Reflecting on Our 50th Anniversary!

It all started with a letter. In 1963 a request was made to the Lutheran Church to provide the funding for a camp. The land was purchased, the cabins were built, and 50 years later Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca continues to glorify the Lord through its outdoor ministries.

Thank you to all the donors, volunteers, and guests who contributed to the success of our 50th Anniversary celebration! We had approximately 300 guests join us in a beautiful day of activities, fun, and food, along with a great time of fellowship and reminiscing. We were blessed to have been joined by some of those visionary members of the original Board of Directors, former counselors, staff, camper parents, supporters, campers, and their families spanning every decade of the past 50 years. Guests traveled from as far away as Georgia, Colorado and eight other states. Pictures, documents, slide shows, and a video documentary chronicling the camp's history were available for a trip down memory lane. Craft stick boards with each year's theme and signed by campers and staff for the past 25+ years were on display. The Celebration Service, quilt auction with dozens of beautiful items, and pulled pork sandwich dinner rounded out the afternoon.

Special thanks to Celebration Service officiants, IDE President Rev. Dr. Brian Saunders and Rev. Andrew Gray, documentary narrator Rev. Mitch Otto, auctioneer Tom Sandersfeld, auction clerk Janet Fischer, donors of the hog for the barbecued pork, Gary and Wilma Licht, and Jacob Fischer for countless hours collecting merchant donations.

Thank you to the following crafters, organizations, donors and merchants who contributed so generously to this event.

To God be the Glory, all honor and praise.