Best. Week. Ever.

Lutheran lakeside camp - est. 1959

Welcome

To Lutheran
Lakeside Camp

AN ELCA OUTDOOR & RETREAT MINISTRY

Our Mission:

Rooted in Christ, Lakeside is a place of belonging where all people can find joy and purpose in God’s creation. 

Summer Camp Programs

At Lakeside Lutheran Camp, our campers enjoy time in a welcoming community that embraces them for who they are. Campers are given unique opportunities to try new things, challenge themselves, enjoy creation, make friends, and grow in their faith. Every activity at camp is designed and facilitated in a way to help campers have the BEST WEEK EVER! 

Schedule your next large group event, retreat, or family reunion now!

We are equipped to handle any type of retreat from one day to week long events for all sizes of groups. Whether you are a men's group, woman's group, religious organization, sports team, class mates, quilters, fishermen, pastors, non profit organization, college group, service group, or a combination.

Located in the heart of Okoboji in Spirit Lake, IA - the Lakeside Event Center sits on a quarter mile of property right on the beautiful, East Okoboji Lake and is surrounded by a lot of mature trees and meadows - a venue unlike any other in the area!

Kid Giving Thumbs up from pool
a group of kids enjoying the pool giving thumbs up

Dive into a world of fun, relaxation, and community at Lutheran Lakeside’s pool! Our pool area offers something for everyone, from serious swimmers to families looking for a fun day out. We are dedicated to providing a clean, safe, and enjoyable environment for all our visitors.

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Kid pulling up on their birthday cone hat

Looking for an unforgettable birthday celebration? Look no further! We specialize in creating magical moments for guests of all ages. With a variety of fun activities, personalized services, and beautiful outdoor spaces, we guarantee a day filled with joy, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re planning a simple gathering or an action-packed adventure, our venue offers everything you need to make your birthday party the best one ever.

Come play Disc Golf with us! We have partnered up with Deer Valley, LLC to bring Disc Golf to you. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, our beautifully designed course offers challenges and fun for all skill levels. Bring your family and friends, enjoy the scenery,and join our vibrant community of disc golf enthusiasts. Come and see why our course is the perfect place to play, relax, and make lasting memories.

lodging
Lutheran Lakeside Camp: 2491 170th St, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

We offer a variety of lodging options from rustic cabins, individual rooms, camping, and fully furbished retreat spaces for large groups anytime of year. We have endless activities for all ages, interests, and abilities. We specialize in family reunions, retreats, vacations, weddings, and everything in between. Our property is located next to the lake and all it has to offer while still being private and peaceful.

We are equipped to handle any type of retreat from one day to week long events for all sizes of groups. Whether you are a men’s group, woman’s group, religious organization, sports team, class mates, quilters, fishermen, pastors, non profit organization, college group, service group, or a combination we would love to help you have the best possible retreat experience.

Here at the Lakeside Event Center, we want you to have a relaxing, stress-free wedding weekend. This is why we only do 1 wedding at a time, and you have the space from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning. We offering ceremony locations, reception space, and lodging so you can do it all and focus on the special event and not the stresses of it.

This place truly has a magical feeling and has touched so many people’s lives, we are so excited to share it with you and are glad that you are here!

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Early Bird Discount

Save $50 on a Full Week of Camp or $25 on Day  Camp/Half Weeks.