GS Summer Vacation
What is a GS Vacation?
A GS Vacation is like a short “summer camp” for High School students, sponsored by Communion and Liberation. Communion & Liberation (CL) is an international Catholic movement, made up of lay people, priests and religious of all ages. It was founded in Italy by Msgr. Luigi Giussani some 50 years ago.
Monsignor Giussani did not intend to found one of the world’s largest Catholic lay movements in the Church today. He was a high school religion teacher whose teaching profoundly touched many of his students. In just a few years, thousands of high school and college students were involved in “Gioventu’ Studentesca” (“young people who are students”). For this reason, even here in the US, the high school part of CL is still affectionately known as “GS.” In the early 1980s—at the request of John Paul II—CL began to move outside of Italy, growing on every continent and in more than 70 nations over the past 30 years. Here in New York John Cardinal O’Connor asked that CL come to the Archdiocese. Since then, CL has grown here in New York and has spread throughout more than 40 states in the US. In the US, CL continues to work with both high school and university students nationwide. Legally, CL is represented by a non-profit organization, “The Human Adventure Corporation” and its offices are at 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038.
CL is not affiliated officially or unofficially with any high school and all trips are sponsored exclusively by CL and the Human Adventure Corporation.
What are the Details?
The Summer Vacation will take place at Table Rock State Park in South Carolina from Friday, June 28th to Wednesday, July 3rd.
Local communities will communicate details regarding transportation.
THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19th BY 11:00 PM.
STUDENTS SHOULD BRING:
sleeping bag and/or bedding, toiletries & bath towel,
hiking boots (high-traction sneakers will suffice), backpack, rain gear, insect repellent, sunscreen,
bathing suit & beach towel, sweatshirt and/or jacket, enough clothes to change into after hiking or games,
notebook and pen,
about $50 for lunch and dinner (those traveling by bus) on the way to and from Table Rock Mountain in South Carolina.
PERMISSION SLIP AND MEDICAL CONSENT FORMS are NECESSARY AT DEPARTURE ON JUNE 30th. (Students without either of these two forms signed by a parent or guardian will NOT be allowed to attend the vacation).
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19th BY 11:00PM