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Summer Camp

Summer Programs

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 2021
Jr. High” campers enter grades 7-9 
Sr. High” campers enter grades 10-12 or are a 2021 graduate

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2021 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 1, 2, 5, 6, 7
Jr. High (Grades 7-9) Weeks 1, 2, 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 10-2021 Graduate) Weeks 5, 6, 7


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 Week 5A (July 11-14)


On-Site Adventurers -  Enjoy a rustic week of adventures at Lutherlyn!  Tackle a different adventure each day (group challenge course, high ropes course, zipline, archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, obstacle course, biking, survival skills), hike ALL 17 MILES of Lutherlyn's hiking trails, sleep out in a tent or hammock, and enjoy your favorite Classic Camp activities. On-Site Adventurers will have assigned cabins in the Shaulis Village but will sleep out in tents or hammocks most nights.
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7- 2021 Graduate) Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

Juniors (Grades 4-6) Week 6


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 7-2021 Graduate) Week 6


Leaders-In-Training - This Sr. High program is for campers that are interested in developing their leadership skills. Anyone is welcome to register but this is recommended for Sr. High campers that would like to serve on Summer Staff in the future.

Sr. High (Grades 10-2021 Graduate) Week 4


Family Camp - Click here for details about Family Camp.

Families Weeks 3, 4


Musical Theater Day Camp - Join Pastor Brewer for an original Lutherlyn Musical. Rehearse daily from 9am-noon and then perform and record your performance on Friday. Campers will be dropped off at Lutherlyn each day at 9am and picked up at noon.

Junior and Jr. High (Grades 4-9) Aug. 2-6, 9am-noon Monday-Friday. Performance will be sometime on Friday. Time TBA.


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 20 - 22  visit the Grown-Up Camp page to learn more or to register!


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 or 7234-865-2161.

Weeks 1, 2


2021 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 1, 2, 6
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-2021 Graduate) Weeks 5, 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 7-2021 Graduate) Week 3


Other Programs Returning in 2022

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 Not offered in 2021, will return in 2022.     Staff-In-Training Information Sheet     On-Line Application


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) Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.


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 7-2021 Graduate) Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.


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.  
Jr. High & Sr. High (Grades 7-2021 Graduate) Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.


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
     Pottery - wheel, slab projects, hand building 
     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) Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.


Sr. High Musical Theater Day Camp - Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm at Lutherlyn for rehearsal (lunch included) and then a performance at 4pm on Friday for family and friends. No experience necessary, just the desire to sing and perform! 
Going into 9th grade - 2020 graduate Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.


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) Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.


Camp Medley (formerly known as Salmagundi) - Do a different specialty activity each morning: tie-dye, archaeology, high ropes course, canoeing, outdoor living skills, 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) Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.


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) Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.


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) Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.


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 Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.


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 Not offered in summer of 2021, will return in 2022.

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 Not offered summer of 2021, will return in 2022.