Welcome to Lakeview Ministries!
We welcome you to the Lakeview Ministries website. Please browse the links above to learn more about our programs and summer camp, or read about some of our events coming soon below.
Essay Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who submitted essays to the “What does camp mean to you?” essay contest. We had a great number of high quality essays, but we could only chose one from each category. Here is a short excerpt from each winner’s essay:
Adult Winner: Megan Mathews
“…As I continued through elementary school, I often felt that I didn’t really fit in. When I was at Camp Lakeview, all those feelings of awkwardness fell away. I was just another child of God, getting to know and experience Him through the endless variety of unique experiences Camp has to offer. Whether it was through making crafts on the porch, canoeing across the glass-smooth lake, or singing praises at campfire, my time at Camp was a time of immersion in God’s wondrous creation and His boundless love.”
7th – 12th Grade Winner: Logan Sandlin
“Camp Lakeview. Those two words have become one to me; camp cannot go without Lakeview, and Lakeview cannot go without camp. Camp is just a generic term, it could be fun, or it could be boring, you never know until you get there. However, Camp Lakeview is promising, no matter when you go, why you go, or who you go with, you know that it will be fun.”
2th – 6th Grade Winner: Emily Lancaster
“When I hear the words “Camp Lakeview”, or “Lakeview Ministries”, my entire body gets all bubbly and I smile with all of my teeth. At camp, I get to be with other girls my age that absolutely adore Jesus. All of my life, (before my first camp session which was in 3rd grade) I had wanted to know more about Jesus and God because my family didn’t go to Church. When I first went to camp, I made a new best friend named God. Also, I have made a lot of new friends at camp who love the outdoors and share a lot of my other interests.”
Thank you to all who participated and Congratulations to our three winning essays.
Open House – Sunday, May 31
Join us on Sunday, May 31, as we celebrate the start of our summer with worship and the commissioning of the summer staff at the amphitheater at 11:00 a.m. A free lunch will be served at noon, followed by an afternoon of camp activities. Spend the afternoon at camp swimming, zip-lining, riding horses, or just relaxing in the great outdoors.
Summer Camp Registration Open
Lakeview’s Wish List
Lakeview Ministries relies on donations of new or gently used items to help further God’s work here. We are currently seeking donations of the following items:
- AED for Lakeview Villages
- Video Projector
- 4-wheel drive truck capable of plowing snow (we have a plow)
- Reliable car that gets 30+ mpg for church and school visits
- Canoes, kayaks, rowboats, or paddle boats
- ATV/UTV with dump bed
- MIG Welder
Camp Lakeview was established in 1964 to provide Christian experience of growth, inspiration, and recreation, for people of all ages through a year-round outdoor ministry. Working within the confessions of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, we enhance the ministry of individual churches by providing the setting and resources for strengthening the faith of God’s people.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free 866-632-9992. Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA and Lakeview Ministries are equal opportunity providers and employers.