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Lutherlyn's Strategic Plan - Adopted 2019

In 2019 the Lutherlyn Board of Directors completed a strategic plan to guide conversations and decisions as Lutherlyn plans the next three to five years. However, this is not meant to be a static document and will be reviewed and updated regularly: removing completed goals, adding new goals, and adjusting time lines as needed. The strategic plan is rooted in Lutherlyn's core purpose and mission, addressing the needs of the physical property as well as program and staffing needs. 

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The strategic plan is broken down into four main parts with specific goals and actions plans within each broad plan. The entirety of the strategic plan can be found in the downloadable PDF below.


Strategic Plan 1: Understand and stay relevant with the current trends in camping ministry through regular evaluation of programs and the needs/desires of the constituency. 

  • Goal A - Enable consistent branding of the Camp and its missions
  • Goal B - Address current needs for safety and security on campus through gates, signage, and appropriate plans with first responders to meet industry standards.
  • Goal C - Complete unfinished projects and in the future, project planning should be more comprehensive, taking into account all factors involved in the project (parking, locations, winterization, hiring outside contractors, environmental sustainability, etc.).
  •  Goal D - Consider accessibility in all areas of program and facilities. 

Strategic Plan 2: Balance program capacity with facility and staff capacity to enable maintenance and growth. 

  • Goal A - Position the Camp to continue providing its current level of ministry for summer camp and retreat programs. 
  • Goal B - Position the Camp to grow beyond current capacity for ministry.

Strategic Plan 3: Increase the level of relationships and programs that make Lutherlyn a viable, ministry-focused, church-related outdoor ministry. 

  • Goal A - Build relationships with constituents. 
  • Goal B - Build programs for current areas of ministry that fill in where there are gaps in camp usage through new thinking and new initiatives.
  • Goal C - Grow the number of mission-based programs.
  • Goal D - Grow fundraising and friend-raising for the faithful stewardship of the camp's ministry and mission. 

Strategic Plan 4: Cross-train staff for the protection of institutional knowledge.

  • Goal A - Develop a comprehensive Procedural Manual.
  • Goal B - Give special attention to the areas of Maintenance, Equestrian, and the Director's position for the protection of institutional knowledge.