Connect Family Camp Information
June 25th - 30th
We are excited to introduce a new style of family camp this summer here at Lutheran Lakeside! CONNECT family camp will be a cross generational camp. Now, you may be wondering, just what does that mean! Simply put, cross generational means that all the activates throughout the day will be tailored for all ages, giving families the opportunity to learn and play as a unit threw all aspects of camp.
You can look forward to some of the classic Lakeside activates, like boating, swimming, and paddle boarding, rock wall climbing, and games of all types. There will also be new aspects to create a week filled with fun and faith for the whole family. One new element that we are overjoyed to bring to CONNECT family camp is a new worship leader. We hope to bring new songs and activities to create a worship space that engages members of all ages.
This camp will be an enriching experience for the whole family and Lutheran Lakeside is honored to provide a space for your family to play, learn, and grow together in faith.
How do we register?
Register ONLINE now by clicking HERE!
If you have any questions about CONNECT Family Camp please contact our
Minister of Cross Generationsl Faith Formation
What does it cost?
|FAMILY CAMP|| Adult
| Ages 3-8
| Ages 3-8
*No other discounts apply
Our schedule is made with freedom in mind. This is your vacation and we want it to be perfect! Therefore, each day and evening is filled with free time. In times that we do have scheduled events, you are always welcome to come and go as you please. A sample schedule:
9 AM - Arrival and Group Games
9:20 - Bible Study
9:35 - Workshop 1
10:05 - Snacks and Silly Songs
10:25 - Faith in Action
10:45 - Workshop 2
11:15 - Group Games
11:40 - Morning Worship
12 - Lunch & Silly Songs
1 - Siesta (Rest Time)
2 - Free Time (go do the activities you want to do around camp!)
5:30 - Dinner
6:30 - ACA (Group game or activity based on theme)
8 - Worship at the campfire ring (with s'mores?)
8:45 - Snacks, Games, and Fellowship Time
Workship times will be filled with fun learning activites for the whole family. Learn skills like cooking, photagraphy, enviromental learning, crafts and much more!
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! Some of the activities and games you'll get to experience include:
40' Rock Climbing Tower, Zip Line, Adventure Forest Low Ropes Course, 1000's Mine Obstacle 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!
*Remember that age restrictions still apply at necessary areas of camp for safety reasons. Click HERE for a list of activities by age.
Arrival and Departure Information
Register ONLINE now by clicking HERE!
On Sunday afternoon during your scheduled week of camp, please arrive no earlier than 2pm and no later than 4:30pm for the registration process. Registration runs from 2-4:30pm. If you cannot make it during these times, just let us know ahead of time or give us a call and we'll make sure your family gets taken care of!
The registration process is held at our Dining Hall - located at the second entrance of camp. The building is air conditioned and accessible to all.
You'll be greeted by many friendly staff who will help you by giving you a map of camp, marked with where you are staying, and guiding you toward your 'home' for the week. A staff member will be provided for you to help carry your luggage, unpack, or find your way around if you are interested in this.
If you finish unpacking early, you're more than welcome to jump into the pool for a swim or come back to the Dining Hall where games and fellowship will be held.
We can't wait to see you!
For departure on Tuesday nights or Fridays
|Tuesday||You are welcome to leave at any time during the evening. We invite you to join us through campfire if you would like, but you are welcome to leave before if necessary.|
|Friday||We will run our morning on Friday according to the usual schedule, followed by our final closing worship. Lunch will conclude the day so that you are sent on your way with a hearty meal.|
We invite you to join us in a long-standing camp tradition before you leave. Each year we gather around the bell circle at the center of camp, hold hands, and sing "Shalom." As each person leaves, they are welcome to ring the bell as many times as they like to signify becoming a part of the Lutheran Lakeside Camp Family. We can't wait to invite you in!
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 and treehouses (with or without electricity and running water), to tent or RV sites, 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!