About Lutherhill


Time to Connect with Christ.

Lutherhill Ministries is a ministry of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Our Mission Statement:

Lutherhill…welcomes all people, of every generation to experience the love of Christ in unique settings and new ways.

Lutherhill Ministries is a Summer Camp and year-round Retreat Center at two locations – Lutherhill Camp & Retreat Center in La Grange, TX and Zion Retreat Center in Galveston, TX.

Located between Austin and Houston, just outside of La Grange, TX, the 85 acre Lutherhill Camp & Retreat Center sits atop the highest point in Fayette County and is well known for beautiful sunsets and an incredible view of the surrounding countryside.

The Zion Retreat Center is located on beautiful Galveston Island, TX only 10 blocks from the beach. The 8-room retreat center is the ideal location for gathering and experience all the island has to offer.

People have enjoyed Lutherhill Ministries since 1954 as a place to gather, worship, study, and play together. Come and join us for a relaxing day or weekend, or stay longer if you like!

What We Do

We work hard to bring you closer to God in a fun and relaxed environment. to read: We strive to make space for you to rest and play.

Summer Camp

From June through the first week of August Lutherhill provides summer camp for youth and families.

Day Camp

A team of Lutherhill staff will join you to provide a taste of camp at your church. Many congregations use us to supplement their current VBS program.


Retreat to Lutherhill in La Grange or the Zion Retreat Center on Galveston Island. Gather your people and let us help you carve out time for rest and play.

Challenge Course

Zip down the zip line, take a leap of faith or test your skills and faith on any of our 13 high rope elements. Our 11 low ropes elements are perfect to build teamwork within your group.

Special Events

Lutherhill’s Carby Chapel Center is a perfect place for to celebrate the milestones in your life – birthdays, weddings, baptisms and so much more.

Our mission is to be a place for all people

Who We Serve

Lutherhill serves all these groups and perhaps yours too:

  • Individuals and families seeking a quiet place to reflect, renew and recharge.
  • Business teams looking to build strong communication skills
  • Family reunions
  • Congregations for adult, family or youth retreats.
  • Groups, large or small for overnight or day retreats.
  • Congregations at their facilities for Day Camp.

We have facilities for a variety of activities and events

What We Offer

From lodging, food, and activities, you’ll have a great time with:

  • Housing in a variety of accommodations.
  • Food service or facilities that allow groups to cook for themselves.
  • Recreational facilities, including a challenge course, pool, and pond.
  • Friendly customized service to help you plan your event.
  • Professional staff to lead worship, team-building activities, and recreational activities.

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