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Lutherlyn Events & Retreats (2023)
Throughout the year Lutherlyn hosts a wide variety of both day, and overnight programs.  Some of our events are specifically offered to children, while others are designed for crafters like our quilters and scrapbookers, and still other retreats which were created for the whole family!  

Please use the calendar of events listed below to find out more information about each of our many great events, we'll update it as we set our schedule for 2023.

As details are confirmed and registration becomes available, links will be added to the listing below.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at 724-865-2161.


January 2023

10-15 - Quilting/Crafting Retreat:  Come and join us for a fun-filled weekend (optional Thursday arrival) of quilting/crafting/reading/relaxing/creating.  It's a great time of fun and fellowship that's very popular with quilters, scrapbookers, and other crafters.  (Registration Required)

20-22 - Winter Retreat: for 4th-12th graders (campers will be divided by age groups and stay in cabin with cabin leaders from the summer staff). GAGA ball in the snow, Bible study, the bouldering room, songs, worship, friends, indoor and outdoor games, lots of your summer camp favorites, and fun in the wonderful winter weather! (Registration Required)

 

February 2023

1 - REGISTRATION OPENS FOR SUMMER CAMP

4 - Saturday Safari:  Saturday Safaris are a great way to spend a Saturday!  They are designed for families and small groups.  Dress to be outside.  (Registration Required)

17-19 - Fathers & Sons Retreat:  A weekend just for the boys!  Our traditional Fathers and Sons favorites (Trail of Five Fires Worship,  Gaga Challenge, Junkyard Wars, and Blessing Service) now has a winter twist!  It will be a weekend of fun, faith, and relationship building.

24-26 - Grown-Up Winter Retreat: A fun weekend at camp just for grown-ups. Campfire, tree tapping and maple sugaring, Agape Feast/Worship, games and conversation by a fire, crafts, and lots of camp fun just for adults. Must be 21 or older. Registration required.

 

March 2023

4 - Maple Sugaring Saturday Safari:  This Saturday Safari features winter tree identification, tapping a maple tree, collecting sap, and observing the evaporation process.  (Registration Required)

14-19 - Quilting/Crafting Retreat:  Come and join us for a fun-filled weekend of quilting/crafting/reading/relaxing/creating.  It's a great time of fun and fellowship that's very popular with quilters, scrapbookers, and other crafters.  (Registration Required)

18 - Intro to Blacksmithing Class:  Learn the art of Blacksmithing in the Woodland Forge at Lutherlyn.   All materials are supplied and classes are taught by master blacksmith, Flavius Brinsfield. (Registration Required)

 

April 2023

12 - NWPA & SWPA Rostered Leaders Day of Rest & Renewal:  A much needed day of rest and renewal for the rostered leaders of the Northwest Pennsylvania and Southwest Pennsylvania Synods of the ELCA.  (More details will provided as this date approaches.)

29 - Intro to Blacksmithing Class:  Learn the art of Blacksmithing in the Woodland Forge at Lutherlyn.   All materials are supplied and classes are taught by master blacksmith, Flavius Brinsfield. (Registration Required)

 

May 2023

13 - CampBlast: Join us for a day of FUN that highlights all that Lutherlyn has to offer. The best part.... EVERYTHING IS FREE!  There will be special summer camp discounts for NEW campers & for registered campers who bring friends who are NEW to Lutherlyn! Join us for a GREAT day at camp!  No registration is needed.  Just show up with all your friends, family, neighbors, and anyone else looking for a fun, free day. 


​June 2023

4 - Summer Staff Training Begins:  Each summer our staff members participate in an intense 13 day training program to prepare them for summer camp, and summer campers.  You can learn more or apply to join us easily online. 

10-11 - 75th Anniversary ALL STAFF Reunion: 2023 marks Lutherlyn's 75th 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 will be 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).

11 - Trinity Pines Club Reception:  As a thank you for our Trinity Pines Club members we host an annual banquet prepared and served by Chef Lisa and our Summer Staff members.

18 - Summer Camp Begins!


July 2023

Summer Camp Continues


August 2023

4 - Last day of Summer Camp

25-27 - Grown-Up Camp:  Our Grown-Up Camp includes all of the fun and excitement of kid camp with some relaxation, fellowship, and "extras" for grown-ups (Must be 21 or older).   (Registration Required)


September 2023

5-10 - Crafting Retreat:  If you've ever thought you need a vacation just to get some of your craft projects complete...this is the perfect opportunity.  You bring the project supplies and we'll take care of all the food, lodging and provide great opportunities for fun and fellowship. Please note that this Crafting Week begins on Wednesday.  (Registration Required)

9 - Saturday Safari:  Saturday Safaris are a great way to spend a Saturday morning!  They are designed and open for families of all sizes and shapes, youth groups, scout groups, and any interested parties.  Dress to be outside.  (Registration Required)

9 - Intro to Blacksmithing Class:  Learn the art of Blacksmithing in the Woodland Forge at Lutherlyn.   All materials are supplied and classes are taught by master blacksmith, Flavius Brinsfield. (Registration Required)


October 2023

14 & 15- Woodland Quilters Quilt Show:  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.  (No registration necessary)

14 - Intro to Blacksmithing Class:  Learn the art of Blacksmithing in the Woodland Forge at Lutherlyn.   All materials are supplied and classes are taught by master blacksmith, Flavius Brinsfield. (Registration Required)

25 - NWPA & SWPA Rostered Leaders Day of Rest & Renewal:  A much needed day of rest and renewal for the rostered leaders of the Northwest Pennsylvania and Southwest Pennsylvania Synods of the ELCA.  (More details will provided as this date approaches.)

29 - Family Halloween Fun:  Enjoy Halloween fun with pumpkin decorating/carving, hay rides, costume parade and trick-or-treating.  (Registration Required)

 

November 2023

4 - Saturday Safari: Saturday Safaris are a great way to spend a Saturday morning!  They are designed and open for families of all sizes and shapes, youth groups, scout groups, and any interested parties.  Dress to be outside.  (Registration Required)

14-19 - Crafting Retreat:  Come for a weekend designed to provide a stress free opportunity to complete some of those unfinished crafts you want to give as Christmas gifts.  (Registration Deadline: November 11)

 

December 2023

1-3 - Advent Family Getaway Weekend:  Enjoy the start of the holiday season decorating cookies, singing carols and playing games with your family amidst the wonder of winter at Lutherlyn.  The Family Advent Festival is included in this great weekend at no additional cost.  (Registration Required)

2 - Plunge!:  Join us to for this great fundraising event!  Spectators can stay warm by the fire while enjoying hot chocolate and s'mores - just our "plungers" get wet!  (No registration is required.)

2 - Advent Worship:  Join us to celebrate Advent at Lutherlyn.  (Registration Required)


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