Mission Camp

Mission Camp is a hands-on, create-your-own experience that combines the service of missions trips with the fun and adventure of summer camp. In the spring and fall of 2015, Camp Lakewood will be offering Mission Camp opportunities for groups of all ages! Groups will have the opportunity to experience life at camp while participating in service projects on site - from clearing ground to building paintball bases, the group will help prepare camp for the upcoming camping season. Groups may also spend time serving in the community with local churches and organizations. In addition to room and board costs, each group is asked to provide funds for the projects they choose to complete.

Camp Lakewood Mission Camp Opportunities:

  • April 6-10 | $125 per person
  • April 13-17 | $125 per person
  • October 5-9 | $125 per person
  • October 12-16 | $125 per person
  • Contact Camp Manager Karen Hand to inquire about custom Mission Camp dates


Camp Mission Projects (With Cost)

Your Mission Camp group can take ownership of one of the following projects:

  • Build new elements on The Adventure Trail | $400-1200, depending on which element (6 total)
  • Strip wallpaper border and paint lower Lakewood Lodge's restrooms | $150
  • Strip wallpaper border and paint Dining Hall's restrooms | $225
  • Build benches that turn into picnic tables | $50-100 each
  • Roof cabins | $1200 each (6 total)
  • Roof Bathouse | $2300
  • Scrap and Paint Exterior of the Pump House | $300
  • Improve landing area for pontoon boat | $300-400

Camp Mission Projects (No Cost)

The following are tentative projects that may be available for your Mission Camp group but vary depending on your scheduled visit:

Spring Opening
• General site prep grounds work, trail work, spring cleaning of cabins and buildings, windows and screen cleaning, inventory

Fall Closing
• Remove and store seasonal items, grounds work, brush removal, trail work

Local Organizations

The following are local organizations that provide mission and serving opportunities beyond the camp site:

  • Clothing Ministry at Huntertown UMC
  • Elijah Haven (Crisis Intervention Center)
  • Lagrange County Clothes & Food Basket
  • Common Grace Love (Kendallville)
  • Common Grace (Albion)
  • Noble House Ministiries
  • The Arc (Noble County Foundations)
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
  • Helping Hands (Food Bank)
  • The Salvation Army
  • Red Cross (Lagrange/Kendallville)
  • Habitat for Humanity

Program Activities

The following program activities are available for Mission Camp groups:

  • Evening Extravaganza
  • Team Building Activities
  • Mammoth Swing
  • Ziplines
  • Kayaking


Get Started Planning

To begin planning your Mission Camp experience at Camp Lakewood, contact Camp Manager Karen Hand.

Camp Lakewood
6815 S. 1100 E. | Wolcottville, IN 46795
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