COVID- 19 Announcement   & Updates

Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps are sad to announce that, due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the health and safety of our campers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be canceling our summer programs for 2020.  This includes our Youth Camps at both Ingham Lake Bible Camp and Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp, our Family Camps, the Spring Elderversity Retreat, Ingham Ice Cream Social Event, and our Day Camps hosted by local churches. The IOLBC Board of Directors as well as the full time staff feel this is the best decision for the health and safety of everyone connected to camp.  We know God is still working and our mission remains “To Know Jesus Christ and to Make Christ Known to All” as we seek His guidance in this unique season of ministry.  Our full, official announcement from our Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors is linked below.  Those who are already registered for summer camp should have an email from us already with more information about what their next steps might be.  Thank you for your continued support of IOLBC during this time!

Questions You May Have

Q. What will happen with my deposit?

A. In the next few weeks, a member of our staff will contact every registered camper for summer 2020 to make arrangements with their deposits.  Each camper will be invited to:

  • Transfer their deposit to a future event;

  • Receive a full or partial refund, or;

  • Offer their deposit as a contribution to the ministry of the camp.

Q. What about other summer events?

A. At this time, we have not made any decisions regarding Sunday chapel services or late summer events such as Backpacking Trip, Quilt Auction weekend events, Hog Roast, or Golf Classic.

Q. Can we still come and have a retreat?

A. While we will not be having our programmed summer camps, we hope to begin hosting retreat guests again when civil authorities allow camps and retreat centers to reopen and we feel we can safely host guests here. Please contact Chris Baugh, our Retreat Coordinator at retreat@okoboji.org or 712-337-3306 ext. 113 to talk about availability.

Q. Are you still hiring staff for summer 2020?

A. Due to the cancelling of our summer programs for 2020 because of the ongoing concerns surrounding the health and safety of our staff and campers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not looking for additional staff to hire at this time. If you have any questions about applying for staff in the future please contact Dan Antoine, our Director of Programs at dan@okoboji.org.

Available Resources

Prayer Requests

  • 1 Hour of Power (Kids’ show inspired by camp chapel) – Live on camp’s Facebook page at 3:30 p.m. every weekday, with archived episodes on Ingham Okoboji YouTube channel under 1 Hour of Power playlist.

  • Daily Dose  (brief devotional videos about a Bible verse shared by members of our own IOLBC camp family) – YouTube channel, Instagram, Facebook

  • Beyond Weekly (Weekly blog for adults emailed to you to help you set your mind on Christ.) - Visit www.everydaydiscipleship.org to sign up.

  • Everydaydiscipleship.org (resources for church leaders, parents, and youth of all ages to help them interact with faith based activities, sites, and apps.)

  • IOLBC Beyond Ministry App (Daily Bible verses and devotions) - Available on Apple App Store or Google Play

  • Want to be sure you get email updates?  Click HERE to get added to our e-newsletters!

We would love to pray for you during this time. Please fill out the message below with any prayer requests you may have.

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Main Office:

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

1203 Inwan St.

Milford, IA 51351

1-800-OKOBOJI

712-337-3306

registrar@okoboji.org

 

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2258 450th Ave

Wallingford, IA 51365

712-867-4170

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