Day Camps

with Lutherans Outdoors


Bring Camp To Your Home Church!


What is Day Camp?

Day Camp is a unique blend of outdoor ministry and congregational ministry. Let us bring camp to you! Outlaw Ranch and NeSoDak Day Camp Teams come equipped to serve youth in your congregation and community. The LOSD staff brings their own enthusiasm and leadership/teaching style, enhanced by local volunteers with similar gifts and knowledge of the community needs and resources. In partnership as church and camp together, Day Camp is an exciting and enriching experience. Youth will engage in Bible study, worship, songs, arts and crafts, service projects and games. A Thursday night program will be presented for family and guests. Your congregation is simply asked to provide helpers, food and housing for the visiting staff. 

What ages attend Day Camp?

Day Camp is for youth that have completed grades K-6.

When can I book a team for our church?

Registration for summer 2019 Day Camp programs Now Open!


$1,500 flat fee covers Monday - Friday programming with three staff. This covers 25 campers.
$50 per camper above 25 campers

National standard milage rate is applied to fee for transportation for travels to congregation from camps. 

For questions and other details regarding Summer 2019, please contact:

Outlaw Ranch - for info about Outlaw Ranch Day Camps
NeSoDak - for info about NeSoDak Day Camps.

+ Sample Day Camp Schedule

Your Day Camp Team will work with you to develop a schedule that fits the needs and goals of your congregation. Just let your Day Camp Coordinator or the Site Director know what you would like to incorporate!

Sample Daily Schedule:

  • 8:15 am Staff & Volunteer Meeting
  • 9:00 am Day Campers arrive, gathering games and activities
  • 9:15 am Morning Worship
  • 10:00 am Rotation #1
  • 10:30 am Snack Time
  • 10:45 am Rotation #2
  • 11:15 am Rotation #3
  • 12:00 pm Lunch Time
  • 12:45 pm Quiet Time/Bible Study Wrap-Up
  • 1:15 pm Large Group Activity
  • 2:15 pm Closing Worship
  • 3:00 pm Campers Depart, Clean-up, Staff & Volunteer Meeting

While the Day Camp schedule is adaptable, these program components typically remain the same:

Staff and Volunteer Meetings are held before and after Day Camp to ensure that expectations are being met and to plan for the coming day.

Morning and Closing Worships are an opportunity to grow in Christ- centered community through prayer, skits, songs, and more!

Rotations make up most of the morning; campers participate in Bible

Study, arts & crafts, games, and service projects.

Snack Time is typically provided by the church, but you may ask campers to bring their own snacks as well.

Lunches are generally brought by campers. Please make sure that you plan on providing food for LO staff!

Quiet Time/Bible Study Wrap-Up is a time to refocus after lunch, while also incorporating an activity to help campers remember our Bible Study theme.

Large Group Activities can be almost anything! Congregations often coordinate trips to local pools, parks or museums. Service projects, such as cleaning up a community garden or visiting a nursing home are also popular. Day Camp Teams are prepared to lead large group games and activities during this time.