Summer Discernment Program

Are you discerning Religious Life? Do you enjoy working with youth? Would you like to experience Salesian  Spirituality?  If so, our summer discernment program might be right for you.  Discerners live in community, participate in our prayer life and volunteer side by side with us at summer camp. Daily formative moments offer discerners the opportunity to deepen their personal journey and learn about Salesian Spirituality. We invite you to experience religious life and volunteer with us as we celebrate youth and build the future!


SJB summer discernment

Summer Discernment Program Dates
June 23-June 29, 2024 

HOSTING CAMP: St. John Bosco Summer Day Camp is located at St. John Bosco School/Convent on the west side of San Antonio, TX. This day camp operates Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Young adults and high school youth volunteer with us to serve 40-60 boys and girls ages 5 to 13. The camp offers daily visits to the Blessed Sacrament, weekly Mass, arts & crafts, spirit time, indoor/outdoor games, movies and more.


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Summer Discernment Program Dates
June 30-July 6, 2024

HOSTING CAMP: Camp Auxilium is located at Salesian Sisters School/Convent in Corralitos, CA. This residential camp operates 24 hours a day with an opportunity for day campers to attend. Young adults and high school youth volunteer with us to serve 50-70 girls ages 6 to 14. The campers nourish their spiritual life by attending daily Mass and praying the Rosary. The camp offers various activities: archery, campfires, arts & crafts, outdoor games, evening activities, swimming and more.


Ages 18-30
Discerning Religious Life
Single/Never Married
Good Health
(physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual)
Enjoy working with youth


Program Fee: $40

Travel: discerner's responsibility

TX Criminal Background Check: Free

CA Criminal Background Check: approx. $50

Housing: discerners will reside in the convent

It was beautiful to work with the Sisters as they encountered youth.


I was able to live the life and not just hear about it.


I learned that the Sister' view of holiness is cheerfulness. This spoke right to my heart.