summer camp

Summer Camp Registration is now OPEN!

Adventure Camps

At Okoboji, Adventure Camp is the premier event! Available for youth ages 9-16, all participants can expect to stay in a cabin with age-appropriate campers and awesome adult leaders. All Adventure Camps include your choice of activities through the famous Journey program and Camp Quest. Each session offers an exciting theme and no matter what you choose you’ll find an adventure like no other! Looking for an upgrade? Each session has options available for extra fun!
ADVENTURE 1: LET THE GAMES BEGIN  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

Summer has just begun and we’re all excited to get the games started. Have you ever wanted to be the star on a TV game show? Now is your chance! This week is filled with some of your favorite games shows, along with other classic activities. Join your team today, and get ready to compete for the ultimate prize. (Adventure Upgrades: Go-Karts, Horses)

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 1: LGB
4251 June 19-24 $415 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 1: LGB w/Go-Karts* 42511 June 19-24 $440 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 1: LGB w/Horses* 42512 June 19-24 $440 WelcomeLetter_button

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ADVENTURE 2: BLOCKBUSTER BLOWOUT  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

This week will get you off the couch, as you and your new friends celebrate your favorite Blockbuster movies. Stay on the edge of your seat, as you compete in movie-themed games, trivia, and celebrity challenges. Who knows, maybe YOU will star in our very own Okoboji Blockbuster! (Adventure Upgrades: Aerial Course)

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 2: BB
4252 June 26-July 1 $415 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 2: BB w/Aerial Course* 42521 June 26-July 1 $435 WelcomeLetter_button

ADVENTURE 3: TWISTED MYSTERY  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

Something very important is missing from camp and we need your help to find it! You’ll take part in classic camp activities all week, and use all your problem solving skills, as well as the help of your new friends, to solve this week-long mystery. (Adventure Upgrades: Sky Zone, Go-Karts)


Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 3: TM
4253 July 10-15 $415 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 3: TM w/Sky Zone* 42531 July 10-15 $450 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 3: TM w/Go-Karts* 42532 July 10-15 $440 WelcomeLetter_button

ADVENTURE 4: Okoboji Island Adventure  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

Say Aloha to friends old and new as you have a fun-filled week on your very own Island Adventure. Travel around the island where you get to lay on the beach, play in the sand, and experience a new adventure with amazing friends. (Adventure Upgrades: Aerial Course, Amusement Park)


Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 4: OIA
4254 July 17-22 $415 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 4: OIA w/Aerial Course* 42541 July 17-22 $435 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 4: OIA w/Amusement Park* 42542 July 17-22 $465 WelcomeLetter_button

ADVENTURE 5: YOU CAN’T DO THAT AT CAMP  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

Think you know camp? Think again! Come join us during the only week of the summer where campers get to bend the classic camp rules. Stay up late? Sleep in? Maybe your counselor will even let you in on where the Camp Director’s secret snack stash is hidden! Grab your friends and get ready for an epic week! (Adventure Upgrades: Teen Week, Sky Zone Trampoline Park)


Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 5: YCDTAC
4255 July 24-29 $415 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 5: YCDTAC w/Teen Week* (Ages13-17) 42551 July 24-29 $430 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 5: YCDTAC w/Sky Zone* 42552 July 24-29 $450 WelcomeLetter_button

ADVENTURE 6: SUPERHERO SHOWDOWN  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

A super villain is trying to take over Lake Okoboji U.M. Camp! Do you have what it takes to help stop them? Join together with new friends to form your Super Camp League and use new skills to keep the villain at bay. (Adventure Upgrade: Go-Karts, Aerial Course)

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 6: SS
4256 July 31-Aug 5 $415 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 6: SS w/Go-Karts* 42561 July 31-Aug 5 $440 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 6: SS w/Aerial Course* 42562 July 31-Aug 5 $435 WelcomeLetter_button

ADVENTURE 7: BIG COLOR BASH  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

The final session of summer is here and we’re going all-out! Make this final week great as we go color crazy during Okoboji U.M Camps first ever BIG COLOR BASH! Get ready to experience all of the crazy Color Bash activities and bring home some amazing memories. (Adventure Upgrade: Go-Karts, Aerial Course)

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 7: BCB
4257 August 7-12 $415 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 7: BCB w/Go-Karts* 42571 August 7-12 $440 WelcomeLetter_button
Adventure 7: BCB w/Aerial Course* 42572 August 7-12 $435 WelcomeLetter_button

Are you ready to step it up a notch?

These super-charged additions will take your Adventure Camp to the next level! Available for an additional fee, campers who choose an upgrade will have access to specialty activities beyond normal camp programming. Adventure Upgrade events/costs are marked with an *. Additional upgrade fee applies to original cost of the event. Example: Adventure 3 with Go-Karts is $440 ($415+$25 for the upgrade).
Family Camp #1 121Go-Karts  |  $25

Buckle up, this extra is all about speed! Every full day of your Adventure Camp you’ll put the pedal to the metal during Journey time on the famous Okoboji Go-Kart Track. Get ready to travel up and down hills, around sharp turns and through the open prairie. Are you ready to roll? (Available Adventure Sessions 1, 3, 6, 7)

Aerial Adventure Course  |  $25874005_1387478072.0669

Experience the excitement of the 40 foot tall Aerial Adventure Course right here at the Lake Okoboji U.M. Camp! During Journey times you will climb high into the air and work your way across this state of the art 13 element course. Come see why this is truly the most high flying Upgrade around. Register quickly, limited space available! (Available Adventure Sessions 2, 4, 6, 7)

amusementAmusement Park  |  $50

Roller coasters, waterslides and mini-golf make this the most extreme upgrade! You’ll visit Arnold’s Park for the thrill rides, aim for a hole-in-one at Pirate’s Cove Mini-Golf and zoom down waterslides at King’s Pointe Waterpark. (Available Adventure Session 4)

teenTeen Week  |  $15

Hey Teens, this upgrade is just for YOU! Hang out at a beach, hit up the Nutty Bar Stand, order pizza and have it delivered to camp? It’s all teens, all the time! Come join the fun! (Available Adventure Session 5)

Horses  |  $25

IMG_0023lSaddle up and hit the trails with this brand new upgrade! You’ll go for three trail rides during your already awesome week at camp. Sign up soon, limited space available! (Available Adventure Session 1)

Journeys are the activities that you choose when you attend any week-long Adventure Camp at the Okoboji U.M. Camp. You pick exactly how you’d like to spend your morning, whether it’s canoeing at the lake, making crafts or climbing the rock wall! Every full day of camp, you’ll spend your mornings in your Journey groups meeting new friends and developing new skills.

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Sample Journey sign-up sheet

Short Stacks  |  Ages 6-9  |  See Times Below


The BIG event for 6-9 year-old campers is back and better than ever! Archery, parachutes, canoes, song and dance, sleepovers and wagon rides are just the beginning of your giant adventure. Bring a friend and sign up today!

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Short Stacks 1 (2p-2p)
4101 June 19-21 $190 WelcomeLetter_button
Short Stacks 2 (2p-2p)
4102 June 26-28 $190 WelcomeLetter_button
Short Stacks 3 (11a-11a)
4103 July 6-8 $190 WelcomeLetter_button
Short Stacks 4 (2p-2p)
4104 July 10-12 $190 WelcomeLetter_button
Short Stacks 5 (2p-2p)
4105 Aug 7-9 $190 WelcomeLetter_button
Day Camp #1 007Day Camps  |  Ages 4-6  |  10a – 7p

A special day for our littlest campers. Come to camp and ride the wagon, play games, hear a Bible story, make a craft and much more! Our caring staff can’t wait to spend the day with you!

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Lil’ Explorers 1 4001 July 7 $76 WelcomeLetter_button
Lil’ Explorers 2 4002 August 10 $76 WelcomeLetter_button
family_dayGuardian & Angel Camps  |  Ages 4-6 w/Adult  |  11a – 10:30a

Bring a special person in your life to camp this summer! Okoboji’s Guardian & Angel camps provide an opportunity for young campers to come to camp with their favorite adult family member or friend. You will spend the whole day together as you swim in the lake, ride a canoe, shoot archery, hear Bible Stories, ride the go-karts and have a campfire complete with roasted marshmallows!


Event Name Event # Dates Price
Angel 1 (Youth) 4051 June 30-July 1 $80 WelcomeLetter_button
Guardian 1 (Adult)
4052 June 30-July 1 $80 WelcomeLetter_button
Extra Angel 1 4053 June 30-July 1 $65
Extra Guardian 1 4054 June 30-July 1 $65
Angel 2 (Youth) 4055 Aug 11-12 $80 WelcomeLetter_button
Guardian 2 (Adult) 4056 Aug 11-12 $80 WelcomeLetter_button
Extra Guardian 2
4057 Aug 11-12 $65
Extra Angel 2
4058 Aug 11-12 $65
guardianOkoboji Family Camp  |  All Ages (Requires 1 Adult)  |  11:00a – 11:00a

Experience the excitement of camp with your whole family! Opportunities for games, campfires, swimming, go-karts, archery, a free-time session to explore the Okoboji area and so much more! Programming times for the whole family, and breakaway times for both youth and adults make this a fun-filled adventure that will help bring your family closer together.

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Okoboji Family Camp 1 (Adult)
4151 July 6-8 $100


Okoboji Family Camp 1 (Youth)
4152 July 6-8 $100 WelcomeLetter_button
Winter Games Sled Head Breakfast & Turkey Bowl  |  Jan 28  |  8:00a – 11:00a  |  FREE

While you are in the Iowa Great Lakes celebrating the Okoboji Winter Games, swing by camp on Saturday morning for the 4th Annual Sled Head Breakfast! We’ll be cooking up scrambled eggs, fresh baked scones and sizzling bacon for friends old and new during the big winter event. Be sure to try your hand in the famous Turkey Bowling competition. Think you can get a strike? Come and go as you please – find out why camp is the place to be even with snow on the ground!


HUGE HIT! To help kick off the 102nd summer of ministry in Okoboji, join us for the annual open house! Celebrate along with us as we open our doors for inflatable games, BBQ dinner, hayrides, camp tours, campfire with s’mores, worship and great fellowship! It’s going to be a summer of celebration in Okoboji, help us kick it off in style! Come and go as you please.

Boundary Waters Canoe Adventure  |  AGES 14+

True wilderness camping & canoeing in the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota. Enjoy camping, canoeing, hiking, swimming, and fishing. Share with other Christians in spiritual growth. Fee covers all expenses including travel, camping equipment, and food. You must be physically fit. For more information, please contact Ed Frank, by email or by calling the Okoboji U.M. Camp at 712-336-2936

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Boundary Waters Canoe Adventure #1
4901 July 15-20 $425
Boundary Waters Canoe Adventure #2
4902 August 5-10 $425