Packing Lists for Summer Camp

Click on the 2017 Packing List below to find out what you should pack for camp this summer!  Remember, you will be living in a community space.  Do not bring valuables.  Lakeshore Center at Okoboji is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

2017 Packing List


Check-In Time

Our regular check-in time begins at 3:30 p.m. on the Sunday that your camp begins. We meet in the circle drive near the Chapel.  In case of rain, it will be held inside the Chapel.  If your camp does not begin on a Sunday, the check-in time is 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Check-Out Time  

Our regular time for camper pick up is 4 p.m. on Fridays for week long camps (for other camps, check the posting on camp page).  It is imperative that you are here at 4 p.m. sharp to claim your camper.  Campers get anxious if parents do not arrive on time.  Also, our staff has many things to do to prepare for the next group of campers to arrive.  Should you be late, you may be charged a late fee of $50.  We appreciated your anticipated cooperation with this!

When you arrive to pick up your camper, we ask that you come directly to the Chapel.  Do not go to the cabin to get your camper's belongings as counselors may be doing closing activities with campers and popping into the cabin only interrupts and distracts campers from the important closing group activity.  



After our closing worship (which ends at 4 p.m.) your camper is free to go once you sign out with the counselor.  Be sure to stop by the Camp Store to purchase souvenirs from the week. 





All Campers need to have a Health Form on file at the camp.  Please click the link below, print out the form and return it to the camp as soon as possible.


2017 hEALTH fORM


If there is any health concern, mental or physical, that camp staff should be aware of that would help the staff to serve your child better, please contact Beth Ehlers, Executive Director, at 712-337-3313 to discuss this.  Information would be share with counselors on a "need to know" basis and not general information for all the staff.  Our goal is to help your child to have the best possible experience at camp; this will allow our staff to prepare and handle situations appropriately and quickly when necessary.


If you prefer to register by mail, please click the link below and print out the form.  Return it to the camp as soon as possible.

2017 Registration Form


Parents may put money into a camper's Canteen Bank.  This allows the camper to purchase snacks each day and buy items from our Camp Store.  At the end of the camp session, if there is a balance of $5 or less, this will not be returned and will be a donation to Lakeshore Center.  For balances of $5.01 or more, you have the option of donating the balance to Lakeshore Center or having it returned to you in September.  Please click on the link below to print out our Canteen Bank form and complete it and return it at registration.

Canteen Bank Form


For some of our camps, a release form needs to be on file at the camp.  Click the link below, print the form, and send it to the camp or bring with you to registration.

If you have any questions regarding these forms, please contact the camp by phone, 712-337-3313.

Wacky Tourist Release Form

Art Explosion Release Form

Scholarship Form

It is our goal to remove barriers, like financial difficulties, so that all children may experience God in this special place.  Through the generosity of many, we are able to offer modest financial assistance when needed through our Joyce J. Jensen Scholarship Fund or the Lakeshore Center at Okoboji Scholarship Fund. We do ask that you contact your church for assistance prior to requesting camp scholarship funds.  Camp scholarships are limited to one camp session per camper in an effort to assist as many individuals as possible.  Scholarships are limited.  Apply early.

Scholarship Application Letter.pdf

Scholarship Application.pdf