Camp Scholarship Information for Camp Kateri Tekakwitha 2021

Financial Scholarships are awarded to campers who are in financial need and would not have the opportunity to experience a faith-based camp without financial support from our generous donors.  The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Antoinette Berkel Memorial Fund are honored to extend this financial support.

If you wish to donate to our scholarship fund, please send checks to Camp Tekakwitha, 12615 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City Kansas 66109. If you wish to establish an endowed fund or would like to discuss other giving options, contact Dcn. Dana Nearmyer at (913) 721-1570 or

We require a scholarship application to be filled out and signed by the applicant as well as your parish priest or youth minister, along with specific information regarding your financial situation and the reason for this request for camp tuition.  Including financial reason for requesting scholarship is necessary to determine scholarship award.

We will be reviewing many applications from families within our Archdiocese who are just able to financially meet the basic needs of their family and would like to give their child a special few days in the Summer to learn about Christ and their faith.  Please give us enough information to help us determine the specific situation and special financial needs of each camp scholarship applicant.

Due to the economic downturn, the number of applications has increased over the past couple of years; therefore, we regret that we may not be able to give every person the full amount requested and will possibly be unable to award all who apply for a financial scholarship to camp this year. 

Please read the information on this page before filling out your application.

Email application to The applications must be emailed in PDF format. JPG or a picture cannot be processed. You will be asked to resend in PDF format.  

Camp Scholarships will be awarded by email.  Please make sure a current email address is included on your scholarship application.  Applications received on or before Feb. 20, 2021, will be processed and campers notified of awards just prior to registration opening for their age group.  After that time, please allow additional time for awards to be processed while more funds become available.

If you have any questions, please email Jennifer at

Rural Youth scholarship applications are available for youth in our rural areas.

Please download that scholarship application here or contact with any questions regarding this scholarship. Angie at will contact you regarding you scholarship award.

Antoinette “Toni” D. Berkel Memorial Fund  
In Memory of Antoinette “Toni” D. Berkel (December 24, 1924 – January 18, 2006)

Toni Berkel was born in Chicago, IL., the daughter of Antoinette and Stanley Strauss. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was the Treasurer for Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc. for over 46 years. In her spare time, she volunteered for many years in the ICU at Providence Medical Center and was at her husband’s side for many charitable events throughout the Archdiocese. Toni was a vibrant, beautiful, fun-loving, and caring woman who truly enjoyed life to its fullest without ever complaining – she was one in a million. She was a very graciously giving and thoughtful person. It brought her great happiness and pleasure to give to others, not only those less fortunate than her, but also those whom she loved. She was a very talented artist, a beautiful musician, a wonderful cook, and animal lover and she loved to shop. She enjoyed laughing and having a great time and always had a smile. She brought joy to everyone around her. She was extremely devoted and loyal to the Sacred Heart Parish and was a Lady Commander of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. May all who apply for this scholarship say a little prayer in honor of Toni for her kindness to this organization.

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