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Lutherwald 2014

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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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2014 Special Days

Lutherwald Children's Day & Open House  Sat Jun 14

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

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Family Day  Jul 12

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 13

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

2014 High School Programs  (top)

Sr. High Servant Camp  Jul 6-11

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 3-8

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 20-25

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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2014 Classic Youth Camps  (top)

Pilgrims (Grades 1-3)  Jun 29-Jul 2, Jul 13-16, Jul 20-23

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 13-18, Jul 20-25

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 13-18, Jul 20-25, Aug 3-8

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 22-27, Jul 6-11, Aug 3-8

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.

2014 Specialty Camps  (top)

Reading Camp  Aug 3-8

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 29-Jul 2

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 15-20, Jun 22-27, Jul 6-11

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

2014 Summer Calendar  (top)

Lutherwald Summer Program Grade (entering fall 2014)
Jun 15-20 Confirmation Camp I Grade 6-9
Jun 22-27 Confirmation Camp II Grade 6-9
Trailblazers Grade 7-9
Jun 29-Jul 2 Pilgrims Grade 1-3
Grandparent / Pilgrim Week
Jul 6-11 Confirmation Camp III Grade 6-8
Sr High Servant Camp Grade 10-12
Trailblazers Grade 7-9
Jul 13-16 Pilgrims Grade 1-3
Jul 13-18 Super Pilgrims Grade 2-3
Pioneers Grade 4-6
Day Camp Grade 1-6
Jul 20-23 Pilgrims Grade 1-3
Jul 20-25 Sr High Ped-Pad Grade 9-12
Day Camp Grade 1-6
Pioneers Grade 4-6
Super Pilgrims Grade 2-3
Jul 27-Aug 1 Neighborhood Camp
Aug 3-8 Pioneers Grade 4-6
Reading Camp Grade 5-6
Trailblazers Grade 7-9

2014 Special Days  (top)

Date Day Event
May 17 2014 Sat Join Hands Work Day
Jun 14 2014 Sat Children's Day / Open House
Jul 12 2014 Sat Family Day
Jul 13 2014 Sun Hog Roast BBQ
Nov 1 2014 Sat Holiday Cookie Bake
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