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Special Opportunities

The Plunge!

December 2, 2023

Who will de-throne our reigning Sovereign Plunger, Sandy Heasley?!  

On a cold December morning a brave group of "Plungers" will each take a chilly dip into Lower Lake to support the Annual Fund!

If you're interested in taking the Plunge to support Lutherlyn please contact Andi for more details or if you have questions.  She can be reached at 724-865-2161 or

Event Schedule

December 2, 2023
Lower Lake, Lutherlyn

10:30 am: Check-In for Plungers
11:00 am: THE PLUNGE!! Campfire, Hot Chocolate, S'Mores at Lower Lake



Ways to Participate

There are several great ways to support this event.  The first, for the brave-of-heart, is to become a "Plunger" and take to the water yourself.  Plungers will work to acquire sponsorship from their family, friends, colleagues and parishioners.  Plungers can be anyone in generally good health*.  A second option is to nominate a friend, colleague, or your church's pastor to participate and perhaps be their first sponsor.  A third option is to sponsor one or more Plungers to help them reach their goal.  Lastly, you can participate during the event as either a spectator or volunteer.  We'll need help taking photos, passing out coffee, tending our bonfire and most importantly cheering on our Plungers as they take what will be a very cold swim!

* Though we expect this to be a very fun (likely hilarious!) event, we take the safety of our participants and guests seriously.  Lifeguards and nurses will be present to ensure everyone remains healthy and safe. 

2023's Plungers include

  • Haaken Christiansen (Summer Camper)
  • Rev. Eric Damon (Grace & Emmanuel Heilman Lutheran Churches and Confirmation Camp Chaplain)
  • Rev. Ryan Fitch (Lutherlyn's Pastor & Associate Director)
  • Sandy Heasley (former LEEP Educator and Summer Camp Grandparent)
  • Carrie Lane (former Camper and Board Member)
  • Lacey Ray (Summer Camper and Lifeguard)
  • TJ Robertson (former Camper, Summer Staff Member, and Summer Camp Volunteer)
  • Kara Russo (former Camper, Summer Staff Member, and current Office Manager/Registrar)
  • Sam Sesti (former Summer Staff Member and Rocketry Volunteer)
  • Joe Shellenbarger (former Summer Staff Member & current Board Member)
  • Gloria Yount (Woodland Quilter & Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Zelienople)

If you'd like to sponsor one of the Plungers Click Here.

We're still working to build this year's team of Plungers. Check back often, as individuals commit to becoming Plungers we'll update this list.

2023 Plunger Documents and Fliers


Lower Lake 
500 Lutherlyn Lane  Butler PA 16001

Lutherlyn is hosting several events over the weekend of the Plunge.  For the safety of all parties, Lutherlyn requests all guests enter camp using the main entrance off Dick Rd.  To obtain directions using GPS, online maps, or mobile app navigation please use 500 Lutherlyn Lane, Butler PA 16001.