The Ryan Foundation has recently demonstrated its support for Virtus Et Veritas Ministries by making a generous donation of $92,459.42 in March of 2023.
Virtus Et Veritas Ministries originated from Camp Virtus et Veritas, a week-long summer leadership camp for boys, founded by Toby Korensky in 2015. Korensky was inspired to establish this camp following his experiences volunteering at a similar camp in the Diocese of Lincoln, which his sons had been attending for years. These experiences opened his heart to the profound need for young men and fathers to have personal encounters with Jesus Christ and to receive guidance in faith and leadership. The camp was established with the blessings and support of the Archdiocese of Omaha.
The launch of the camp was met with a highly enthusiastic response, with spots filling up rapidly and even necessitating waitlists between 2015 and 2018. As the Holy Spirit continued to guide and bless the venture, Virtus Et Veritas expanded its offerings beyond the summer camp. In 2018, they started offering quarterly weekend adventures, and in 2019, the summer camp duration was expanded from one to two full weeks. In 2021, they introduced an annual event, the High Adventure, aimed at serving young adult men.
The evolution of Virtus Et Veritas indicated that it had become more than a summer camp—it had grown into a thriving apostolate dedicated to fostering lifelong leadership development for men through adventure experiences. Acknowledging this growth, Virtus et Veritas Ministries was officially established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2021, becoming an independent entity while retaining the full support of the Archdiocese.
For more information about Virtus Et Veritas Ministries, consider visiting their official website.