Our Mission and Vision
Leveraging a best-in-class outdoor recreational and camping environment, Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca exists to promote and provide Christ-centered education, recreation, and inspiration for individuals and groups of all ages. Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca offers year-round, Christ-centered programs that support the ministries of local congregations, nurture the faith of individuals and families, and motivate people toward congregational involvement and living in their God-given vocations.
Daniel Sanchez Camp Director
Daniel Sanchez has been with Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca since 2006, when he came on staff as a Program Assistant. By December of 2006, he was appointed as the Program Director and kept that title until early 2014, when he was named the new Camp Director. Daniel’s days in Lutheran Camping began in 2004 as a summer staff member at Lutheran Island Camp in Northern Minnesota. He is a 2005 graduate from the University of Minnesota-Morris. Daniel is married to Crysten and they have three children, Lydia, Judah, and Magdalena.
As Camp Director, Daniel oversees all areas of the camp and focuses on development, fundraising, policy, and financials.
Beverly Ahlemeyer Office Administrator
Beverly Ahlemeyer joined Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca in April 1996 in what was initially intended to be a short term, part-time job. She’s never left. In that time, she has had a hand in processing practically every donation, registration, and retreat contract. When not at camp, she is likely working in the three year-old preschool classroom, library, or as a substitute associate at Shellsburg Elementary School.
As Office Administrator, Beverly serves as our registrar for summer camp and deals with all sorts of communications that go in and out of Camp. She also helps to set up retreats and does invoicing for groups.
Dylan Lampe Site Manager
Dylan Lampe began as the Camp’s full-time Site Manager in January of 2020. He previously worked on the summer staff during the summers of 2018 and 2019, and was a camper for several years. Dylan graduated from Iowa State in 2019 with a bachelor’s in Animal Ecology. In January 2020, he joined Io-Dis-E-Ca’s staff as the site manager. Dylan also met his wife, Abby Lampe (Scheel), during his first summer on staff.
As Site Manager, Dylan is responsible for the maintenance and development of Camp’s land and facilities.
Alec Deppe Director of Programs and Retreats
Alec Deppe joined Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca in December of 2022. He has been involved in camp life at various camps throughout his life. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Leisure, Youth, and Human Services from the University of Northern Iowa in May of 2021. He is originally from Ankeny, Iowa. He moved to Cedar Falls for college and joined the campus ministry, where he met his wife April Deppe (Armbrecht). They moved to Waverly, Iowa in March of 2022 and welcomed their first child in December 2022!
As Director of Programs and Retreats, Alec works to ensure that we have a great summer program and that our retreat needs are met.