Through the Early 1960s: Nebraska Lutherans borrow camping sites to operate junior high camps.
1964: Circle R Camp is established.
1974: George and Irene Holling gift a half section of land near Ashland to Nebraska Synod/LCA in memory of their daughter, Carol Joy Holling.
1975: Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries is formed.
1979: Carol Joy Holling Camp opens with 356 campers.
1986: Carol Joy Holling Camp serves 1000 campers for the first time.
1994: Day Camp is established in six Nebraska Synod Congregations.
1995: Lester & Lillian Sullivan gift a section of land near Lodgepole, Nebraska...to be known as Sullivan Hills Camp.
1997: Sullivan Hills Camp opens with 80 campers.
2002: The Resource Center at Carol Joy Holling Camp is finished.
2005: The Swanson Retreat Center is completed.
2010: Campers produced 32,000 Health Kits for victims of Haiti.
2014: The New Western Town facilities are complete and replace the old Ranch bunkhouses for summer camp.