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!

$265 ($210 commuter rate)


  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.

Gain strength and fresh vision as you gather on the mountain with wild women of faith from across the southeast. Bible study, discussion, stories, songs, creative worship, crafts,and lots of laughter - make for weekend you won't soon forget. Come alone to make new friends, or with a group to deepen fellowship. Saturday afternoon offers free time to enjoy all the area has to offer. Retreat Leader & Storyteller: Pastor Mary Canniff-Kuhn 2018 THEME: "SuperWoman!" - Explore expectations (others' & our own), guilt and the call/power of God to find/be ourselves. Scripture: "Model Women" - Proverbs 31 & Mary, Jesus' mother. We'll learn from them and from each other as we claim God's power and promise. Highlights of this year's program include a drum-circle and a pajama party! Don’t miss it.

Individual Registrations can be made by registering online or by call/email at regassist@novusway.com or 828-209-6302. Roommate request will be honored. Your Housing will be verified in January or February of 2018.

Group Registration with verified housing ends on September 12th. We will still take new group registrations after this date but we can not guarantee that you will all be housed together. Additions to groups that are registered before this date are also allowed but again will not be guaranteed to be in the same housing as the rest of their group. A Group Registration form can be found here

Cost: $220.00 per person


  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.

Click here to download information on the instructors and music selections.

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.