Our Programs > Adult > Lutheridge

Adults and families need Christian community too. Our program directors are nationally known for the quality of programming that they provide and for the quality of study leaders and clinicians they bring in from nationally known musicians to bishops of the church. Adults are given time to just unwind, but also time to deepen friendships and focus on the things that are most important in their lives. Families grow in faith together and make memories that they will carry with them forever.

Adventures and growth in faith isn’t just for kids anymore.... Adults are seeking adventure and the development of new skills. Adults also seek to grow in their relationships with one another while unwinding from the stress and demands of daily life. 

Programs for those aged 50+ are receiving special attention as our churches are seeing growth in this demographic group.

Scroll below to find the program which best suits you. 

Scholarships are available to assure that camp is available to everyone. You can find the Nonsummer Scholarship Application here!

Download the Registration Form and Lutheridge On-Site Packet here!





Opportunities for Adults to Get Inspired at Lutheridge > Fall 2017

  Quilting Bee at Lutheridgequiting bee

September 21-24, 2017 (Thursday-Sunday)

Join renowned teacher Holly Anderson for a weekend of stitching fun. Bring your own project or create a wall-hanging of Holly’s design. The retreat will also include daily devotions, a Trunk Show, Show & Tell, and optional field trips to fabric stores and the Folk Art Center. Bring friends and make new ones!



  50Forward Living Well at Lutheridge

October 6-8, 2017 (Friday-Sunday)

This year’s LIVING WELL retreat focuses on HUMOR. Research shows that laughter really IS the best medicine! It reduces stress, prevents heart disease, relieves pain, boosts immunity, eases conflict, creates community …and more! Workshops will include Editorial Cartoons, Tapping into the Healing of Humor, Laughter Yoga, Improv & Alzheimer’s…and others. Gather a group of your 50Forward friends and come to explore the POWER and PROMISE of this amazing gift of God.


  •  Informative Presenters & Workshops
  •  Inviting Community
  •  Engaging Christian Worship
  •  Delightful Entertainment by an Asheville Improv Troupe
  •  Healthy Farm to Table Meal – with recipes!
  •  Outdoor Activities in Autumn Mountain Beauty
  •  Lots of Laughter!

Come early or stay longer to enjoy all the adventures the area offers. Contact registration@novusway.com for extended stay.

Download the Program Packet here!

Download paper registration here! Download Group Registration here!

See area attractions and get more information about the retreat at www.50forwardlife.com

$249 for individuals staying onsite

$175 for commuters (no accommodations)

$200 for groups of 5 or more staying onsite

Opportunities for Adults to Get Inspired at Lutheridge > Spring 2018

  Wild Women Weekend at Lutheridge

  Wild Women
Feb 2-4, Feb 9-11, Mar 2-4, Mar 9-11, and Mar 16-18, 2018 

Wild Women 2018! Registration is NOW OPEN, with discounts for those who register early.

THEME: "SuperWoman" - Expectations & image (others & our own), guilt and the call/power of God to find/be ourselves. Scripture: Proverbs 31 & Mary, Jesus' mother

Group Registration is available from Feb 3- Sept 12, 2017 â€“ Register by mail, fax or email. Download a registration form from our website or call/email registration at regassist@novusway.com  Information needs to be complete for the registration form to be accepted. You MAY hold your place by submitting registration without payment. Payment will be due by the Sept. 12th deadline to confirm housing. Groups may still add to their total after this time but housing with the rest of the group cannot be guaranteed.

NEW!! Groups May also register online. This is possible by allowing your individuals to go online and register themselves by selecting that they are a group participant and then listing their group leader’s name in the registration form. We will then confirm all group participants as well as preferred housing  with the group leader by Sep 12 2017 . Housing will be confirmed with the group leader by mid- October 2017.

Individual Registration is now open. Roommate requests will be honored. Your housing will not be verified until January or February of 2018. Groups are placed  in housing first, but we reserve rooms for individuals during all weeks, so we’ll do our best to put you where you want to be.


  Handbell Workshops at Lutheridge

February 16-18 AND February 23-25, 2018 (Friday-Sunday)


Two opportunities for individual ringers or entire choirs to gain skills for their home ministries. Renowned clinicians share skills and inspiration. Choirs will leave with pieces that can be used in their own congregation.

Onsite: $255; Commuter: $210


  Create in Me at Lutheridge

April 5-8, 2018 (Thursday-Sunday)

Create in Me

Immerse yourself in the world of art and faith: music, paint, movement, fabric, drums, paper, clay, and more! Inspiring Bible study, led by Pastor Kevin Strickland, ELCA Director of Worship, will focus on Jesus’ hospitality. Learn from artists excited to share their skills with you. Try something new surrounded by supportive community.

Onsite: $308; Commuter: $210


  50Forward Backpack Trip at Lutheridge

April 26-29, 2018 (Thursday-Sunday)Backpacking Trip

An adventure designed for those 50+. Includes 2 days of hiking on beautiful trails and 2 nights camping – plus 1 overnight at camp. Here’s a chance to enjoy nature at its finest with folks your own age. Beginners welcome. Some equipment required. (See 50forwardlife.com for packing list and description of the trail). Finish the expedition with a celebration meal. Plus a toast and a soak in natural hot springs.