Minneboji Lutheran Camp is for students, primarily from Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregations in South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota, who have completed grades 4 through 9. Registration information, medical information forms and camp booklets are available to download here on this website (go to our REGISTRATION PAGE by clicking HERE) or contact either the camp manager (Pastor Otten)or the camp dean (Pastor Lehr). New registration booklets will go out to congregations around mid-March. For contact information for the Camp Manager & Camp Dean, click HERE to go to our contact information page. Camp Minneboji is located at Camp Okoboji Lutheran Camp on beautiful Lake Okoboji Iowa (for more information on Camp Okoboji CLICK HERE.). Every camper registration form MUST be signed by your Pastor, Vicar or DCE. You may request one cabin mate. Include that name on your registration blank. No more than 4 campers from one town will be assigned to the same cabin. Camp this year is June 25 through July 1, 2017. The capacity of the camp (available cabin space) is only 325. The camp will fill fast - REGISTER EARLY! The camp cost is for 7 days and is as follows…

Registration fees received by May 1st are $370 (cost is $390 for registrations received after May 1st, 2017)

Final registration cut-off date is May 21, 2017 (or when camp is full; visit the REGISTRATION PAGE to check for camper space before sending in registration forms after May 31st).

Pre-Registration fee is $150. (As always, we recommend that church groups put together fundraisers to help pay for camp registration.) This fee includes room & board, operation expenses, crafts, sports, and the outing to Arnold's Park. For information on Honor's Camp fees, look on the Honor's camp page of the site. Camp registration begins at the camp grounds at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 26th and closes at 5:00pm. All price information currently listed is for 2016 camp year and is subject to change before 2017.

Minneboji Camp week begins with on-site registration (as discussed above) on Sunday, June 25 and ends at 10:00am on Saturday, July 1. Camp fees include the privilege to enjoy and participate in the camp program for the week, room & board for the week, the use of the camp and sports equipment, and insurance for costs of injuries not covered by your family policy. Camp fees do NOT include the cost of canteen services, postage, souvenirs, etc. We suggest that $15 to $20 is sufficient spending money for treats. If planning to purchase film, t-shirts, etc., additional money would be needed. We operate a banking system for all campers. All cash is deposited at the "bank" with Pastor Otten. No cash is to be kept by campers or in the cabins. The canteen has soda pop, candy, film, souvenirs & t-shirts, stamps, toiletries...almost anything you want to get during designated store hours. No cash is accepted at the canteen after registration day until closing Saturday morning. All unused money from the camper's account is refunded to you on Saturday. T-shirts can be purchased at the time of registration or at the conclusion of camp.

Every effort is made at camp week to give your child a wonderful camp experience. Physically we try to do everything possible to take care of your youngster. Every cabin has counselors who are in charge of the cabin and sleep in the cabin with the children at night and is with them during most of the activities during the day. We do all that we can to take care of that bit of homesickness that many youngsters experience. You can rest assured that your child will be taken care of in our Christian camp. With Christian influence and under God's eternal protection, our Minneboji camp week is a wonderful and spiritual experience for your young girl or boy. We ask that parents are aware that camp is not a "confinement" center. Though we will do all in our power to provide for the personal needs of your boy or girl, we depend upon a spirit of cooperation on the part of all our participants. It follows that if the camp personnel cannot and do not assume liability in violation of camp rules.

Although there is access to phones on the camp grounds, we PROHIBIT any use of the telephone by campers. Please do not give your child cell phones, phone cards or ask for them to call you at any time during the week. We also ask that you parents not call your children except in the case of an emergency. We encourage the use of REGULAR MAIL rather than phone use. Please make your children aware of this fact. You may also send your camper EMAILs during the week at mail@minneboji.com. Parents wanting to visit camp later in the week should first check with the camp dean or manager.

Children should not attend camp if they have contracted or been exposed to an infectious disease. The camp nurse will handle the distribution of medications as needed. If you must take special medication, please furnish the camp staff with the medication you are taking and the exact daily requirements. A refridgeration unit is available for storing any medications that so require.
If there is any damage done by a camper to any part of the camp property, he/she will be billed for it and this must be paid before the camper will be allowed to leave the camp grounds to return home.

Camp Minneboji has consecrated Christian counselors interested in Christian ministry and Christ-centered relationships with boys & girls, who devote their time and talents for the camp week. Pastors & other professional church workers from Minnesota & South Dakota lead the camp activities as members of the camp staff. The staff and counselors recieve no pay. However, their room and board is paid for them out of the total operational expenses. If you are interested in becoming a camp counselor then CLICK HERE for more information. Lifeguards are in charge of all swim areas and are provided by the Camp Okoboji staff.

Note to drivers = The Saturday schedule concludes after the 9:30am closing devotions. Drivers are asked to pick up their riders before 10:00am on Saturady morning. Please be prompt! Also, remind your children to take all their belongings with them when they depart camp.



A quick checklist of things to make sure you remember to bring... bible, pencils, swimsuit, soap, shampoo, jacket, towels, shower sandles/flipflops, softball glove, sleeping bag/pillowcase/bedding (blankets & pillows are furnished), sunscreen, wash cloths, camp clothing (warm, cold, & sports cloths), camera, S.A.S.E., disposable drinking cups, and a T-Shirt or Polo shirt for the dance.

Start thinking about... a talent to bring to camp for talent night. Those who are willing are encouraged to share their gifts & talents with the camp during our annual variety show.

DO NOT BRING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS... Inappropriate Clothing, Tobacco & alcohol products, popcorn poppers, radios/walkmans/gameboys/disc players/or any type of audio equiptment or electronic games, laser pointers, phone/calling cards, skateboards, scooters, skates/rollerblades, cell phones, pagers, or any "fireworks" of any kind!

Dress Issues: When packing clothing for your camper, please take the following information into account. Camp Minne-boji is a Christian camp and we expect that our clothing, including swimwear, will reflect Christian attitudes and taste. Special mention must be made of attire for the dance. As mentioned above, only traditional T-Shirts (1/2 sleeves), collared or polo shirts are allowed for the "tops" for both girls & boys. No tight fitting shirts, spagetti straps, tube-tops or bare midriffs! Young ladies should consider wearing one-piece swimsuits or "tankinis" for swim times.

*** CAMP RULES ***
In order to safeguard each child and manage a good camp, some rules and guidelines are necessary and must be strictly enforced. Parents please go over these rules with your children before they come to camp.
Campers must be in their cabins at 9:45pm and lights out at 10:15pm. Everyone in bed and QUIET! All campers must remain in cabins after 9:45pm.
Everyone will paricipate in the scheduled program (unless otherwise excused by the camp dean or director).
Anyone leaving the camp grounds during the week without permission from the camp dean or director will be sent home.
While attending camp, it is expected that manners, language, and clothing will reflect the ideals & principles of the camp. The camp staff reserves the right to request that a camper must change shirts or other clothing as necessary. Campers are to wear their buttons throughout their camp day so that they are recognized as members of the camp by staff.
See about phone calls in the above camp information. Also see rules of what NOT to bring, listed above as well.
Anyone flagrantly breaking the above rules will be sent home! At that time a collect call will be placed to the parents, and no financial refund will be given, except spending money deposited in the camp bank.

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