Summer 2018 Registration!

Why Camp?

Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota (LO) is dedicated to quality Christian camping for youth and adults and has been for more than 70 years. Camp allows each person to explore and play in a nurturing environment, which in turn leads them to build a stronger faith foundation, discover personal gifts, develop new skills, as well as gain life-long friends and mentors.

Many leaders today attribute their leadership development to their experience at camp.

Our Mission and Vision

Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota welcomes all to explore and experience Christ’s love in community and creation.

We are your first choice for dynamic and innovative Christ-centered ministries: many sites, many seasons, many experiences.


LO offers a variety of programs to fit any budget and strives to make youth camp affordable. If you need assistance with camp fee, please contact our registrar at (800) 888-1464 and ask about our Camperships

Our Camps

Joy Ranch

For all ages, strollers welcome! Joy Ranch is a barrier free camp, built entirely accessible so that people of all ages and all abilities can experience camp together. Featured programs include Grandparent/Grandchild camps, family camps, horse programs and specialty camps for people with special needs. Open year-round.

Klein Ranch

For youth who have completed grades 5-12 and adults. If you love horses you will love Klein Ranch. Programs at Klein are focused on small group experiences and riding the wide open prairie. Klein Ranch is a unique camp that offers youth the opportunity to begin to stretch their boundaries, and abilities, as they ride horses on 2,300 acres of Wild West ranch country.


Located on a beautiful Glacial Lake, NeSoDak provides a safe place for youth to build relationships, develop new skills and live in a grace-filled community. NeSoDak specializes in summer youth programs, including 1-2-3 camps (one day, one night) for elementary youth, half-week and week-long camps for middle school through junior high youth, and Counselor-in-Training (CIT) programs.

Outlaw Ranch

For all ages! Youth camps for 3-12 and Family Camp for all ages. Youth can hike, fish, canoe and ride horses while God is molding them into young leaders. Families can get away to experience an all-inclusive, faith-filled family vacation.Youth can also experience adventures in the beautiful Black Hills, mission experiences on the Pine Ridge reservation and in Rapid City.
Open year-round.