All summer programs at Lutherlyn include morning devotions, Bible study, worship, and evening devotions daily 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 (crafts, swimming, ropes course, games, nature activities, hikes, etc.).
Classic Camp - Together with your camp friends you can swim, do crafts, enjoy evening campfire, conquer group challenge activities, 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, 7
Jr. High (Grades 7-9) Weeks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
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.
Sr. High Grades 10-12 Week 4
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 Weeks 2A (June 24-27), 5A (July 15-18), & 5B (July 18-20)
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) Week 5A (July 15-18) & 5B (July 18-20)
Level 1 Adventurers - Explore outdoor adventures! Stay in a cabin at camp (with one overnight in a tent at Moraine State Park) and be ready for a new adventure every day! Each day will feature a half-day excursion off-site where you will enjoy rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, and the full high ropes course at Lutherlyn. Moderate level of physical activity. Must be able to ride a bike. MAXIMUM 10 CAMPERS PER WEEK.
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7
Level 2 Adventurers - This program is designed for campers who have done the Level 1 program and are looking for off-site adventures. Spend the first half of the week exploring the Laurel Highlands from a campsite in Ohiopyle State Park. The second part of the week will be full day adventures with Lutherlyn as a home base. High level of physical activity. Must be able to ride a bike. MAXIMUM 10 CAMPERS PER WEEK.
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Weeks 3, 6
Adventurers Outpost - NEW! Enjoy all the same programming as Adventurers Level 1 with one unique feature: Camping out for the week! Campers will spend the week in a tent village in Lutherlyn's Rustic Retreat! Must be able to ride a bike. MINIMUM 5 CAMPERS, MAXIMUM 10 CAMPERS.
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Week 3
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, hand building
Quilting - create a quilt from start to finish (this is your major and minor)
Digital Photography - learn the art of taking great photos and editing
Juniors & Jr. High (Grades 4-9) Week 2
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!
Juniors & Jr. High (Grades 4-9) Week 2
Life in the Wild - Explore the wilds of Lutherlyn! Choose one of the specialties below for your morning adventures. In the afternoon you will have 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.
Archery - Refine your skills with our certified archery instructors. Try your hand at specialty targets and games.
Juniors & Jr. High (Grades 4-9) Week 1
Model Rocketry - Spend your week building model rockets, launching your rockets in a variety of competitions, and develop a fun hobby! Refine your skills and let your imagination soar. Light Saber optional. Each camper has a $25 credit for rockets. Additional rockets can be purchased on store account.
Juniors, Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 4-12) Week 6
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
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) Week 7
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Week 7
Venture - Join us for FUN ACTIVITIES, great music, theme nights, morning cartoons, hanging out with friends, staying up late, and LOTS OF SURPRISES just for Sr. High Campers!
Sr. High (Grades 10-12) Week 6
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. 10 am - 4 pm each day.
Grades 1-3 June 28, 29, July 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3
Grown-Up & Me Days - Campers age 3 - 6 spend a special day with their grown-up. Have fun doing a nature activity, craft, hay ride, songs, stories, swimming, parachute games, pony ride, worship, and campfire with s'mores! 9:30 am - 4:30 pm each day. Adult must be 18 or older and must stay with their camper for the day.
Ages 3 - 6 with an adult July 10, 11, 12, 13
Day Camp at LUTHERLYN - Games, nature activities, crafts, songs, puppets, stories, swimming, hikes, pony rides, Bible Study, hayrides, campfire, a closing program for the parents, and lots more! A week long day program for 1st-6th graders. 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday-Friday.
Grades 1-6 Week 3 (July 2 - 6)
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 certified instructors. 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. If you aren’t sure which level you are, contact Carla at 724-496-5535 or email@example.com. 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
Jr. High & Sr. High (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.
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Week 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.
Grown-Up Camp - Why should kids have all of the fun? Grown-Up Camp includes the fun and excitement of kid camp with some relaxation, fellowship, and "extras" for adults! Anyone age 21 or older in invited to join in the fun!
Ages 21 and over August 17 - 19, or 20 - 22 visit the Grown-Up Camp page to learn more or to register!
Each summer Lutherlyn welcomes more than 50 young people who work together to ensure each of our campers has a great time. A two-week training program prior to camp prepares our staff for our Summer Camp programs.
Join us for a day of FUN that highlights all that Lutherlyn has to offer. This annual open house FREE to attend.
2018 marks Lutherlyn's 70th year of summer camp programs! Join us as we celebrate our history together, help members of our summer staff community reconnect with each other, and build new friendships!
This event is open to anyone who has served on Lutherlyn's staff: counselors, KPs, lifeguards, store managers, grounds crew, and everyone else who has been part of staff (and their families).