Our Camps

Whether you are looking for a summer camp experience for your child or grandchild, for a place for the whole family to get away, or for a winter retreat this guide will help you find the site that suites your needs.

joy ranch

Lutherans Outdoors' newest camp and retreat center is a barrier-free facility welcoming all to experience Christ's love in community and creation in a unique setting-- an 1880's prairie town with modern high comfort amenities! Joy Ranch specializes in offering summer medical camps and intergenerational programs for individuals of all abilities and ages. Joy Ranch is also a reputable destination location for weddings, corporate retreats and family vacations. Joy Ranch's facility includes a full-service campground and an impressive working dude ranch featuring Norwegian Fjord Horses, Quarter Horses, Miniature Horses, and one Miniature Donkey! 


Located on Enemy Swim Lake, a beautiful glacial lake in Northeast South Dakota, NeSoDak provides a safe place for youth to build relationships, develop new skills, and live in a grace-filled community. NeSoDak specializes in youth and family programs for all ages including week-long and overnight summer camps. NeSoDak offers specialty waterfront programs for a variety of ages including fishing camps, kayak camps, and canoeing camps. NeSoDak also features a high comfort retreat center for retreat groups and family vacations while providing one of the best accommodations in the area for hunting and fishing trips.


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

Outlaw Ranch

For all ages! Youth camps for K-12, Mission, leadership and adventures experiences for Middle School and High School youth and Family Camp for all ages. Youth can hike, fish, canoe and ride horses in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota while God is molding them into young leaders. Families can get away to experience an all-inclusive, faith-filled family vacation. Open year-round.