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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Summer Employment at LOMC

Come join our 2018 Summer Staff! Are you someone with a passion for: Strengthening and growing your relationship with Jesus Christ? Guiding and working with groups of youth to help them strengthen and grow their relationship with Jesus Christ? Loving and respecting nature while enjoying all of God’s beauty on a daily basis? If so, […]

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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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Camp Grandparents

Camp Grandparents share their time, energy, talents and passion with the youngest campers (1st-3rd graders) at LOMC each year! They are able to connect with campers when sometimes all that is needed is a “listening ear and a caring heart” to help them adjust to new surroundings. Grandparents are nurturing, observant, creative, flexible, and forgiving. […]

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