Summer Programs

All summer programs at Lutherlyn include morning devotions, Bible study, worship, and evening devotions every day regardless of the focus of the camp program. Each of these program elements focus on our summer theme.

All specialty programs (everything that is not "classic" camp) will spend several hours each day focusing on their specialty activity but they will also have the opportunity to do all of the traditional camp activities also (crafts, swimming, ropes course, games, nature activities, hikes, etc.).

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Classic Camp—Together with your camp friends you can swim, do crafts, enjoy evening campfire, do the ropes course, play games, discover nature, canoe, hike, just be yourself, and have the time of your life!

Juniors (Grades 4-6) Weeks 2, 4, 5, 6

Jr. High (Grades 7-9) Weeks 2, 4, 5, 6


Classic Senior High–Take all that you love about Classic camp and add late-night social time, movies, specialty crafts, adventures, and service opportunities and you have Classic Sr. High.

Grades 10-12 Week 4


Salmagundi–Do a different specialty activity each morning: tie-dye, archaeology, high ropes course, canoeing, outdoor living skills, sports, and be a “Night Owl” for a night! The rest of your day will be spent doing your Classic Camp favorites.

Jr. High (Grades 7-9) Week 4 & 7


Young Folks Short Week—A half-week camp experience with all of the excitement and activities of a full classic camp week sized for the 2nd and 3rd grade adventurer!

Grades 2 & 3 Wk. 2A (June 25-28), 5A (July 16-19), & 5B (July 19-21)


Classic Sampler 1/2 Week—A little uncertain about going away for a whole week for the first time? Classic Sampler is a taste of Classic Camp for campers going into 4th-6th grade who are first time campers and want to start their “camp career” with a 1/2 week (don’t worry… you will LOVE IT soooo much that you will be ready for a full week next year!) **1st time campers only.

Juniors (Grades 4-6) 5A (July 16-19) & 5B (July 19-21)


Adventurers—Enjoy rock climbing, the high ropes course, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, campfire cooking, and other great adventures! Stay in cabins at camp (1 night in a tent at Moraine State Park)and depart for a new adventure each day... on-site and at Moraine & McConnells Mill State Parks. LIMIT OF 10 CAMPERS PER SESSION. (Wk 6 is for females only)

Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12)Week 1, 2, 5, 6, 7


Level 2 Adventurers—An AWESOME week of more advanced ADVENTURES for campers that have already attended Adventurers at least once before.

Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Week 4 


Venture—Venture is about exploring the big questions of life and faith. It is also about fun! Join us for NEW ACTIVITIES, great music, theme nights, morning cartoons, hanging out with friends, staying up late, and LOTS OF GREAT SURPRISES!

Sr. High (Grades 10-12) Week 6


Adventure in the Arts—Select two forms of artistic expression. Each day you will receive two hours of instruction in your major and one hour in your minor. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Graphic Art—painting, drawing, sculpting

Guitar—for the musically curious (major only)

Stage Art—drama, improv, sketches

Crafts—a different craft project each day

Pottery—wheel, slab projects, and hand building 

Quilting—Create a quilt from start to finish (this is your major and minor)

*NEW* Digital Photography – Learn the art of taking  great photos and editing

Jr. & Jr. High (Grades 4-9) Week 4


Musical Theater Camp—An exciting opportunity for those who love to sing and perform. Pastor Bill Brewer will direct a fantastic original musical. Enjoy the thrill of rehearsing & preparing for a live production on Friday evening!

Jr. & Jr. High (Grades 4-9) Week 4


Life in the Wild—Explore the wilds of Lutherlyn!  Choose one of the specialties below for your morning adventures. In the afternoon, you will develop skills in canoeing, hiking, and campfire cooking, while leaving plenty of time for other exciting camp activities.

Animal Encounters – Catch lake and stream critters, scout for animal tracks, and capture amphibians!

Archaeology – Dig into the past, literally! Unearth artifacts at a pioneer homestead and explore camp’s other historic sites.

Survival Skills – Build shelters & camp fires, purify water, and eat wild plants!

Fishing – Learn great fishing skills. Fish in camp’s lake and at Lake Arthur.

*NEW* Archery—Refine your skills with our certified archery instructors. Try your hand at specialty targets and games; including archery golf.

Jr & Jr. High (Grades 4-9) Week 1


Model Rocketry—Spend your week building model rockets, launching your rockets in a variety of competitions, and developing a fun hobby! Refine your skills and let your imagination soar. Light Saber optional. 

Jr., Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 4-12) Week 6


Young Scientist Camp—Science requires asking questions, experimenting, and (often) safety glasses!  Science is an adventure and we have planned a week focusing on water chemistry, edible geology, botany, insect ecology, and water rockets.  There will also be time for a few explosions.   Are you brave enough to be a young scientist?

Jr & Jr. High (Grades 4-9) Week 2


Night Owl Club—Lively nocturnal adventures! Stay up late—even all night. Go on night-sound & star hikes. Play night games like Clue & flashlight tag. Eat breakfast for a midnight snack. Experience worship with glow sticks. Watch the sunrise and THEN go to bed!

Juniors (Grades 4-6) & Jr. High/Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Week 7


Small Fry Days—This day-long program introduces 1st—3rd graders to Lutherlyn. Join us for pony rides, crafts, swimming, games, hiking, singing, Bible Study, hayrides, and campfire. Come once or come multiple days. 10am-4pm each day.

Grades 1-3 June 29, 30, July 31, Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4


Day Camp at LUTHERLYN—Games, nature activities, crafts, songs, puppets, stories, swimming, hikes, pony rides, Bible Study, hay rides, campfire, a closing program for the parents, and lots more! A week long day program for 1st-6th graders.  8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. 

Grades 1-6 Week 3 (July 3-7)


Staff-In-Training—The S.I.T. program offers an opportunity to work and learn alongside the summer staff. SITs spend one week in training and may spend a second week as a Jr. Counselor or Support Staff Assistant.

Grades 11-12 Training Week #1……Contact camp or visit web site for application


Horse Programs

Enjoy a fantastic week of learning about horses, improving your skills, and riding in a beautiful setting! Instruction is offered for riders of all abilities by instructors that are certified through the American Association of Horsemanship Safety. All horse camp programs spend their “non-horse” time doing lots of great Classic Camp activities! Horse camp is designed to allow campers to progress in their riding skills. After returning home, each camper will receive a certificate informing them of the level that they will be able to attend the next summer. First time junior campers (grades 4-6) will start at level 1. First time Jr. High and Sr. High campers (grades 7-12) will start at level 2. If you aren’t sure which level you are, contact Carla at 724-496-5535 or Limit of 8 campers per horse camp program.


Level 1 Horse Camp—Three hours of horse time each day. Learn basic horsemanship and riding skills and begin to prepare for more in-depth riding techniques. All first time Junior Horse Campers will start at Level 1.

Juniors (Grades 4-6) Weeks 1, 4, 5


Level 2 Horse Camp—This camp is designed to “fine-tune” the basic riding skills learned in Level 1 and give campers the necessary skills to prepare for work at the trot! Campers must have successfully completed Level 1 or be first time Jr. High or Sr. High Horse Campers.

Juniors (Grades 4-6) Week 2 JH& SH (Grades 7-12) Week 6

Western Games Horse Camp—Explore the American way of riding. Practice western games (barrels, pole bending), learn the history of the sport, and enjoy our beautiful trails. Level 2, 3 & 4.

Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Weeks 3 & 7

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