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:     

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

1203 Inwan St.,

Milford, IA 51351 

(Wahpeton or W. Lake Okoboji)

2022  Spring   Recharges 

Spring 2022 Dates:

Recharge #1 Weekend -

April 8-10 (6th-9th grade)

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

Recharge #2 Weekend -

April 22-24 (6th-9th grade)

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

Spring 2022 Modifications:

Keeping everyone safe at camp has always been a top priority for IOLBC.  In light of the ongoing concerns surround the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the following adjustments to increase the safety of having youth and adults at camp for our Recharge weekends this fall.

  • Cohort Groups -Upon arrival, youth will be assigned a cohort for the weekend which will double as their cabin group.  As much as possible, youth from the same community and region will be assigned to the same cohort group.  When indoors, social distancing between cohort groups will be maintained.   As an alternative to camp providing cohort leaders, a church group is welcome to provide their own counselors for their campers.  To make arrangements, please contact the camp for guidelines and requirements.  .

  • Medic Check In - While we have always had each youth participant check in with our weekend medic, we will be adding temperature checks and some additional questions about how each participant is feeling upon check in. We will also be asking adults to check in with the medic specifically. All medications, both prescribed and over-the-counter, will need to be turned in to the medic upon arrival.  Medications will need to be picked up directly from the medic by an adult at the end of the retreat.

  • Self-monitoring - Participants will be asked to monitor their health closely prior to arriving at camp. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or an other illness, or discover you were exposed to someone who tested positive in the days leading up to camp, please stay home for everyone's well-being. Thank you. 

  • Meals - We have removed most of our large dining hall tables to allow for more flexibility in seating arrangements.  This will allow us to have a table for each group which is just right for the size of their group and allow us to spread groups out more effectively. Campers participating in our Junior High and Senior High weekends will be allowed to serve themselves from the buffet with the use of hand sanitizer immediately before getting their food.  Campers participating in our weekend for grades 4-6 will be served their food cafeteria style by retreat staff and adult volunteers. 

  • Outdoors - As much as possible, we will hold activities outdoors.  Please come dressed appropriately.

  • Masks - Campers will not be required to wear masks unless they are indoors and unable to maintain social distancing for staff or campers who are not part of their cohort group.

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing - We will be continuing with the additional cleaning and sanitizing of public spaces.


Spring 2022: "Alpha and Omega" -Revelation 22:13

The Bible is God’s revealed word to us. It’s a love letter from our heavenly Father. It’s a guidebook for life. At the “Alpha and Omega” recharge, campers will dig into an overview of the Bible, God’s story from beginning to end, to see one unified story that points to Jesus. Campers will also discover tools for reading the Bible, helpful ways to understand different portions of Scripture, and Bible memory techniques. Join us as God’s word comes to life at Ingham Okoboji.

Confirmation Connection:  Bible Overview, Practical Bible Tools, How To Use the Bible


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)

  • Face Mask

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 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 which become a distraction or an issue until the end of the weekend. 


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.



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

Preparing for Camp