By: David Hobbs
Iowa United Methodist Camps and Retreats have impacted thousands of lives over the years with the same marked purpose; to share the love of Jesus Christ so lives are changed.
This year we rejoice and commemorate a wonderful milestone—our Iowa United Methodist Okoboji Camp and Retreat Center Celebrates 100 years of programming. Okoboji’s very first camp meeting was held in 1915, 100 years ago, on the grounds of Okoboji United Methodist Camp. Since that moment Iowa United Methodist’s Camp and Retreat Ministries have touches thousands of lives.
In the late 1950’s Camp Wesley Woods was established near Indianola and not too long after came Camp Pictured Rocks which was established in the early 1960’s. Each of these camps have been a witness to Christ in their respective regions of the state.
Today we honor three vibrant ministry settings that glorify God by sharing in God’s beautiful, sacred creation. 100 years later we are still celebrating our programming with approximately 21,000 visitors participated in our ministries last year.
Our catchy theme this summer is ‘The Best Week Ever’ and we really believe it will be. This theme will highlight the work of God’s Holy Spirit in all of our lives. God’s Holy Spirit has always been at work in and through God’s creation and most importantly through you and me.
We welcome you to experience firsthand this awesome gift of the Holy Spirit! Not only is there a lot of fun such as horseback riding, fishing, swimming, caving and rock climbing (just to name a few), but there will be many opportunities to share in amazing Worship, reflections and devotional time.
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