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Lutherwald 2015

Lutherwald sign

Lutherwald is located on South Twin Lake 40 miles east of South Bend on State Road 120 at Howe IN. Lutherwald has 70 acres and a half mile of shoreline. It is the site of the Kempski Retreat Center.

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2015 Special Days

Lutherwald Children's Day & Open House  Sat Jun 13 2015

A day for the whole family, especially children (ages 1-14) and parents where all the fun stuff of camp is packed into one Saturday from 10:00 am. to 3:00 pm. Activities include: camp hiking tour, arts & crafts, swimming (be sure to bring your swim suit and towel), lunch, campfire program, games, and lots more. The day is FREE so bring the whole family. 2014 Flyer

Kids watching

Family Day  Jul 11 2015

A special day (Saturday late morning through early evening) for families. Saturday night overnight housing is available in Shedron Lodge, our cabins, or tent/RV campground. For more information, check out the Family Camp page, and the 2014 Flyer

Hog Roast BBQ  Sun Jul 12 2015

The mid-summer Sunday gathering of Lutherwald friends and families for outdoor worship at 10:30 am. and lunch and recreation afterward. The Lutherwald Hog Roast BBQ is the camp's annual fund-raiser. Come join us! 2014 Flyer

2015 High School Programs  (top)

Sr. High Servant Camp  Jul 5-10 2015

A Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon camp week that includes familiar camp activities with a "servant" theme. High school campers will assist with Habitat-For-Humanity-type service projects in the Lutherwald area and with general on-site camp property projects. Participants must be entering grades 10-12. $325.

High School group

Reading Camp "CADETS"  Aug 1-7 2015

Reading Camp is a program designed to give tools and hope for a better future to 4th and 5th graders lagging behind their peers in reading skills. Professional teachers conduct the program, assisted by volunteer "Cadets," older high school and college students (ages 17-22) from synod congregations with an interest in elementary education. "Cadets" work with the teachers they are partnered with for 3 hours each morning and interact with students throughout the day on general camp activities, including leading "Read Aloud" story sessions each evening. Contact Reading Camp Director Cleo Swager (260) 456-3168 for more information and a special application packet. No Cost 2014 Flyer.

Ped-Pad Adventure (Grades 9-12)  Jul 19-24 2015

Join us for a canoe, bicycle, and tenting adventure around and between our 2 northern camps. The week begins at Lake Luther with 1 day biking the 25 miles to Lutherwald. We will then travel back to Lake Luther on the Pigeon River for a 2-day canoe trip including an overnight at a campground along the river. Participants will need a good multi-speed bike and helmet. This program is not designed as a serious athletic challenge. The focus is fun! $325. 2014 Flyer

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2015 Classic Youth Camps  (top)

Pilgrims (Grades 1-3)  Jun 28-Jul 1 2015, Jul 12-17 2015, Jul 19-24 2015

A great first camp experience for those entering grades 1-3. A shortened week allows four busy days of general camp activities geared towards a young age group. Enrollment is limited in order to keep living groups small and allow for extra individual attention. Activities: arts and crafts, singing, Bible study, games, swimming. $180.

Day Camp (Grades 1-6)  Jul 12-17 2015, Jul 19-24 2015

A Christian camp experience filled with all our great activities - only the kids come home at night. Parents arrange daily morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times to fit their schedule (normal 8:00am and 5:00pm). Campers have a full day of camp activities and make new friends as they are lead and supervised throughout the day by our trained college-aged summer staff. $180 2014 Flyer.

Pioneers (Grades 4-6)  Jul 12-17 2015, Jul 19-24 2015, Aug 1-7 2015

A lively week packed with activities for upper elementary youth entering grades 4-6: hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, Bible study, singing, campfire programs, small group and all camp games. $325.

Friends at Camp

Trailblazers (Grades 7-9)  Jun 21-26 2015, Jul 5-10 2015, Aug 1-7 2015

A week geared for young teens entering grades 7-9, involving more advanced activities and more individual choice than for younger campers. Activities included: Bible study, canoe/hiking trips, swimming, a cookout/campout, campfire programs, and special evening activities. $325.

2015 Specialty Camps  (top)

Reading Camp  Aug 1-7 2015

Camp Group

A program for "learning-abled" kids who are lagging behind their peers in reading skills and "just aren't getting it." Reading camp provides a fun and innovative atmosphere where one professional teacher (assisted by a high school or college-aged "cadet") works with three students. For three hours each morning, students rotate through 6 different Reading Centers where one particular reading skill is practiced. Reading Camp is not an educational "boot camp" but true Lutherwald camp experience with swimming, boating, hiking, arts and crafts, games, music, campfire programs and a chance to make new friends. 2014 Flyer

Reading Camp is a free week of camp for those entering grades 4-5 and for grades 6-7 who come recommended by their teachers and parents.

Grandparent / Pilgrim Week  Jun 28-Jul 1 2015

A Sunday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon camp week for younger campers (grade 1-3) where grandparents are welcome at camp. Our college-aged staff run the program. Grandparents can be a background presence with no responsibilities, just a chance to be near their grandchildren and attend meals and campfire programs with them. Grandparents stay in comfortable accomodations at Kempski Retreat Center. $105/grandparent 2014 Flyer

Confirmation Camp (Grades 6-9)  Jun 21-26 2015, Jun 21-26 2015, Jul 5-10 2015

A week that combines 2 hours of study with your pastor and confirmation class each morning, followed by a full day of great camp activitites: hiking, arts and crafts, games, music, swimming, canoeing, and campfire programs. Confirmation campers register as a group, coordinated by your local congregation. Check with your pastor for details. $325. 2014 Flyer

2015 Summer Calendar  (top)

Lutherwald Summer Program Grade (entering fall 2015)
Jun 21-26 2015 Confirmation Camp I Grade 6-9
Trailblazers Grade 7-9
Confirmation Camp II Grade 6-9
Jun 28-Jul 1 2015 Grandparent / Pilgrim Week
Pilgrims Grade 1-3
Jul 5-10 2015 Sr High Servant Camp Grade 10-12
Confirmation Camp III Grade 6-8
Trailblazers Grade 7-9
Jul 12-17 2015 Pilgrims Grade 1-3
Pioneers Grade 4-6
Day Camp Grade 1-6
Jul 19-24 2015 Pioneers Grade 4-6
Day Camp Grade 1-6
Pilgrims Grade 1-3
Sr High Ped-Pad Grade 9-12
Jul 26-31 2015 Neighborhood Camp
Aug 1-7 2015 Reading Camp Grade 5-6
Pioneers Grade 4-6
Trailblazers Grade 7-9

2015 Special Days  (top)

Date Day Event
Dec 31-Jan 1 2015 Wed-Thu New Years Lockin
Feb 28-Mar 1 2015 Sat-Sun Middle School Toboggan Retreat
May 16 2015 Sat Join Hands Work Day
Jun 13 2015 Sat Children's Day / Open House
Jul 11 2015 Sat Family Day
Jul 12 2015 Sun Hog Roast BBQ
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