Outlaw Ranch: Explore Camp!

Have you thought about the great opportunities offered by Lutheran Outdoors of South Dakota (LOSD)? Did you know that in our own backyard there is a great LOSD camp called Outlaw Ranch?

Located amongst the granite outcroppings in the southern Black Hills, Outlaw Ranch is open year round, offering summer youth camps, family camp, year round retreats for youth AND adults. Outlaw Ranch is also available for hosting business gatherings and family reunions. See what Outlaw Ranch has to offer today by checking out the events below or taking a cruise their easy to navigate website on

K-5 and Parent/Grandparent Overnight Camp
March 22-23, 2014; Saturday, 11 am – Sunday, 11 am

Come, explore camp through worship, singing, crafts, bible study, games and much more! This program offers a chance for K-5th grade campers and parents/grandparents to pack all of the fun and adventure of camp into 24 hours. It’s a blast you won’t want to miss.

One Child/One Adult – $125
Additional Adult – $60
Additional Child – $42
Cost includes one night’s lodging, Saturday lunch and supper, Sunday breakfast and programming.
$45 per family of registration fee is non-refundable in case of cancellation.

Scrapbooking Retreat
March 28-30, 2014; Friday 10:00 a.m. to Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Spend a weekend scrapbooking your memories and photos, catching up on those unfinished projects, letting someone else cook delicious meals for you, and sharing techniques with new friends. Enjoy time in the woods. Bring your own projects and tools. There is plenty of space for all. Housing is provided on-site in our comfortable retreat rooms. Commuting is also available.

Adults in Lodge or Barn – $108
Adults in Cabin – $93
Commuter – $77 (no overnight stay)
$45.00 Deposit per person (Deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation)
Cost includes two nights lodging, Friday supper, 3 meals Saturday, Sunday brunch and plenty of work space.
Please register by March 14, 2014

Women’s Retreat
April 4-6, 2014, Friday, 7 pm – Sunday, 11 am

Jesus went up on the mountainside by himself to pray.” (Matthew 14:23) We too are called to come to the mountain, or a place like Outlaw Ranch, to experience God’s peace and relaxation. Take time away from your busy life and spend it in God’s beautiful creation. Join us for a weekend full of worship, prayer, Bible study, singing, fellowship and relaxation.

Weekend Theme: “Letters to Myself”

From your perspective today, if you could write a letter to your younger self, what insights would you have for yourself? Join us as we explore, through conversation, Bible readings, and creative writing activities, how our relationships and choices have shaped our lives and our faith. By the end of the retreat, each participant will have written at least one letter. We will have the opportunity to share our letters with the group. If desired, you can add your letter to a booklet created for each participant.

Bring a letter that you have received and saved (or a story about a letter).

Suggested reading:What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self – Extraordinary Women Share the Wisdom They Wish They’d Had When They Were Younger” edited by Ellyn Spragins.

Resource person: Rebecca Piper is pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hermosa, South Dakota. Her passions include hiking, traveling, spending time with her family, and drinking coffee (sometimes at the same time). She lives in Hermosa with her husband, David, and two children.

Cost includes two nights lodging, 3 meals Saturday, brunch on Sunday and all programming.
Lodge or Barn- $105
Cabin – $87
Commuter – $70
$45.00 Deposit per person (Deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation)
Please register by March 24, 2014

For more info, contact Outlaw Ranch:
12703 Outlaw Ranch Rd
Custer SD 57730
Phone: 605-673-4040

Source: Lutheran Outdoors of South Dakota