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Summer Solstice Vigil

Peaceful Prairie Campsites, 

Gering, Nebraska



Summer Solstice offers us a deepening connection with the earth and within ourselves. Join host Lisa Betz-Marquez, and co-creator Rae Ann Schmitz for an overnight camping Solstice ceremony on the peaceful prairie.

Reconnect with the spirit of nature

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Nestled at the foot of the South Bluff of the Scotts Bluff National Monument, we’ll have 200 acres of private lands to explore, and a private communal fire from which to hold our vigil.  As we await the sun, we’ll sing sacred songs, honor our ancestors, share our dreams, and establish a deepening relationship with the Stone Nation and all resident beings of the earth and sky.


Camp will open for arrival at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.  In the spirit of community, each person attending will be invited to bring a specific item to help complete the evening meal of spiced ground bison, with fixings for a taco salad or contribute to the breakfast meal.  


After dinner, we’ll hold opening ceremony before entering the land for the vigil. As we settle into our relationship with the land, we’ll create individual prayer flags to be hung in the branches of grandmother cedar tree the next morning at our closing ceremony.  


We’ll enjoy a leisurely breakfast and campfire coffee with breakfast burritos featuring eggs from Lisa and Frank’s chickens. Our solstice observance will be completed at grandmother cedar tree. Guests are welcome to remain in enjoyment of the land until 4 p.m. There are abundant choices for easy walking or challenging hiking.



A handful of available camp spots allow a parked car/van/pop up/camper and/or tent. Other sites are tent only, accessible by an easy walk in. Additionally, there will be a 19 ft. Bell Tent in the communal gathering area in case of inclement weather. The bell tent is also available as a communal sleeping space for overnight guests, though it will be near the area of the communal fire.

Contact Lisa at (308) 672-1114 to register for a campsite or evening only pass

If you decide to stay another night, arrangements can be made with Lisa.


June 20-21, 2023

$35 per Tent/Car Site with Overnight Camping

(2 adults one child)

Evening Visitors:

$15 per adult

$5 per child

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