The Catholic University of America

June 5, 2009

CUA is Summertime Venue for Outside Organizations

YMCA of the USA meets in a lecture hall at CUA.

While most CUA students and some faculty members have departed campus for the summer, numerous outside groups are spending days or weeks at CUA in June, July and August.

The Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology will sponsor "Vatican II: Its Continuing Challenge to All Churches" June 8-10. The event is co-sponsored by the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center and features scholars from institutions such as Yale, Duke and St. John's universities.

On June 26, Jim Davidson, professor of sociology at Purdue University, will give the keynote address "How American Catholics Think About the Church" as the 2009 Philip J. Murnion Lecture, sponsored by the National Pastoral Life Center.

Several youth leadership organizations will host programs on campus this summer, including LeadAmerica. This organization enables middle and high school students to get experience in a career field of their interest through field trips, lectures and hands-on activities. LeadAmerica also provides leadership workshops in areas such as time management and teamwork. It will be on campus through June and July.

From June 19 to 27, the National Hispana Leadership Institute will host the Latinas Learning to Lead summer program, which will provide leadership training to college-age Latinas.

Team Focus, a program designed for young men who lack a father figure in their life, will host a leadership camp on campus July 19-22.

Interns working with organizations such as the Congressional Coalition on Adoption and the Orphan Foundation of America will be living on campus for extended periods of time during the summer.

From June 22 to 26, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind will host its summer camp on the CUA campus. This year is the 50th anniversary of Camp Lighthouse, which provides an opportunity for blind and visually impaired children to participate in games and sports, and go on field trips.

From July 30 to August 2, the D.C. United, the city's professional soccer team, will hold its Elite Residential Academy camp for boys. Baseball, basketball, lacrosse and field hockey camps are also being held at CUA.

For a list of events taking place on campus this summer, please visit