Summer Camp (by age-group) > Middle 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

 

  Crazy Cool Campout at Lutheridge (completed grades 4-6)

June 5-11, June 19-25, and July 31-August 6, 2016

Living outdoors is what makes summer great! Nature activities, cooking some meals over a campfire, and an off-camp outing add to regular camp life (crafts, swimming, hikes, creative Bible study, and daily worship) for younger campers. Caring counselors are great role models who help campers make friends and grow in faith. Campers are 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).

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

 

  Pony Express at Lutheridge (completed grades 4-6)

June 12-18 and July 17-23, 2016

Learn about the care of horses, go horseback riding, and take part in a camp-wide relay game. Add to all that the wonderful fun of regular camp life: crafts, swimming, hikes, campfires, creative Bible study, and daily worship. Awesome counselors help campers make friends and grow together.

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

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

 

  Explorers at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8)

Explorers is offered each of our special emphasis weeks: 

  • 4th of July Week- July 3-9, 2016
  • Music Week- July 10-16, 2016
  • Christmas Week- July 24-30, 2016

All the best of camp; swim, play games, make crafts, hike, sing around the campfire, share stories, and grow in faith with creative Bible study! Stretch into new adventures with the low ropes course and an off-site outing into Pisgah Forest. Caring college-age counselors show just how fun and powerful living for Jesus can be. Celebrate a great time together at the end of the camp week with a crazy costume dance. Go home with renewed faith, new friends, and wonderful memories. Join us for one of our special emphasis weeks such as Christmas in July, Music Week, and 4th of July week.

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

 

 

Thru March 15 3/15-4/16 4/15-5/16 After May 15
Explorers $448.00 $465.00 $469.00 $479.00
Music Week Only $459.00 $475.00 $478.00 $485.00

 

  Fire & Water Explorers at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8)

June 19-25 and July 17-23, 2016

Learn to build a campfire and cook a meal over it! Enjoy a lazy day of tubing down the Green River. You get all the regular camp activities: pool, crafts, games, fellowship - plus more “water time” and two crazy campfires instead of one!

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
 
 

  NEW!! Horseback Explorers at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8)

July 31-August 6, 2016

This is a full week of faith and fun with all the regular on-site camp activities: crafts, pool, games, songs, skits, campfires, and more, plus an outing into Pisgah Forest. Campers have an additional horseback outing on mountain trails, and enjoy horse-themed activities on camp.

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
$589.00 $599.00 $605.00 $615.00

 

  Paddlers Week at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8)

June 12-18 and July 3-9, 2016 

“Just add water” to an already rich and fun camp experience! Go on a water outing in Pisgah National Forest, canoeing on the French Broad River, and rafting on the Nolichucky River. There is not time for lots of on-site camp activities, but with Bible study, Christian community, and the fun Friday dance, this week provides a great way to “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
 

  NEW!! Hammock Hangout at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8)

 June 26-July 2 and July 10-16, 2016

Campers love hammocks! Each camper in this program gets an ENO hammock (just like the counselors) to use and KEEP! Campers will set up their own “hammock village,” spending at least 1 night sleeping out. Other adventures include a trip to Asheville Treetop Adventure Park to climb and zipline and an outing to Chimney Rock State Park. This OAP doesn’t go rafting, but enjoys most on-site activities.

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
$599.00 $609.00 $615.00 $625.00

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

 

Opportunities to Get Inspired at Lutherock

   Pathfinders at Lutherock (completed grades 4-6)

June 26-July 2, July 10-16, and July 24-30, 2016

Exploring God’s creation is what this adventurous week is all about! Pathfinders will go whitewater rafting on the Watauga River, explore underground at nearby Linville Caverns, and go on excursion to the Linville Gorge to enjoy views of Linville Falls. On-site, faith-filled adventures include a hike to the top of Lutherock’s mountain, Bible study time, a creek walk, the high ropes course, and an on-site campout! 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
$509 $525 $539 $549

 

   Blue Ridge Expeditions at Lutherock (completed grades 6-8) 

June 12-18, June 19-25, July 10-16, and July 17-23, 2016 

This outdoor adventure program will provide an opportunity to experience a variety of challenges including raft- ing the Nolichucky River, rock climbing at Lutherock, a high ropes course, caving in Worley’s Cave, hiking at Lutherock, and camping off-site for one night. Challenge yourself at the rock to an adventure packed week and deepen your faith while sharing adventure, prayer, and Christian community with a whole new group of friends. 

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
$569 $579 $595 $605

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

 

Opportunities to Get Inspired at Luther Springs

  NEW!! Maverick Horseback Explorers at Luther Springs (completed grades 6-8)

July 24-29, 2016

New for Luther Springs this summer! Horseback riding! Middle school campers will still enjoy the usual camp activities of canoeing, swimming, archery, challenge course, campfires, and games, while adding in a morning off-site horseback riding. Riders of all skill levels - from beginner to advanced - are welcome.

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
$435 $445 $460 $465

  Maverick Canoe Explorers at Luther Springs (completed grades 6-8)

June 12-17, 2016

Come enjoy a week at Luther Springs with our dynamic staff. The week is packed full of hiking, worship, canoeing, swimming, campfires, archery, crafts, environmental education, creative Bible studies, large group games, a service project, plus an off-site canoe trip on the Ocklawaha River. Learn about Jesus, make new friends, and create life-long memories!

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
$379 $389 $395 $410

 
 
 

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