Mission Statement

"Lakeshore Center at Okoboji provides a sacred place and invites all to experience the life-changing love of Christ in the beauty of God's creation."

Welcome Friends of Lakeshore Center at Okoboji!


Welcome to Lakeshore Center at Okoboji.  It is our genuine belief that all children of God, both young and old and everyone in between, are called to retreat to a quiet place and be ministered to by God's Holy Spirit.  Our mission is to provide a sacred place and invite all to come and experience the life-changing love of Christ in the beauty of God's creation.  You do not need to be Presbyterian to enjoy Lakeshore.  ALL are welcome here.

Within this website, you will see that we have a lot to offer.  From summer camp opportunities to retreats for young and old, we hope that you will come to Lakeshore and get away from the busyness of life.  Come and reconnect or rediscover God in the rustling of the leaves on the trees.  Take a walk with God in conversation by the beach, or experience God in the laughter and joy that one may find at Lakeshore!


Take a look at what Lakeshore has to offer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98WY6s-F7Bo


Every Donation Counts

Lakeshore Center at Okoboji hosts many church groups, serves hundreds of summer campers, and provides facilities for family gatherings, weddings, and retreats every year. In order to serve so many, to maintain and improve our facilities, and to be good stewards of this beautiful, natural setting, we depend on contributions from individuals, churches and organizations.
Every gift is important in our mission to provide a sacred place for people to experience the life-changing love of Christ here in this beautiful setting.. To donate online, click here.

Wish List

Want to help Lakeshore Center with a specific gift?  Here is the list of items that we need.

Portable AED (we have a price through a grant of $1300)

Deck for Lakeview Lodge  ($148,000)

Gently used 12 passenger van

Patio covering/additional dining space

New carpet for our Chapel

4 passenger mule/golf cart

New siding on Pine, Maple, and Linden

New Siding on the chapel/rec hall

Gazebos near the cross and near high challenge course

Picnic tables/benches for high challenge course and archery field

Fun noodles

More summer campers!

More retreat participants!

1864 Highway 86  ~  Milford, IA  51351  ~  712.337.3313            
Business Office Hours:  Monday - Friday   9 a.m. -5 p.m. Central Time
Office is closed on Holidays
Office email: office@lakeshorecenteratokoboji.org
For bookings & reservations: info@lakeshorecenteratokoboji.org
FAX:  712-337-0104
Worship With Us on Sundays!  Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Pastor Beth Ehlers, CRE
10 a.m. in our Chapel
To check out our E-Newsletter! Click Here!

Upcoming Events


Hobby & Craft Retreat

September 22-25, 2016

Click the flyer for more details!



Lakeshore Center serves all who choose to attend and is a ministry of North Central Iowa, Prospect Hill, Minnesota Valley Presbyteries and is associated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

We are located on Miller's Bay of gorgeous West Lake Okoboji by water and Highway 86 by land. Click here for detailed directions.

Lakeshore Center at Okoboji, 1864 Hwy. 86, Milford, IA 51351, 712-337-3313