Our Mission

Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca is a year-round outdoor recreational and camping environment affiliated with the Iowa District East of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. One of the primary ways we carry out our mission is by offering a summer camp program for youth.

Each day at summer camp, campers begin and end each day with the Word of God and prayer, learn about Jesus Christ through Bible study and devotions, and  make lasting friendships. We value the use of God’s natural creation as a catalyst for sharing and teaching God’s Word to young people and their families.

Summer Camp Theme

We spend time every day at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca studying God’s Word. Each year, our Bible study is centered around a theme from Scripture. Though every camper learns the same theme, each program’s Bible study is modified to fit the age group of the program. Campers also participate in multiple devotions each day that fit our Biblical theme and teaches them about Christ.

COVID-19 Safety

Safety is our number-one priority this summer, and we need your help to ensure a safe and fun summer. Our goal is to have the most “normal” summer possible. Procedures will be in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 to other campers and staff. Please know that, in addition to best practices in camping, state and local health guidance and restrictions may change our operations, and what we envision for safety now in the planning stages may need to change before or during summer camp. We will communicate our final safety plan sometime in May.


Our campers have no shortage of things to do while at camp. Being that our programs accommodate campers in kindergarten up to high school seniors, our summer camp program features activities suitable for elementary campers as well as advanced activities for older campers.

Canoeing Archery Rock Climbing Zip Line
Challenge Course Horseback Riding Swimming (Pool) Frisbee Golf
Hayrack Rides Human Foosball Air Rifles Parachute Games
Gaga Ball Canoe Trips Bike Trips Various Sports
Skits Hikes

Summer Programs

Trailblazer Camp

Even high schoolers need a break from their summer jobs and college visits. Spend a fun-filled yet peaceful time away from the digital world by digging into God’s Word and enjoying the beautiful outdoors!

Pathfinder Camp

With Pathfinder Camp, older campers begin to unlock the depth of the camp experience with more advanced Bible studies and activities that emphasize team building while still enjoying their favorite past camp activities.

Challenge Camp

Canoeing 15 miles on the Coralville Reservoir, biking 50 miles on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, climbing and hiking all over Palisades Kepler State Park, and a final fun-filled day at Lost Island Water Park make up the challenge!

Adventure Camp

Two fantastic state park trips featuring canoeing, hiking, and rock climbing are the hallmark of Adventure Camp. Campers will go to Lake MacBride State Park and Palisades Kepler State Park.

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