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Rostered Leaders Day of Rest and Renewal

October 30, 2024


Registration is required by October 15 for food service preparation.  
Online registration form below. 

Lutherlyn and the Lutheran University Center are pleased to host this FREE day of rest and renewal for the Rostered Leaders of the NWPA and SWPA Synods. All Rostered Leaders are invited, regardless of current call status.


Tentative Schedule: (Please note that EVERYTHING is optional. This day should be whatever you need it to be. If you want to spend the whole day reading on a bench; go for it. If you want to hike all day long; happy trails. If the whole schedule looks great and you want to do it all; enjoy!)



  • Check-in – Dining Hall Lobby
  • Continental Breakfast – Small Dining Room
  • Prayer Room – Start your day with some quiet time of prayer. - Fireside Room


  • Morning Stroll – Meet Pastor Ryan on the Dining Hall Porch at 9:15 for a gentle stroll through main camp. This can also serve as a tour of main camp.                 


  • Nature Hike – Join Todd Garcia-Bish (Lutherlyn’s Director of Environmental Education) for a ¼ mile hike towards Miller Lake & back – Meet at Environmental Education Center Porch
  • Board/Dice/Card Games – A variety of games are in the Fireside room.  – Fireside Room  
  • Play Time! – Enjoy gaga ball, the Lego room, 4-Square, and the bouldering room, no skill or experience needed; just the desire to have fun! – Recreation Building


  • Communion Worship – Led by Bishop Kusserow and Bishop Lozano – Baker Chapel


  • Lunch – Small Dining Room
  • Pastor Brian Bennett will be available for questions/conversations about the Lutheran University Center
  • Deacon Deb Roberts and Pastor Ryan Fitch will be available for questions/conversations about Lutherlyn
  • Pastor Tara Lynn will be available for questions/conversation about Portico


  • Tractor Drawn Wagon Ride - Departs from the front of the office/parking lot at 1:00pm and 1:30pm
  • Climbing Chimney – The chimney of the Dining Hall is also a rock-climbing wall. No experience necessary. Close-toed shoes required - Outside Chimney of Fireside Room
  • Coffeehouse Convos - Guided by a few questions, participants engage in conversation and dialogue that seek to uncover meaning in the things of our common lives. Join Pastor Brian Bennett in Redwood Lodge
  • Craft – Make an autumn craft for your home or office.  – Fireside Room                      


  • Pericope Study – Bishop Kusserow and Bishop Lozano will lead a text study. – Redwood Lodge
  • Lutherlyn Rocks! - Join Todd on a moderate hike to Chapel Rock and Tunnel Rock while learning about the geology of Lutherlyn and Western PA  – Meet at Environmental Education Center Porch


  • Closing - Warm Cookies & coffee/tea, Benediction – Small Dining Room


Always Available:

  • Conversation Porch – The porch of the Dining Hall is a space to socialize. If you just want to sit and chat, visit the Dining Hall porch. If you are seeking quiet and solitude, the Dining Hall porch is not the place for you.
  • Quiet Space – There are many places to enjoy solitude at Lutherlyn. Feel free to roam the trails or sit to relax in silence at Friendship Way (the benches at the end of the path in front of the Dining Hall), the outdoor benches near the flagpole, Octagon Picnic Shelter, Dogwood Picnic Shelter, or any of the fire circles. Redwood Lodge has individual tables and chairs set up as a quiet indoor space. It should be assumed that anyone sitting alone at these locations is seeking a quite space.
  • Hiking – Lutherlyn has 17 miles of hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Trail Maps are available at check-in (Dining Hall lobby).
  • Board Games, Fireplace, and Snacks – There are board games, a fire in the fireplace, drinks, and snacks available in the Stewart Center all day.
  • Discovery Room – The Discovery Room is in the Environmental Education Center. Enjoy displays about the beauty of God’s creation. It is okay to gently touch everything.
  • Beverages – Hot and cold drinks will be available in the Small Dining Room all day.


Health/Wellness Considerations:

Please take the health and well-being of others, particularly those who may have compromised immune systems, into consideration when evaluating your own health prior to a retreat/event at Lutherlyn. While we certainly would love to have you here, we do not want others to get sick while attending a retreat. 

When sharing a cabin/sleeping space and meeting rooms with people from other households, it is important to consider multiple factors prior to arriving at Lutherlyn. If you have symptoms that indicate you could have a contagious illness (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, congestion, etc.) that could transmit to others, please cancel your reservation for a full refund. 

Lutherlyn will issue a full refund for ALL medical related cancellations. 

Anyone who tests positive for or is diagnosed with a respiratory viral illness (such as COVID-19, influenza, and RSV) with onset of symptoms within 5 days prior to the start of camp, should cancel for a full refund. To come to a Lutherlyn retreat after having a respiratory viral illness, you must be at least 5 days past the onset of symptoms, 48 hours fever free, and have no symptoms or mild and improving symptoms.

We recommend participants take a rapid COVID test prior to departing for Lutherlyn. For Lutherlyn retreats, when possible/available, we may provide and require a rapid COVID tests upon arrival. 

If symptoms develop while at Lutherlyn, please refrain from interacting with others, notify the retreat leader, and depart from Lutherlyn. A pro-rated refund will be issued.


Lutherlyn General Policies:

It is expected that all guests follow these guidelines. Failure to follow these policies could result in removal from camp and forfeiture of payment. There are additional guidelines/policies, depending on the type of group. Those policies are outlined in the group contract or explained by the group leader upon arrival. 

  • No pets, no alcohol, no drugs, no fireworks, no firearms. 
  • Lutherlyn is a “Young Lungs at Play” facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas. 
  • Children must be supervised at all times. 
  • Quiet time is 10pm-8am. 
  • Vehicles are not permitted on the grass. Load and unload vehicles at the designated area for each cabin village and then vehicles must be moved to main parking lot.
  • There are often multiple groups on camp at the same time. Only enter the buildings/facilities that are reserved for your group. Do not enter cabins or facilities that are not for your specific group. 
  • Vandalism or destruction of Lutherlyn’s property or property of other guests will result in a bill for repairs/replacement and removal from camp. 
  • Helmets must be worn by kids (12 and younger) when riding bikes. 
  • Fishing is catch and release, barbed hooks must be crimped. 
  • A lifeguard must be present for swimming and all swimming/canoeing/kayaking must be arranged in advance with Lutherlyn. No one is permitted in the lake or pool area without a lifeguard. 
  • Ropes course/group challenge activities are off limits unless arranged in advance and facilitated by Lutherlyn staff. 
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