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 Chefs 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!
We know 2020 has been challenging for many, filled with disappointments and uncertainty due to COVID-19. Know that we have been praying for you, and will continue to do so. At Ingham Okoboji, safety is a top priority. We have already made many adaptations due to COVID-19, and as we move forward I want to assure you we will continue to follow the current recommendations and guidelines of state and local health officials. We have every reason to believe we will be able to have camp next summer, adjusting to whatever needs arise. I hope that as often as you think ahead to summer plans, you will remember to include camp. Today, people are hungry for the eternal hope found only in Jesus Christ. That's why the mission of IOLBC remains unwavering, "To know Jesus Christ and to make Christ known to all."
HOW TO REGISTER FOR FAMILY CAMP!
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 NOT available for Family Camp!
Call 712-337-3306 to see what available housing will best fit your family's needs today!
Family Camp 2021
Family Camp #1 - Rev. Brian King
June 20-25, 2021
Pastor Brian has served as the senior pastor of Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls for over 11 years, following calls in Iowa Falls, LaCrosse and serving as the first president of the ELCA Churchwide Youth Organization. A graduate of Wartburg College and Wartburg Theological Seminary, Pastor Brian currently serves on the Board of Regents for Wartburg College and as the Vice Chair of the Board for Lutheran Services of Iowa. In his 25 years of ministry he has been honored by the State of Iowa Jaycees as an "Outstanding Young Iowan," been a multi-time site coordinator for TeenServe summer youth workcamps, and served on numerous churchwide, synodical, college and civic boards and committees, including the Board of Directors for Augsburg-Fortress Publishing, the National Council of Churches in Christ, and the ELCA Boards for Church in Society and Congregational Life. He is passionate about sharing and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ and he and his wife, Jen, are the proud parents to three adult sons and an 18-year old daughter who fill their days with great love, pride, and joy!
Family Camp #2 - Rev. Scott Rains
June 27 - July 2, 2021
Scott began his ministry as a youth pastor in Des Moines and has since served in multiple churches and earned his M.Div. from Greorge Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, OR. Currently Scott serves as the campus pastor for Lutheran Church of Hope – Ankeny which he describes as an “incredible opportunity to lead a congregation that is Christ-centered, culturally relevant and exploding with creativity.” Married to Wendy since 1997, he keeps busy with the activity which raising six kids brings to life.
Family Camp #3 - Rev. Jeremy Johnson
July 4-9, 2021
As Executive Pastor at Lutheran Church of Hope, Jeremy Johnson is focused on preaching and overseeing many of Hope’s ministry areas. He came to Hope as an intern in September, 2009, and served as a teaching pastor before being named Executive Pastor. An avid runner and marathoner, Jeremy and his wife Briget have two children, Trey and Jade.
Family Camp #4 - Rev. Dr. Steve Turnbull
July 25-30, 2021
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.
Family Camp #5 - Rev. Dr. Dave Denzer
Dave is married to Linda and is the Lead Pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Canton, Michigan. He earned his doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University in 2014. Dave dreams of one day building a house by himself from the ground up, enjoys his kids and grandkids, sharing a laugh, discovering new gems in scripture, and going fast on anything from skis to his small motorcycle. But most of all, he loves to see people’s lives transformed by the living Jesus.
Family Camp #6 - Rev. Jeremey & Michelle King
Jeremey & Michelle King join us from Shepherd of the Valley Church in Afton, MN where Jeremey serves as the Senior Pastor. Prior to serving in Afton, Jeremey and Michelle worked to plant Radiant Church in Huntington Beach, CA. Jeremey got his start in ministry by working as the youth minister in his home congregation before pursuing a Masters of Divinity through Fuller and Luther Seminaries. A native to MN, Michelle moved to CA with the intention to work just one year at a church before meeting Jeremey and being convinced to stay. She has since received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology and launched The Paved Road, a center for marriage and family therapy. Michelle can be found speaking at various women's events and leading seminars on mental health in the church in additional to co-leading marriage retreat weekends with Jeremey and speaking together in their local church. As a family with their two children, Jeremey & Michelle helped to launch Baja Love Outreach to serve orphans near Ensenada, Mexico and travel there frequently.
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