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

Tween Faith Formation Programs

Take the camp experience up a notch. Each of these programs offer all the regular elementary camp activities: Swimming, Crafts, Active Games, Stories, Songs, Campfires, Engaging Bible Lessons, and Creative Worship - PLUS something extra. Caring counselors help kids make friends and grow in faith.

 

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

June 4-10, June 25-July 1, July 30-August 5, 2017


Living outdoors is what makes summer great! Regular camp activities plus:

  • Cooking some meals over a campfire

  • An outing into Pisgah Forest

  • Sleeping one night in a tent on-site

Housing in cottages or cabins.

Thru March 15 3/15-4/16 4/15-5/16 After May 15
$456 $469 $483 $491

 

  Pony Express at Lutheridge (completed grades 4-6)

June 4-10, June 25-July 1, July 30-August 5, 2017

If you like horses, you’ll love this!

  • An outing to go horseback riding

  • Regular activities with a “horsey” flair

Housed in cottage or cabins

Thru March 15 3/15-4/16 4/15-5/16 After May 15
$591 $532 $546 $554

Middle School Opportunities to Get Inspired at Lutheridge

Stretch into new adventures! Regular camp activities for this age include the low ropes course, an off-site outing into God’s creation and a crazy costume dance at the end of the week. Swim, play games, make crafts, hike, sing around the campfire, share stories, and grow in faith with creative Bible study and worship! Caring, college-age counselors show just how fun and powerful living for Jesus can be.   

  Explorers at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8)

Explorers is offered each of our Special Emphasis Weeks:

  • 4th of July Week- July 2-8, 2017
  • Music Week- July 9-15, 2017
  • Christmas Week- July 23-29, 2017

- Regular camp activities plus creative themes

- See descriptions for July 4th, Music and Christmas week

Housed in cottages or cabins.

 

Thru 3/15

3/16-4/15

4/16-5/15

After 5/15

Explorers

$456

$469

$483

$491

Music Week

$466

$479

$4493

$501

 

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

NEW REDUCED RATE

  • June 18-24 AND July 30-August 5, 2017

Fire and water are two of the best things about camp!

- Build a campfire & cook a meal over it

- Tubing outing on the French Broad River

- Regular camp activities - with two campfires instead of one!

Housed in cottages or cabins.

Thru 3/15

3/16-4/15

4/16-5/15

After 5/15

$466

$479

$493

$501

 


  NEW! Canoe Camp at Lutheridge 
(completed grades 6-8)

June 18-24 AND July 9-15, 2017

An outdoor adventure program including:

  • Water Outing in Pisgah Forest

  • Canoeing on French Broad River

  • One night of tent camping by the French Broad

  • Rafting on the Nolichucky River

  • Some regular activities when onsite

Housed in cabins or platform tents

Thru 3/15

3/16-4/15

4/16-5/15

After 5/15

519

532

546

554

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

July 16-22, 2017

Camp is out of this world!

  • Create your own rocket, catapult and rubber band powered plane

  • Enjoy sling shots, stomp rockets and water balloon launchers

  • All regular camp activities - with a high flying theme

  • Outing is a Trampoline Park!

Housed in cottages or cabins

Thru 3/15

3/16-4/15

4/16-5/15

After 5/15

$519

$532

$546

$554

 

  NEW! A.T. Ramble at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8)

July 2-8 AND July 30-August 5, 2017

A wonderful introduction to the skills of camping and the joys of camp

  • A day hike on the Appalachian Trail

  • A night of camping by the the river

  • Rafting on the Nolichucky River

  • Some regular camp activities

Housed in cabins or platform tents

Thru 3/15

3/16-4/15

4/16-5/15

After 5/15

$519

$532

$546

$554

 

Middle AND High School Faith Formation Programs 

Regular camp activities for Middle School and High School include pool, crafts, games, songs and stories, low ropes course, campfire, at least one off-site outing and creative bible study/worship. A crazy costume dance celebrates the week of friends and fun.

 

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

  • Middle School: June 4-10, June 25-July 1, AND Nite Elf Explorers July 23-29, 2017
  • High School: July 2-8, 2017

Campers stay up later at night and sleep in the morning, turning them into “Nite Owls.” As the week goes on, the nights get later - until lunch is breakfast!

  • All the regular camp activities with a late night twist: glow in the dark games/crafts, etc.

  • Night hike in Pisgah Forest

  • Late night outdoor movie

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

July 4th Nite Owls (ONLY for completed grades 9-12) follow the same schedule, but the week also includes July 4th festivities. 

All late night programs are housed in cabins

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$466 $479 $493 $501

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

  • Middle School:  June 11-17 AND July 23-29, 2017
  • High School: June 11-17 AND July 23-29, 2017

This Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) combines adventure above and below ground.

  • Guided exploration of Worley’s Cave

  • Rafting on the Nolichucky River

  • Most regular camp activities

Housed in cabins or platform tents

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$609 $622 $636 $644

  Rock & Raft at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8 and 9-12)

NEW REDUCED RATE

  • Middle School:  June 18-24, July 2-8, and July 30-August 5, 2017
  • High School: June 18-24 AND July 30, August 5, 2017

This week is a week of adventure, physical challenge, spiritual growth - and new friends!

  • Low ropes course and high ropes -Challenge Tower & zipline

  • Rock climbing

  • Overnight camping excursion

  • Rafting on the Nolichucky River

  • Not much time for regular camp activities  

Housed in cabins or platform tents

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$519 $532 $546 $554

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

  • Middle School:  June 25-July 1 AND July 16-22, 2017
  • High School: June 25-July 1, 2017

Explore God’s creation in adrenaline-charged fellowship.

  • Lutheridge Challenge Tower & zipline

  • Hike Chimney Rock State Park

  • Zipline tour at Boulderline (www.boulderline.com)

  • Rafting on the Nolichucky River

  • Some regular camp activities

Housing in cabins or platform tents

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$609 $622 $636 $644

  KAIROS Camp at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-9)

June 25-July 1, 2017

Kairos means “God’s Time”. Learn what living for Jesus is all about. Pastors, parents and youth leaders are invited to participate with their youth - but youth may attend alone. This is faith formation at its best!

  • Christian Rapper AGAPE  as resident musician

  • Engaging small group and large group teaching sessions

  • Community Service Project

  • All regular camp activities plus a camp-wide concert by AGAPE

Housed in cottages or cabins

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$466 $479 $493 $501

Middle School Opportunities to Get Inspired at Lutherock

Campers will be immersed in a safe Christian community exploring God’s creation through daily adventures and their faith through daily bible studies with our camp Chaplain. Onsite general programming includes:  Bible study, ice cream making, campfires, cookouts, Lutherock’s dramatization of the Life Death and Resurrection of Jesus, Camp-wide worship, and end of week celebration. 

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

  June 11-17, July 2-8, July 9-15, AND July 30-August 5, 2017

Not sure which Outdoor Adventure Program to try? Explore God's creation and experience it all!                                 

  • Whitewater Rafting and camping off-site at the Nolichucky River

  • Caving at Worley’s Cave

  • Hiking on Lutherock’s mountain

  • Rock Climbing at Lutherock

  • High Ropes Course

Housed in platform tents

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$598 $611 $625

$633

 

Middle AND High School Faith Formation Programs

Middle and High School youth can participate in Lutherock’s Outdoor Adventure Program. Campers will be immersed in a safe Christian community exploring God’s creation through daily adventures and their faith through daily bible studies with our camp Chaplain. Onsite general programming includes:  Bible study, ice cream making, campfires, cookouts, Lutherock’s dramatization of the Life Death and Resurrection of Jesus, Camp-wide worship, and end of week celebration.

 

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

  • Middle School:  June 18-24 AND July 16-22, 2017
  • High School:  June 18-24 AND July 16-22, 2017

Action packed week of faith filled adventure!

  • Bike the Virginia Creeper Trail (bike and helmet rental included in cost)

  • Virginia Creeper Zip Line tour

  • Whitewater Rafting and camping by the Nolichucky River

  • High Ropes Course and Zipline at Lutherock

  • Hiking on Lutherock’s Mountain

  • Alpine Tower and Giant Swing (grades 9-12)

  • Rock Slide or Wildcat Lake

Housed in platform tents or cabins

*Participants should be familiar with how to ride a bike with gears.Geared pedal bike experience recommended.

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$598 $611 $625 $633

 

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

  • Middle School:  June 18-24 AND July 9-15, 2017
  • High School:  June 18-24 AND July 9-15, 2017

High adventure exploring God’s creation backpacking and rafting!

Middle School (grades 6-8)

  • 2 days and 1 night backpacking on the Appalachian Trail

  • Whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky River

  • Group Interaction Course

  • Rock Climbing at Lutherock

  • High Ropes Course

High School (grades 9-12)

  • 3 days and 2 nights backpacking on the Appalachian Trail

  • Whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky River

  • Alpine Tower and Swing or Rock Climbing at Lutherock

Participants should be physically fit and capable of hiking up to 10 miles per day with added 30 pound backpack.

Housed in platform tents 

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$522 $535 $549 $557

 

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

  • Middle School:  June 25-July 1 AND July 16-22, 2017
  • High School:  June 25-July 1 AND July 16-22, 2017

A ZIP-a-dee-doo-dah-way to re-charge your FAITH!

Middle School (grades 6-8)

  • High Ropes Course and zipline at Lutherock

  • Team Development Course

  • Alpine Tower

  • Sky Valley Zip Line tour(70lb-250lb)

  • Campout at Lutherock

  • Rockslide or wildcat lake

High School (grades 9-12)

  • High Ropes Course and zipline at Lutherock

  • Alpine Tower

  • Sky Valley Zip Line tour(70lb-250lb)

  • Blind Squirrel Zipline tour(70lb-250lb)

  • Team Development Course

  • Rockslide or wildcat lake(swimming and canoes)

Housed in platform tents or cabins *weight limit 70lb-250lb

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$598 $611 $625 $633

 

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

  • Middle School:  June 25-July 1 AND July 23-29, 2017
  • High School:  June 25-July 1 AND July 23-29, 2017

Experience Christian adventure and fellowship on a ‘Whitewater Expedition’ packed with FAITH filled fun.

High School (Grades 9-12)

  • 2 days and 1 overnight river rafting expedition on the Nolichucky River Gorge

  • 1 day of paddle boarding, belly-yacking, or kayaking(inflatable) on the Watauga River or Nolichucky River

  • Alpine Tower and Swing

  • Team Development Course or Ropes Course

  • Off Site camping

  • Rockslide or Wildcat Lake(swimming+canoes)

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

  • 1 day of whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky River

  • 1 day of whitewater rafting on the French Broad River

  • 1 day of Paddle Boarding,kayaking(inflatable), or Belly-Yacking on the Watauga River or Nolichucky River

  • High Ropes Course

  • Group Interaction Course

  • Off Site camping

  • Rockslide or Wildcat Lake(swimming+canoes)

Housed in Platform Tents or cabins

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$598 $611 $625 $633

Middle School Opportunities to Get Inspired at Luther Springs

Middle School Faith Formation Programs

Youth will enjoy counselors with an ear to listen, a spirit full of zany fun and heart full of Christ’s love. On-site camp activities may include: swimming, archery, campfires, canoeing, games, low ropes challenge course, hiking, age-appropriate crafts, Bible study and storytelling. While we try to make sure our campers have the opportunity to participate in all camp activities, weather does become a factor. If an activity is rained out, we do our best to complete the activity at another time, although that is not always possible.

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

June 11-16, 2017

Campers will enjoy many of the usual camp activities.

  • Two morning trail rides off-site through Cactus Jack’s Trail Rides

  • A fun swim in the springs to cool off after our trail rides

  • All levels of experience from beginner to advanced are welcome
Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$445 $458 $472 $479

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

June 4-9, 2017

Campers will enjoy many of the usual camp activities.

  • Two day-long canoe trips on the Ichetucknee Springs

  • Picnic lunch on the water while enjoying the beauty around them

  • Enjoy dinner, evening camp activities and sleep at camp each night
Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$390 $403 $413 $420

 

  Journey of Faith Confirmation Camp at Luther Springs (completed grades 6-8)

July 16-21, 2017

Youth will explore the small catechism while immersing themselves in the beauty of God’s creation.

  • Campers will enjoy on-site activities

  • Church groups can enjoy small group time with their church leader(s)

  • Individuals, attending without a church group, can enjoy counselor led small group time
Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$390 $403 $413 $420
 
 
 

Middle and High School Faith Formation Programs

Youth will enjoy counselors with an ear to listen, a spirit full of zany fun and heart full of Christ’s love. On-site camp activities may include: swimming, archery, campfires, canoeing, games, low ropes challenge course, hiking, age-appropriate crafts, Bible study and storytelling. While we try to make sure our campers have the opportunity to participate in all camp activities, weather does become a factor. If an activity is rained out, we do our best to complete the activity at another time, although that is not always possible. 

  Horseback Explorers at Luther Springs (completed grades 6-8 AND 9-12)

 Maverick Horseback Explorers (6-8)- June 11-16, 2017

  • 2 morning Cactus Jack’s Trail Rides
  • A swim in the springs after our trail rides
  • All levels of experience are welcome

Horseback Explorer Advanced (6-8 AND 9-12)- July 24-29, 2017

  • 3 days off-site learning about horse handling, safety, and care
  • Receive lessons based on camper’s level of experience and ability
  • Return to camp late each day to enjoy typical camp activities

Download the Program Packet here!

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$445 $458 $472 $479

 

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

June 18-23, 2017

A full week of lively nocturnal adventures await campers attending Camp Gators!

  • Each day campers get up two hours later and stay up two hours later

  • Regular camp activities happen at odd times of the day and night

  • Friday campers will enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the lake as they end their “day”
  • Download the Program Packet here!
Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$393 $406 $420 $427

 South Florida Mission Week w/ Luther Springs (completed grades 6-8 AND 9-12)

Middle AND High School: July 2-7, 2017

Middle School: July 9-14, 2017

High School: July 16-21, 2017

This week-long mission trip is based out of St. Andrew’s Retreat Center in Homestead. This week is opened to individuals as well as church groups, but individual registrants should be aware that most come with church groups.

  • Youth will join local organizations engaged in ministry to and with the surrounding communities

  • Explore and experience the many cultures that make up the communities of South Florida - including some authentic meals.

  • They will listen to the stories of the members of the communities they serve and will learn to share their own stories.

  • Enjoy a day of snorkeling and sightseeing in the Florida Keys.
  • Download the Program Packet here!
 

Thru 3/15

3/16-4/15

4/16-5/15

After 5/15

Youth

$355

$355

$355

$385

Adults

$245

$245

$245

$285

 

  Zips & Ropes at Luther Springs (completed grades 6-8 AND 9-12)

July 9-14, 2017

This trust and faith building week will give youth an opportunity to explore their faith and examine what it means to put their trust in God.

  • Climb the Alpine Tower at University of Florida Recreation Center (Tuesday)

  • Face the challenge of the UF High Ropes Course and Zipline (Wednesday)

  • Fly through the air on five ziplines, soaring from one tree-stand to another at Canyon Zip (Thursday)

  • Enjoy dinner, evening camp activities and sleep at camp each night
  • Download the Program Packet here!
Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$511 $524 $538 $545

High School Faith Formation Program

Youth who are ready to dig deeper and immerse themselves in intense fun and faith development will love their time at Luther Springs. On-site camp activities may include: swimming, archery, campfires, canoeing, games, low ropes challenge course, hiking, age-appropriate crafts, Bible study and storytelling. While we try to make sure our campers have the opportunity to participate in all camp activities, weather does become a factor. If an activity is rained out, we do our best to complete the activity at another time, although that is not always possible. 

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

June 11-16, 2017

Leadership Lab takes the high school youth on a faith journey with purpose.

Basic Lab

  • Learn leadership skills and then use those skills to lead activities for younger campers on-site

  • Lead activities for younger campers on-site (under direction of counselor staff)

  • Explore their faith

Advanced Lab (completed at least 1 year of Basic and completed 11th or 12th grade)

  • Further develop leadership skills

  • Learn about planning and implementing ideas

  • Mentor Basic Lab students

  • Learn to articulate their faith

  • Lead Bible studies for younger campers on-site (under direction of counselor staff)

  • May be invited to return to serve as a volunteer leader at a Day Camp or on-site program
  • Download the Program Packet here!
Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$397 $410 $420 $427

  Advanced Canoe Explorers at Luther Springs (completed grades 9-12)

July 16-21, 2017

New to our line up this year! For High School youth ready for an adventure, guided by counselors trained in outdoor adventure.  

  • Spend one day at camp, enjoying on-site activities

  • Canoe the Ichetucknee Springs (Tuesday)

  • Tube down the Ichetucknee Springs (Wednesday)

  • Canoe nearby river (Thursday)

  • Tent camp two nights

  • Cook meals over an open fire

  • Amazing faith discussions around the campfire under the stars
  • Download the Program Packet here!
Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$445 $458 $472 $479

 

Middle School Opportunities to Get Inspired at Lutheranch

  Confirmation Ranchers (completed grades 6-8)

June 25-30, 2017 

A fun and faith-building week. Come alone to meet new friends or bring your whole confirmation class:

  • Pastors lead confirmation sessions to fit into lessons back home
  • Enjoy games, songs, skits, campfires, and meaningful worship with caring, college-age counselors
  • Swim and enjoy water activities in Lake Stender
  • Enjoy team-building and cabin bonding on our Group Interaction Course
  • All this and more during the very first summer of programming at Lutheranch
 Thru 3/15 3/16-4/15  4/16-5/15  After 5/15
$427.00 $440.00 $450.00 $457.00