Day Events

You do not have to be Lutheran to enjoy LOMC. We are a retreat center for everybody.

We currently have restrictions on guests from certain states.
Please visit our COVID-19 page for more info.

DAY EVENTS

As safety concerns continue, consider bringing your small group up for just a day.

  • Group leaders will need to follow all precautions and procedures (pre-screenings, limit size of group, etc.)
  • $20 per person includes one LOMC-led activity and one lunch option (Prairie Tier options only)
    • See Activities and Meal options below.
  • Just need meeting space? We have that available as well.
  • Just want to do an activity? Contact us about availability and pricing.
  • Masks are required inside all buildings and outside when appropriate distance cannot be maintained.

COVID SAFE

The basics as you lead your group at LOMC.

Sick? Stay Home.

Group leaders should check their participants before and during their stay for any symptoms of illness.

Keep Your Distance

Physical distancing (6ft. minimum) throughout your stay will reduce the risk!

Use Protective Equipment

Wear a face mask/covering at all times to reduce yours and others’ risk.

Wash Your Hands

Proper hygiene is a good practice ALL the time but washing hands after entering any building is just one practice that helps reduce risk. Don’t touch your face is another!

Leader Information

Each participant must have a completed online waiver. Use button below.

DETAILS

ACTIVITIES

Fees include one activity.
Most activities are designed for no more than around 10-12 at a time. Your group may need to split into two or more groups to keep the experience enjoyable and safe.

Groups can choose one LOMC-led activity during your day event:

  • Pond Canoe
  • Archery
  • Team Building Activities (Team Building course is closed due to physical distancing requirements)
  • Fishing 101 (we have limited fishing poles so we recommend bringing own if possible)
  • Guided Hike
  • Nature Craft Time

BIBLE STUDY DEVOTIONS- Pick one theme:

  1. “Anxiety, and Our Identity in Christ” (recommended for middle school age, high school age and adult groups)
  2. “Be Color Amazed- What does this mean?” (recommended for middle school age and high school age groups)
  3. “Creation ROCKS!”  Using Psalm 104 we will learn to appreciate and praise all of God’s creation. (recommended for elementary, middle, and high school ages)

SELF-LED ACTIVITIES

These activities are on-your-own. Do as many as you have time for.

  • Volleyball, basketball courts (we have equipment but recommend bringing own if possible)
  • Gaga Ball
  • Fishing at the pond (bring your own gear)
  • Many, many trails for hiking
  • Prayer Labyrinth
  • Campfire
  • Self-guided nature activities/games found in the LOMC Explorers Activity Guide (we’ll provide you with a copy)
  • Destination Devotions, prayer and activities found in the LOMC Explorers Activity Guide (we’ll provide you with a copy)
  • Note: Due to financial, safety and staffing issues related to COVID-19, we are not operating the zip line or pool in 2020. 

Day Event guests will choose from the Prairie Tier lunch selections.
Group leaders will choose one option from the list for the whole group.

For details on meal service click here…

If your group just needs a place to meet we can help you. Facility details are below:

Hawkins Hospitality Center

  • Located at Freedom Tree Village at LOMC.
  • Modern, covered outside overhang with heat and A/C.
  • Round tables or rectangular tables available.
  • COVID-19 capacity is approximately 24 people total (at round tables).
  • WIFI equipped.
  • Two restrooms available.
  • $100 for the day.
  • Does not include any meals or extra equipment (TV, projector, newsprint).

Perch and Roost

  • Meeting buildings adjacent to our Retreat Cabins with heat and A/C.
  • Rectangular tables available.
  • COVID-19 capacity is approximately 10 people total.
  • Internet not available.
  • One restrooms available.
  • $75 for the day.
  • Does not include any meals or extra equipment (TV, projector, newsprint).

Norm Nelson Program Center

  • Meeting building near our Office and Freedom Tree Village.
  • Rectangular tables available.
  • COVID-19 capacity is approximately 10-15 people total.
  • WIFI available.
  • Two restrooms available.
  • $75 for the day.
  • Does not include any meals or extra equipment (TV, projector, newsprint).

Moline Dining Hall

  • Large open room can be set with round or rectangular tables.
  • Please contact Audrey in the LOMC office for use of the Dining Hall.

Outdoor Picnic Pavilions

  • Pole Barn and Tent & Trailer Pavilion are available for groups.
  • Both are equipped with picnic tables.
  • Pavilion has bathrooms attached.
  • Pole Barn is located close to restrooms.
  • No WIFI or Internet available.
  • Electrical outlets located in each facility.
  • $55 for the day.
  • Does not include any meals or extra equipment (TV, projector, newsprint).