What is Nature's Call?
Nature's Call's mission is to provide Catholic young adults 18 to 35 from around the Midwest and beyond with the opportunity to join in fellowship and faith with one another and enjoy God's creation.
Where is Nature's Call?
Nature's Call takes place every year at Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri
Click this link for a map to the campsite! LINK
What is the Cost?
Nature’s Call will be $30, payable at the information table at the entrance to the campsite
We will be accepting cash and checks.
Early bird tickets are available for $25 online and will be available until Friday August 30th.
Purchase your tickets here
As always, all ordained and consecrated individuals are welcome to come for free!
Proceeds from our event cover campground fees and maintenance, and lodging and food for religious.
What about COVID-19 and Social Distancing?
We ask that all campers take the standard precautions to keep everyone healthy. Please wash or sanitize your hands frequently, maintain social distance whenever possible, and wear a mask if necessary. Masks will not be required since we will be outdoors for the entire weekend. Hand sanitizer stations will be available, and the campground bathrooms are cleaned daily. Fortunately, we have 4 acres over which to spread our campsites, and most camping activities already allow everyone plenty of personal space. Activities that do not allow for social distancing will be revised as necessary.
What should I bring?
BYOE (Bring your own everything)
Below is the list of items that we suggest all participants bring with them (we highly suggest pooling resources with a friend or two, especially with tents!):
Sleeping bags, pillows & blankets
Tarp (in case of rain)
Water toys (inflatables, pool noodles, kayaks, etc...)
Water Craft (we will pay for your boat fuel if you bring one)
Fishing Equipment (Pomme is a great fishing lake and even contains Muskellunge)
Sports Equipment (Frisbees, spike ball, footballs, etc...) (We have pinnies for pickup games)
Long pants and boots
Cooking utensils (i.e., spatula, sharp knife, forks, plates)
Bottled water or a water bottle to fill up (we will have water stations at the campground)
Please bring all food and beverages that you plan on consuming or sharing for the weekend.
Use your imagination... Bring anything that will add to the weekend and make it more fun/memorable/enjoyable.
BE ADVISED that meals are on your own, so plan to do some grocery shopping with your group prior to coming down. There is a communal grill that is available, but many people choose to bring a grate of their own and build their own fire to prepare food. Some even bring their own charcoal or gas grills. Whatever you need to get the job done!
What is not allowed?
Fireworks, Guns, Illegal Narcotics, and Bad attitudes
ALL Recyclable Items must be separated from normal trash. Recycling cans will be available throughout the campsite.
Is there going to be events going on?
This campout is all about relaxing and have a great time. There really is no set schedule for Nature’s Call. That’s the great thing about it. It’s a time to get out and enjoy however you want to! There will be all sorts of yard games and sports, time spent out on the lake, dancing to a live band, dancing, and the always popular Greased Pig game (watermelon + lard + lake… You can do the math.)! Check out the events page for more details on events prior to and during Nature's Call!
Is there going to be Mass?
YES!!! We will have a few priests spending the weekend with us and we will have Mass every morning around 10:30 AM. The priests will be available for confession as well!
Can't stay the whole time?
Absolutely! We’d love to have you come out and join us whenever you can for however long you’re able! It’s definitely worth coming for the entire duration of the weekend, though. All sorts of different things will be happening over the course of the weekend from Saturday to Monday, including Mass in the campground on Sunday morning.