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.).
“Junior” campers enter grades 4-6 in fall of 2019
“Jr. High” campers enter grades 7-9
“Sr. High” campers enter grades 10-12 or are a 2019 graduate
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, play outside, 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 2nd and 3rd graders!
Grades 2 & 3 Weeks 2A (June 23-26), 5A (July 14-17), & 5B (July 17-19)
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 14-17), & 5B (July 17-19)
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, and the high ropes course at Lutherlyn. Moderate level of physical activity. MAXIMUM 10 CAMPERS PER WEEK.
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Weeks 1, 2, 5, 6
Level 2 Adventurers - This program is designed for campers who have done the Level 1 program and are looking for more off-site adventures. Spend half of the week exploring the Laurel Highlands from a campsite in Ohiopyle State Park. The other half 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. Week 4 is for Senior High campers only.
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Weeks 3, 7
Sr. High (Grades 10-12) Week 4
Level 2 Adventurers - NEW! Lutherlyn's youngest Adventurers are invited to a rustic week of adventures at camp. Try out the climbing wall, high ropes course, canoeing, Lutherlyn's longer hiking trails, and spend a night or two sleeping in a tent (along with all of your favorite Classic Camp activities).
Juniors (Grades 4-6) Weeks 7
Adventure in the Arts - Choose your form of artistic expression. Each day you will receive 2-3 hours of instruction in your chosen art form. The rest of the day will be spend doing Classic Camp activities. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Arts & Crafts - painting, drawing, crafts
Guitar - for the musically curious
Stage Art - drama, improv, sketches
Pottery - wheel, slab projects, hand building
Digital Photography - taking and editing great photos
Juniors & 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!
Juniors & 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 have plenty of time for other exciting camp activities.
Archery - Try your hand at specialty targets and games with a bow and arrow.
Survival Skills - Build shelters and camp fires, purify water, and eat wild plants!
Fishing - Learn great fishing skills. Try different kinds of bait. Maybe you will catch Big Louie!
Animal Encounters - Catch crayfish and other aquatic critters, scout for animal tracks, and capture salamanders and other amphibians!
Archaeology - Wouldn't it be fun to dig up artifacts that have been buried for 150 years or more? Dig into the past, literally, with Lutherlyn's archaeologist.
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 with a store account.
Juniors (Grades 4-6) Week 7
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Week 6
Camp Medley (formerly known as 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) Weeks 1, 6
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!
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Week 7
Junior Night Owls - Stay up late each night and sleep in each morning. This is all of the fun of Night Owls Club but not quite as late. Go to bed a 1 am each day and get up for breakfast at 11 am.
Juniors (Grades 4-6) Week 2
Young Scientists - Science requires asking questions, experimenting, and (often) safety glasses! Science is an adventure and we will have a great week focusing on water chemistry, edible geology, physics, insect ecology, and chemical reactions. There will be time for explosions. Are you brave enough to be a young scientist?
Juniors (Grades 4-6) Week 4
Venture - Join us for 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 27, 28, July 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2
Grown-Up and 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 June 27 and/or 28
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-5th graders. 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday-Friday.
Grades 1-5 Week 3 (July 1 - 5)
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! MAXIMUM 8 CAMPERS PER WEEK.
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.
Juniors (Grades 4-6) Weeks 1, 4, 5, 6
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-12) Week 2
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. Must have some riding experience; campers cannot be first time riders.
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. S.I.T.s 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. Online applications are typically made available in March or April.
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 June 7 - 9, August 23 - 25 visit the Grown-Up Camp page to learn more or to register!