Welcome to the Katori Nation / Katori Trails Website

Katori Nation

The Katori Nation Adventure Guides and Princesses Program is designed to foster companionship and understanding between father and child, in a wholesome atmosphere that emphasizes fun and adventure. We draw on activities which emphasize family values and respect for the environment.

One feature of our program that differentiates us from others is the involvement of all Dads in activities, not just one or two group leaders.

The program is available to Dads and their children, aged 5 through 9 (Kindergarten through 3rd grade). An average of 6 - 10 Dads and their children form a single gender tribe, typically from the same age group and in nearby subdivisions when possible. The program runs from August through May, corresponding to the school year. There were over 35 tribes and 400 children in the Katori Nation 2010-2011 program.

There is at least one major Nation activity per month, including campouts, skating and swimming parties, participation in the Katy Rodeo Parade, and special Nation ceremonies. Each tribe also has a meeting once each month, and tribe chiefs attend a short "Longhouse Meeting" once each month to keep up with all that is happening in the Katori Nation.

Fees for campouts range from approximately $40 to $95 for each person, per campout. If you are interested in registering as a new member, select the Membership link above.

Katori Trails

After the Katori Adventure program ends in third grade, the Katori Trails program takes over for fourth grade and up.

Katori Trails is a group of dads and their children in grades 4th to 12th who enjoy weekend outings filled with adventure, excitement, and most importantly, quality time having FUN together. Outings (which occur roughly once a month during the school year) typically involve tent camping, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, off-road biking, horseback riding, or visits to regional attractions.

Unlike similar activity-oriented organizations, Katori Trails is not organized in defined groups or tribes and doesn't hold regular meetings. There's no pressure on members to attend events that don't fit their family schedules. Simply put, our volunteer trail leaders are here to provide the planning and organization, so like-minded Dads can offer their children memorable outings in a safe and wholesome environment that will leave both dad and child with positive, life-long memories.

Recent News Updates

8/31/2016  2016-2017 Officers 
9/3/2016  2016-2017 Calendar ONLINE 
8/7/2015  Joining Info on Membership Page 
8/27/2015  Events Descriptions - Guides/Princesses 
10/30/2015  Events Descriptions - Trails