Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

1203 Inwan St.,

Milford, IA 51351 

(Wahpeton or W. Lake Okoboji)

Youth Recharges


Recharges are weekend youth retreats at Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp PACKED with fun, fellowship, and growing in faith. Come discover the great God we serve, learn more about the Bible, and have a blast with others at camp! Scroll down for more info about dates, themes, what to bring, and more.



Youth Leader or Pastor? Click here for important information!

All Recharges are held at:     

Spring 2021: No Trespassing-    Matt. 22:37-39

April 16-18: 6th -12th grade
April 23-25: 6th-9th grade
April 30-May 2: 4th-6th grade

Everyone has seen a sign that says “No Trespassing” warning them not to cross a specific line or boundary. Mostly, it’s to keep everyone safe and acknowledge the rights of others. God has given us many commands, rules and directions on how to live life His way. The Bible describes breaking these as trespassing. At the Spring Recharges, campers will take a close look at each of the Ten Commandments and how Jesus summarizes them into two easy to remember categories. Finally, we will be talking about how crucial God’s grace and forgiveness are when we trespass. Join us for a fun “Western” themed weekend!


Confirmation Connection: Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer

Fall 2020: Happy- Nehemiah 8:10

October 23-25: 4th-6th grade
November 6-8: 6th-9th grade

November 13-15: 6th-9th grade
November 20-22: 9th -12th grade

God wants us to be happy, but what does that look like? Many people wrestle with fear, anxiety, and depression on a daily basis. Is happiness just an unrealistic fantasy? At the Fall Recharges, find out what God has to say about happiness and how the “Joy of the Lord” can be a source of great strength. Campers will dig into Jesus’ teachings known as the beatitudes and learn how they can push past their circumstances and let their joy be rooted in an unchanging identity as a child of God. Sign up, let your guard down, and see what “HAPPY” can really look like.


Confirmation Connection: Baptism, New Testament – Gospels / Epistles



Additional Information:
What to Bring?


  • Sleeping bag or Twin Sized sheets, pillow, towel

  • Clothing, jacket, shoes that are good to run around in

  • Toiletries- shampoo, toothbrush, soap, etc

  • Bible, notebook, pen

  • Necessary medications in original containers

  • Money for the Camp Store (optional)

PLEASE LEAVE AT HOME: Cell phones, pets, iPods/MP3 players, knives or weapons of any kind.  

We strongly recommend that campers DO NOT bring cell phones to camp. We understand that campers traveling from a long distance in a group may feel more comfortable bringing a phone, but we expect it to be turned off and put away during the Recharge. Please direct all communication to the camper through the camp office or youth leader. We will hold on to any cell phones that become a distraction or an issue until the end of the weekend. 


Checking In:

Recharge Registration Check-in (at our Okoboji Site) begins at 8:00 pm. Please leave your luggage outside or in your vehicle until after you check-in.  Your counselor will then help you get all settled in! Medications will be taken by the Camp Medic for the weekend at check-in, so please bring medications inside.



Call 1-800-OKOBOJI or e-mail registrar@okoboji.org with any questions- we’re here to help!

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Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

1203 Inwan St.

Milford, IA 51351





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