Respite Stays

Unplug and recharge

Free Respite Stay

Lakeside strives to be a resource for congregations, pastors, families, youth, and individuals. By utilizing our space, acres of wilderness, lake access, comfortable lodging, and radical hospitality we can offer church leaders a chance to unplug, relax, and recharge. 

Every year, church leaders are given two-three free nights as a respite stay. Stays can be extended for a discount. Spouses and families are welcome too.

Respite stays are in modern facilities and scheduled when camp has availability. Weather permitting, respite guests can use bikes, kayaks, and discs for disc golf.  

Guests should bring their own food and personal hygiene supplies. Guests will have access to a full kitchen, fireplace, and all modern amenities.

For reservations, call 712-336-2109 or email

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