You can make a difference

Your gifts go straight to work, providing life-changing experiences for youth and families. There are many ways to give, and every gift makes a difference. If you have ideas, questions, or suggestions about special gifts, please contact Britt in the office

All monetary gifts given to Lakeside are tax deductible. Our office will send an annual tax receipt in January. If you'd like a receipt for goods or services please provide us with an amount and we'll add it to your annual receipt for tax purposes. 

Braxley Swanson (in the video), is a family camper who gave a portion of his birthday money to Lakeside! 

Monthly Giving

Regular contributions offer financial stability for Lakeside year round. You can set up monthly contributions from a credit card or bank account. Just set it and forget it! 

$25 a month will sponsor 1 week's salary for a summer staffer! 

Click YES below to login to your Lakeside account to start giving today. You can also call the office to set up your monthly contributions. 

YES I want to start giving monthly!

Annual Giving 

Gifts can be given online or mailed to the office. You can also call the office with a bank account number or credit card number and we can do it for you over the phone. 

Every gift to Lakeside is an investment in the future of the church. Gifts allow us to maintain our property, hirer qualified staff, and run an important ministry. 


Designated Gifts

If you have a passion for a certain part of camp you can designate your gifts to that area. Some gifts are designated to camper scholarships, other for staff sponsorship, some for wish list items. 

If you want to make sure sailing continues you can designate your gifts to the waterfront. 

Designated gifts help when we have a special projects like repairing buildings or rebuilding steps that we need to fix, but didn't budget for. 


Help make the BEST WEEK EVER even BETTER by adopting a cabin. When you adopt a cabin you are committing to a $1,100 contribution over 3 years. These funds help us upgrade and maintain the cabin's comfort and function. We've added new toilets, fixed doors and screens, added towel hooks, new mattresses, added ladders to all beds, and installed firepits and picnic tables for each cabin. 

When you adopt a cabin, we hang a sign up with your name on it so the campers know who helped make their stay more comfortable and functional. 

What would your adopted by sign say? 

Thrivent Action Teams

Are you a Thrivent Member? Did you know you can get $500 to help Lakeside?

Every Thrivent member can get  1-2 action cards a year that are worth $250 each. These cards can be used for education, service, or fundraising. We've used cards to purchase craft cabin supplies, life jackets, staff shirts, kitchen supplies, property equipment, paint, swings, furniture and more!

 If you would like to use your Thrivent Action Card for Lakeside, our office can help you with the process. Just give us a call. For more information, visit

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Thrivent members get Choice Dollars that they can designate to a non-profit of their choice. We make good use of these dollars when we receive them by helping support program or property needs. Log in to your Thrivent account and designate your dollars today. 

Legacy Giving

Remember Lakeside in your will or estate plan to make sure the ministry you cared about in life will be taken care of for generations to come. Mike Klinefelter of the ELCA Planned Giving has helped many individuals arrange their estates.

You can contact him at

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Shop on Amazon and a percentage of the profits goes towards your choice of non-profit! Go to Select Lutheran Lakeside, and then Amazon will send us donations from your purchases. 


Venmo @Lutheran-LakesideCamp - Venmo is a fast and easy way to give, straight from your phone. Download the app and consider giving $15 to $100 to help make camp happen!


Camp is always in need of small to large items to make camp happen safely and effectively. These items can be purchased new or may be slightly used. You can buy them and have them shipped straight to camp or drop them off in person. Getting items from our wish list allows each camper to have a better experience. See the full list on our website or view our list on amazon.


Prayer is a powerful gift that we hope you'll share with us. Please keep Lakeside's staff, campers, guests, and ministry in your prayers. We hope to have a safe and impactful season providing a place of belonging to all people to find joy and purpose in God's creation.