Camp Notre Dame, Inc.
Camp Notre Dame, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Erie, and grounded in Gospel values and virtues, is dedicated to the continuing growth of youth and family by enriching their spiritual, cultural, intellectual, and physical development in an atmosphere of nature and self-worth, all in harmony with God’s created world. We do this through a philosophy of CA(Christ Awareness)/R(Recreation)/E(Education). Every activity, every experience is to be a healthy combination of Christ-Awareness, Recreation, and Education. All three of these are so joined that if any one of them is absent, the camp no longer has reason to continue. It is at the heart of who we are.
Programs and Services
We offer day and overnight recreational camping for children aged 4-17. Each summer over 800 children attend Camp Notre Dame. During the fall and winter months, weekend mother/daughter and father/son programs are available. In addition to those staffed programs, we rent out the 120 acre facility to school aged students for band camp, football and cross country camps, and school retreats. Local universities hold campus ministry retreats, athletic team building retreats and fraternities/sororities are scheduled for service retreats. Scout groups also enjoy the facilities in the fall and winter.