Camping & Retreats


2023 Summer Camp Registration is now open!


Or click here to download a registration form

To pick your camp, download the 2023 Summer Camp Catalog and register today for an adventure of a lifetime!


If you are in need of financial assistance to attend camp, please download the campership application and return to the camp office.

See how God changes lives at Camp


Give Back

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. The Kindling Club is a monthly recurring payment that stops only when you tell us to. Current Kindling Club members range from $5/month to $250/month. You pick what works best for you! Your payment can be made with a credit card, debit card, or straight from your bank account.

Join the Kindling Club online or Download the Kindling Club Form

We speak with many Iowa United Methodist Camp alumni and they always say that camp helped shape and change their lives and faith. Please consider giving back by helping children and youth who cannot afford this experience by giving to the Campership Fund. Thank you for supporting the ministry of the Iowa United Methodist Camps! 

Make a one-time gift to Iowa United Methodist Camps & Retreats or Manage your donor account

OR - Pledge now and pay later by filling out a pledge card

If you have any questions, please email or call us at 515-974-8946. 

Contact Us

Eric Scheve, Site Director
Lake Okoboji Camp & Retreat Center - Spirit Lake

Chip Hutler, Site Director
Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center - Indianola

Shannon Bardole-Foley, Camp Registrar & Development Coordinator 
Conference Camp & Retreat Office - Des Moines
Mark Slocum, Interim Director of Camps & Retreats
Conference Camp & Retreat Office - Des Moines

Our Mission Statement

Providing growth experiences to develop Christian leaders for the transformation of the world

Our Vision Statement

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