summer camp

April 29,2020: Today we are announcing that due to ongoing concerns regarding the safety and health of our campers, families and staff due to Cover-19, we will be cancelling all summer programs at Lake Okoboji and Wesley Woods United Methodist Camps for 2020.  Please CLICK HERE to read the full statement and for more information about payments previously made.

Adventure Camps

At Okoboji, Adventure Camp is the premier event! Available for youth ages 9-17, 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: The Great Okoboji Challenge-NEW  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

Campers from far and wide will come together for the Okoboji Challenge Week! This week will be filled with individual and team challenges each and every day. Challenge yourself to try something new, make new friends, and compete in daily activities as we grow closer together with Christ this week!

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 1: The Great Okoboji Challenge
4251 June 15-20 $430
Adventure 1: GOC w/Go-Karts* 42511 June 15-20 $460
Adventure 1: GOC w/Horses* 42512 June 15-20 $460

ADVENTURE 2: Big Boji Splash  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

Make a huge splash this summer with your friends in this wet and wild adventure! If waterfront isn’t enough, join us for some extra, water-themed fun this summer. Come make new friends and share in God’s love during this awesome week!

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 2: Big Boji Splash
4252 July 6-11 $430
Adventure 2: BBS w/Go-Karts* 42521 July 6-11 $460
Adventure 2: BBS w/Camp Creations* 42522 July 6-11 $455

ADVENTURE 3: Big Color Bash  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

Brighten up your summer with Okoboji’s Big Color Bash! Team up with friends to complete daily challenges, compete against other cabins, and have a blast! Get ready to experience all of the crazy Color Bash activities and bring home some amazing stories.

 

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 3: Big Color Bash
4253 July 13-18 $430
Adventure 3: BCB w/Aerial Course* (Ages 11-17) 42531 July 13-18 $455
Adventure 3: BCB w/Teen Week (Ages 13-17) 42532 July 13-18 $460

ADVENTURE 4: 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 some classic camp rules. Stay up late? Sleep in? Maybe the Director will let you share some of their delicious snacks. Grab your friends and get ready for an epic week!

 

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 4: You Can’t Do That At Camp! 4245 July 20-25 $430
Adventure 4: YCDTAC w/Aerial Course* 42541 July 20-25 $455
Adventure 4: YCDTAC w/Amusement Park 42542 July 20-25 $475

ADVENTURE 5: Okoboji Olympics-NEW|  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

In the spirit of the 2020 Summer Olympics, we are bringing the fun and games to camp this summer! We hope you are ready to go for the gold during the Okoboji-style Olympic games! Build your team, participate in some awesome games and activities, and then enjoy the Olympic-sized celebration to conclude the week! Grab your friends and join us for the Okoboji Olympics this summer!

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 5: Okoboji Olympics
4255 July 27-Aug 1 $430  
Adventure 5: OO w/Go-Karts* 42551 July 27-Aug 1 $460
Adventure 5: OO w/Camp Creations 42552 July 27-Aug 1 $455

ADVENTURE 6: Vacay in the USA! – NEW  |  3:00-4:00p – 10:30a

Travel across the USA during your time at camp! Get a taste of different food, games, and cultures that come with visiting places across the country. Have you ever been to California, Florida, or NYC? Now you can, in this NEW week where we travel the USA in search of some awesome times!

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Adventure 6: Vacay in the USA! 4256 August 3-8 $430
Adventure 6: USA w/Go-Karts* 42561 August 3-8 $460
Adventure 6: USA w/Aerial Course* (Ages 11-17) 42562 August 3-8 $455

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 1 w/ Go-Karts is $445 ($425+$25 for the upgrade).
NEWCamp Creations  |  $25

Brand new this summer, the opportunity to join friends and challenge your artistic abilities.  This Upgrade will put your creativity to the test as you work through daily and weekly projects like tie dye and canvas art! Come join in on the fun! (Available Adventure Sessions 1, 2, 5)

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, 2, 5, 6)

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 3, 4, 6)

teenTeen Week  |  $25

Hey Teens, this Upgrade is just for you! Have extra beach time, hit up the Nutty Bar Stand and even your own personal pizza party. The best part? Getting to see your favorite camp friends year after year, and making new ones, too! (Available Adventure Session 3)

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)

amusementAmusement Park  |  $50

Roller coasters, waterslides and so much more, make this the most extreme Upgrade! You’ll visit Arnold’s Park for an afternoon of excitement, on thrill rides, like the Tilt-A-Whirl or Roller coaster, or relaxing rides like the Farris wheel or Log Ride. We end the week at King’s Pointe Waterpark where you can race down the waterslides, or relax on the lazy river. Be sure to register quickly, limited space is available! (Available Adventure Session 4)

JOURNEY SELECTIONS

Journeys are the activities that you choose when you attend any adventure event at Lake Okoboji UM Camp. You pick exactly how you would like to spend your morning.

*Please rank your top 5 choices with 1 being the activity you want to do the most and 5 being the activity you would be ok not doing this year.

We will then do our best to get everyone into the activities they want to do the most. Please understand that we are not always able to get everyone their top 3 picks. Monday morning at Camp, you will find out what Journeys you will be at for the week.

Ranking choices like this is something we had done at Camp on Monday night before. Thank you for your help and completing this before you arrive.

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!

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Event Name Event # Dates Price
Short Stacks 1 (2p-2p)
4101 June 15-17 $192
Short Stacks 2 (11a-11a)
4102 June 29-July 1 $192
Short Stacks 3 (2p-2p)
4103 July 6-8 $192
Short Stacks 4 (2p-2p)
4104 July 27-29 $192
Short Stacks 5 (2p-2p)
4105 Aug 3-5 $192
Day Camp #1 007Day Camps  |  Ages 4-6  |  10a – 7p

A special day for our youngest campers. Come to camp, take a wagon ride, 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 June 18 $78
Lil’ Explorers 2 4002 July 30 $78
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 Jun 19-20 $84
Guardian 1 (Adult)
4052 Jun 19-20 $84
Angel 2 (Youth) 4055 July 31-Aug 1 $84
Guardian 2 (Adult) 4056 July 31-Aug 1 $84
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.

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Event Name Event # Dates Price
Okoboji Family Camp 1 (Youth)
4151 Jun 29-July 1 $100

Okoboji Family Camp 1 (Adult)
4152 Jun 29-July 1 $100
WINTER GAMES SLED HEAD BREAKFAST  |  JAN 25  |  8:00 – 11:00AM  |  FREE

While you are in the Iowa Great Lakes celebrating the Okoboji Winter Games, swing by camp on Saturday morning for the Annual Sled Head Breakfast! We’ll be cooking up some delicious tasting breakfast for this big winter event. Come and go as you please – find out why camp is the place to be, even with snow on the ground!

NEIGHBOR NIGHT & SUMMER KICKOFF  |  ALL AGES  |  JUNE 12  |  5-9PM  |  FREE

Help kick off this summer of ministry at camp by joining us for our annual open house. Celebrate along with us as we begin our summer season with a grill out, live music, wagon rides, camp tours, campfire with s’mores, and great fellowship. It’s a terrific way to kick off another summer at the Lake Okoboji U.M. Camp!

OKOBOJI FALL FEST |  ALL AGES  |  OCTOBER 17  | 11AM-3PM  |  FREE

The summer is over, but the fun and fellowship never end at camp. Join us for the FIRST EVER Okoboji Fall Fest in 2020. Enjoy painting pumpkins, wagon rides, a coloring contest, and some hot apple cider with friends and family! We can’t wait to experience the joys of fall with you this year!

SG:712  |  AGES 9-17

SG:712 is a camping experience that is grounded in the belief that it is important for young adults to have both an intentional faith development experience as well as cross-cultural experience. This weeklong experience is based around campers forming small, multi-aged groups for Bible study, deepening friendships, and friendly competitions. Each day there are large group worship opportunities, engaging speakers and pastors, Bible study, and the SG:712 brand of games and competitions. This promises to be an unforgettable week!

Event Name

SG:712

Event #

4901

Dates

June 22-26

Price

$385

Experience true wilderness camping in the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota. Enjoy canoeing, hiking, swimming and fishing. Share with other Christians in spiritual growth. Fee covers all expenses including travel, camping equipment and food.  For more information, please contact the trip leaders.Ed Frank, swmreved@hotmail.com, 712-577-3605, or Hannah Kendrick, hannahfinehout@gmail.com, 641-781-8042.

Event Name Event # Dates Price
Boundary Waters Canoe Adventure #1
4902 July 18-23 $445
Boundary Waters Canoe Adventure #2
4903 August 1-6 $445

OKOBOJI FALL FEST |  ALL AGES  |  OCTOBER 17  | 11AM-3PM  |  FREE

The summer is over, but the fun and fellowship never end at camp. Join us for the FIRST EVER Okoboji Fall Fest in 2020. Enjoy painting pumpkins, wagon rides, a coloring contest, and some hot apple cider with friends and family! We can’t wait to experience the joys of fall with you this year!