Lutherlyn Newsroom

If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at Lutherlyn, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

  • The Retreats and Events Calendar has been updated for this year along with the downloadable 2016 Lutherlyn Calendar. Check out what we have in store for you this year by following the link above.

  • Come to Lutherlyn and enjoy delicious food, handmade gifts, locally sourced beverages, and homemade pies! Our Harvest Feast with Quilt and Pie Auction will give you the opportunity to purchase unique gifts for the upcoming Christmas season and fill you up with harvest-themed cuisine.

    All proceeds from the auction and Harvest Feast will support the Lutherlyn Campership Fund which provides opportunities for children to attend our summer camp programs.

    You may attend either or both of the events. Visit the Harvest Feast webpage for details.

  • 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.

    Enter the show at the Dining Hall where there is a beautiful display of small quilts and other works of art. The Dining Hall also houses the flea market, make-it-take-it projects, the two quilts that will be raffled, a Chinese auction, and a dream basket raffle. Our main exhibit hall is Rice Hall where there is a beautiful display of large quilts, all created by local quilters.

    There is a merchant mall for you to shop and some quilts are for sale. A complete list and prices will be in the entries section of the program booklet.

    Admission is only $5.00 for the show, no registration is required. All proceeds benefit the Lutherlyn Campership Fund.

  • Bring your family for a fun time at Lutherlyn from 3pm-7pm on Sunday October 25. Activities include: Pumpkin Decorating/Carving, Hay Rides, Games, Craft, Hike, Marshmallow Roasting, Cookie Decorating, Dinner, Costume Parade (no scary costumes, please), Trick-or-Treating (kids 12 and younger), and an All Saint’s Worship. All children wanting to participate in Trick-or-Treating MUST register by the deadline. Register online by clicking on the link above.

  • Visit our new Amazon Wish List to browse through items that we need around camp. Purchase these items and send them directly to us in the mail. Thank you for your support!

  • Unfortunately we are going to need to cancel our Mini Trial event scheduled for September 13. Our indoor arena construction has conflicted with the event. We look forward to hosting again next year. We will have a beautiful 85 x 150 gable style building from Clearspan to host our dressage in. The addition of this building is a great addition to our programming. Please be sure to follow our progress. We thank you all for your support of our programs and look forward to next year.

  • Lutherlyn is raising money to construct an indoor riding arena to expand the availability and reach of our Equestrian Program. This Clear Span construction building will be located within the stables program area near the barn. Building this arena is an important stride in making the Equestrian Program a year-round operation.

    Our arena will be 8,500 square feet. In order to track our progress, we will be counting how many square feet have been donated. Each square foot needs only a $13 donation. For example, you can donate 4 square feet through your donation of $50 or 38 square feet for $500.

    We have received a total of $73,346 (5,642 square feet) so far! That means we are only $36,654 away from our $110,000 goal. Please make a donation today and sponsor your squares today!

  • Thanks to a grant from Lutheran World Relief, Lutherlyn campers were able to helpconstruct quilts that will be sent to people living in poverty around the globe. This is the second year we have been able to participate in this program. Our Woodland Quilters worked with campers each Tuesday to piece together and tie quilts. In the end, we were able to complete 21 quilts! Thank you to our Woodland Quilters and the campers who helped with this project.

  • Take up a hobby this fall by signing up for a class at the Woodland Center for Arts & Crafts. Pottery, blacksmith, and a variety of fiber arts classes are scheduled and open for registration.

  • This year, Lutherlyn partnered with Now Is The Time For Missions to purchase stoves and floors for families living in poverty in Guatemala.
    The cost of providing a stove is $129 each. The cost of providing a floor for a home is $175 each. At Wednesday night worship, campers had the option of donating towards the project from their store account. Donations were also received at the camp store during pick-up and drop-off times as well as online. Thanks to our generous campers and parents we have been able to raise over $8,000. That is the equivalent of over 62 stoves!

  • Our Early Bird Registration Special is available until midnight tonight! Take advantage of $25 off by registering for summer camp now.

  • The moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived! We plan to have an indoor riding arena for fall of 2015!!! It has been a dream of for the Stables program for a long time and we really need your help to make this dream come true. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of our campers, students and horses! Your efforts will help us continue to reach out and share the magical world of horses with more people. We are so excited for the impact it will bring to our programming. Please share with everyone you know, and encourage your friends to donate in this grassroots effort to fund this building. We have $30,000 that has already been donated to the project -- help our students ride through the seasons!! Every little bit helps!!!

  • We are hiring Cooks and Kitchen Staff:
    Foodservice Personnel in Camp Setting
    Part time Kitchen Staff Position for year-round camp. Must be motivated and pay attention to detail. Will train someone who is extremely interested in working in the foodservice industry. Applicant must pass background check. Open availability a plus. Will be required to do dishes, as well as other cleaning duties, and assist with production as needed. If interested, please contact Chef Mike at foodservice@lutherlyn.com.
    Cook in Camp Setting
    Part-time cook position in commercial kitchen for year-round camp (Full-Time available in the summer). Looking for someone with at least one year experience in commercial kitchen. Will train someone who is extremely interested in working in the foodservice industry. Will interview applicants with little to no experience in commercial foodservice if they have at least taken one semester of high school or college culinary arts. Applicant must pass background check. Responsible for prep, set-up, break-down, and daily cleaning. Will work weekends and some holidays. Open availability a plus. Must be detail oriented and provide references. Please respond with resume to foodservice@lutherlyn.com.

  • Lutherlyn takes advantage of the Simply Giving program offered through Thrivent Financial Services. Through this program we are able to establish monthly recurring donation accounts for our donors. Please take a moment and consider your monthly giving potential to Lutherlyn. Your commitment will enable you make the maximum impact on this ministry and help us to continue to provide those we serve with quality programs and facilities well into the future. If you are interested in starting a monthly donation profile, please feel free to contact Ryan in the Development Office at 724-865-2161 or visit the Monthly Recurring Donations Webpage.

  • Winter Youth Retreat is taking place January 31-February 2! Get your registrations in now. Visit our retreats webpage and register online by clicking above.

  • Thanks to a great response this fall and an anonymous foundation grant last month, the Pool Replacement Project has surpassed our goal! We had over 500 donors participate over the last two years. Thank you to those of you who gave to this project. Every gift added up and made a huge difference! We have been working with a pool construction company and plan to break ground in early spring. Keep updated on the project as construction begins by going to our Pool Project Webpage and keep an eye out for pictures posted on our Facebook Page.

  • Make sure to make your year-end gift to Lutherlyn before the December 31. Donations of $100 or more will be counted towards your membership into the Trinity Pines Club. Thank you for you generous and faithful support of this ministry!

  • The Retreats and Events Calendar has been updated for next year along with the downloadable 2015 Lutherlyn Calendar. Check out what we have in store for you next year by following the link above.

  • Come and Enjoy a Weekend Display of Quilts and Quilting in the Autumn Splendor at Lutherlyn. This event will feature a fabulous display of quilts, quilting demonstrations, vendor mall, Chinese Auction & Quilt Raffle, and "Make & Take" craft projects. Admission is $5.00 with all proceeds benefiting the Lutherlyn Campership Fund. Saturday, October 18 - 10am-5pm & Sunday, October 19 - 11am-4pm

  • Do you have a professional/industrial skill or certification? Are you a part of a group of people that love to do large projects? Lutherlyn would love to speak with you about possibly putting your skills to work for camp! Visit our Offer Your Trade webpage for more information.

  • Come sell, trade, or buy at the Tack Swap going on during the Judged Pleasure Trail Ride on Sunday October 5 from 11am-4pm. 10ft. spaces are available for $15 (or $10 if you register by 9/26/2014). To reserve your spot, call Carla at 724-496-5535 or send contact information and payment to Lutherlyn Stables - PO Box 355 - Prospect, PA 16052

  • The second "wave" of our pool replacement project is underway. Visit our pool project webpage, see photos and get updates. Donate now to help us "Complete the Pool."

  • Join us at Lutherlyn for a FUN-FILLED weekend-long celebration of womanhood. A weekend for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, BFF’s, godmothers, nieces, and any women who are important to each other. Register online by following the link above.

  • Partnering with Lutheran Outdoor Ministry, Lutherlyn is hosting an Environmental Education and Team Building Intensive on February 2-5, 2015. This two-track conference will feature workshops, field trips, opportunities to network with other professionals, and practical strategies you can take back to your organization. Significant discounted rates are available for LOM members. Visit the Intensive webpage linked above for more information and registration instructions.

  • Fall is a perfect time to go on an adventure. Lutherlyn's Adventure program has a wide variety of options from off-site rock climbing to team building. Sign up for a scheduled event or customize your own! Visit the Adventure page linked above and see the programs available.

  • Take private lessons with Amanda Brown at the Lutherlyn Stables. Visit the private lessons webpage linked above for more information.

  • The Lutherlyn Stables Judged Pleasure Trail Ride date has moved to October 5. The flyer and registration form has been added to our downloads and publications page linked above.

  • Our fall retreats and events season has begun. Check out what is coming up at Lutherlyn this fall by visiting Our Retreats & Events page linked above.

  • Available for 1st-3rd graders - These day-long programs introduce campers to all the fun available at Lutherlyn. Join us for pony rides, crafts, swimming, games, hiking, singing, Bible study, hayrides, and campfires. Come once, twice, or every day! Small Fry Days are from 10:00am-4:00pm for only $27.00 a day. Click the link above to register online.

  • This summer's project is going to support the efforts of Camp for Peace - Liberia by helping to fund the needed construction of a shower house and dormitories at one of their sites, Camp KP. Donations are being accepted throughout the Summer Camp season. Click the link above to learn more and tack our progress.

  • Registrations will be accepted throughout the summer for upcoming programs. It's not to late to register! Follow the link above to do it now!

  • Come to Lutherlyn Stables on Saturday, June 28 for our Mounted Shooting Clinic and Sunday June 29 for our Tack Swap. Get details on the Horse Owner webpage by following the link above.

  • Need to print a health form? Looking to make a payment on your summer camp balance? Does your camper need a dietary concern form filled out? Don't know what to bring to camp? Find the help you need on our Downloads and Publications webpage.

  • There is tremendous value in sending your kids to camp. Our director, Randy Gullickson approaches this issue in his article, "Who Do You Want Your Kids To Be" found on our Director's Notebook webpage. Take a moment and read this important message.

  • Thank you to EVERYONE who came to CampBlast! Hopefully it was a reminder of how special this place is to so many people. We estimated that about 800 people attended this year, which was great considering the uncooperative weather! We hope you all had a great time. And an extra special THANK YOU to the volunteers who made this event happen!

  • SUPPORT LUTHERLYN! Make a donation to Lutherlyn today by visiting www.pitsburghgives.org 6am through midnight on May 6 and we can receive matching funds from a matching gift pool. Make your support for Lutherlyn go further by giving through the Pittsburgh Foundation today!

  • Before you register for summer camp, check our summer schedule to make sure to make sure the program you want is still available. Programs are starting to fill faster than before so make sure to get your registration and deposit in before your first choice is gone. Follow this link to the summer schedule webpage.

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Our Woodland Quilters are having another Campership Quilt Auction and Show on May 2 & 3 at the Art Center in downtown Butler. Visit the quilters page for all the details and view some of the items that will be available.

  • Our Adventure Program has a variety of customizable options available for your group this spring. Check out our High Ropes Course and Zipline!

  • The LEEP staff has assembled and completed their spring training in preparation for field trips happening April through June. Visit the field trips page and see what your field trip can learn and do at Lutherlyn.

  • Lutherlyn Stables is gearing up for an event filled year. There are many programs available for those of you who do not own your own horse. See what is available by visiting the Stables webpage.

  • The "Fill the Pool" project is still going strong! Give your gallons today! Read more on our pool project webpage.

  • Remember or Honor your loved ones by purchasing a brick for Friendship Way. Order now through March 31 for installation before this summer. Order online by following the link above.

  • Make sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, May 10. CampBlast is a FREE event open to everyone. So, invite your friends, neighbors, family, church, youth group, and anyone you know who will enjoy a day full of FREE camp activities, fun and food. Visit the CampBlast webpage linked above for more information.

  • Beginning Pottery class at our new Woodland Pottery Studio are happening all this spring. Overnight (Fri-Sat) and Saturday only classes are available. Group classes & parties are also available for reservation. Register online by following the link above.

  • Have a van or truck you were looking to trade in but would rather see it be used for a better purpose? View our wish list (linked above) and see how you could contribute to the mission of Lutherlyn through in-kind donations.

  • Youthfest 2014 information, registration forms, and schedule have been posted in the Retreats section of our downloads and publications page.

  • Attention youth workers, pastors, church council members, and others working with today's youth! Youth Leadership Development Institute is happening March 7-9. Learn more and register online by following the link above.

  • Visit our downloads webpage (linked above) to download all the necessary forms and brochures related to the 2014 summer camping season. Early Bird registrations runs now through May 1st, with a special extension day on May 10th at Camp Blast. We are excited to see you at Lutherlyn this summer!

  • LEEP's Maple Sugaring Season is approaching soon. This March, make plans to come to Lutherlyn and visit the Maple Sugar Shack and learn about the wonders of making Maple Syrup. Come as a field trip or come to a Saturday Safari. Visit the Maple Sugaring webpage for more information.