Riverside's Mission Statement

It is quite simple: "To know Jesus Christ and to make Christ Known to All."

Riverside's Purpose

Riverside exists to provide a Christ-centered camping experience to children and adults of all ages. This experience is based on salvation by God's grace alone through faith in Christ alone. Being Christ-centered means making it Riverside's aim to present Christ in EVERY aspect of life at camp - including prayer, singing, fun, crafts, games, free-time, Bible study, eating, campfires, skits, and much, much more! Riverside acknowledges that all of life can be worship, and it is to this end we strive.

What does "Bible" mean in Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp?

  • The Bible is the Word of God ( 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • it is living and active (Hebrews 4:12)
  • it is the greatest source of nourishment in this world (Matthew 4:4, Deuteronomy 8:3)
  • it is the sword of the Spirit used to wage war on evil (Ephesians 6:17)
  • it is relevant to our lives today - calling us to action (James 1:22)
  • it shows our way (Psalm 119:105)
  • it is flawless (2 Samuel 22:31)
  • and it is truth (2 Timothy 2:15)!

It is for all these reasons that we hold the Bible in supreme regard at Riverside.

Core Values

Riverside's Core Values are to be Jesus-Centered, value relationships, recognize the life-changing power of the gospel, strive for excellence, be creative, and grow disciples.



Take Interstate 35 either north or south and take exit 128, the Randall, Iowa exit. Drive 1/4 mile west till you get to R-61. Take R-61 south 1.5 miles, turn left into Riverside.


Camp Map

The property of Riverside consists of 123 acres of trails, buildings, recreation spaces, and much more. Here is a detailed map of our whole camp for you to check out and print out if you'd like!