Family Camp

Summer 2021

Join us for an awesome week of Family Camp July 4-7, 2021! Join us for a week of setting aside time to grow as a family in your journey with Christ. Be sure to register early, as we expect both of our Family Camps to fill up this summer. Here's what you can expect. Each morning families will gather in the chapel for singing, skits, and sharing of God’s Word. Following chapel time, all the children will be divided according to age groups and will spend the morning with our amazing cabin leaders and experience a time of learning more about Jesus and experience some really fun activities! While the kids are hanging out with our staff, the adults will be hearing from our wonderful guest speakers, Kyle & Laura Fever!


Many activities will be offered during Free Time each afternoon. Families will enjoy swimming and relaxing poolside at our aquatics center, horseback riding, Rec Hall fun—carpetball, foosball, Camp Store, Art Fun, and Family Bonding time! If the water level is appropriate, families may canoe the river from Riverside to Story City. Otherwise families can always canoe at our lagoon! Evenings will be filled with many great family activities, including campfires and the Mime. Families will also experience Riverside’s FAMOUS parade and barbecue dinner. We hope to see you there!

Meet our Speakers for 2021

Kyle & Laura Fever

Laura and Kyle have been married almost 22 years. They don't know what they were getting into in 1998, and don't really know now, either. They have four children, Jaya (16), Tate (13), Jude (10), and Stella (7), and are learning daily to give their family over to God in the midst of struggle, frustration, and joy. They strive to be a family who models the suffering love of Jesus in their words and actions, but know that more often than not they dismiss Jesus for their own ideas and ways. Besides being a mom and wife, Laura has

PAYMENT PLANS: New in 2021! We are sensitive to the reality that many of our families have experienced a year of unknowns. If setting up a payment plan is helpful to your family budget, go ahead and begin the registration process online. When it is time for you to submit payment, please call our office and we'll work with you to set up a plan that works well for your family. 

The Fever Family

degrees in early childhood development and elementary education. She loves to sing and dreams of opening a coffee shop. Yoga and running are her daily routines that keep her movin' along. She tries to pray daily, and sometimes she remembers to read Scripture, too. Kyle is a pastor in the town of Adair, IA, where he and Laura are learning to be a living witness to the gospel to a rural congregation (something essential but neglected by our culture). He holds a PhD in New Testament and Early Christian Origins, teaches regularly at a couple institutions, and would teach to congregations more if he had more marketing savvy. He loves to run, cook, bake bread, and with his wife dreams of opening a coffee shop and roastery.

2021 Pricing

Note that there are two different pricing options for lodging. All cabins have air conditioning. New for 2021, we will be offering RV and tent camping, for those who wish to bring their camper or tents with them! Families may choose to share a cabin, but must be noted on registration form. The cost of the housing would then be split between the two families. The program fee is per family, so each family would still have to pay for the program fee. Feel free to call the office at 515-733-5271, if you have any questions at all.



Hope Village (Private bathroom, maximum of 12 people): $255

Trinity House (Private bathroom, maximum of 12 people): $255

North Heights (Bathroom downstairs, maximum of 12 people): $255

Tree Houses (Showerhouse, maximum of 12 people): $215

Retreat Center (Shared bathrooms, maximum of 4 people per room): $215

RV Camping (w/ electric, limited spots): $100

Tent Camping (no electric, limited spots): $50


Meals (per person):

Adults (13 and over): $80
Youth (5-12): $50
Children (4 and under): Free


Per Family program fee: $235 (Non-refundable deposit)

Registration Process

Registration will be open by the beginning of December! You may register online, or you can follow the steps below to reserve your spot for Family Camp.

1) Call the office at 515-733-5271 to let us know which Family Camp week your family would like to attend and which type of cabin you would like to stay in.

2) Send in your non-refundable deposit check of $235 to secure your spot for Family Camp.

3) Mark your calendar and get prepared for an amazing week in the presence of God with your family at Riverside!

To see pictures of our lodging options, click HERE to go to our Location & Facilities page!

Family Camp s'mores

Check out the Summer Master Schedule for a visual showing all the weeks of camp and the availability of each program!