The Vista nestles in the
hills overlooking Cedar Lake in Fond du Lac County.
First time visitors to the Camp are invariably struck by the tranquil beauty of the place. All of the buildings, constructed of wood or natural stone, blend into the landscape. Facilities on the 170-acre campground include five dormitory cabins, a rectory cabin, athletic field, craft cabin, and large dining hall with a magnificent view of the lake.
The craft cabin originally served as a chapel. The beautiful
"Our Lady of the Vista Chapel" was built on top of the highest hill.
Constructed of native wood and stone with a rugged oak altar backed by a stone fireplace, the chapel is the physical and spiritual focal point of the entire camp.
The recreation room downstairs, with a fireplace and kitchenette,
is used as a social center.
A small trading post near the athletic field is open for a short time each day to allow campers to purchase candy, soft drinks, and souvenirs.
It was built by the Fred C. Miller Council of the Knights of Columbus,
from used lumber and materials. Some of the Boy Scouts from
Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, Milwaukee carved the colorful Totem Pole
which stands outside the post. Six simple cottages are situated on a hill opposite the chapel. These have served as summer residences for the maintenance people, cooks, and clergy who donate their services to the Vista.
The Vista can accommodate 120 campers in the permanent buildings, and there are special areas where scouting groups pitch their tents.