Support LOMC

Join With Us In Helping LOMC Grow!

Financial Gifts

Financial gifts to our annual, campership and/or capital funds enable LOMC to grow and thrive!

Click here to find out more about financial giving.

Thrivent

If you are a Thrivent Financial member you can help LOMC!

Click here to find out more about Thrivent giving.

Amazon Smile

Amazon helps charities like LOMC. When you purchase items your order can help LOMC too!

Find out more about AmazonSmile here!

Use this link to make your purchases count!

In-Kind Donations

Do you have items to donate to LOMC?

Follow this link to find out to help.


 

Financial Gifts

LOMC is a registered 501(c)(3) organization ─ contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. EIN: 36-3544163​

Financial Gifts

Throughout the year, churches, groups and individuals help LOMC financially. These financial gifts enable us to help others through our capital, scholarship and annual funds.

Thank you for donating to the ministries of LOMC.

Donate By Check

Congregations and individuals can send checks to:

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center
PO Box 239
Oregon, IL 61061

Online Giving

You can safely give online using our Ultracamp service.

Click here to go to our secure online giving site.

Sustaining Supporter

Please consider the below membership gift levels and the option to become a sustaining supporter:

$5,000+: Freedom Tree
$2,500: Paul’s Pond
$1,000: Esbjorn
$500: Stoney Point
$250: Levi’s Cave
$100: Turtle Hill

If would like to become a Sustaining Supporter by pledging a donation every month automatically, you can set this up online:

Click here to become a Sustaining Supporter.


 

Thrivent Financial Members

Thrivent strives to be more than an insurance and financial services company. They are a not-for-profit membership organization of Christians. For more than 100 years, they’ve helped their members be wise with money and be good stewards of the gifts God has given them.

Thrivent members have also been generous to LOMC through the years by taking advantage of Action Teams and Choice Dollars.

For more about Thrivent Financial click here...

 

Thrivent Action Teams

Thrivent Action Teams are free to Thrivent members!

Contact us about setting up a Thrivent Action Team for LOMC and you'll join a long list of people that have created teams at LOMC to:

  • Paint buildings
  • Provide seed money for programs
  • Clean and repair around LOMC
  • Improve our technology
  • Improve security
  • Help with fundraising projects
  • and more!

Each Team provides you with $250 to help LOMC in a needed project.

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Thrivent members can designate their Thrivent Choice dollars to LOMC!

Eligible members can recommend where Thrivent distributes a portion of its charitable funding by directing Choice Dollars®. Members become eligible for Thrivent Choice based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership.

Questions? Contact your Thrivent rep today.

For more info about Thrivent Choice Dollars click here.


 

Amazon Smile

 

When you shop at Amazon.com through a special link, AmazonSmile enables you to direct Amazon.com to donate to LOMC!

So easy! Just use the link before you buy anything at Amazon.

Click here to use LOMC's AmazonSmile link.

** The best way to help LOMC financially is to give direct financial gifts. We encourage supporters to directly give to LOMC but also want to provide extra ways to help the ministry.

Visit the LOMC Charity Wish List here...

LOMC's Amazon Wish List

Like to purchase things that benefit others?

Visit the link to gain access to a special shopping list on Amazon.com full of large and small items that LOMC could really use. Visit the list often to find things like:

  • Tools
  • Games
  • Hardware Items
  • Technology Items
  • Sports Equipment
  • Office Equipment
  • ? You Never Know!

How it works.
You visit Amazon, purchase the item(s) and they get sent directly to LOMC so we can quickly put them to great use. Take a look and see if there is something that you could donate.


 

In-Kind Donations

When Helping Can Hurt

We love when our friends have items to donate to LOMC. Before you drop off an item please be aware of these items:

  • Does LOMC need it? Call or talk to us first.
  • Is it broken or at the end of life? We really can't use it then.
  • You may want to consider selling your item and donating the proceeds to LOMC.
  • We can't always guarantee we will hang on to it indefinitely. We'll do our best to get a long life out of your gift but in an active setting like LOMC things do get used and broken.

Get The Credit You Deserve!

When you donate an item (or items) to LOMC you might receive tax breaks.

  • We'll acknowledge the gift in a letter and/or email to you.
  • We can only describe the item (or items) you donated. We cannot place a dollar-value on your donation. You can specify the amount of your donation on your own tax-return (talk to a tax professional if you need help).

LOMC Wish List

Be aware, the items on this list are generally larger dollar values.

Also consider our Amazon Charity List!

Current List of Items

  • Carpet the main floors of the Roost and Perch (multi-purpose buildings next to Retreat Cabins) $4,000
  • Roof replacement on Meadows A & B cabins $12,000
  • Dining Hall HVAC kitchen $8,500
  • Zero-turn mower w/72” cutting deck $12,000
  • Art Barn tear-down $4,500
  • Build a new trail to Meadows Village cabins $1,500
  • Repair all bridges on the trails $250
  • Start planning process for an outdoor chapel/amphitheater $30,000
  • Re-establish power to Kukawa building: clear area around the building, clean and organize the interior for storage $2,500
  • Pour a concrete pad in the maintenance shop $3,500
  • Bathroom renovations and new siding for Timbers & Meadows cabins (Capital Project)
  • Replace the plow truck
  • Two dehumidifiers $600
  • Air Compressor (30 gal) $500
  • Renovate Dining Hall bathrooms $33,000
  • Approximately 7 window/portable unit air conditioners throughout camp: Kitchen manager’s office, program center, and 4-5 in Hillside cabin $2,000.

 

Volunteer At LOMC

LOMC Has A Role For You

We have so many great opportunities for people of all ages to help LOMC in its mission to connect the Word of God with the World of God.

  • Trade Professionals
  • Medical Professionals
  • Ministry Professionals
  • Church Groups
  • Small Groups
  • Individuals
  • Weekend Hosts
  • Camp Grandparents
  • Summer Camp Specialists

You Can Help!

Explore the needs of LOMC.

LOMC can always use licensed trade professionals willing to donate their time with needed projects involving:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Construction

LOMC would benefit in both the retreat and summer seasons with individuals willing to help with first aid needs. For our summer camps and retreats, having a professional onsite to help take care of immediate medical needs is a must.

If you are an EMT, RN or other licensed medical professional, we can use your skills to keep our events safe and our guests well-taken care of.

  • Are you a rostered leader in the ELCA?
  • Are you a staff person for a church?

We are always looking for people to help enhance retreats for our groups. Our guests often need help in a variety of ways to make their time away a faith-focused experience. Some needs we could use help on include:

  • Leading worship
  • Presiding at Holy Communion
  • Leading Bible study
  • Leading a group through a spiritual experience (prayer walk,  or other activity)
  • Writing Bible experiences to be used at LOMC.
    • Example: Youth-led devotional for use after riding the zip-line
    • Example: Council retreat devotional based on spiritual gifts

Bring your church out to LOMC to work on a service project or help with an event.

Is your small group coming out to LOMC for a retreat? Consider taking some time during your stay to do a service project to benefit our ministry. You may also want to consider bringing your small group out for a day to work together on a project.

We often have individual projects that could use a hand or two:

  • Mowing
  • Cleaning
  • Equipment Repair
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Painting
  • and more!

We are in the beginning stages of looking for individuals or couples that could serve as weekend hosts for groups. The primary need is help on Saturdays and housing may be available onsite for our weekend hosts. Duties may include:

  • Greeting guests when they arrive and seeing them off at the end of their experience.
  • Hosting meals (checking in with a group's needs, leading meal grace, meal instruction/info).
  • Leading activities like a guided hike, Prayer Labyrinth, team building course and more.

Some training would be needed but no prior experience necessary.

Volunteer Events

These events need people to help in usually many different ways.

Lumberjack Day

Autumn Fest

BYG Retreat

High School Retreat

Jr. High Retreat