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Family Camp

Join us for a family vacation your whole family will love- one that’s full of fun and excitement and one that will create lasting memories for years to come! It’s an opportunity to grow in faith in Jesus Christ as a whole family through chapel times, prayer, family devotions, mealtimes, and all the fun activities.


Each day the kids will divide up into their age groups for “Two Hours of Power”, which includes Bible study, recreation time, snacks, crafts, and singing. During this time the adults will enjoy two hours in the chapel digging deeper into the summer’s theme or another topic selected by the week’s speaker. Each family will be paired with one of our well-trained, enthusiastic, and Christ-Centered summer counselors for the week.


Our kitchen prepares hearty menus with a well-balanced diet in mind. Please contact us regarding special dietary restrictions or allergies so we can accommodate you to the best of our ability. Meals included are supper on Sunday through lunch on Friday. Wednesday supper is on your own as Wednesday afternoons are free for families to enjoy the attractions of the wonderful OKOBOJI area.


Don’t miss this opportunity to get away and experience camp as a whole family. Not only will this impact your kids, but your whole family, your church, and your whole community can experience transformation. So grab your neighbors, relatives, friends, and anyone you consider family, and make your reservations for one of our family camp weeks right away!


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1. Choose a Week!

2. Call Sara, our friendly Registrar, @ 712-337-3306 and ask about available housing.

3. Reserve housing and pay housing deposit.

4. Complete Registration Form and email it to OR mail it to 1203 Inwan Street,  Milford, IA  51351

PLEASE NOTE: Online Registration is available ONLY by clicking the link on this page.  It is NOT Available through our youth camp registration system.

Call 712-337-3306 to see what available housing will best fit your family's needs today!

Family Camp 2023 Speakers!

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Family Camp #1 - Rev. Dr. Steve Turnbull  

June 18-23, 2023

Steve Turnbull is the senior pastor at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio and an adjunct professor of New Testament and Biblical theology at Sioux Falls Seminary and The Master’s Institute. He and his wife Amy have been married for 20 years, and they have two children, Evangeline and William. 

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Family Camp #2 - Rev. Scott Rains

June 25-30, 2023

Scott Rains has been the lead pastor a Lutheran Church of Hope’s Ankeny campus since 2006.  Being a part of a vibrant, growing and spirit-filled congregation is a tremendous joy and challenge.  Part of what excites Scott is using any and everything (movies, business practices, secular song lyrics) and to help connect people with the living and active word of God.  Scott is an adamant believer that on-going transformation should be the norm, not the exception, for people in the church. A native Iowan, Scott and his wife Wendy have been married for 24 years.  They have six children Dalton, Hadley, Kiley, Kemble, Shayden and Saphron.  

Family Camp #3 - Rev. Amy Selby

July 2-7, 2023

Amy Selby serves as Associate Pastor at Faith Community Church in Longmont, CO.  Her main ministry passion is discipleship.  She also has a heart for the inner city and orphans.  In her free time, Amy loves to spend time with her 3 kids and puppies hiking, backpacking, biking and hanging out.

Currently Full Waiting list is Available

Family Camp #4 - Craig (Swen) Swenson

July 23-28, 2023

Swen started his career in ministry serving on staff with IOLBC for 12 years in the 80’s and 90’s.  Since his  time at camp, he has served in numerous churches as well as traveled across our great country (and beyond) doing concerts and speaking at Christian events and gatherings. Swen and his wife Kristin recently moved to Cedar Falls where he is serving in a variety of areas. Stories and songs fill Swen’s repertoire of faith-filled fun. 


Currently Full Waiting list is Available

Family Camp #5 - Rev. Dr. Jerry Watts

July 30-Aug 4, 2023

Jerry serves as the Senior pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, NM.  He is married to Joy and they have four children Zoë, Liberty, Luther, and Faith. Jerry loves teaching the Bible and, like Martin Luther, he believes the Word does everything.  Jerry enjoys discussing what it means to follow Jesus in the midst of the challenges that real life brings, engaging the culture around us, and considering where they all cross paths.  He has a particular heart for helping others see how God wants to do His extraordinary through their ordinary daily vocations.  When any of the above involves his family, watching football, or drinking coffee it’s even better. 


Currently Full Waiting list is Available

Family Camp #6 - Rev. Brian Spahr

Aug 6-11, 2023

Brian Spahr is a husband, a dad, a musician, and a hospital chaplain. He recently published his first book, “Don’t You Care That We Are Drowning? (and other unexpected prayers).” For more about Brian's writing, music, and other creative work visit,

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