Summer Camp (by age-group) > High School

Hooray for Summer! The BEST season of the whole year. And we are preparing the BEST week of each child’s summer! That means:

  • Activities you cannot do during the school year: Playing outside from morning until night! Catching fireflies, roasting marshmallows,
  • Making new friends and hating to say good-bye,
  • Silly skits and songs, games galore! Who needs TV?
  • Bible stories that come to life: lessons learned by living them,
  • New skills and adventures: make a craft or climb a mountain!
  • Counselors who model Jesus, always watching, teaching, and caring.
  • Providing for faith formation of young people as well as leadership development for the Christian church

We cannot wait to welcome your child!

A week at Lutheridge, Lutherock, or Luther Springs can provide support and guidance in your camper's faith journey. Visit our YouTube page to see interviews with parents who share the positive and life-long impact a week at camp has made on their camper. Or visit our blog to read a post about the impact of church camp on faith life.

Please know your child’s safety and faith development is our chief concern. At Lutheridge, Lutherock, and Luther Springs, our staff are carefully screened through extensive background checks and interviews, selected, and trained to be responsible care-givers and model faith. We are very proud of them. Your child will be part of a small cabin or adventure group with a college-age counselor always present. Christian community, making friends, and teamwork are stressed. Active Bible study and creative devotions offer each day to God. Programs at Lutheridge include activities such as crafts, swimming, games, hikes, singing, and campfires. At Lutherock, campers participate in the Group Interaction Course, ropes courses, loop hike, rockslide, ice cream making, singing, and campfires. Luther Spring campers participate in activities such as swimming, crafts, archery, singing, and campfires. Creativity is stressed so campers learn to dream up their own fun and every week is different than any other.

Our goal is for each camper to have fun, grow in skills and self-esteem, make new friends, and draw closer to Jesus - the best friend of all. We promise to do all we can to make this happen. Wander through our website for more information, or call our office if we can be of any help to you. Thank you for sharing your precious child with us. 

God’s Peace,

Pastors Tim & Mary Canniff-Kuhn, Lutheridge Program Directors; Kara & Jacob Ridenhour, Interim Lutherock Program Directors; and Sue Mendenhall, Luther Springs Program Director

 

Opportunities to Get Inspired at Lutheridge

 

Middle AND High School Faith Formation Programs

 

  Nite Owls at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Middle School: June 5-11, June 26-July 2, and Nite Elf Explorers- July 24-30, 2016 (Christmas Week)
  • High School: July 3-9, 2016 (4th of July Week) 

Camp with a twist..During this program, campers stay up later at night and sleep in the morning, turning them into “Nite Owls.” As the week goes longer, the nights get later! The week includes swimming, engaging Bible study, night hikes, glow in the dark crafts, flashlight games, campfires, and lots of fun! Enjoy all the fun of regular camp activities PLUS the stay-up-late schedule of Night Owls. Go on a late night outing into Pisgah Forest, then sleep in until noon. The week ends with a crazy costume dance in celebration of a great week together.

Nite Elf Explorers (ONLY for completed 6-8): follow the same schedule, but the week also includes Christmas mischief and fun!

High School campers plan and lead much of their own schedule and activities!

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutheridge (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

To register online, click here. 

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$459.00 $475.00 $478.00 $485.00

 

  NEW!! KAIROS at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-9)

June 26-July 2, 2016

Creating an intentional season (Kairos) for youth in grades 6-9 to encounter the living Christ in an authentic community that shapes their faith for life. Kairos will be a help for confirmation students, but it is not necessary to be a confirmation student to attend. Come with a group or alone, with/without your pastor. Kairos has the best camp activities: videos, musicians, campfires, crafts, pool, service project, and outings.

Leader: Pastor Jay Gamelin, Lexington, SC, and other pastors, parents, and campers.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutheridge (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

To register online, click here. 

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$448.00 $465.00 $469.00 $479.00

  Surf & Turf at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Middle School: July 10-16 and July 24-30, 2016 (Christmas Week)
  • High School: July 10-16, 2016

Raft the Nolichucky River (“Surf”) and backpack the Appalachian Trail (“Turf”). The moderate terrain hike provides a good introduction to the skills of backpacking. Middle school campers experience a day on the Challenge Tower, a day of hiking, and a night of camping off-site alongside the river. On-site camp time will include some regular camp activities. Housed in cabins or Platform Tents.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutheridge (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

To register online, click here.

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$599.00 $609.00 $615.00 $625.00

 

  Cave & Wave at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Middle School: June 26-July 2 and July 31-August 6, 2016
  • High School: June 26-July 2 and July 31-August 6, 2016

This Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) combines adventure above and below ground. Campers will experience guided exploration of Worley’s Cave, a great natural arena of “big rooms” and small areas, plus rafting on the Nolichucky River. On-site, enjoy most regular camp activities like crafts, swimming, ropes course, and campfire.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutheridge (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

To register online, click here.

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$599.00 $609.00 $615.00 $625.00

  High in the Sky at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Middle School: June 19-25, July 17-23, and July 31-August 6, 2016
  • High School: June 19-25, July 17-23, and July 31-August 6, 2016

Up, up, and away! Fly high, riding the zipline on the Lutheridge Tower and the zipline tour of “Boulderline” in Lake Lure, NC (www.boulderline.com). But wait! That’s not all...add climbing on the towers of Lutheridge and Boulderline along with a day of hiking in Chimney Rock State Park (www.chimneyrockpark.com). Combine that with a day of rafting on the Nolichucky River, and you have a super-charged setting to enjoy God’s creation. Explore the ways God is at work in your life in natural and adenaline-charged fellowship.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutheridge (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

To register online, click here.

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$599.00 $609.00 $615.00 $625.00

 

High School Faith Formation Programs

 

  Music Week Mountaineers at Lutheridge (completed grades 9-12)

July 10-16, 2016

Music Week Mountaineers rehearse and perform with a renowned choral instructor. Besides the regular fun of camp activities, the week includes a late night adventure and a “sleep-in” morning. Handbells, drumming, and orchestra/band are options as well. Return home with new friends and new songs in your heart! If you love music, this is the week for you!

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutheridge (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$459.00 $475.00 $478.00 $485.00

  Asheville Adventure Mountaineers at Lutheridge (completed grades 9-12)

June 5-11 and July 24-30, 2016 (Christmas Week)

What is the Asheville buzz all about?! Enjoy all the regular fun of Christmas week  – campfires, pool, songs, crafts….. AND be a part of some fun adventures. Hike and experience the waterfalls and beauty of DuPont State Forest where the “Hunger Games” was filmed. Explore downtown Asheville with its wild and wacky culture and catch an Asheville Tourist baseball game (or similar outing if the Tourists aren’t in town). Creative worship & Advent/Christmas bible study with cool counselors round out each day.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutheridge (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$459.00 $475.00 $478.00 $485.00

 
 

  Waveriders at Lutheridge (completed grades 9-12)

June 19-25 and July 17-23, 2016 

Enjoy paddling the moderate white water on the Lower Nolichucky River in “duckies,” camp out under the sky along the river, and then raft the Upper Nolichucky. Add Bible study and Christian Community, and this hydrated week of fun and fellowship will help you “remember your Baptism.”

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutheridge (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$509.00 $525.00 $539.00 $549.00

 

Opportunities to Get Inspired at Lutherock

 

Middle AND High School Faith Formation Programs

  Cycle-n-Zip at Lutherock (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Middle School: June 26-July 2 and July 24-30, 2016
  • High School: June 26-July 2 and July 24-30, 2016 

Zoom through the forests of Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina during this action-packed week, which includes biking the Virginia Creeper Trail, taking a turn on the Creeper Trail Zipline tour, one night of off-site camping, one day of rafting on the Nolichucky River, and a day of high ropes and zipline adventure at Lutherock! Faithful counselors will provide wonderful care and great Christian witness throughout the week. Bike and helmet rentals included in the cost.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutherock (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$589 $599 $605 $615

  NEW!! Grandfather Mountain Excursion at Lutherock (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Middle School: July 31-Aug 6, 2016
  • High School: July 31-Aug 6, 2016

While we do love playing in the mountains, we also believe in caring for God’s creation, and this week of camp is all about both! Campers will spend one day doing environmental service projects at nearby Grandfather Mountain State Park. When they are done with their service projects, they will also get to enjoy the wildlife center and views from the mile-high swinging bridge. Another day will be spent hiking the famous profile trail of Grandfather Mountain. While back at Lutherock, campers will enjoy activities such as rock climbing, campfires, the Alpine Tower, singing, games, an on-site campout, a Caring for Creation Bible study time, and fun-loving counselors. Housed in cabins.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutherock (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$459 $475 $478 $485

  Whitewater/Backpacking at Lutherock (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Middle School: June 19-25 and July 17-23, 2016
  • High School: June 19-25 and July 17-23, 2016

Come enjoy backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky River, and camping out underneath the stars!

* Middle School Whitewater/Backpackers: 2 days and 1 night backpacking/camping on the Appalachian Trail and 1 full day of whitewater rafting! On-site activities include the Group Interaction Course, rock climbing, and high ropes course! Great for beginner backpackers!

* High School Whitewater/Backpackers: 3 days and 2 nights backpacking/camping on the Appalachian Trail and 1 full day of whitewater rafting! On-site activities include a day on Lutherock’s Alpine Tower, rock climbing, and more! Participants should be physically fit and capable of hiking 10 miles per day with added 30 pound backpack.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutherock (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$509 $525 $539 $549

 

  Canopy Adventures at Lutherock (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Middle School: July 10-16 and July 31-Aug 6, 2016
  • High School: July 10-16 and July 31-Aug 6, 2016 

Soar through the trees of the Appalachian Mountains during this zipline filled week! Campers will experience nearby canopy zipline tour along with Lutherock’s zipline off of the high ropes course. Combine this with other on-site camp activities like the Alpine Tower, campfires, new friends, the Team Development Course (TDC), caring counselors, and Bible study time, and you’re sure to have a zip- pa-de-do-da-way to re-charge your faith! 

  • Middle School Canopy Adventurers: Will Experience 1 canopy zipline tour
Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutherock (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).
Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$589 $599 $605 $615
  • High School Canopy Adventurers: Will Experience 2 canopy zipline tours
Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutherock (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).
Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$599 $609 $615 $625

 

High School Faith Formation Programs

 

   Appalachian Adventures at Lutherock (completed grades 9-12)

June 12-18, June 19-25, and June 26-July 2, 2016 

Can’t decide which adventure to pick? Do them all! Caving in Worley’s Cave, whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky River, rock climbing, hiking, climbing Lutherock’s Alpine Tower, conquering the Team Development Course (TDC), and one night of off-site camping! Challenge yourself with this adventure-packed week while deepening your faith in a Christ-centered community.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Lutherock (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$589 $599 $605 $615

 

  Adventure & Mission Trips at Lutherock

At Lutherock your group can choose the adventure activity which suits your skill and interest level: rafting, caving, canoeing, tubing, horseback riding, rock-climbing, envi- ronmental education, servant work (on or off site), a trip to Cherokee, Grandfather Mountain, Chimney Rock... and much more! We provide customized programs, scheduled to fit your group, as well as the programs listed in this brochure. For more information about program opportunities, available dates, and pricing contact Kara Ridenhour by email or at 828-733-5868.


 

Opportunities to Get Inspired at Luther Springs

Middle and High School Faith Formation Programs

  Camp Gators at Luther Springs (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Middle School: June 26-July 1, 2016
  • High School: June 26-July 1, 2016

A full week of lively nocturnal adventures await campers attending Camp Gators! We all know how alligators love to sleep in, so this camp is designed for campers who also like to sleep in...and stay up late! Camp activities begin later in the morning than our normal weeks and campers stay up later. Activities normally done in the daylight hours can now be done later in the day. Breakfast soon becomes lunch and lights out well after midnight! Turn the clock upside down and join new friends in a loving Christian fellowship!

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Luther Springs (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Need to know some more facts about camp? Click here.

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$385 $399 $410 $415

  Miami Servant Week at Luther Springs (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

  • Middle School: July 10-15, 2016
  • High School: June 19- 24, 2016

This week-long servant trip is based out of St. Andrew’s Retreat Center in Miami. High school and middle school youth will explore their call to serve others through work projects benefiting local agencies serving children and families in the community and by preparing meals for one another. Youth will also enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and a sunset sail on Biscayne Bay.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Luther Springs (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Need to know some more facts about camp? Click here.

  Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
Youth $345 $345 $345 $385
Adults $245 $245 $245 $285

 

High School Faith Formation Programs

  Leadership Lab at Luther Springs (completed grades 9-12)

June 12-17, 2016

Leadership Lab takes the high school youth on a faith journey with purpose. Participants enjoy the exciting flavor of being at Luther Springs with breakout times for specific Lab experiences. First year is Basic Lab, where campers are introduced to a variety of basic valuable leadership skills, which can be used in youth group, school, or work settings. Advanced Lab takes what was learned in Basic Lab a step further and incorporates the importance of developing their own faith journey. Advanced Lab students may be invited to join us for our Staff in Training program.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Luther Springs (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Need to know some more facts about camp? Click here.

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$385 $399 $410 $415

  NEW!! Up & Away at Luther Springs (completed grades 9-12)

July 17-22, 2016

NEW this summer! Join us in the air as we travel off-site to climb an Alpine Tower, face the challenge of a high ropes course, work as a team to conquer the challenge course, and fly through the air on not one, not two, but five ziplines! Campers will soar from one tree-stand to another as they enjoy views that were once only reserved for birds. This trust-building week will give youth an opportunity to explore their faith and examine what it means to put their trust in God.

Download the Camper Information Packet here for lots of information about Luther Springs (including a packing list and the 2016 Health Form).

Need to know some more facts about camp? Click here.

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$500 $510 $525 $530

  Staff in Training (SIT) at Luther Springs (completed grades 11-12)

Interested in working at Luther Springs? Do you enjoy working with children and helping shape their personal and spiritual lives? Do you have a sense of adventure and love the outdoors? Check out S.I.T. this summer. A written parental consent is needed upon arrival for Advanced Leadership Lab in order to participate in S.I.T. volunteer week. Campers select a week to return to assist counselors on a day camp later in the summer.

For more information, please contact the Luther Springs office at 727-415-98874.