Naategamaa Camp (Peaceful Waters) is a 230 acre property owned by the Archdiocese of Ottawa and entrusted exclusively for the use of Kateri Native Ministry. Located on the Ottawa River near the Quyon Ferry Landing, the property was donated to the Archdiocese in the late 1950s for a children’s summer camp. Later, it became known as Camp Echon. Elders and the community later renamed Camp Echon to Naategama (Peaceful Waters). Under the direction of Kateri Native Ministry, Naategama has been used for Aboriginal youth retreats by Sagamok and Pikwàkanagàn First Nations. It has been the site for Elders retreats, community workshops, and family reunions of Indian Residential School Survivors.
Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa is moving forward with plans to improve the facilities by installing a floating dock to allow better access to the water for canoeing and swimming. In the long term, we would like to upgrade washroom amenities, construct a sweat lodge and continue with plans for a more permanent healing and training centre.
Kateri receives no government funding and relies entirely upon the generosity of benefactors like you.
Naategamaa (Camp Echon)
5642 Ferry Rd, Fitzroy Harbour, ON K0A 1X0
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