The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property held its annual Pennsylvania Call to Chivalry Camp for boys ages 12-18 at the TFP-staffed St. Louis de Montfort Academy on August 11-20. This year’s Pennsylvania camp was modeled largely on an earlier TFP Camp held in Louisiana.
Attended by 30 young men, the event taught manly virtues and offered historic role models, to form the boys into courageous Catholic men.
Consequently, this year’s camp was dedicated to the great Tyrolean freedom fighter Andreas Hofer who waged an effective campaign against Napoleon. Other topics discussed were the marvels of medieval society, the Revolutionary process, the siege of Vienna, an audio-visual presentation on the evils of Rock music, the crusading spirit, how to effectively confront the modern world and the meaning of life.
Activities included swimming, paintball, a protest at a local abortion clinic in Harrisburg, indoor and outdoor games and campfire conversations.The event culminated with a medieval tournament and banquet on August 19. The culinary highlight of this year’s feast was a 100-pound pig, roasted to perfection over an open fire and richly decorated.
On the next day, the boys went home, better prepared to maintain their Catholic principles in a hedonistic and anti-Christian world.