Parent Information

For information specific to the camp location, visit the Lake Okoboji or Wesley Woods website.

Payment Info/Camperships/Refund policy/Family Discount

  • If the camping office needs to cancel a camp, you will be notified and receive a full refund. If a camper needs to cancel, you will be refunded fees paid minus the $100 non-refundable deposit or the full amount if the camp is less than $100. “No-shows” will not be refunded. Policy exceptions due to unforeseen tragedy or serious circumstances will be considered on an individual basis. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel attendance at an event. If there are spaces available in another event this summer, all fees paid are transferrable to that event.
  • It is the position of the Board of Camps that no camper shall be turned away due to lack of funds. Therefore camperships are available through the Iowa United Methodist Camps office. However, as funding is limited, our expectation is that your local church/agency, personal funds, and conference support will combine to cover registration costs. To apply for campership funds, please speak to your local pastor to see if your church has scholarship money available. Then you can fill out a campership application form and submit to the Camp Registrar.
  • Family Discount: A discount of $25 per child is available for families sending multiple children to half-week or week-long events. This discount applies to each child after the first. Example: A family is sending three children to camp. The cost is $495 per child. The first child pays the full $495. The second child receives a $25 Family Discount, bringing the cost to $470. The third child also receives a $25 discount, which brings the cost to $470.
  • For assistance with or questions regarding payments, camperships, or refunds, contact the Camp Registrar at, 800-765-1651 (toll-free), or 515-974-8946.

Link to fill out forms

Please fill out all forms at least 2 weeks prior to the start of your camper’s event. Remember to check to be sure you’ve signed all forms so your camper will be able to participate in all activities. Having all forms completed prior to the event will speed up your check in process. You may log in to your child’s account at our registration site. If you have troubles logging in, please contact our camp registrar.

ACA accreditation

Iowa U.M. Camps are accredited through the American Camp Association. The ACA is a nationally-recognized accrediting body for camping programs and a leader in childhood development, education, and welfare. To earn ACA accreditation, our camps must comply with more than 300 health, safety, and program quality standards. Our camps are regularly reviewed by ACA professionals to ensure they continue to meet these high standards. Only one in every four camps across the nation seeks and earns this distinction. No accreditation process, licensing program, set of regulations, or laws can guarantee safety, but ACA accreditation is evidence that our camps are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for campers.

COVID-19 and Camp: FAQ's