Letter to the Editor: Camp St. Andrew backers urged to attend Mass in Scranton in show of support

November 22nd, 2015 11:15 pm

Since the closing of Camp St. Andrew was announced in early October, I have heard from many people around the Diocese of Scranton and beyond.

They are sharing stories of their camp memories, the grief they are feeling and their willingness to step up and find a way to support keeping Camp St. Andrew viable for current and future generations.

The Camp St. Andrew experience is a significant part of the fabric of Northeastern Pennsylvania, crossing generations, towns and denominations. On Sunday, please consider attending the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, in a visible show of thanksgiving for what the Camp St. Andrew/Project Hope experience means to you. Please wear a Camp St. Andrew/Project Hope T-shirt.

To be clear, this is not a demonstration or a protest. The intent is to show Bishop Joseph Bambera that you care about what happens to this priceless resource that sits on the hill near Tunkhannock overlooking Oxbow Lake and that you are willing to be a part of a community effort to support Camp St. Andrew in order that it reopens in some form for its 76th year.

Bernadette (Bernie) Kozlowski