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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!


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Fall 2023:
"Be Real" -Psalm 139:1


We live in a world full of filters, facades, and false appearances.  When demands on our time pile up we often “fake it ‘til we make it” when inside we’re seriously struggling. The Bible, especially the book of Psalms, is full of faithful followers who express a variety of authentic feelings, yet cling to the truth of God’s promises in the midst of their trying circumstances. At this Recharge, campers will learn from the example of the Psalmists how to identify and express their emotions and be real with God, while clinging to the reality check of God’s promises for them. 

Confirmation Connection: Baptism, Christian Community

Fall 2023 Dates:

Oct. 20-22, 4th-6th Grade 

Ingham Lake Bible Camp

Nov. 3-5, 6th-9th Grade

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

Nov. 10-12, 6th-9th Grade

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

Nov. 17-19, 9th-12th Grade

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp


Spring 2024:
"Step by Step" -Colossians 2:6

Jesus said, “A good tree bears good fruit,” when describing the life of a Christian. Today, we might ask “I believe. Now what?” At the “Step by Step” recharge, campers will explore what life as a Christ-follower can look like. Campers will be equipped to develop personal devotional habits, prayer times, and Christ-centered conversations to help them trust more deeply in the good news of the gospel. A strong emphasis will also be placed on service to others, just as Jesus loved us and served us. Campers will leave with more confidence about how to walk by faith as they follow Jesus for a lifetime.

Confirmation Connection: Lord’s Prayer, Daily Faith Practices

Spring 2024 Dates:

April 12-14, 6th-9th Grade

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

April 12-14, 9th-12th Grade

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp 

April 19-21, 6th-9th Grade 

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

Additional Information:
What to Bring for the Weekend?


  • 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)

  • Personal Water Bottle

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


A note about cell phones: Cell phones and other personal electronics are NOT allowed for use during Recharge, so please leave them home. Any cell phones or personal electronics brought to camp will need to be turned into camp staff or the adult leader bringing the camper to camp.  Please plan on directing any communication through the group leader for your church or camp staff.


Checking In:

Check in will go from 8:00pm to 9:30pm on Friday in our Welcome Center (GPS address 1102 Waska Dr  Milford, IA  51351) or ( For Ingham, GPS 2258 450th Ave Wallingford, IA).  We will ask just one group be in the Welcome Center at a time.  Please leave all luggage in vehicles until after you have checked in.


Check Out is at 12:30 pm on Sunday.

Medications will be taken by the Camp Medic for the at check-in, so please bring medications inside.  This includes over the counter meds, vitamins, and supplements.  Please bring all medication in their original packaging.

Cost: $109 per student, $40 deposit required with registration



Call 1-800-OKOBOJI or e-mail with any questions- we’re here to help!

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