Mission Statement

"Lakeshore Center at Okoboji provides a sacred place and invites all to experience the life-changing love of Christ in the beauty of God's creation."

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Welcome Friends of Lakeshore Center at Okoboji!

                               

Welcome to Lakeshore Center at Okoboji.  It is our genuine belief that all children of God, both young and old and everyone in between, are called to retreat to a quiet place and be ministered to by God's Holy Spirit.  Our mission is to seek to be a sacred space where all may come and experience God.  You do not need to be Presbyterian to enjoy our Camp.  ALL are welcome here.

Within this website, you will see that we have a lot to offer.  From summer camp opportunities to retreats for young and old, we hope that you will come to Lakeshore and get away from the busyness of life.  Come and reconnect or rediscover God in the rustling of the leaves on the trees, walk with God in conversation by the beach, or experience God in the laughter and joy that one may find at Camp!

 

Creating Possibilities Together Capital Campaign

Every Donation Counts

Lakeshore Center at Okoboji hosts many church groups, serves hundreds of summer campers, and provides facilities for family reunions, weddings, and retreats every year. In order to serve so many, to maintain and improve our facilities, and to be good stewards of this beautiful, natural setting, we depend on contributions from individuals, churches and organizations.
Every gift can help send a child to camp or to help support our year round programs. To donate online, click here.

Wish List

Want to help Lakeshore Center with a specific gift?  Here is the list of items that we need.

Portable AED (we have a price through a grant of $1300)

Staff – housekeeping, fund development

Deck for Lakeview Lodge  ($200,000)

Gently used 12 passenger van

Field Game Shed

Playground equipment

Patio covering/additional dining space

New Bunk Beds for cabins (cost of approx. $750 per cabin)

Carpet for cabins or new flooring

4 passenger mule/golf cart

Sing the Faith Hymnals with Accompaniment book

New siding on Pine, Maple, and Linden

New Siding on the chapel/rec hall

Gazebos near the cross and near high challenge course

Picnic tables/benches for high challenge course and archery field

Insulate and make the chapel more energy efficient

Sets of pool balls (not for pool table but other games)

Fun noodles

More summer campers!

More retreat participants!

1864 Highway 86  ~  Milford, IA  51351  ~  712.337.3313            
Business Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Central Time
Office is closed on Holidays
Office email: office@lakeshorecenteratokoboji.org
For bookings & reservations: info@lakeshorecenteratokoboji.org
FAX:  712-337-0104
 
Worship With Us on Sundays!  Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Pastor Beth Ehlers, CRE
10 a.m. in our Chapel
 
For our latest CrossTalk newsletter, quarterly edition  click here!
 
To check out our E-Newsletter! click here!

Upcoming Events

2015 Summer Camp Schedule

June 21-26: Movie Camp, CAMP 1, and Discovery Camp 1

June 28-July 1: Family Camp, Grands Camp

July 1-2: Super Duper Sleepover 3:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

July 5-15: Leadership Camp

July 5-8: FAST Camp

July 10-12: Sheep & Shepherds

July 12-15: Lil' Campers

July 12-17: CAMP 2, Discovery Camp 2

July 19-24: Summer Musical, Wacky Tourist

July 26-31: Night Owls

August 1: Fun Day

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Antique Tractor Ride

September 12, 2015

Click the flyer for more details!

Lakeshore Center serves all who choose to attend and is a ministry of North Central Iowa, Prospect Hill, Minnesota Valley Presbyteries and is associated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

We are located on Miller's Bay of gorgeous West Lake Okoboji by water and Highway 86 by land. Click here for detailed directions.

Lakeshore Center at Okoboji, 1864 Hwy. 86, Milford, IA 51351, 712-337-3313

Because Of Camp

Camp has touched many lives, introduced people to new passions, and broadened horizons. We went to camp, shouldnt you?