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Summer 2012 is...

Inside you’ll find: Spring Blast information Summer Program Guide Family Camp information Spring Men’s Retreat Marriage Retreat Registration forms and so much more!

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A one day event you won’t want to miss!

Arrival is from 9:00-9:30 AM on Saturday: Please do not arrive before 9:00 AM. Blast ends at 5:30 PM on Saturday.

You may want to bring some extra $$ as the camp store will be open selling candy, soda, t-shirts, etc. Please bring your Bible, pen or pencil, paper, and warm clothes for lots of outdoor activities. Please DO NOT bring: Cell phones, any type of electronic devices, expensive jewelry, or food.

Join us at Riverside for a day at camp that you won’t forget! This one day is packed full with chapel time, free time, crazy large group games, Bible study, carpetball, football, and so much more! We hope to see you here for the Spring Blast! The fee for the Blast is $30. Adults attending with youth: $5 Adults who bring 8 or more youth: FREE!

Name ______________________________________________________ Gender M / F

Birth Date _____/_____/_____

Grade ______

Address ____________________________________________________ City ________________________________________________________ State _________


*Please add $5 if registering less than one week prior to the Blast.* Amount of Deposit enclosed $____________

Home Phone ________________________________________________

Method of Payment:

Preferred Parent’s Email _______________________________________

Check/Money Order ________

Parent(s) Name ______________________________________________


Master Card _____ Discover _____

Mom’s Cell Phone ____________________________________________

Card # __________-___________-___________-__________

Dad’s Cell Phone _____________________________________________

Exp. Date _____/_____

Emergency Contact Info: (In addition to parents)

Amount to charge $__________

Contact Name _______________________________________________

Name on card _________________________________________

Contact Phone _______________________________________________

Cardholder’s Signature __________________________________

Church Info: Home Church ________________________________________________

(3-digit # on back of card)



Church Town ________________________________________________

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Card Verification Code __________

Junior & High School

Grades 3-6 March 31

Arrival is from 9:00-9:30 AM on Saturday. Blast ends at 5:30 PM on Saturday.

Grades 7-12 April 14

Physical Limitations:____________________________________________________________________________________________ Food Allergies:________________________________________________________________________________________________ Medical Conditions:____________________________________________________________________________________________

For Parent/Guardian: I give my permission for this youth to participate in the BLAST and agree to provide the camp in advance with information concerning any physical or dietary restrictions and/or limitations. I hereby give permission to the medical personnel selected by the camp to secure and administer necessary medical treatment in case of emergency. I understand that my child may be photographed/video taped by Riverside Staff for possible use on camp promotional materials. _________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature



For more information, and to register online, visit: or contact Riverside us at Bible Camp, 3001 Riverside (515)733-5271 Rd., Story City, IA(800)372-7748 50248 www.


Riverside Recharges 2011 were...

Hebrews 12:2 “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

All About Jesus Joyful Exciting Fun-Filled Incredible Jam-Packed Kinda Chilly Epic Too Short Glorious Crazy Stellar Worshipful Rejuvenating Peaceful Focused A Blast Educational Life-Changing Better Than Ever God-Centered

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Email: Phone: (515)733-5271 Toll Free: (800)372-7748 Mailing Address: 3001 Riverside Rd. Story City, IA 50248

Summer 2012: “Alive” Summer 2012’s theme is “Alive.” The theme verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:10 says, “He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.” God’s amazing love for us is shown through His Son, Jesus Christ, and how He gave up His life for us so that we could be alive like He is. That’s right, He’s alive! And not just walking and breathing—He is the fullest life we could have! Thanks to Jesus we can be alive!

The summer will also be filled with the great things you love about life at Riverside. Caution: the following list may cause a severe case of overexcitement! Great counselors, music, skits, carpetball, nuke ‘em, large group games, horseback rides, swimming, soccer, football, ranch camp, challenge course, 2@2, bonkers, canoeing, great friends, the mime, Chapel, and many great times filled with the love of Jesus! You sure can’t beat that, can you? No, you can’t! To experience all of this, and much more, check out the information below for more details and register today online! Juniors, Junior High, Senior High, It may be a week that could change your life! If you have All Ranch Camps, and CCC: never been to camp before, or if you’ve been here for many Registration is from 3:30-5pm on Sunday. Please DO years, we promise that this will be a great summer of living in NOT arrive before 3:30pm as our counselors and staff and learning about the love of Jesus. We hope you will join will be in prayer and preparation until registration begins us for an amazing time at Riverside!

Summer Arrival Times

at 3:30pm. Camp concludes with our closing program at 3pm on Friday. Parents and families are welcome to attend. Campers must be picked up by 4pm. Ranch Camp closing program is at 2pm on Friday at the Ranch

Discounts Available

Member Congregations: Campers from member congregations will receive a $15 per week discount. Alpha Camp (June 17-19, July 15-17, 29-31) Ask your pastor or call the camp to find out if you attend a member congregation. Arrival is the same as above. Camp concludes with Multiple Child: The first camper will be charged our closing program at 3pm on Tuesday. Parents and families are welcome to attend. Campers must be picked the full fee. The second camper from the same family will receive a $30 discount. The third and all up by 4pm. Alpha Camp (June 20-22, July 18-20, Aug. 1-3) subsequent campers will receive a $100 discount. Registration is from 4-5pm on Wednesday. Please DO There are no sibling discounts for Alpha Camp. NOT arrive before 4pm as our counselors and staff will Camperships Available: No one is turned away be in prayer and preparation until registration time begins from Riverside for financial reasons. If you can’t afford a week of camp, please contact your church at 4pm. for assistance. If more assistance is needed please Camp concludes with our closing program at 3pm on contact Riverside. Friday. Parents and families are welcome to attend. Campers must be picked up by 4pm.

Summer Program Guide Alpha Camp

(entering grades 3-4)

Alpha Camp is an awesome opportunity to experience camp for the first time. During this two night adventure, you will experience the daily life of camp at Riverside, giving you a glimpse of how awesome a full week here would be! Your adventure will include learning more about Jesus through Bible study, singing, chapel fun, swimming in the pool, great games, art fun, meeting new friends, and much more! We are excited to have you at camp for the first time! Dates: June 17-19*, June 20-22*, July 15-17, July 18-20, July 29-31, August 1-3 *Denotes Peanut free Fee: Before February 15: $190; After February 15: $210 The only discount honored for Alpha Campers is the member congregation discount of $15


(entering grades 4-6)

Get ready for an amazing week at Riverside of having fun, playing soccer and basketball, swimming in the pool, free time, a horseback ride, carpetball, art fun, and much more! Through chapel, Bible studies, and meeting new friends, you’ll also learn more about Jesus and the incredible love He has for you! Join us for a fun and memorable week of camp! Dates: June 17-22*, July 15-20, July 29 - August 3 *Denotes Peanut free Fee: Before February 15: $385; After February 15: $400 Horseback rides are optional for an additional $8

Register online today at

Junior High

(entering grades 6-9)

Good times will be had at Riverside this week! Get ready for a week of music, games, swimming, large group games, really cool Bible studies, great speakers, and devotions. You’ll also enjoy activities such as volleyball, basketball, carpetball, foosball, a horseback ride, and much, much more! Your cabin will also experience the Riverside Challenge Course for a great team building exercise. You’ll have an unforgettable week as you experience Jesus while He changes your life forever. Dates: June 10-15*, June 24-29, July 8-13*, August 5-10 *Denotes Peanut free Fee: Before February 15: $385; After February 15: $400 Horseback rides are optional for an additional $8

Junior High Week Speakers: Brent Osborne & Susan Kliment

Riverside is a place near and dear to Brent’s heart, which makes him all the more excited to be speaking here this summer! Brent is husband to Kari, and daddy to Kristyn, Brady, and Emersyn. Team Osborne lives in Des Moines, IA where Brent has served for 13 years at Zion Lutheran Church as Director of Student Ministries and now as Pastor of Family Spiritual Development. Brent is passionate about Jesus and helping others seek Him as they become fully devoted followers of Christ. Brent loves to spend time outside doing anything active with his family and friends.

Triple C Trip

(entering grades 6-9)

The Canoe/Camping/Challenge Trip is a week long adventure into the great outdoors designed especially for the beginner. Campers will spend the first evening at Riverside learning camping and canoeing skills. The rest of the week is spent putting these skills to the test. You and your counselors will spend two days at an off-site lake tent camping, canoeing, swimming, cooking, having bonfires, and praising God. Then you will finish off the week at an area challenge/ropes course. You will encounter God in a refreshing and powerful way during this adventure experience! Dates: June 17-22*, June 24-29, July 8-13*, July 29 - August 3, August 5-10 *Denotes Peanut free Fee: Before February 15: $425; After February 15: $440

Susan Kliment lives in Northwood, IA with her husband Darrin and their 3 sons Caleb, Samuel and Josiah where they raise chickens and buffalo. Susan loves to jump on the trampoline, swim with her kids, sit around the fire pit and roast marshmallows with the kids, and laugh with friends. Susan is currently serving as the Children’s Ministry Director at their church in Albert Lea, MN. She’s passionate about sharing Jesus with others and has a deep love for Camping Ministry, so she looks forward to spending time with some great kids at Riverside this summer.

Register online today at

Senior High

(entering grades 10-12)

Please note that High School week is limited only to those students entering grades 10-12 and for those who have just completed grade 12.

The Lord, good times, great friends, a horseback ride, great food, and more of the Lord is our focus. This week is going to be awesome! Prepare yourself for a week packed with chapel, Bible studies, tons of games, Nuke ‘Em, disc golf, swimming, canoeing, carpetball, a horseback ride, and much more! You’ll meet tons of new friends and reunite with some old friends or better yet, bring a friend with you! Along with all of this, you’ll encounter Jesus in a really amazing way! This week fills quickly, so please register early. Dates: July 22-27 Fee: Before February 15: $385; After February 15: $400 Horseback rides are optional for an additional $8

Senior High Week Speaker: Dean Swenson Dean is fully surrendered to God and desperate to know Jesus more each day. He has been working with teens in ministry for 18+ years and serves as Youth and Family Connector at Hosanna! Lutheran Church in Lakeville, MN. He works with students/families challenged by life’s toughest issues. He also travels the country singing with his brother, Swen. He has a wonderful wife, Jen, and together they have been blessed with four great kids. His faith was shaped through Bible camps and he’s excited to dig into God’s Word at Riverside. It says in Jeremiah 29:13: “You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart.” Buckle up… we’re going after God this week at camp. I’m looking forward to seeing what God has in store... It will be a great week!!

The Camp Experience People always ask us, “What’s so special about camp?”

Riverside offers an experience that focuses on the whole camper. The physical benefits of camp are many, offering youth an active camp experience in which they are able to exercise and play in a safe and fun environment. Camp offers knowledge of God’s Word and challenges campers to think deeply about how God’s Word is active in their lives to benefit them mentally. At Riverside, we strive to create a comfortable and encouraging social environment for youth to grow friendships and learn what Christian community is all about. Finally, the eternal benefits of camp are great too! We focus everything we do on the Good News of Jesus Christ and a God that desires a relationship with us that will last forever. So, what’s so special about camp? God is at work at Riverside, impacting the whole person for our good and His glory!

Register online today at

Riverside Ranch Camp (entering grades 6-9)

The Riverside Ranch is awesome! This week is focused on learning more about horses and Jesus. You’ll spend two hours a day with well-trained horses while learning to groom, saddle, arena ride, and trail ride. Along with this, you’ll be with the rest of the campers at chapel, Bible studies, swimming, games, devotions, music, and everything else Riverside has to offer you! Sign up for this awesome and great camp experience today! Dates: June 10-15*, June 17-22*, June 24-29, July 8-13*, July 15-20, July 29 - August 3, August 5-10 *Denotes Peanut free Fee: Before February 15: $420; After February 15: $445

Intermediate Ranch Camp

This week is for those of you who have attended Riverside’s Ranch Camp or Intermediate Ranch Camp and are 14 years old by June 1, 2012. If you have already attended Ranch Camp at Riverside for 2 years and you are 13 years old by June 1, 2012, you may also attend. Intermediate Ranch Camp will begin where you left off the last time you were here. You will learn to canter - if you are not ready to canter, please attend another week of Ranch Camp. You will spend two hours a day with the horses and have time for all the other things that Riverside has to offer. So if you are ready to learn more, ride more, and experience more with horses and with the Lord, then choose this week to attend Riverside and get ready for a great time! Dates: June 24-29, July 8-13*, July 22-17 (grades 9-12 only), August 5-10 *Denotes Peanut free Fee: Before February 15: $420; After February 15: $445

Registration Instructions

1. Check out the program options and choose the week that best suits you. 2. Be sure to choose a second option in case your first choice is full. We will contact you if your first choice is full. 3. Completely fill out the registration form provided or online. 4. Have your parent/guardian sign the form. 5. Enclose your deposit of $125. Riverside will accept your check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card. 6. You will receive final confirmation and information about your camp week in May. With your confirmation we will include your final bill which is due one month before your week of camp. We will calculate all applicable discounts and they will be applied to your bill.

Register online today at

Family Camp 2012 Family Camp is back again this summer! What a great way to spend a few vacation days! All families with children of all ages are welcome. Grandparents, this is for you too! This is guaranteed to be a relaxing few days away from your normal busy schedules and focus on your family and God! No cooking, no cleaning, no yard work. Just come and enjoy! Our staff welcomes your family with arms open wide, ready to serve! These days are going to be filled with God’s Word, tons of fun, activity, laughter, and fellowship. Each morning following chapel, the adults will be taught by our adult speaker who will focus on an in-depth Bible study. Meanwhile, the children will be with our awesome counseling staff, divided into age groups. They will experience a time of learning more about Jesus, along with some really fun activities! Dates: July 3-6

What can you look forward to at Riverside’s Family Camp? -Worshiping together -Songs and Skits -Daily Family Devotions -Quiet Time -Horseback Riding -Canoeing and Swimming -Large Group Games -Rec Hall Fun -Camp Store -Art Fun -Family Bonding Time -Great Counselors -Cookouts -Campfires -The Mime -Growing Closer to God

Adult Speaker: Look forward to hearing more about our great family camp speaker in the spring!

Pricing Menu

Please note that there are two different pricing options for lodging. All cabins have air conditioning. Families may choose to share a cabin but it must be noted on their registration form.


Cabin: Hope Village (Private bathroom, maximum of 12 people) North Heights (Private bathroom, maximum of 12 people) Treehouses (Showerhouse, maximum of 12 people) Retreat Center (Shared bathrooms, maximum of 4 people).

Fee $200 $200 $160 $160

Age: Adults (13 and older) Youth (5-12) Children (4 and under)

Fee $60 $40 Free

Meals (per person)

Per family

Program Fee


Register online today at


Age ______

Birth Date ____/_____/_____

Church Town ______________________



(3-digit # on back of card)

Exp. Date ______/_______

Card Verification Code _________________

Send completed registration form with correct deposit to: Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp 3001 Riverside Rd, Story City, IA 50248 or fax with credit card information to: 515/733-4096

Name on card ____________________________________________________________

Amount to charge __________

Card # ________________________________________

Amount of Deposit enclosed $____________ Method of Payment Check / Money Order _________ Visa_____ Master Card _______ Discover _______

A $125 Non-refundable deposit is required.

If your child has not attended previously, how did you hear about RLBC? ___________________________________________________________


We will do our best to place campers with their requests.

Cabin Mates (You may only choose up to 3. They must also choose you)

(If your first choice is full we will contact you regarding your second choice)

Second Choice ________________________ Date ________________

First Choice __________________________ Date ________________

Program I am registering for:

Church Info: Home Church __________________________

Contact Phone ______________________________________________________________

Contact Name ______________________________________________________________

Emergency Contact Info: (Must be someone other than what is above)

Dad’s Work Phone _______________________ Cell Phone _________________________

Parent Info: Mom’s Work Phone ______________________ Cell Phone _________________________

Grade (as of fall) _________

Gender M / F

Parent(s) Name ______________________________________________________________

Preferred Parent’s Email _______________________________________________________

State _________

*REQUIRED fields.

*Physician’s Name:_____________________ *Physician’s Phone #:__________________ *Insurance Company:_________________________________________________________ *Insurance Policy #___________________ *Insurance Co. Phone #:___________________ *Insurance Company Address:_________________________________________________

Medication Allergies: __________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Food Allergies: _______________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Other Allergies: ______________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ List any illness, chronic condition, physical condition or mental limitations the camper has that requires restriction on camp participation: __________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ List any other suggestions that may help us make your campers week more enjoyable (fears, anxieties, etc.): ______________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

Do not mail prior.

Medications: Yes / No If yes, please make sure a medication release form is filled out with dosage and times when you arrive for registration. *These forms will come in your packet in May.

*Immunizations: DPT: Yes/No Measles-Rubella: Yes/No Polio: Yes/No *DATE OF LAST TETANUS SHOT: _____________ *Date of last Health examination: ______________ (Can be last time at a doctor if no exam done)

Health History/Insurance Information

Church Billing: ________________

CC Auth: __________________

Sibling Other: ______________________

Discounts: Church


Entered by:_____________________

Ck Writer: ____________________

Ck #: _____________________

Date entered:_______________

Deposit: _____________________

Date: _____________________


______________________________________________ *Signature of Parent/Guardian or Adult camper REQUIRED

To the best of my knowledge all registration and health information for the person described herein is correct. I give permission for my child to participate in all camp activities except as noted and agree that the camp or its staff will not be held responsible for accidents or personal injury arising there from. I authorize the medical personnel or staff selected by the camp director to secure any medical or emergency treatment deemed necessary for the person named above. I am the primary carrier of the accident/health insurance. I also grant permission for my child’s photo and image to be used in camp publications and promotional videos.








Home Phone _________________________

City ________________________________

Address ____________________________________________________________________

1. 2. 3.

Name ______________________________________________________________________

Riverside Summer Registration Form

Marriage Retreat 2012: “Seasons of Marriage” March 2-4, 2012

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Every marriage moves with the natural seasons of life. Yet, the season of the heart in our marriage does not always reflect the natural season we are within. This weekend, we will explore the traps and the treasures of each season of marriage. The Marriage Retreat is a time to get away from our normal schedules, the phone ringing, demands as being parents, housework, cooking, dishes, yard work, etc.! Take the time to be with your spouse in an atmosphere which encourages godly marriages, lasting relationships, friendships within marriages, and fellowship with others. God’s Word is powerful—it affects lives and marriages! Couples enjoy time together, as well as worship, skits by our program team, lots of fun, great food, fellowship and laughter. Ryan and Jenn Alexander have served side-by-side in ministry since the day they met, 15 years ago. Authenticity and humor are the marks of this couple’s teaching style, and their individual personalities and gifts create a beautiful harmony of opposites. Ryan is the Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Lakeville, MN. Jenn is a singer-songwriter, worship leader and retreat speaker. PLEASE pray about coming to the Marriage Retreat in March 2012! Bring some friends! Maybe you know a couple who would really like to come, but child care and/or money is prohibiting them. Can you help, or could you find help for them? The registration fee is a great GIFT to give for Christmas and anniversaries!

Guest Speakers Ryan and Jenn with Cy (6yrs) and Pax (2yrs)

Register by February 25th to ensure your spot!!

Fee: $100-210 based on housing options

Meeting the Need Sometimes it’s more fun to give things than a cash donation. Here is a list of our current needs. Can you help with any of these?

-Horses -Hay (Large round or small square bales) -Audio/video equipment (Please call ahead) -Bass guitar amplifier (110+ watts) -XLR cables (microphone cables) -Windows 7 capable computers -2 LCD computer monitors -White computer paper -Washable markers -White tube socks -Skid steer loader -Dish cloths -Air hockey pucks -Basketballs -Soccer balls -Volleyballs -2 office chairs -Indoor lamps -Van

Men’s Retreat 2012: April 27-28, 2012

The first ever Riverside Spring Men’s Retreat is this April! It is open to all men 18 and over or 13 and over if accompanied by a father, guardian, or grandfather. During this weekend you can look forward to: faith building in an open enviroment, fellowship with other men, interesting and applicable teaching, authentic worship, powerful prayer time, service time, great food, s’mores at the campfire and a steak fry! Why? To get away for time with each other and time with God, to have a good time together, and to let our souls be revived. And, because men don’t get to do stuff like this very often! Let’s take advantage of it! More information will become available as the event approaches, including our speaker and registration information. Stay tuned!

Fee: $50

Register by April 20th to ensure your spot!!

Register online today at

Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp 3001 Riverside Rd. Story City, IA 50248 **Return Service Requested**

Want to save some time and money on postage? Go online to our web site and register for any of our camps! While you’re there, you can learn more about the camp, our mission, and all the programs we do!

Wanna be a counselor at Riverside?!

We are looking for a dedicated staff for the summer of 2012. If you or someone you know is interested in a life-changing summer of sharing the love of Christ at Riverside, visit our web site to apply online!

Junior Counselor applicants must have completed their Junior/Senior year in high school. Senior Counselor applicants must have completed one year of college or the equivalent.

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