Your gifts make camp happen.


Make a Difference Today!

The mission of Lutherans Outdoors in SD to “…welcome all to explore experience Christ’s love and in creation and community” is made real by generous people like you. Powerful things happen at camp as faith is deepened, leaders are formed, and lives are changed. For this we say, Thank You! You are making a tremendous impact.


Christmas Joy With Lutherans Outdoors

One of my favorite Christmas Eve memories is taking midnight walks with my family. Especially if it was a snowy night. It was a true reminder of God’s love for me.
I invite you to consider taking a Christmas Eve walk with Lutherans Outdoors this Christmas.

A gift to the LO ministry provides an opportunity for campers to walk with God at their favorite camp and feel the love that God provides to them.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Paul J. Hanson, Executive Director

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Wish Lists


Outlaw Ranch

Forever Stamps Book  
Sandbox Toys   
Rubbermaid Garbage Can    
Outdoor Propane Heater     
Overnight Tent    
Skidsteer Loader   
Gas powered 4-6 Seat Golf Cart
Horse Dry Box
Copy Paper
Replacement Arrows
New Board Games
Gift Certificate - Hobby Lobby
Barbed Wire Fencing
Cabin Screen Door
Stand-up Computer Desk
Whole House Fan - Lodge
Gift Certificate For Summer Flowers
Horse Shoe Game


Permanent 16KW Back-Up Hardwired Generator x2
Garden Cart x3
HON Gueststacker Stacking Chair Cart x3
Epson wireless projector & VIVO Ceiling Projector Mount Lifetime Table Cart
Oster 18 Quart Roaster x3
West Bend 101-Cup Coffee Pot x2
Cutting Board/NSF Approved
Sterlite 70 Quart Latching Plastic Tote x5
Propane Heater 30000 BTU x2
Forever Stamps Book
Skidsteer Grappel Fork
Commercial Kitchen Steamer
Connelly Water Tube
Copy Paper Case
Lifetime Plastic - Folding Table 8-foot
9 Volt and AA Batteries for Smoke Detectors 

Klein Ranch

Two stall horse shelter
Old steel bin
Semi load of large square bales
1st Aid/CPR/AED training
Riding helmets
12- 4" X 8' wooden pointed fence posts
12- 6' steel t posts
4 barbed-roll of barbed wire
4 wheeler
New or used flatbed
Case of white copy paper
Decorative wooden wagon wheel
Split rail fencing

Joy Ranch

Left Handed Bow- Adult – 30lbs-100lbs
Archery Arrows- Genesis Brand
Adult Size Life Jackets- Adult Small to Biggest Size available
Blick Gift card - craft store
New FAVORITE Board Games
Queen Size Comforters- neutral colors
Arm/Finger Guards for Archery Range
Shower Curtain/Liners (40 total needed) 
Medium Size Commercial Kitchen Cooking Pots-nonstick- 4 to 6 quarts
Play Ground Equipment- balls, nets, etc
Small Baking Pans
Classroom Easels
Family size tents- 8-12 people
Shower Floor Pads
Gas Gift cards
Hyvee Gift cards
Copier Paper (8.5x11)
Lighters for cookouts


Support Camperships

The Lutherans Outdoors camping experience is vitally important.  Our campership program ensures that everyone has the opportunity to experience the life changing events at camp regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

Last year we were able to provide 536 camperships totaling $97,000 thanks to the wonderful support of friends and donors! 

The cost of a full campership is $700.00. This sends one person to camp who otherwise couldn’t attend. We estimate this year we will need $100,000 to meet the need of those who want to go to camp.

We are so thankful we are able to assist in making the dream of going to camp a reality. It is because of YOUR generosity that this campership program is able to assist so many. 

We wish you and your family a wonderful and safe summer. 

Many Blessings,
Paul Hanson, Acting Director of Lutherans Outdoors in SD