Where is camping taking place?
Camping will be available in the back lawn of the Dominican House of Studies across the street from Catholic University.
How much does camping cost?
Camping is only $5 a person!
How do I sign up for camping?
Sign-ups for camping can be done both online and in person. On the day of the event, you will need to check in to the campsite, where you can set up your tent. If you sign up the day of the event, you will have to pay for camping at the registration booth.
What are the hours for checking in for camping?
The check-in hours for camping are from 11:00am-1:00pm, and from 3:30pm-4:30pm. If you do not check in during this time, you WILL NOT be able to camp. There will be multiple people staffing the camp sign ups. Also understand that spots are LIMITED. If we fill the lot, we will NOT be able to host more people. Sign up EARLY to reserve a spot.
Is there a specific spot for campers to park?
If you are camping, it is advised you park at the USCCB parking lot which is immediately next to the campsite.
Is there a specific time that tents should be set up? Are there sections for camping?
You are asked to set up your tent during the check in hours. If you decide to set it up later, there will not be anyone during the day that could assist you. There are three sections for camping – one for men, one for women and one for married couples.
Do we need tents and sleeping bags or can we just use sleeping bags for the overnight? Are we expected to bring our own camping gear?
Campers are welcome to sleep under a tent or under the stars though a reminder that no tents or blankets will be provided.
Will restrooms and water be provided?
Yes, we will have a number of outdoor restrooms and sinks available for campers.
Will there be someone at the campsite at all times? Is it safe to leave personal items at the site? Is there somewhere we can leave our stuff during the day?
Although the area is generally secure and access is limited, we will only have a volunteer staff member on site from 11:00 am to 1:00pm and 3:30pm to 4:30pm, so it is best to not leave personal belongings on the lawn. We are NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items. You are free to leave your belongings securely inside the Dominican House of Studies during the registration period, but they must be removed by the end of registration (1:00pm).
What are the campsite quiet times?
People who are camping are free to hang out at their camp site any time after Mass, which will conclude around 9:30pm. Campers are asked to respect quiet hours beginning at 11:30pm, and to remain respectful of other campers throughout the night.
Are there any good places to go for breakfast in the morning?
There are multiple restaurants and coffee a block away, including Filter Coffee, Busboys and Poets, and Brookland Pint.
Are there any activities planned for the morning?
There is no planned Morning Prayer, but we encourage campers to continue the pilgrimage in “little Rome” by visiting the St. John Paul II Shrine, Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, or the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
What time does camping end?
Camping will end at 10:00am on Sunday, July 31st. All camp supplies will need to be packed up into vehicles or otherwise moved offsite by 10:00am.