Since 1915, the ministry at Okoboji has changed hearts and lives! All camping events encourage campers to learn, play, experience God’s love in the outdoors, grow in faith in a safe atmosphere, and to reach their personal best! Campers and Guests enjoy wonderful food service, air-conditioned/heated facilities, cutting edge programming, the opportunity to grow in faith & leadership, and warm Christian hospitality from trained staff.
In 1915, the very first camp meeting was held on the grounds of Okoboji United Methodist Camp. This first camp meeting surpassed all expectations and eventually grew into the year-round camping and retreat ministry we enjoy today. Lake Okoboji United Methodist Camp has a rich history of touching many lives and continues to be a part of people’s faith journeys.
Okoboji camping events provide children, youth, young adults and families with an opportunity to learn, play, experience God’s love in the outdoors, grow in faith in a safe atmosphere, and to reach their personal best! The activities and opportunities that campers experience at camp will stick with them for the rest of their lives! Camp provides the acceptance and support of a Christian community and positive relationships with caring adult leaders. At Okoboji, Christ is shared in song, word, worship and example. We provide an unforgettable summer experience, where campers can discover and explore exciting activities in a carefully supervised, Christian environment. Lives are changed forever!
Okoboji offers day camp, one, two, three, and five night camping events for ages 4-adult. Camp activities include high & low ropes challenge course, crafts, wagon rides through our rolling prairie, off road go-karts, water sliding, mountain boarding, Bible Study, archery, campfires, sand volleyball, 9-hole disc golf course, basketball, and group games in the green grass of our park-like setting. Swim & relax in the cool, clear water of Iowa’s most popular lake! Travel to theme parks and many of the area’s hottest attractions.
As well as being a great camp, Lake Okoboji United Methodist Camp is also a four seasons retreat center! Guests enjoy wonderful food service, air-conditioned/heated facilities, group programming opportunities and warm Christian hospitality. Whether it’s a large group function, a family reunion, or just a quiet weekend at the lakes, we offer comfortable accommodations at affordable rates, year-round!
To provide sacred space where Jesus Christ transforms lives, persons grow in Christian discipleship and leaders are developed to empower their local churches in the world; and to facilitate this mission through Christian hospitality.