Find information about camp at Okoboji and how to register below
DEADLINE TO REGISTER for 6-8th grade camp is THIS FRIDAY
6th-8th-grade Recharge Camp
Leaving Apr 5 at 6:00 PM
Returning Apr 7 at 2:30 PM
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 22

NEW 4th-6th-grade Recharge Camp
Leaving Apr 26 at 6:00 PM
Returning Apr 28 at 2:30 PM
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS APRIL 12

Cost as low as $52
RECHARGE CAMP BASICS
WHAT IS A RECHARGE CAMP?
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.

WHAT DOES CAMP COST?
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.
 
HOW DO I REGISTER?
See GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION and HOW TO REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL CAMPS below to sign up your youth.

IS THERE OTHER STUFF I SHOULD KNOW?
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, transportation information, how to be a chaperone, and a video preview.
GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
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. 
  • Additonal instructions relating to your spacific camps are listed below under HOW TO REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL CAMPS
  • 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 
HOW TO REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL CAMPS
Find information on how to register for all three camps below.
Please note that all three camps have different deadlines and slightly different instructions; read the directions carefully for your camp.
If you have any trouble registering, please call Sarah - Registrar Ingham Okoboji Bible Camps at 1-800-OKOBOJI or email her at registrar@okoboji.org
REGISTER FOR 6-8th-GRADE CAMP
We are currently reserving 40 spots for this recharge, register by March 22 to guarantee your spot.
To register your 6-8th-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 April 5-7 Recharge. Please use the Our Savior’s Group Hold Code: 19OSSR2
  • Please also list that 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.
  • Once registered, click "make payment" you will find that Our Savior's has already covered the $30 non-refundable deposit. You will then pay the remaining balance of $52 or $57 online.

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. Choosing Ingham or Okoboji will lead you to summer programming and adult events.
REGISTER FOR 4-6th-GRADE CAMP
Registration deadline is April 12
To register your High School youth, please click on the following link:    Online Registration for Recharge at Okoboji 
 
  • You will need to create an account and register for the April 26-28 Recharge.  
  • When registering please 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.
  • Once you are registered, you will click “make payment.” 
  • You will be asked if there are any transfer codes you would like to apply. Say “yes” and then click “next.” 
  • You will then verify your camper and click "next." 
  • You will then enter the Our Savior’s Transfer code 19OSSR4 and then verify you would like to use it for the April 26-28 recharge camp. 
  • Once this has been completed, you will be able to make a payment of $52 for first-time campers or $57 for returning campers.
  • Once you have completed your payment, you will see an account summary showing your payment and a transfer of $30 to Our Savior’s. 
  • Click “save/next,” and when it is all entered your account summary, you should reflect that $30 was transferred over to Our Savior’s.

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. Choosing Ingham or Okoboji will lead you to summer programming and adult events.
TRANSPORTATION and CHAPERONES
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.

If we are unable to find enough drivers an additional cost of $15 per student will be added to help pay for transportation.

Transportation Schedule
Friday
  • 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
Sunday
  • 12:30 PM Leave Camp
  • 2:15 PM Arrive at Our Savior's
CONSIDER BEING A CHAPERONE
Adults are invited to join us for the weekend as chaperones. Chaperones at camp stay in adult rooms in a separate area from the youth. Adults are then invited to join the youth for worship, meal time, for group games or to enjoy a relaxing weekend in Okoboji. Chaperones have zero direct supervision responsibilities once we arrive at camp and have found it freeing an fun to be able to choose times to interact with the programming while also having time to explore Okoboji or even read a good book. It really is the best of both worlds and a great way to see how our youth are growing and learning at camp while recharging your batteries. If you are interested in being a chaperone or learning more, please contact John at jschomberg@oslchurch.com .
MORE INFORMATION
WHAT IS THE TITLE "DEAR GOD" ABOUT?    When should I pray? How do I pray? Does God hear my prayers? These are really normal questions that many people have about prayer. At Spring Recharge, campers will focus on three famous prayers in Scripture that help answer some of these questions: The Lords’ Prayer, Psalm 23, and Psalm 51. Through small groups and hands-on activities, campers will gain confidence praying with others and for others. Campers will learn several tools and methods to incorporate prayer into  daily and weekly life.

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!
NEED HELP?
Registration
If you are having any trouble registering, please call Sarah - Registrar Ingham Okoboji Bible Camps at 1-800-OKOBOJI or email her at registrar@okoboji.org

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 jschomberg@oslchurch.com   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