Are Look Up Ministries camps open year-round?
Typically, we close down during December due to the cold weather and a desire to make sure our staff is adequately rested. That being said, we are open to occasionally having groups during that time, so feel free to ask!
Do you have kids camps or teen camps?
During the summer, we do both. Children’s camps are for grades 3-6, and Teen camps are for grades 7-12. Check out our Summer Camp page to find out which weeks each are held.
Are there any camps in the fall, winter, or spring?
Look Up Ministries camps are open year round, and not only do we host custom retreats, we also host Programmed Conferences like Love, Sex and Dating (teens), Purpose vs Perfection (women), Winter Camp (teens), and Love, Sex and Marriage (couples)!
Whether you’re a youth leader looking to get your youth group away from the norm, an adult group looking for a space to host a marriage conference, or anything in between, we’d be happy to work alongside you. See our Custom Retreat page for more information.
Do we have to bring chaperones with our group? What is the ratio for leader to student?
Look Up Lodge requires groups to provide their own chaperones, with a 1 to 8 leader to student ratio. While our counselors are awesome and godly people and love your kids, we think it’s really important that your group’s youth get to know and trust you better during the week of camp.
How much is a stay at Look Up Ministries? What does that include?
Prices vary among camps based on the extent of your stay, location and camp! Our 5-night summer camp sessions are $329 per person, and our 3-night summer camps are $229 per person. Most of our retreats are $119 per person (though we are willing to work with you in this). That cost includes up to 3 meals a day, recreation facilities (excluding paintball which is extra $10 per game fee), and if requested, a meeting room. For custom retreats, our staff will work with you to build a retreat schedule and find out other needs you may have prior to you arriving at camp. Our per-night rate is typically $69.
Can Look Up Ministries host business conferences? What about family reunions?
Absolutely! We can be used as a conference center for businesses, teaching associations, public schools, etc. We do require all groups to sign a statement of faith, which is sent in their reservation packet.
How long in advance does a group need to book a retreat?
We recommend they book at least 3 months in advance for school year retreats, and 8 months in advance for summer. Space is on first-come, first-served basis, so we will book a year or more in advance.
Do you have private rooms?
Our camps have a variety of rooming options. From private cabins to bunk-style rooms that can host upward of 20 per room, we have something for your group!
while you’re here
What activities are available at your camps?
Depending upon the seasons and the camp you choose, your group can use the ball courts, fields, bouldering wall, boats, orchard, ziplines, hummers, horses and the giant swing. All our activities (except the ball courts / fields) will be run by our trained staff to ensure that you will have as much fun as possible while staying safe. We can also lead team building activities for your group. No matter the weather we will continue to run all scheduled activities for you unless it is either thundering or conditions have gotten to an unsafe point.
Our lake and waterfront activities (zipline / slide / swimming) are typically open from April 15th until the weekend before Thanksgiving!
Do your camp stores take checks or credit cards?
Yes, our camp stores take cash, checks, and credit cards.
If someone in my group has an injury, where do we go? Who will take care of them?
We have a first-aid clinic located in the rear of the main office. The person working in the front office will assist you. If no one is there, contact our staff via the Guest Service number that will be provided.
Please note that none of our staff are trained nurses / doctors so while we will be as helpful as possible, we cannot give out medical advice.