Ready for Summer Camp?
We are! We can hardly wait to welcome happy campers to Lutherhill for Summer 2023!
Register for the BEST. WEEK. EVER!
Questions about coming to Summer Camp at Lutherhill? Check out these pages:
Camper Families: Summer Camp Parent Info
Ministry Partners: Summer Camp Resources
Thinking about sending your kids to camp this summer? Wondering what campers will gain from a week at Lutherhill?
We’re glad you asked! Here are just a few benefits of camp:
- FAITH! Campers explore faith through interactive bible studies, worships and cabin devotions. We encourage campers to engage their faith with a sense of wonder rather than certainty. This wonder ignites a passion for lifelong faith exploration.
- AFFIRMATION! Our young adult staff are specially trained to engage campers in all camp activities while honoring their individual needs. While our top priority will always be safety, a close second is ensuring that your camper is valued and loved by our young adult staff. We want all campers to know that they are beloved children of our God.
- COMMUNITY! Camp is structured to build meaningful relationships! Campers live together in cabins and are partnered with another cabin group to create a ‘village’. As a village, campers make decisions together, serve each other and share all the joys and challenges of camp. It’s a great way to practice living well with others.
- ADVENTURE! All our beloved camp activities and lots of freshly minted, improvised activities keep campers fully engaged every day! Beyond these stated activities, we make space to revel in God’s creation – surrounded by live oak trees and starlight. Campers are encouraged to try new things and most of all have fun!
What do you do at camp?
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ArcheryCampers get to experience the thrill of archery and walk away with enthusiasm for their new-found skill!
Arts & CraftsCampers will use many different media throughout the week to inspire imagination and create works of art!
AstronomyView the night sky through one of Lutherhill’s three telescopes while reflecting on a devotion about the heavens!
Camp GamesWe call this All Camp, where all the villages come together each evening to participate in camp-wide games.
Campfire And S’moresWhat more is there to say? Our most nostalgic past time.
CanteenThe clubhouse of Lutherhill! Campers can stop by for a snack & drink while playing a game of carpetball, foosball or ping pong.
Daily Bread ProjectWith the Lord’s Prayer we ask God to ‘give us this day our daily bread’. God invites us to share what we have with others. Through the Daily Bread Project we learn more about the needs in the world and God’s invitation for us to love our neighbors.
Gaga BallChallenge your cabin to a game! Like dodgeball, but played in an arena by rolling a ball at another player and getting them out by hitting their legs. Gaga Ball can be played in a free-for-all or cabin against cabin.
High RopesA heart-pounding, adrenaline-rushing, palm-sweating good time. You can brave the giant swing, rock wall or zip line. Or tackle the power pole and team course. No one leaves unchallenged, and everyone has fun!
Hillside StoreTake home a little bit of camp with the perfect souvenir from the Hillside Store. Deposit money in your happy camper’s account at registration, anything they don’t spend will be returned at the end of the week.
LabyrinthWalk a sacred path in the labyrinth. This ancient meditation tool has only one path to the center and one path to exit. Whether you go fast or slow, we look for God along the way.
Low RopesThrough a variety of silly, complex, creative activities - campers develop new problem-solving skills while working together to accomplish a common goal.
9 Square In The AirA whole new spin on 4 square! Played above your head, this group activity is fast-paced and a whole ton of fun!
Night SwimMake a splash under the stars in the pool.
Out CampEnjoy a night under the stars. Make your own campfire dinner. Build cabin community, learn about nature, play outdoor games, AND sway in hammocks and snooze in tree houses.
PondHome to the Blob, our giant water trampoline, and our Jungle Joe - Floating Waterslide. Campers can climb up the large structure on one side or fly down the slide on the other. Make a splash!
PoolThis 100,000-gallon pool is the best way to cool off. The diving board is a fun way to make a big splash!
Sling Shot RangeTake aim at the perfect target with this good ol’ past-time. You can use the clay pellets for a noisy reward or try out the paintballs to get creative.
SportsVolleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Hula-hoop, Ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee Golf, and Kitty-pool Kick-ball!
Nature TimeExplore camp in new ways. Focus on God’s creation through activities such as GPS navigated tours of camp, scavenger hunts, or a nature walk.
Zoom FloomThis 60-foot water slide is like none you’ve ever seen! Safe, fast and fun, the Zoom Floom is a BIG waterslide guaranteed to make a big splash!
As your camper grows so do the activities available to your camper. We believe in having a program that meets the developmental needs and abilities of campers and encourages physical, spiritual, and emotional growth.
Our youngest campers, Alphas (completed 1st grade) get to enjoy the experience of camp and spend time away from home for half of a week. Alphas experience the quintessential camp experience complete with campfire & s’mores.
Youngns (completed 2nd- 3rd grade) get to continue the fun and experience the best week ever!
Yearlings (completed 4th-6th grade) stay for the full week, spend the night at Outcamp in our treehouse village, and challenge themselves on the giant swing.
Jr. High/Confirmation (completed 6th-8th grade) stay for the full week, spend the night at Outcamp in our treehouse village and challenge themselves on the full ropes course and night swing.
LYLE (completed 9th-12th grade) stay for two weeks, spend the night at Outcamp in our treehouse village, challenge themselves on the full ropes course and spend intentional time in leadership development.
Adventure programs experience all Lutherhill has to offer while traveling off-site to adventure and service opportunities. Jr. High programs go on day trips, Sr. High programs stay off-site overnight.
Yearling and Jr. High campers have the option to dabble in a variety of visual art and performance art mediums like acrylic, watercolor and clay – drama, improv and voice.
Onsite Day Camp
Onsite Day Camp is held at Lutherhill in La Grange for youth who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade! Campers experience action packed days of camp life just like our overnight campers complete with their own counselors.