Camp GLOW (God Loves Our World) is a week-long residential summer camp for adults with disabilities held at the Monsignor O’ Dwyer Retreat Center in Sparks, MD. Begun by Sr. Justa Walton, I.H.M., in the 1970’s, Camp GLOW has been an annual tradition providing spiritual development and social enhancement to hundreds of camp participants.
Under the direction of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Office of Disabilities Ministry, Camp GLOW fosters a loving environment in which participants strengthen their relationship with the Lord through the celebration of Mass and other spiritual activities. In addition, there are many fun activities including music, swimming, hiking, sports, arts and crafts, movies, parties. dances, and a talent show.
For many, Camp GLOW provides the only vacation they will have during the year. It also provides a respite for parents whose sons or daughters live at home.
Camp GLOW is funded entirely through the generosity of the Archbishop's Annual Appeal, parishes, Knights of Columbus Councils, religious and civic organizations, businesses and individuals. Donations may be made to the Sr. Justa Walton Fund and mailed to the Office of Disabilities Ministry.
For a Camp participant application or for an application to be a camp companion, please contact Bill Fleming or download the applicable forms:
Camp GLOW sessions for 2015:
June 7 - 12 at Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House
July 12 - 17 at Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House
August 2 - 7 at Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House
August 10 - 14 at Hickory Environmental Education Center