Our Progress and Vision

The camps offered by St. John Bosco Camps (SJBC) are unique. They deliver an experience where young men are taught true Catholic virtue and to be prepared for fatherhood. Be it for natural or spiritual fatherhood, our young men need formation in joyful, manly virtue.

In addition to forming the young men who attend as campers, our camps provide unique training and preparation for pastoral life for the seminarians of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. All of our camps are staffed by these seminarian volunteers.

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The Problem

Demand for these camps continues to rise every year. In 2022, 206 applicants competed for 96 spots. In the last 25 years, the two camps that St. John Bosco currently runs have had over 1,000 campers.

But SJBC is without a permanent home and is forced to rent campsites every year.

The Solution

Purchase and develop our own camp property. There is potential to expand the number and type of camps (additional age groups, backpacking, families, vocational discernment). A stable camp site is needed to minimize logistical challenges, minimize spending year to year, and facilitate growth.

A permanent camp site ensures the charism of the camps for the long term, even amidst these uncertain times.

We need your help today to raise $1.5 million to purchase a permanent home for SJBC.

Make a lasting gift now using the secure form below.

You can also send a check to St. John Bosco Camps 8311 West O St. Lincoln NE 68528

While we are keeping our options open, we are currently looking for a home in the Black Hills of South Dakota, where we've been successfully hosting Camp St. Peter for years. Please make a generous gift today of any size to ensure we can accomplish this important goal and provide stability for SJBC in the years ahead. Know of a property you think we might like? Do not hesitate to let us know.

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