LOMC is a 640-acre, year-round retreat and camping center in the heart of the Rock River Valley of Northwestern Illinois. It is a ministry of the ELCA congregations in Illinois and eastern Missouri. LOMC works cooperatively with congregations to provide staff and resources for camping programs in Illinois and the St. Louis area. Youth and adults find LOMC an attractive setting for retreats and conferences.

The purpose of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC) is to be the Church in outdoor settings, nurturing Christian faith and providing experiences connecting the Word of God with the World of God.

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Mr. Potato Head Junior High Retreat

2017 Fall Junior High Retreat November 3 (7PM) to November 5 (1PM)  Isn’t it fun to take Mr. Potato Head’s pieces and put them in crazy spots? Picking and choosing exactly which spot to put each piece and which pieces to use. Do we sometimes live our Christianity this way, picking and choosing the pieces […]

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Peder Eide Junior High Retreat

November 10-12, 2017 Friday 7pm — Sunday 1pm $145 per person Peder is returning to LOMC for a weekend of music, worship, and fellowship. Peder uses his music, family stories and personal witness to encourage young people to live out their faith. Lodging is in our dormitory style buildings with meals in our dining hall. […]

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Come Experience Our ZIP LINE

1,200 feet long— the longest single span Zip-Line of its kind in the Midwest with over 110 feet of elevation change! Travel at speeds from 35-40 mph across the beautiful landscape of LOMC! Cost is only $10 per person, per session for this life changing experience. In order to ensure safety for all participants, we […]

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