In 1969, Skonewood started with a dream. A dream that Art and Agnes Skone had to someday establish a place where Christians could come together to experience God in a natural, God Created, setting on Pickerel Lake.
They purchased the property consisting of 120 acres plus a house, barn and cabin that was later named Linga Longa (linger longer) by Agnes. They brought with them several horses from their Double A Bar S Ranch on the Des Moines River near Ogden, IA as well as the orange Dodge pickup.Learn More
Skonewood hosts retreats and group camps throughout the year. We have 25 electric/water hookups and 2 cabins. There are 2 picnic shelters to serve large groups and a fellowship hall available for meetings, services, and parties.
We have youth groups, church groups, weddings by the chapel, Sunday School picnics, family reunions, anniversary parties, birthday parties, boys scouts, cadets, 4-H groups, winter sleding and ice skating.Learn More
-25 Electrical & Water Hookups
-Shower House and Bathrooms
-Free wood and Fire Rings
-Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Horse Shoes
-Game room with ping pong, air hockey, foosball
-2 Picnic SheltersLearn More