Our Mission Statement
The purpose of Camp Lookout is the development of character, leadership, and an interest in service for others.
This is accomplished by an atmosphere of happiness and contentment maintained through the many activities offered to meet the needs of the individual campers and the varying age groups.
King’s Daughters and Sons Camp
We invite you to spend a week or two with us. During this time together, not only will you have lots of fun, you will also participate in a variety of activities while making new and lasting friends.
(For more information about the International Order of Kings Daughters and Sons, please visit their website: www.iokds.org.)
The Camp staff is carefully selected for their character, enthusiasm, camp experience, their interest in and understanding of young people and their problems, and their knowledge of the activities they direct.
Camp Lookout welcomes any boy or girl between the ages of 8 and 15.
Camp Venture, a shortened experience for new campers, welcomes any boy or girl ages 7 - 13.
Rules for acceptance and participation in the Camp program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, or national origin.
Basketball, tetherball, ping-pong, badminton, swimming, whiffle ball, volleyball, croquet, hikes, tennis, singing, campfires, spiritual life, shuffleboard, cookouts, camp-outs, archery, camp craft, and arts & crafts.
The campers are divided into age groups for the spiritual life classes conducted each day. Prayer circles, cabin devotions, and sunrise services are included in the Camp Program and are non-denominational in scope.
Camp Lookout guarantees safe drinking water from the Rathbun Regional Water Association, hot and cold showers, and adequate refrigeration. Meals are carefully planned and prepared by competent cooks. At least nine hours of sleep is assured at night with an hour’s rest period after the noon meal. A local physician treats any injury or sickness occurring while at camp.
The camp week begins on Sunday, with registration between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Late arrivals need to contact the Director.
Parents and friends may see the Camp on opening day of each camping period. Visitors are welcome to attend the Closing Ceremony held each Friday at 7:00 p.m. Members of the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons are welcome at any time.
Girls go home with their parents following the Closing Ceremony on Friday evening which begins at 7:00 p.m.
Boys go home with their parents following the Closing Ceremony on Friday afternoon which begins at 4:30 p.m.
Camp Venture campers will depart on Monday or Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
A limited amount of spending money should be provided for each camper. Arts and crafts and store items will be available. Money will be banked and the unused portion returned.
A non-refundable $50 deposit is due upon registration.
For withdrawal due to illness, injury or extreme family emergency, a written request must be submitted along with a written doctor’s excuse for a valid medical reason, if applicable. A refund will be prorated based on the camp days remaining. Request must be submitted by August 15th.
In cases of homesickness, dismissal or voluntary withdrawal, no refund will be issued.
In the event that Camp Lookout has to cancel a program, camp fees will be refunded. Camp fees will not be refunded due to inclement weather, power loss or other emergencies beyond our control.
Location of Camp
Leave Hwy 61 for Montrose. Go south until you reach Camp Lookout Drive on Mississippi River Road. Watch for the Camp sign. (See map.)
Campers must provide their own transportation.
Call for emergencies only at:
Mail is important. A letter or card every day makes for happy camping.
2977 Mississippi River Road
Montrose, IA 52639
Campers are able to receive email (receive only, not able to send) at:
Sleeping bag or two warm blankets
Two sheets (if you bring blankets)
Pillow and pillowcase
Bath towels and wash cloths
Tennis shoes and sandals
Sweatshirt or jacket
Shorts, shirts, and jeans
Underwear and socks
Nice clothes suitable for Friday’s Ceremony
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, comb, soap, shampoo, deodorant
Bathing suit, beach towel, sunblock
Writing material (paper, pencil, etc.)
Camera (No cell phones, please.)
Costumes suitable for skit and talent night
We are asking that no food be brought or sent from home, including gum.
The following items are not allowed at Camp:
cell phones, tablets, computers, Apple Watch, etc.
Please check your camper carefully to make sure that he/she has everything before leaving Camp. If you find that something has been left behind, please contact the Director at once. Camp Lookout is not responsible for lost items.