Adult Camp Information
Prime Time (ages 40+)
August 12th - 16th
Great Escape (ages 18-50)
August 2nd - 7th
Lakeside Adult Camps give you the chance to come to camp again and relive your youth or experience it for the first time - you're never too old to be a camper! And with activities like boat rides, s'mores, workshops of all sorts, and tours of the Okoboji area, who WOULDN'T want to come to camp?
These camps offer you with a great camp experience for the kid in us all. We give our adult campers the chance to have a vacation and relax - there is no strict schedule to follow and all planned events and activities are optional (there's always fishing, coffee, board and card games available for those who would rather skip the planned activity).
Lakeside gives you the opportunity to escape from the outside world - turn off your computer, shut off the television, and unplug the phone. We'll emerse ourselves in nature and fun during your stay and we encourage you to participate to the fullest extent by leaving electronics at home. Where else can you simply forget about the outside world and build relationships for an entire week?
We also offer different worship services for each part of the day so that you can experience faith in new and exciting ways!
*leaving technology at home is not a requirement, but a suggestion.
What are Great Escape and Prime Time?
Great Escape - Young Adult Camp
August 2-7, Age 18-50
Great Escape gives young adults a place to come and feel like a kid again. We know how life can get - sometimes it's next to impossible to find some time to simply take care of yourself. You'll have the chance to learn new skills, relax in a spacious lakeside setting, and become a part of a community you will never forget. Don't forget all the fun and exciting events we have planned! Lakeside offers busy, young adults to step back from the electronic and working world and find themselves, once again, at camp.
Great Escape gives you a place to catch your breath, relax, and make some new friends.
Prime Time - Adult Camp
August 12-16, Age 40+
You're never too old to be a camper! Prime Time is a great place to come together for conversation, faith, family, friends, and fun. Have you been over worked and over stressed? Prime Time gives you the chance to relax and catch up on what truly matters. Have you been feeling bored? Prime Time is a great place to be brought back into the excitement of life! We'll learn new skills, participate in great faith-nurturing presentations, and make wonderful new friends!
Prime Time gives you a fulfilling, fun, and fellowship-filled experience.
How do I register?
Register ONLINE now by clicking HERE!
What will I get to do?
Lutheran Lakeside Camp is filled with activities to do - there's no way you'll have enough time to do them all in only one week, but you can sure try!
Our schedule is made with freedom in mind. This is your vacation and we want it to be perfect! Therefore, each day is filled with both scheduled events and free time. In times that we do have scheduled events, you are always welcome to come and go as you please. A sample schedule:
7 - Time at the Labyrinth
8 - Breakfast
8:45 - Devotion
9 - Free Time (go do all the activities you want to do around camp!)
10:30 - Workshops
12 - Lunch
1 - Siesta (Rest Time)
2 - Free Time (go do all the activities you want to do around camp!)
4 - Workshops
5:30 - Dinner
6:30 - Nightly Activity
8 - ACA (Group game or activity based on theme)
9 - Worship at the campfire ring (with s'mores?)
9:30 - Snacks, Games, and Fellowship Time (or Late-Night Activity)
Free Times - Boat rides, sailing, crafts, swimming, rock climbing, disc-golfing, fishing, card games, and more!
Museum Tours - Rock and Roll, Classic Car, Maritime, and more!
Workshops - Italian Cooking, Watercolor Painting, Wood Carving, Paracording, Book Making, and more!
Nightly Events - Wine & Cheese / Beer & Prezel tasting, Game Nights, Bowling, and so much more!
ACAs - Capture the Flag, Boofers, Quidditch, GaGa Ball, Volleyball, Teambuilding Challenges, and more based on the theme for the week!
Late-Night Activities - Camping out, Glow-in-the-dark bowling, S'mores, Dance parties, Lakeside Drive-In, and more!
Not to mention plenty of time for card and board games, fishing, drinking coffee, and chatting!
Look here for a comprehensive list of many activities and games offered at Lutheran Lakeside Camp.
40' Rock Climbing Tower, Zip Line, Adventure Forest Low Ropes Course, Crafting, Sailing, Tie-Dying, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery, Indoor Wall Rock Climbing, Fishing, Swimming, Roller Skating, Biking, Tubing, Speed Boat Rides, Pontoon Rides, GaGa Ball, Quidditch, Basketball, Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge, Exploding Enchiladas, Tag, Boofers, Capture the Flag, Volleyball, Counselor Hunt, Farmer Brown, Blob Tag, Around the World Soccer, Eliminator, Pit Fall, Shh, Around the Chapel, Raccoon Circles, 4-Way Soccer, 9-Way Kickball, Parachute Games, Carpet Ball, Pine Cone Golf, Water Challenge Games, Mind Games, and so much more!
What does it cost? How can I make a payment?
|Tent / Treehouse||$305|
Payments can be made online - Click HERE!
What should we bring or not bring?
What to bring – Health Form & Remaining Balance, Pen, Paper, Bible, Sleeping Bag (Or twin sized sheets and blankets), Pillow, Bath/Beach towels, Sunscreen, Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Personal Toiletries, MODEST Swimwear (no bikinis, one-piece ONLY), Modest shorts and shirts, Jeans, Underwear, Socks, Closed-toed Shoes (NO Flip-Flops at camp other than as shower shoes), Sandals with Straps across the Heel (NO Flip-Flops), Jacket, Rain poncho, Laundry Bag, Flashlight, Insect Repellent, Water Bottle, Spending Money for Canteen & Crafts (Optional), Disposable Camera (optional), Any Sporting Equipment (ball glove, fishing gear, etc), Guitar (Optional) Sunglasses/Goggles (Optional)
What not to bring – TV, Flip-Flops or Sandals without Straps across the Heel (unless being used as shower shoes only), Pets, CD Player, E-Readers (Kindles, Nooks, Ipads, etc), Curling Iron, Hair Dryer, Ipod, MP3 Player, Electronic Toys, Beepers, Weapons, Knives, Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireworks, EXPENSIVE or FRAGILE items (clothing, jewelry, electronics, or otherwise), like-items.
If brought to camp these items will be kept in the vault for security and safety issues. Lakeside is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at any time at 712-336-2109
Please mark all belongings with names or initials. Lost & Found will be donated to Good Will after 30 days if not claimed.
Where will we sleep?
You get to choose where you would like to sleep at Lakeside during your stay for family camp. We have facilities ranging from rustic cabins, to our Lodge (high-quality rustic stay with shared bathrooms and beautiful living space with fireplace and comfortable lounge furniture), to our NEW Retreat Centers (high-quality, hotel style rooms each with private bathroom and gathering rooms with comfortable lounge furniture). You get to pick!