Events - Family Camps

Aug 5

Family Retreat II (August 5-10)
Family Retreat II (August 5-10)
This is a great way to spend time as a family with an affordable, welcoming, and unforgettable experience spending time in the beautiful outdoors of Camp Okoboji.

Adult Topic Leader: The Reverend Timothy J. Fitzner

Rev. Timothy J. Fitzner was born and raised in Minnesota, growing up on a dairy farm in rural Courtland. He was baptized, confirmed, and ordained at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Courtland. Rev. Fitzner graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN in December 2004 and from Concordia Theological Seminary in 2008. He served both Immanuel Lutheran Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Adair, Iowa, from 2008 to 2017. Currently, Rev. Fitzner is the associate pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Normal, Illinois. 

Rev. Fitzner has served as LWML Zone Counselor and as a chapter chaplain for Operation Barnabas. He also serves on the Alumni Advisory Council at Concordia, St. Paul.

Rev. Fitzner married Amanda (nee Herzberg) at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Des Moines on December 28, 2013. They have been blessed with two children, Luke and Charlotte. Rev. Fitzner and family reside in Bloomington, Illinois.

Air-Conditioned Facilities (Bethel)

Ages 10 & Up    $300 Full Week (S-F); $165 Half Week (S-W or Tu-F)
Ages 3-9            $245 Full Week (S-F); $125 Half Week (S-W or Tu-F)
Ages 2 & Under  Free

Not Air-Conditioned Facilities (Dorm Cabins/Baumann)
Ages 10 & Up     $255 Full Week (S-F); $115 Half Week (S-W or Tu-F)
Ages 3-9             $170 Full Week (S-F); $90 Half Week (S-W or Tu-F)
Ages 2 & Under  Free

                  Daily Schedule
            7:00 A.M.  Wake Up Bell
            7:45 A.M.  Breakfast
            8:45 A.M.  Devotions in Christian Life Center (CLC)
  9:00-10:00 A.M.  Topic Leader and Classes
10:00-10:15 A.M.  Coffee and Cookie Break
10:15-11:30 A.M.  Topic Leader and Classes
          12:00 P.M.  Lunch
    1:00-5:00 P.M.  Planned Activities Listed Below, Swimming, or Free Time
    4:00-5:00 P.M.  Adult Crafts in Bethel Retreat Center
            5:30 P.M.  Supper
            6:45 P.M.  Devotions in the Christian Life Center (CLC)
            7:00 P.M.  Evening Activites Listed Below
          11:00 P.M.  Quiet Time
          12:00 P.M.  Camp Curfew

Afternoon Activities - Beginning at 1:30 P.M.
Monday - Softball
Tuesday - Volleyball Tournament
Wednesday - Pickle Ball Tournament (Tennis Courts)
Thursday - Family Bowling at Corner Lanes (1801 Circle Drive, Spirit Lake, IA)

Evening Activities - Beginning at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday - Welcome Mixer in the Christian Life Center (CLC)
Monday - Bingo and Popcorn in the Discover Center
Tuesday - Minute to Win It in the CLC
Wednesday - Carnival with Ice Cream Social to follow
Thursday - Talent Show