity for those men who may be open to the priesthood to come together and spend some days in community with each other and the seminarians of the diocese. The camp includes games, lakeside recreation, Mass, prayer, food, and fellowship.

Camp Dates: July 6-8, 2022 (Wednesday – Friday)
Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Location: Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp (Fosston, MN)
Cost: FREE!
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Questions can be directed to Fr. Matt Schmitz, Director of Vocations:
218-773-0877 or


Participants who are age 18 or older:
In order to participate in this camp, you are required to be SAFE ENVIRONMENT CERTIFIED. To gain this certification, you must complete the Diocese of Crookston Safe Environment training. You only need to do this if you have not completed it within the last 12 months. The entire process should take about 30 minutes to complete and includes registration, an e-learning module, and a short test. This process will initiate a background check. The results are generally available after two days. After the Office of Safe Environment receives these results, you will be certified.

CLICK HERE for Diocese of Crookston Safe Environment Certification. Choose “new” or “returning” volunteer.

Helpful Hints
• Parish: Choose “Diocesan Admin”
• Position with Parish: Check “Volunteer”, then enter “attending Esto Vir Vocations Camp” in the comments box.
• Parish Phone Number: 218-773-0877
• Supervisor: Fr. Matt Schmitz