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What's Happening
at Camp

C.H.A.O.S.

Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017
Retreat for 6th-8th Graders and their Adult ChaperonesMore

Annual Meeting & Basket Auction

Apr 22, 2017
An exciting start to the camp season!More

Wittenburg Academy Family Retreat

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017
Family Retreat for Wittenburg Academy and Home school familiesMore

Spring Volunteer Weekend

May 05, 2017 - May 06, 2017
Volunteer work weekendMore

Omelet Brunches

May 07, 2017
Fix your own omeletMore

Spring Youth Volunteer Weekend

May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Spring Youth Volunteer WeekendMore

Continuing Education Workshop

May 21, 2017 - May 24, 2017
Workshop for Pastors, Teachers, DCE's, Deaconesses,and lay peopleMore

Veterans and Family Retreat Weekend

May 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017
A retreat designed for ALL Veterans and their families!More

Worship 9:45 A.M.

May 28, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Kids Kamp

Jun 02, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017
Kids’ Kamp is designed as an entry level camp for Kindergarten-2nd graders, who are accompanied by a loving parent or care-giver.More

Omelet Brunches

Jun 04, 2017
Fix your own omeletMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Jun 04, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Ginny DeWall JOY Camp

Jun 08, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017
Ginny DeWall JOY Camp IMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Jun 11, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Adventure Camp

Jun 11, 2017 - Jun 14, 2017
Adventure Camp for 7th-12th GradersMore

Okoboji Sports Camp

Jun 11, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017
4th - 8th Grade Girls Basketball, Volleyball, and SoccerMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Jun 18, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Technology Camp

Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017
Build Your OWN Video Game! For youth completing 6th-8th gradesMore

Annual Quilt Auction

Jun 24, 2017
June 24 Save the Date! More

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Jun 25, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Minneboji

Jun 25, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017
Camp Minne-Boji is a summer camp for all students who have completed grades 4 through 9. More

Omelet Brunches

Jul 02, 2017
Fix your own omeletMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Jul 02, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

July 4th Family Retreat

Jul 02, 2017 - Jul 07, 2017
July 4th Family Retreat- A great way to spend your family vacation!More

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Jul 09, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Jr High Week

Jul 09, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017
For youth completing 6th-8th gradesMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Jul 16, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Concordia Cub Week

Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017
Week-long camp designed for children who have completed 3rd-6th grades.More

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Jul 23, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Youth Week

Jul 23, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
Youth who have completed 8th-12thMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Jul 30, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Family Retreat I

Jul 30, 2017 - Aug 04, 2017
Family Retreat I a great multi-generational gathering for families who share the love of Christ with children and grandchildren. More

Omelet Brunches

Aug 06, 2017
Fix your own omeletMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Aug 06, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Family Retreat II

Aug 06, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017
Affordable, welcoming, friendly, and unforgettable would describe this retreat!More

Hispanic Family Retreat

Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
For more information, please contact Dan Vogel and Pastor Henry Witte.More

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Aug 13, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Aug 20, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Aug 27, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Omelet Brunches

Sep 03, 2017
Fix your own omeletMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Sep 03, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

Worship 9:45 A.M.

Sep 10, 2017
Pre-service Coffee and RollsMore

IDW Lutheran Schools Outdoor Education

Sep 20, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017
Outdoor Education Retreat for 5th and 6th GradersMore

Omelet Brunches

Oct 01, 2017
Fix your own omeletMore

Omelet Brunches

Nov 05, 2017
Fix your own omeletMore
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Camp Okoboji LCMS Foundation, Inc.

The Camp Okoboji LCMS Foundation was established in 2006 as a not-forprofit corporation organized to receive, manage, and invest gifts for the purpose of using the increase for the Mission of Camp Okoboji - "Serving Christ in Outdoor Ministry" .

Why establish a foundation?
In 1992 an Endowment Fund was established to receive and accumulate gifts and bequests for the purpose of generating future investment income to support the Camp's Mission and Ministry. Since then, those funds have continued to grow - aided chiefly through the work of Mr. Jim Schroeder, Gift Planning Counselor, and others. In planning for the future, the Camp Okoboji Board of Directors identified a need for a greater level of dedicated expertise to carefully nurture the gifts from each donor. By action of the Board, the Foundation was formed. Assets formerly belonging to the Endowment Fund have been transferred to the Foundation. Regular distributions of investment income are made to the Camp as needed in response to requests from the Camp Okoboji Board of Directors. Camp Okoboji and the Camp Okoboji LCMS Foundation are now positioned to receive and manage your future gifts while meeting donor expectations to provide for the future through responsible Christian stewardship.

Governance
The business and affairs of the Foundation, including the control and disposition of its property and funds, are managed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The number of directors is not less than four nor more than twelve and serve for a three year term. Currently, there are eleven directors. Officers of the corporation are elected by the Board and consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and a Treasurer. A regular, annual meeting is properly announced and held on a date and at a location selected by the Board. Special meetings may also be held as provided for in the Bylaws.

Please join us by supporting Camp Okoboji!
Our vision is “Jesus at the Lake” - Encounter Jesus in the people, the programs, and the facilities of Camp Okoboji!
Our Mission is “Serving Christ in Outdoor Ministry” - Placing Jesus at the center of all that we do!
Our Ministry statement is “Teaching, Living, Sharing, Serving Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Our Savior” - Making Christ the center of our lives!

The Foundation is permitted to use the following investment strategies:

  • Bank cash deposits including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and time certificates of deposits.
  • LCEF cash deposits including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and time certificates of deposits.
  • U.S. debt instruments including government securities and agency issues, investments grade corporate bonds, and certificates of deposits.
  • U.S. Stock and Bond mutual funds.
  • Money market mutual funds.
  • Mortgage backed securities including GNMA’s, FNMA’s, and CMO’s.
  • Other specific debt instruments approved by the Board of Directors.

A percentage of the return on investments will be reinvested to permit the funds to grow.

Questions and Answers
Q) Can I still designate my gift for the Endowment Fund?
A) Gifts designated for the Endowment Fund will be directed to the Foundation. The Endowment Fund is no longer used.
Q) Can I designate my Foundation Gift for a specific purpose or program?
A)
Yes, providing that fund already exists and has a balance.
Q) Do I have to change the beneficiary designation from the Camp to the Foundation for my planned estate gift?
A)
You may, but you don’t have to. Bequests and other planned gifts that are directed to the Camp will be transferred to the Foundation by the Camp Board of Directors consistent with the known wishes of the donor.
Q) I want to give a gift to Camp that will keep on giving. Who should I make the check out to - Camp or the Foundation?
A)
For gifts that you intend to have invested such that the earnings may benefit Camp Okoboji for years to come, please direct your gift to the Camp Okoboji LCMS Foundation.
Q) Where can I get more information?
A)
Call Camp Okoboji at 712-337-3325


Camp Okoboji LCMS
Foundation, Inc.

1531 Edgewood Drive
Milford, IA 51351
Phone: 712-337-3325
Fax: 712-337-3318
Email: doug@campokoboji.org

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