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Hello Friends! We can’t wait to connect with you this summer through the Iowa United Methodist Backyard Camp! Don’t let summer pass by without joining us for some amazing activities, faith building, and fun! Whether it is devotional time, Bible studies with family, interactive activities, or planned family time, the caring staff at Wesley Woods and Lake Okoboji are logged on and ready to connect! We have a road map to an unforgettable Summer Camp experience! Register and Reconnect today! For more information about dates and weekly themes and to see a preview of a day of Backyard Camp, view the Backyard Camp flyer below and then click here to register!
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 COVID-19, we will be cancelling our regularly scheduled summer programs at Lake Okoboji and Wesley Woods United Methodist Camps for 2020. Click here to read the full statement and for more information about payments previously made.
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
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