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 2023
“Jr. High” campers enter grades 7-9
“Sr. High” campers enter grades 10-12 or are a 2023 graduate
2023 Camp Programs
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 1, 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 10-2022 Graduate) Week 1 & 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 25-28) 5A (July 16-19)
Adventurers - Explore outdoor adventures at Lutherlyn! Stay at Lutherlyn (sleep in a cabin, tent, hammock, and under the stars) and be ready for a new adventure every day! Each day will feature a half-day adventure (rock climbing at Chapel Rock, canoeing, hiking, orienteering, campfire cooking, and the high ropes course). Moderate level of physical activity. MAXIMUM 10 CAMPERS PER WEEK.
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7- 2023 Graduate) Weeks 1, 2, 4, 7
Juniors (Grades 4-6) Week 6
Adventurers PLUS - This program is designed for campers who have done the Adventurers program and are looking for more adventures. This experience includes hiking all 17 miles of trails at Lutherlyn, sleeping out at a different place around camp each night, rock climbing on Chapel Rock, kayak races, delux campfire cooking, and all of the High Ropes elements at Lutherlyn. Adventurers PLUS is only for Senior High Campers! MAXIMUM 10 CAMPERS PER WEEK.
Sr. High (Grades 10- 2023 Graduate) Week 5
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.
Outdoor Adventures - Try a variety of outdoor activities: Canoeing, Archery, Backpacking, Campfire cooking, and Orienteering.
Survival Skills - Build shelters and camp fires, purify water, and eat plants!
Fishing - Learn fishing skills. Try different kinds of bait. Maybe you will catch Big Louie!
Dig It! - 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.
Junior & 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 7-2023 Graduate) Week 6
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.
Sr. High (Grades 10-2023 Graduate) Week 1 Staff-in-Training Information Sheet Online Application
Family Camp - Click here for details about Family Camp.
Families Week 3
Arts & Musical Camp - 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 - no guitar necessary; we have extras!
Camp "Performance" - skits, campfire and worship leadership skills. story telling
Musical Theater - enjoy the thrill of rehearsing an original musical and preparing for a live production on Friday evening!
Juniors & Jr. High (Grades 4-9) 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!
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-2023 Graduate) Week 7
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 10-2023 Graduate) Week 6
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 Weeks 2B (June 29 or 30), 5B (July 20 or 21)
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 Weeks 2B (June 29 or 30), 5B (July 20 or 21)
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
Confirmation Camp - Confirmation Camp is lead by Pastors from the NWPA and SWPA Synods of the ELCA and Lutherlyn. Campers will spend 3 hours each day in confirmation class and the rest of the day doing classic camp activities. Please contact Lutherlyn for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7234-865-2161.
Weeks 1, 2
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 25-27 visit the Grown-Up Camp page to learn more or to register!
2023 Horse Programs
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 2, 4, 6
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-2023 Graduate) Weeks 1, 7
Advanced Horse Camp - Explore different styles of riding. Spend time riding and completing obstacles in the arena and on the trails. Must have riding experience; campers cannot be first time riders.
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-2023 Graduate) Week 5