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What's Happening
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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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Opportunities to Fund the Vision

Vision: "Jesus at the Lake"

The funding necessary to carry out Camp Okoboji's mission of "SERVING CHRIST IN OUTDOOR MINISTRY" comes from a combination of sources which includes income from Camp Services, Program Fees, Lodging Fees, and – equally important -  through your gifts. Donations make up approximately 40% of the total operating revenue. Since program and other fees do not cover all the costs, your gifts are needed in order to maintain affordability. As with other ministries, financial support is needed throughout the year.

We are pleased to offer you opportunities to join us in Outdoor Ministry by including Camp Okoboji in your personal stewardship program. The largest fundraising appeal is through the Annual Fund Letter which is mailed each February with follow-up reminders in May, August, and a general stewardship letter in November.  Most "general use" gifts go to the Annual Fund and are used to pay the day to day operating expenses or to prepare for the future.  Non-monetary "gifts-in-kind" also provide valuable support.  Please check our current "Wants and Needs" list or check with the Camp office. Donations may also be directed to Designated Gifts or Special Projects and will be restricted for this purpose according to guidelines set by the Camp Board of Directors.  Donors may also choose to participate through Planned and Deferred Gifts in the form of bequests, cash, securities, or property.  To facilitate these latter gifts, Camp Okoboji works closely with Mr. Jim Schroeder, Gift Planning Counselor with the LCMS Foundation.  Please contact us if you have any questions or if we can help you with your stewardship planning.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has established the Thrivent ChoiceSM Program. This program allows eligible members to direct Thrivent Financial funds to organizations as listed in a "catalog" of enrolled recipients. This can be your opportunity to benefit your own congregation as well as the Lutheran not-for-profit organizations such as Camp Okoboji that may have previously been recipients of Thrivent Financial gift matching programs. No personal donation is required to direct Thrivent Financial funds reserved in your name. Whichever opportunity in which you choose to participate, Camp Okoboji is ready to help you develop a personal or family gift plan for a "Lifetime of Giving" so that you may be assured that your Christian Stewardship is making a difference in "SERVING CHRIST IN OUTDOOR MINISTRY".

Builders Club

Camp Okoboji has a distinguished historical commitment to building Christ-centered relationships. Our service is in helping people build their faith life and in helping congregations to build their ministries. It is fitting that the group providing leadership support of this mission and ministry is named "Builders Club."

The Builders Club is made up of caring people who are concerned that God's children of all ages will continue to have opportunities and facilities to worship their Creator in an outdoor ministry setting. Members may include individuals, families, auxiliaries, and congregations. Membership in this vital giving organization continues to be an important witness and symbol of personal involvement. Members typically contribute a minimum of $100.00 or more annually which is earmarked for capital improvement or major repair projects. Special recognition is available upon request.

Will you be a builder? For more information about the Builders Club, please contact Paul Golke, Ministry Advancement Director at paul@campokoboji.org or 712-337-3325 at the Camp Okoboji office.

Gifts made to Camp Okoboji, a 501 (c) (3) organization, are tax deductible in the manner and to the extent provided by Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information about your opportunities to support the Ministry at Camp Okoboji contact Paul Golke, Ministry Advancement Director at the Camp or paul@campokoboji.org.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans