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In light of concerns around COVID-19 in summer 2020, Lake Okoboji and Wesley Woods United Methodist Camps have agreed to modify their refund policy for the upcoming camp season so that parents, families, and churches can register for camp WORRY FREE! This year, all registrants are allowed the opportunity for a full refund, including deposit, for any registration up to two weeks prior to a camp event at Lake Okoboji or Wesley Woods. If camp is in your summer plans, we hope this helps put your mind at ease. Don't forget that Iowa United Methodist Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association, meaning that our cleaning and sanitation standards are recognized as the highest in the industry. We will of course continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and will adjust as necessary to ensure the safety and security of our campers and guests. Thank you for supporting Iowa United Methodist Camps!
Camperships (camp scholarships) are available. To apply, download a copy of our Campership Application form and return it with a copy of the Camp Registration form to the registrar. For more information, contact your local church or the registrar.
The best way to build a fire is to start small. Campfires are built using small sticks and twigs called kindling. With proper kindling a strong campfire can be built quickly. The Kindling Program supports the Operational Expenses of an Iowa United Methodist Camp to ensure that camping ministry will continue for years.
If you have any questions, please email or call us at 515-974-8913.
Eric Scheve, Site Director
Lake Okoboji Camp & Retreat Center - Spirit Lake
Chip Hutler, Site Director
Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center - Indianola
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Enriching lives, developing Christian leaders
Our Core Values
To ensure guests feel safe, secure, and loved
To ensure guests are fostering community and friendships
To ensure guests are able to share and learn about Jesus Christ