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.

Our 2018 Summer Camp Theme is TRUE GOD, TRUE MAN. Click here to read about it!


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

Adventure Camp

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


Basketball Camp

For campers wanting to grow in their basketball skills but still have a great Christian camp experience, you can have the best of both worlds by attending Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca’s Basketball Camp.


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!


Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp is one of our most popular camps. As our campers grow older, Discover Camp opens their eyes to new on-camp activities and adventures. Both full-week and mini-week sessions are available.


Explorer Camp

This three-day, two-night camp is the perfect introductory camp experience. Campers will have a blast getting acclimated to all of the fun and learning that Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca has to offer!


Junior Counselor

Being a junior counselor is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in working with youth while working alongside and assisting one of Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca’s camp counselors.


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.


Projectile Camp

Campers will spend their activity time building projectile elements such as miniature catapults and trebuchets, and then launching things from them. We’ll even have a water balloon launcher on site!


Sports Camp

This camp is for those who want their activity sessions filled with sports rather than traditional camp activities. In addition, campers will go to a Cedar Rapids Kernels game and play mini golf at a local golf course!


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!


Wilderness Camp

Campers will spend the week tent-camping and cooking several meals over a campfire. A canoeing trip to nearby Lake MacBride State Park is another highlight of Wilderness Camp.

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