Code of Conduct

  • Please follow the rules of our host facility. (See Below)
  • Please supervise your children at all times.
  • Modest dress is appreciated.
  • Please do not bring Biblically unclean foods into the camp.
  • Please be courteous to the host facility staff by picking up your trash and minimizing their workload.
  • Disrespect to our host facility will not be tolerated.
  • Our heart is to have a peaceful camp and to learn from each other. Please be gracious in your discussions and mindful of your witness. Belittling of others and having a divisive spirit in your conversations is not welcome.
  • Love your neighbor as yourself
  • Bring a joyful and festive spirit
  • Quiet time 10 pm to 7 am
  • Remember that this is a rehearsal where we are learning how to come into agreement with the Most High.
  • We value your feedback. If you have suggestions for the future, be sure to let us know. We are all part of the body of Messiah and we need to hear from you.
  • If you wish to pass out materials, please see the Marketplace director.
  • Alcohol may be consumed for religious ceremonies and / or in the privacy of your own lodging area or room.  All containers are to be covered and not openly displayed.  Please decant your beverage into another container, cup or coffee mug, or cover with a cozi.  Please do not set out on tables in an obvious manner or display.  This will bless TL which is in practice a dry campus who is allowing us to bring joyful adult beverages.  May we be a shining example of joyfulness but not drunkenness.

Host Facility Guidelines

  • Twin Lakes Christian Center is a camping and retreat ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Churches in Iowa. It is the desire and mission of Twin Lakes Christian Center and the Covenant Churches that the facilities are used to present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and that people are called to a life committed to Him.
  • The guest group understands that the Executive Director, or his/her designated substitute(s) in the event of the director’s absence, shall have the final authority on all matters affecting Twin Lakes Christian Center and the welfare and safety of the center and its guests.
  • The guest group agrees to comply with all of the policies of Twin Lakes Christian Center, and to conduct a “clean camp” where facilities and grounds are kept litter free, and to leave the facilities and grounds clean upon departure (cabin floors swept, trash in proper receptacles).
  • The use of alcoholic beverages (except for religious celebration), non prescription drugs, gambling, firearms, and smoking is not permitted at Twin Lakes Christian Center.
  • Pets are not permitted in any of the buildings and must be leashed at all times.  Please pickup after your pets and dispose droppings appropriately.
  • Quiet hours are observed from 10 pm to 7 am.
  • Guests are to refrain from wearing apparel that advertises, implies or mentions illegal drugs, immoral activity or profane language. Guests are to wear clothing and beach wear that is modest and in good taste.
  • The guest group agrees to pay for any and all damages to Twin Lakes Christian Center property, beyond ordinary wear and tear, caused by any member or members of the guest group.
  • Any serious accident, illness, or first aid treatment must be reported to Twin Lakes Christian Center staff before any guest leaves the property. Any Twin Lakes Christian Center medical supplies consumed must be reported in order that they may be replenished and properly logged. Log and reporting forms are available at the Twin Lakes Christian Center office.
  • Vehicles are restricted to designated areas while camps or retreats are in session, except for the purposes of transporting disabled persons. Please use the west entrance to minimize vehicle traffic in pedestrian areas.
  • THE GUEST GROUP AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD TWIN LAKES CHRISTIAN CENTER HARMLESS FROM ALL DAMAGES, JUDGMENTS, EXPENSES, ATTORNEY’S FEES, AND COMPENSATION ARISING OUT OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE SUSTAINED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY OR ALL PERSONS WHATSOEVER AS A RESULT OF OR ARISING OUT OF ANY ACT OF OMISSION OF A GUEST GROUP, ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, OR CAUSED BY A DISASTER / EMERGENCY OR ACT OF GOD (FLOOD, FIRE, ETC.).