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While some things about camp - like the supportive environment to nurture faith and relationships - never change, other areas must be upgraded to meet needs and preferences of campers today. Increasingly, campers and other groups are seeking camps and retreat centers with greater comfort and privacy than Lakeside Camp facilities currently afford. In response, camp leadership recognizes the need to respond to this shifting climate.

In 2013, Lakeside Camp received two houses which have been moved onto the camp site to further the outreach and ministry of the camp. These houses, and renovation of a third house already part of camp life, will increase camper capacity by providing added space and comfort for families, groups, and individuals throughout the year, and a Welcome Center which will improve administrative space.

For these additions and improvements to be realized, Lakeside leadership has initiated "All Are Welcome," a $550,000 campaign to renovate the three facilities and to strengthen on-going support for the ministry of Lakeside Camp

 

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While some things about camp - like the supportive environment to nurture faith and relationships - never change, other areas must be upgraded to meet needs and preferences of campers today. Increasingly, campers and other groups are seeking camps and retreat centers with greater comfort and privacy than Lakeside Camp facilities currently afford. In response, camp leadership recognizes the need to respond to this shifting climate.

In 2013, Lakeside Camp received two houses which have been moved onto the camp site to further the outreach and ministry of the camp. These houses, and renovation of a third house already part of camp life, will increase camper capacity by providing added space and comfort for families, groups, and individuals throughout the year, and a Welcome Center which will improve administrative space.

For these additions and improvements to be realized, Lakeside leadership has initiated "All Are Welcome," a $550,000 campaign to renovate the three facilities and to strengthen on-going support for the ministry of Lakeside Camp

 

Naming, Memorial, and Honorary Gift Recognition Levels

Naming, memorial, and honoring gift opportunities are availalbe for all donors, individuals, families, and congreations. All naming gifts will be tastefully recognized and acknowledged.

Buildings may be named with gifts of 50% of the total cost.

Camp House Retreat Center:       $165,000

          Great Room                                $20,000 (2)
          Guest Room                               $15,000 (7)
          Conference Room                     $10,000

Shalom House:                               $118,000

          Kitchen                                        $25,000
          Great Room                                $20,000
          Guest Room                               $10,000 (7)

Welcome Center:                              $92,000

          Suite                                            $30,000
          Hospitality Center                      $20,000
          Guest Room                               $15,000
          Program Office                          $15,000
          Administrative Offices                 $4,000 (3)

Donor Recognition Levels

          Platinum Circle                         $75,000 or more         
          Gold Circle                               $50,000
          Silver Circle                              $25,000
          Bronze Circle                           $15,000
          Copper Circle                          $10,000
          All Are Welcome Circle             $5,000

Gift Tables

          Campaign
               1               $75,000        $75,000
               2               $50,000       $175,000
               3               $25,000       $250,000
               6               $10,000       $330,000
              20                $5,000       $430,000

          Annual Fund
               2               $10,000        $20,000
               4                 $5,000        $40,000
              10                $1,000        $50,000
            Many           <$1,000        $60,000

 

Campaign Leadership

Rev. John Chadwick
Campaign Co-Chair

Todd Linden
Campaign Co-Chair

Dick Anderson
Major Gifts Chair

Tom Egts
Board/Former Board Chair

Rev. Dan Mixdorf
Congregational Gifts Chair

A note from Bishop Rodger Prois

Over the course of my ministry, I have been blessed by outdoor ministries that aid in the faith formation process of people of all ages. I write this with deep appreciation for the work that Lutheran Lakeside Camp is doing.

I add my endorsement to the All Are Welcome Campaign. The buildings will improve the Synod congregations retreat and housing resources, increasing the capabilities to meet families, children, youth, and Synod needs for faith formation. I pray that individuals and congregations will join me in supporting this project.

Your fellow worker in the field,

Bishop Rodger Prois
Western Iowa Synod, ELCA

Lakefront "Shalom" House

Shalom Front

Shalom is a two story house, accessible to any person with physical challenges.  The upper level consists of two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a great room with a fireplace and a full view of East Lake Okoboji from a large full-length deck.  The lower level includes four large high-comforts rooms-big enough ro families and children, adult or youth retreats, family reunions, wedding accommodations, a lake view and a covered patio.

Miltner Retreat Center "Chalet"

Chalet Back

The Chalet, long used as the Property Manager’s home, is repurposed as a retreat center. The renovated facility provides a large great room and wood burning fireplace,comfortable sofas and chairs, several breakout areas, a fully equipped kitchen. Four high comfort bedrooms can house between 6 and seven guests.  The upper level two bedrooms have a loft with double beds.  All guest rooms have a private restroom and shower. 

The Welcome Center

Welcome Center Guest Rooms

The Welcome Center, is a two story house that contains the administrative offices, a hospitality center overlooking East Lake Okoboji, a conference room, as well as two high-comfort rooms each with private restrooms and showers.  One is a patio suite with a separate bedroom with queen size bed, living room and kitchenette.

 

 

 

Naming, memorial, and honoring gift opportunities are availalbe for all donors, individuals, families, and congreations. All naming gifts will be tastefully recognized and acknowledged.

Buildings may be named with gifts of 50% of the total cost.

Camp House Retreat Center:       $165,000

          Great Room                                $20,000 (2)
          Guest Room                               $15,000 (7)
          Conference Room                     $10,000

Shalom House:                               $118,000

          Kitchen                                        $25,000
          Great Room                                $20,000
          Guest Room                               $10,000 (7)

Welcome Center:                              $92,000

          Suite                                            $30,000
          Hospitality Center                      $20,000
          Guest Room                               $15,000
          Program Office                          $15,000
          Administrative Offices                 $4,000 (3)

Donor Recognition Levels

          Platinum Circle                         $75,000 or more         
          Gold Circle                               $50,000
          Silver Circle                              $25,000
          Bronze Circle                           $15,000
          Copper Circle                          $10,000
          All Are Welcome Circle             $5,000

Gift Tables

          Campaign
               1               $75,000        $75,000
               2               $50,000       $175,000
               3               $25,000       $250,000
               6               $10,000       $330,000
              20                $5,000       $430,000

          Annual Fund
               2               $10,000        $20,000
               4                 $5,000        $40,000
              10                $1,000        $50,000
            Many           <$1,000        $60,000

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