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.
Caretakers of Ministry
My sister bought a simple house plant back in 1974, the year she went to college. She named it Ophelia. Ophelia travelled with her during her many stops in life including teaching, grad school, marriage and children. Ophelia continued to thrive as it received water, sunshine and constant care. When Ophelia was twenty years old, my wife and I received the gift of Ophelia from my sister. It was now our turn to tend to Ophelia’s needs.
Ophelia is still thriving in our home today, 45 years later. Ophelia receives constant care and will continue to thrive with that continual constant care.
Lutherans Outdoors is very similar to Ophelia.
Through your constant care, and the constant care of many others, the Lutherans Outdoors ministry sites--NeSoDak, Outlaw Ranch, Klein Ranch and Joy Ranch--thrive. With your continual and constant care, the Lutherans Outdoors ministry sites will continue to thrive into the future.
Will you please, once again, be an important caretaker of this ministry?
Paul J. Hanson, Executive Director
+ Outlaw Ranch
- 4-Seat Gas Powered Golf Cart
- Forever Stamps Book
- Sandbox Toys
- Rubbermaid Garbage Can
- Outdoor Propane Heater
- Overnight Tent
- Skidsteer Loader
- Horse Dry Box
- Copy Paper
- Replacement Arrows
- New Board Games
- Gift Certificate - Hobby Lobby
- Barbed Wire Fencing - And Volunteer Hours
- Cabin Screen Door
- Stand-up Computer Desk
- Whole House Fan - Lodge
- Gift Certificate For Summer Flowers
- Horse Shoe Game
- New Vehicles For Staff Travel
- 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
- 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
- Commercial Kitchen Steamer
- Connelly Water Tube
- Copy Paper Case
- Lifetime Plastic - Folding Table 8-foot
- 9 Volt and AA Batteries for Smoke Detectors
+ 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/Linens
- Arm/Finger Guards for Archery Range
- Shower Curtain/Liners (40 total needed)
- Medium Size Commercial Kitchen Cooking Pots (nonstick) 4-6 Quart
- Play Ground Equipment - balls, nets, etc
- Shower Floor Pads
- Gas Gift cards
- Hyvee Gift cards
- Copier Paper (8.5x11)
- Lighters for cookouts
+ Klein Ranch
- Pickup Truck
- Roofing Project
- Two-stall Horse Shelter
- Old Steel Bin
- Semi Load of Large Square Bales
- Firstaid/CPR/AED Training
- Riding Helmets
- 12 - 4" X 8' Wooden Pointed Fenceposts
- 12 - 6' Steel T-posts
- 4 Barbed-roll of Barbed Wire
- New or Used Flatbed
- Case of White Copy Paper
- Decorative Wooden Wagon Wheel
- Split-rail Fencing
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.
Paul Hanson, Executive Director
Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota
At Lutherans Outdoors we provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to connect with one another. These connections allow each person to explore and play in a nurturing environment, which leads to a stronger faith foundation, discovering personal gifts, developing new skills, as well as building life-long relationships. Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota is dedicated to quality faith experiences and hospitality for youth and adults and has been for more than 65 years.