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Campers need your help! Come to camp for a day in the spring, take on a few projects, make some new friends and help get the camp ready for summer ministry! It takes the work of many to help this ministry thrive. If you have the desire to serve through service and missions…WE NEED YOU! Perfect for youth groups, men’s and women’s groups or families. Projects for all skill levels, ages and group sizes. Overnight accommodations available – call camp to reserve some space. Lunch, materials and supervision of projects provided. Call for more information.

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Event Name Event # Dates/Times Price

Camp Work Day 1

Camp Work Day 2

May 13 | 9am-5pm

May 27 | 9am-5pm



Your help is needed – make a BIG difference!
More Information
An Okoboji camping experience has been part of countless people’s faith stories beginning in 1915. Camp Ambassadors work within their local churches to continue the tradition of sharing the mission and ministry of an Okoboji camping experience!

  • Camp Ambassadors share camping and retreat opportunities with children, youth and families in their local churches and communities, as well as other ways to become involved in this life-changing ministry!

  • Camp Ambassadors act as the spokesperson for Okoboji camp within their church. They are the conduit for information to flow between Okoboji and their local churches. Ambassadors work closely with their pastor, Christian education staff, church families and Okoboji Camp to help make sure families stay in-tune with camping opportunities throughout the year but primarily in the spring. Camp Ambassadors work within their local churches to continue the tradition of sharing the mission and ministry of an Okoboji camping experience!

  • Our goal is to provide you with information and resources to make sharing about life-changing camp opportunities easy even FUN!

  • Each United Methodist Church in NW Iowa will receive an Ambassador’s Packet which includes: a 2017 Camp Ambassador’s Guide, catalogs, brochures, and NEW IOWA UM CAMPS VIDEO! To request additional copies, please contact us at camp.

Lake Okoboji U.M. Camp Staff are available to visit your church or youth group and share how camping changes lives. Our courteous and professional staff are available to travel to you in order to speak, lead music/games and share about opportunities within Iowa United Methodist Camping. Would you like to schedule a visit? Contact us to schedule an appointment!

  • Mattresses for cabins* – (twin, foam, $75.00/each)
  • Newer/lower mileage vehicles
  • Climbing ropes & gear – $1,000.00
  • Split firewood
  • Craft supplies – any
  • New 10 burner commercial gas stove for DH kitchen – $3,800.00
  • Living room furniture* – 2 sets (couch, loveseat, chair) $2,500.00
  • Siding for cabins – $20,000.00
  • Recreation Equipment(footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, etc.)
  • Carpet for Retreat Center – $4,000.00
  • Foosball table, pool table, indoor basketball game/s, carpet ball
  • Loads of gravel – $125.00/load
  • Yard tools and snow shovels

* Priority need/project