Lutherlyn Events & Retreats (2017)
Throughout the year Lutherlyn hosts a wide variety of both day, and overnight programs.  Some of our events are specifically offered to children, while others are designed for crafters like our quilters and scrapbookers, and still other retreats which were created for the whole family!  
Please use the calendar of events listed below to find out more information about each of our many great events.

* You can follow the link for each event to learn more or register.  However, links are only active during the registration period.  If the link is not active for a retreat, registration is not yet open or the deadline for registration has passed. *

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at 724-865-2161.


April 2017

- 8th:  Woodland Center for the Arts:  All Pottery, Blacksmithing, Quilting, and Fiber Arts Classes are 9 am - 5 pm and include lunch.  Painting classes are 10 am - noon and do not include a meal.  (Registration Required)

- 21st - 23rd:  YouthFest:  The Southwestern & Northwestern PA Synod gathering of junior high and senior high youth at Lutherlyn, including a special musical/keynote guest speaker and many activities in both small and large group settings.  You can learn more on the SWPA Synod website. The registration information is available on the "Downloads" page. 

- 29th:  Work Day:  Come help Lutherlyn prepare for the summer camp season by helping with projects appropriate for all ages and skill levels.  We'll provide breakfast, lunch and all the necessary tools and equipment.  

- 30th:  Open Trail Day:  Enjoy our trails on horseback on a spring trail ride.  Trails will be marked for riders to make their way around Lutherlyn's property.  Concessions will be available as well as a water/restroom stop.


May 2017

- 6th:  Woodland Center for the Arts:  All Pottery, Blacksmithing, Quilting, and Fiber Arts Classes are 9 am - 5 pm and include lunch.  Painting classes are 10 am - noon and do not include a meal.  (Registration Required)

- 13th:  CampBlast!:  Invite your family, friends, and church members to come enjoy a totally FREE day of fun at Lutherlyn.  This fun day highlights all we have to offer and is the perfect opportunity for people to learn more about our programs.

- 31th - June 4rd:  AAHS Certification Clinic :  This 40 hour intensive training prepares lesson instructors for AAHC certification requirements.  (Registration Required)


​June 2017

- 2nd:  Movie Night at LEC:  Join us in our beautiful indoor arena while we watch Harry and Snowman.  This family friendly experience will begin at approximately 7:30 pm.  

- 3rd:  Woodland Center for the Arts:  All Pottery, Blacksmithing, Quilting, and Fiber Arts Classes are 9 am - 5 pm and include lunch.  Painting classes are 10 am - noon and do not include a meal.  (Registration Required)

- 4th - 16th:  Summer Staff Training:  Each summer our staff members participate in an intense 13 day training program to prepare them for summer camp, and summer campers.  You can learn more or apply to join us easily online.

- 11th:  Trinity Pines Club Banquet:  As a thank you for our Trinity Pines Club members we host an annual banquet prepared and served by Chef Nick and our Summer Staff members.

- 11th:  Hunter Pace:  Held at Lutherlyn's Rustic Retreat, featuring Jumping, Non-Jumping and Trail Ride Divisions for teams of all interests.  (Registration is required.)

- 18th:  Summer Camp Begins!


July 2017

- 1st - 30th:  Summer Camp Continues

10, 12 or 14th: Youth Group Days: Jr. High/Sr. High (6th- 12th grade)   Enjoy a fun summer day at Lutherlyn with the Youth Group or kids from your congregation! A day together at camp is a great way to stay connected over the summer! Groups of 10 or more will have their own staff person for the day. Groups of less than 10 may be combined with other small groups for the day. (Registration Required)

11th or 13th: "My Grown-Up and Me" Day Program: A day full of fun for our youngest campers with a grown-up! Campers age 3-6 are invited to this special day at camp with their parent/guardian, grandparent, relative, babysitter, etc. Adults must be 18 or older and must stay with their camper(s) for the day. Lutherlyn staff will lead all activities.  (Registration Required)

25, 26 or 27th: Youth Group Days: Elementary (1st - 5th grade)  Enjoy a fun summer day at Lutherlyn with the Youth Group or kids from your congregation! A day together at camp is a great way to stay connected over the summer! Groups of 10 or more will have their own staff person for the day. Groups of less than 10 may be combined with other small groups for the day.  (Registration Required)

August 2017

- 4th:  Last Day of Summer Camp

- 28th - 30th:  Grown-Up Camp:  Our BRAND NEW Grown-Up Camp includes all of the fun and excitement of kid camp with some relaxation, fellowship, and "extras" for grown-ups.  (Registration Required)


September 2017

- 1st - 2nd:  Fathers & Sons Retreat:  Fathers and Sons Day is for fathers and sons of all ages; for fathers who “borrow” sons and for sons who “borrow” fathers. Every man and boy is welcome.  It's a great opportunity for building relationships and making memories.

- 5th - 10th:  Crafty Lady Getaway:  If you've ever thought you need a vacation just to get some of your craft projects complete...this is the perfect opportunity.  You bring the project supplies and we'll take care of all the food, lodging and provide great opportunities for fun and fellowship. (Registration Deadline: Aug 25)

- 9th:  Woodland Center for the Arts:  All Pottery, Blacksmithing, Quilting, and Fiber Arts Classes are 9 am - 5 pm and include lunch.  Painting classes are 10 am - noon and do not include a meal.  (Registration Required)

- 16th:  Build a Better Barn Dance:  This family friendly event will include a pig roast, dancing, yard games, raffle baskets, and some fun surprises!  It will be a great time for friends to come together, have fun, and support a great cause!  $20 Admission ($5 for children under 11)

- 23rd:  Saturday Safari (Gardening, Habitats, Energy Efficient Living):  Discover green living possibilities at Lutherlyn's Terra Dei Homestead exploring organic gardening, natural pest control, and tour a straw bale home.  (Registration Deadline: Sept 19)

- 23rd:  Hunter Pace:  Enjoy all the fun of a Hunter Pace during the beautiful autumn season at Lutherlyn. Divisions include Jumping, Non-Jumping and Trail Ride.  (Registration Required)

October 2017

- 6th - 8th:  Wild Women Weekend:  Join us for a celebration of womanhood strengthening relationships, exploring faith and redefining what it means to be "girly".  (Registration Deadline: Sept 22)

- 14th:  Woodland Center for the Arts:  All Pottery, Blacksmithing, Quilting, and Fiber Arts Classes are 9 am - 5 pm and include lunch.  Painting classes are 10 am - noon and do not include a meal.  (Registration Required)

- 14th:  Judged Pleasure Trail Ride:  Enjoy Lutherlyn's beautiful trails while completing some fun obstacles and challenges, followed by awards and drawings.  (Registration Required)

- 14th - 15th: Woodland Quilters Quilt Show:  Enjoy a weekend display of quilts and quilting in the autumn splendor at Lutherlyn. This show is a non-judged exhibit of the art of quilting.  2017's theme is "Woodland Creatures". (No registration necessary, $5 admission per person)

- 27th - 29th:  Family Getaway Weekend:  Bring the whole family for a weekend of fall activities like campfires, hikes, and Halloween movie night.  The Family Halloween Fun party is included in this great weekend at no additional cost.  (Registration Deadline: Oct 16)

- 28th:  Family Halloween Fun:  Enjoy Halloween fun with pumpkin decorating/carving, hay rides, costume parade and trick-or-treating.  (Registration Deadline: Oct 16)

 

November 2017

- 4th:  Saturday Safari (George Washington, the Venango Trail & Archaeology):  In December 1753, George Washington followed the Venango Trail through Lutherlyn on his way home to Virginia.  Learn about his trip, visit the trail and spend time "digging" at an archaeology site along the trail.  (Registration Deadline: Nov 1)

- 14th - 19th:  Santa's Workshop Retreat:  Come for a weekend designed to provide a stress free opportunity to complete some of those unfinished crafts you want to give as Christmas gifts.  (Registration Deadline: Nov 7)

- 18th:  Woodland Center for the Arts:  All Pottery, Blacksmithing, Quilting, and Fiber Arts Classes are 9 am - 5 pm and include lunch.  Painting classes are 10 am - noon and do not include a meal.  (Registration Required)

December 2017

- 1st - 3rd:  Family Getaway Weekend:  Enjoy the start of the holiday season decorating cookies, singing carols and playing games with your family amidst the wonder of winter at Lutherlyn.  The Family Advent Celebration party is included in this great weekend at no additional cost.  (Registration Deadline: Nov 21)

- 2nd:  Family Advent Celebration:  Start the holiday season with your family celebrating Advent by sharing an Agape meal and creating an Advent wreath together.  (Registration Deadline: Nov 21)

- 2nd:  Pastoral Plunge!:  This fun filled fundraising event features a brave group of "Plungers" taking a very chilly dip in Lower Lake while spectators enjoy a bonfire and s'mores at Lower Lake.  

- 9th:  Woodland Center for the Arts:  All Pottery, Blacksmithing, Quilting, and Fiber Arts Classes are 9 am - 5 pm and include lunch.  Painting classes are 10 am - noon and do not include a meal.  (Registration Required)