Find information about camp at Okoboji and how to register below
6th-9th-grade Okoboji
Recharge Camp
Leaving Nov 2 at 6:00 PM
Returning Nov 4 at 2:30 PM
Cost as low as $52
Recharge Camp is a weekend youth retreat PACKED with fun chapel services, comical skits, high energy praise and worship, stimulating Bible studies, delicious and healthy meals, Christ-centered fellowship, and an awesome staff. 
We are invited to come and discover the great God we serve and have a blast with others.

The full price for this weekend "all inclusive" event is $89.
There is a $2 discount for online registration and a $5 discount for first-time campers.
OSL is going to pay $30 of the cost, making the
TOTAL COST per student
$52 if it is your first time or
$57 for returners to camp.
See How to Register below to sign up your youth.

Yes, continue to the bottom to find out cool stuff like - what should I bring, a message from John about camp, where do I go if I need help, and a video preview - all in the MORE INFORMATION section.
Before you register, please read the following helpful tips for online registration.
Camp has found that online registration is an easy and thorough way to register our campers and ensure that they have the safest experience at camp as possible. There are a number of fields with information you will be asked to provide about your camper, and it's easiest and quickest if you have this information available before you start the registration process. We recommend the following:
  • If you have used our registration system in the past, you may have already created a username and password. You will need both to access your camper account. If you don't know this information, use the "forgot username/password" option on the login page, or give us a call at 1-800-OKOBOJI.
  • You must have an e-mail address to register online. E-mail is an important way that we send confirmation information to our online registrants, so please use an e-mail address that you check frequently.
  • Know who you want to list as your emergency contact person, and have their phone number(s) available. Please be complete in filling in the medical form. The more information we know about your camper, the better we'll be able to keep your camper safe and healthy while they're at camp.
  • Some of the information you'll need on the medical form includes:
  • Camper's height and weight.
  • Year of last tetanus shot, any allergies (environmental, food allergies, and allergies to medication), chronic conditions or illnesses (asthma, ADHD, heart conditions, etc.), and past injuries or surgeries.
  • Any medications (including over the counter medications) that your camper will be bringing to camp, the dosage, and the times of day when the medication is to be taken.
  • The insurance company, policy number, and policy holder's name.
  • Payment
  • Credit card information (we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) When you have completed the registration process, you will be directed to a payment screen.
  • Please pay $52 for first-time campers or $57 for returning campers. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will pay the remaining $30 on your balance. 
  • After completing payment, you will receive an automatic e-mail that will confirm that your registration has been received.

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION: Please don't hesitate to give us a call! We're here to help! Call us at 1-800-OKOBOJI 

To register your 6-9th-grade youth, please click on the following link:   Online Registration for Recharge at Okoboji   

  • You will need to create an account and register for the November 2-4 Recharge. Make sure you list your student is from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. You will receive a $2 discount for registering online and an additional $5 discount for first-time campers. If for whatever reason these discounts are not listed, don't worry about it. So long as you pay the below amount, John will ensure everything is correct when we pay the final balance.
  • Once registered, please pay $52 for first-time campers or $57 for returning campers. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will pay $30 of your remaining balance. 
  • Okoboji will accept registration for this recharge through Oct 24.
  • When using online registration, please make sure you select RECHARGE on the program classification page. That will lead you to the correct option for the fall or spring Recharge. Selecting Ingham or Okoboji will lead you to summer programming and adult events.
  • Adult chaperones are also able to attend the weekend for $30. If you are interested, please contact John.
  • You can see the online brochure here.

WE WILL NEED DRIVERS , if you can drive, please contact John . We will be providing gas cards to those able to transport us Friday night and/or Sunday afternoon.

  • 6 PM - Meeting at Our Savior's (please eat supper before you arrive)
  • 6:30 PM - Leaving for Okoboji
  • 8:30 PM - Arrive at Okoboji
  • 12:30 PM Leave Camp
  • 2:15 PM Arrive at Our Savior's

WHAT IS THE TITLE "ONE ANOTHER" ABOUT?    Living the Christian life can be simply summed up: Love God – Love One Another. But it’s not always simple to do, or even to know what that looks like. Often Jesus tells his followers, “As I have loved you, love one another…serve one another…forgive one another.” Through fun skits, crazy games, and hands-on activities, this recharge theme will address topics like unity, one body many parts, and humility in order to help campers see how to form genuine relationships with others.

What to Bring? Sleeping bag or twin sized sheets, pillow, towel, clothing, jacket and shoes that are good to run around in. Toiletries: shampoo, toothbrush, etc. Bible, notebook, and pen. Necessary medications in original containers. Money for the Camp Store (optional).
PLEASE LEAVE AT HOME: Cell phones, pets, iPods/MP3 players, knives or weapons of any kind. 
Camp strongly recommend that campers DO NOT bring cell phones to camp. We understand that campers traveling from a long distance in a group may feel more comfortable bringing a phone, but we expect it to be turned off and put away during the Recharge. Please direct all communication to the camper through the camp office or youth leader. We will hold on to any cell phones that become a distraction or an issue until the end of the weekend.
Message from John

The Bible Camp at Okoboji has been a big part of my life. I spent three summers and one-year full time at this camp, starting as a counselor at Ingham, then as a day camp leader, program team/youth director at a Trinity Lutheran in Sibley, and finally as a program director for the Okoboji site.
One of the best parts of being the Director of Youth Ministry here at OSL is seeing our youth being impacted by the message of Christ while also having a lot of fun. To know Christ and to make Him known is the mission of the camp. I have seen it "in action" throughout the years since first visiting in 2006. I invite your youth to come and meet with Jesus and return with a new excitement for all that God is doing.
We look forward to seeing you there!


If you are having any trouble registering, please call Sarah - Registrar Ingham Okoboji Bible Camps at 1-800-OKOBOJI or email her at

Contact Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
For questions or more info, please contact John at the church office at 605-336-2942 ext. 35 or by email at   John can also help with registration issues, so please let him know if there is anything he can do to help.
Preview of Recharge Camp at Okoboji