The mission statement for the Diocese of Owensboro states: “We know that Jesus left the faith community — called Church — to carry on His mission into time. Jesus then sends for the apostles and disciples to continue announcing that Good News — to continue to evangelize the world. This mission is first carried out in our families - the domestic Church.  Thus,  all ministry is, in one way or another, geared to impact family life". 

The Gasper River Catholic Camp and Retreat Center’s mission is to extend the Diocesan mission through enhancing family life by providing safe, enjoyable, and spiritually enriching experiences within the Catholic tradition aimed at building faith community and Catholic commitment.  In particular, the Camp and Retreat Center will engage young people by combining faith, friends, and fun in ways that will enable them to expand and celebrate their vibrant Catholic faith.