Camp Kateri Tekakwitha is the Lincoln Diocesan Catholic Camp that was purchased in 1999 to promote opportunities to teach leadership, character, and spirituality. The Camp is located on 80 acres on the Blue River. Our facilities include six cabins, rectory, full kitchen, storm rated bathhouse, a bunk house and brick house, and dairy barn that we want to use as a chapel.
Since 1999, our vision for Camp Kateri was to provide a safe, secure, and spiritual setting for children of all ages, races, creeds, and cultures to experience God in nature. We continue to develop this theme for we believe that in the peacefulness of nature, children, both old and young, will find inspiration to grow physically, personally, socially, and spiritually
The Camp Kateri Tekakwitha Mission is to create a camp in a native and historical setting, which provides an appreciation for the natural and spiritual environment.
Prayer of Blessed Kateri
Lord God, You called the virgin Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, to shine among the Native American people as an example of healthiness for life, happiness in spite of hardship, and holiness in light of your glorious creation.
Through her example, may we, your people of every tribe, tongue and nation, having been gathered into Your Presence, proclaim your greatness, honor your creation, and inspire others to live in serenity, harmony, and integrity with You, our neighbor, and your creation.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen
Canonization of St. Kateri
On October 21, 2012 Pope Benedict canonized Blessed Kateri. Our celebration at Camp Kateri began with Mass with his Excellency Fabian Bruskewitz. This celebration brought some 300 faithful to camp to enjoy Mass during which Bishop Bruskewitz blessed the new cross built by the Boy Scouts and the Grotto with a statue of St. Kateri.
We are proud to have such a wonderful saint to intercede for us and also inspire us to respect God and his creation along with self-respect and respect for others.
The statue was hand-crafted in Italy out of marble. I wish to thank the many volunteers and benefactors who support Camp Kateri throughout the years.