Our Programs > Summer Camp > Lutheridge


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!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW SUMMER CAMP VIDEO!

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 and Mary Canniff-Kuhn, Lutheridge Program Directors

Not sure what to do when you drop your child off at camp? Check out this video.


 

Opportunities to Get Inspired at Lutheridge

Adult and Family Programs > Summer 2017

Family Camp 

Enjoy the fun of summer camp as a family, making friends and memories that will last a lifetime. This stress-free, affordable, faith-filled vacation is great for individuals or extended families - including former staff! Create your own family reunion! 

Cost per family unit:

1 Adult/1 Child $566

1 Adult/2 Children $643

1 Adult/3 Children $718

2 Adults/1Child $745

2 Adults/2 Children $815

2 Adults/2 Children $890

Each additional child is $75 Additional Room Charge is $150

  Fourth of July Family Camp at Lutheridge

July 2-8, 2017

  • Morning Bible study and free time for adults

  • Morning Bible Time and fun activities with counselors for kids (KidzCamp)

  • Regular camp activities for families in the afternoons and evenings - with a creative patriotic twist. See description for July 4th week.

  • An outing and picnic in Pisgah Forest

  • Optional: rafting, caving, or horseback riding (for an additional fee)

  • Leaders: Pastor Will and Cindy Rose, Chapel Hill, NC
Download the Program Packet here!

 

  Christmas in July Family Camp at Lutheridge

July 23-29, 2017

  • Morning Bible study and free time for adults

  • Morning Bible Time and fun activities with counselors for kids (KidzCamp)

  • Regular camp activities for families in the afternoons and evenings - with a creative Christmas twist. See description for Christmas week.

  • An outing and picnic in Pisgah Forest

  • Optional: rafting, caving, or horseback riding (for an additional fee)

  • Leaders: Pastors Paul and Lauren (Tilly) Carlson, Morganton, NC

Download the Program Packet here!

   Family Float at Lutheridge (Sun-Wed)

July 30-August 2, 2017

Children age 5 and older and their parents, grandparents, family friends will have great summer fun at camp and on the water. No previous experience needed. Enjoy a guided family adventure!

  • Tubing on the Green River

  • Canoeing on the French Broad River

  • Some on site activities - including a family campfire!

Cost per Family Unit:

1 Adult/1 Child $311

1 Adult/2 Children $390

1 Adult/3 Children $398

2 Adults/1Child $442

2 Adults/2 Children $483

2 Adults/2 Children $491

Each additional Child is $45, Extra room charge is $75
Download the Program Packet here!

   Grandparents Camp at Lutheridge (Sun-Wed)

June 25-28 and July 16-19, 2017

Grandparents share the joys of camp and pass on faith to their grandchildren. Three nights of great fun for kids (ages 5-12) and their grandparents (of any age). Start an annual tradition!

  • Morning Bible study and free time for grandparents

  • Morning Bible Time and fun activities with counselors for kids (KidzCamp)

  • Regular camp activities together in the afternoons and evenings

  • Optional: rafting, caving or horseback riding (for an additional fee)

  • Leaders: June 25-July 1: Pastor Linda Anderson  July 16-22: Pastor David & Jo Hood

 Cost per family unit:

1 Adult/1 Child $291

1 Adult/2 Children $349

1 Adult/3 Children $378

2 Adults/1 Child  $401

2 Adults/2 Children $442

2 Adults/3 Children $471

Each additional child is $45 Additional Room Charge $75

Download the Program Packets here!

   Music Week for Adults at Lutheridge

July 9-15, 2017

Inspiration, participation, learning and celebration all describe this week that centers on a community gathered to share in sacred music through worship and workshop.  The week features accomplished clinicians leading choral, organ, handbells, recorders, and instrumental sessions. This is a week for those who are directors of church music or those who just enjoy singing in a choir.  A Hymn Fest, Children’s concert and Festival Worship featuring the adult choral group are  highlights the week.  Please see the full list of Music Week clinician at our website.  

Adult Choral: Tom Trenney, First Plymouth Congregational, Lincoln NE

Organ/Hymn Fest: Jeremy Bankson, Prince of Peace Lutheran, Dublin, OH

HS Choral: Phil Suggs, York Comprehensive High School, York, SC

MS Choral: Victor Johnson, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Fort Worth, TX

Handbells: Ron Davis, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC

  Thru 3/15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After 5/15
Kohnjoy $653 $666 $680 $688
Thornburg & Cottages $566 $579 $593 $601
Thorburg Single Rooms $653 $666 $680 $688
Day w/ Meals $407 $420 $434 $442
Day w/out Meals $271 $282 $298 $306
Child Staying w/ Adults $135 $148 $162 $170

 

 

Elementary School Faith Formation Programs

Camp is made for kids! On site activities include: Swimming, Crafts, Active Games, Stories, Songs, Campfires, Engaging Bible Lessons, and Creative Worship - and more. Wonderful college-age counselors are excellent role models who keep kids safe and help them make friends.

 

  KinderCamp at Lutheridge (ages 4-7 years old)

 

July 31-August 4, 2017 (Mon-Fri)

Children who are 4-7 years old

**Bring your own lunch and we will provide the program activities, and a healthy morning snack**

The program will include all the camp favorites...crafts, games, songs, skits, stories, “special events”, and outdoor adventures exploring 160 acres of Lutheridge woods and trails! (Just south of Sweeten Creek on Hwy 25.) Your child will be with other campers their age in a group of six campers.

A college age counselor will lead each group. Campers will learn about Jesus and how He calls them to new adventures every day. It will be a great (safe!) week full of new friends, outdoor activities, learning, and fun!

Thru March 15 3/15-4/16 4/15-5/16 After May 15
$95 $110 $115 $120

 

  First Camp Adventure at Lutheridge (completed grades 1-2)

Full Week: June 4-10, June 18-24, 4th of July 2-8, Music Week July 9-15, Christmas in July 23-29, 2017

Half Week: July 30-August 2, 2017

A wonderful beginning!

  • 1:6 counselor/camper ratio

  • Earlier bedtime

  • Regular camp activities geared to this age group

  • Half week option available as suits your child’s readiness

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

Housed in cottages or cabins.

Download the Program Packet here!

  Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
Half Week: Sun-Wed $244 $257 $271 $279
Full Week: Sun-Sat $446 $459 $473 $481
Music Week Only $456 $469 $483 $491

  Pioneers at Lutheridge (completed grades 3-5)

Pioneers is offered every week of the summer June 4-August 5, 2017

The classic camp experience with world class counselors.

  • Regular camp activities plus creative themes

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

Housed in cottages or cabins.

Download the Program Packet here!

  Thru March 15 3/15-4/16 4/15-5/16 After May 15
Pioneers $446 $459 $473 $481
Music Week only $466 $479 $493 $501

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.

Download the Program Packet here!

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 11-17 and July 16-22, 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

Download the Program Packet here!

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

 

Middle School Faith Formation Programs

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.

Download the Program Packet here!

 

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.

Download the Program Packet here!

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

Download the Program Packet here!

 

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

Download the Program Packet here!

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

Download the Program Packet here!

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

Download the Program Packet here!

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

Download the Program Packet here!

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

Download the Program Packet here!

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

Download the Program Packet here!

 

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

Download the Program Packet here!

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

  Hammock Hangout at Lutheridge (completed grades 6-8 AND 9-12)

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

High School: July 2-8 AND July 30-August 5, 2017

Campers love hammocks.. And hanging out!

  • get a new hammock to use and KEEP!

  • Spend one overnight in your hammock onsite.

  • Climb and Zipline at Asheville Treetop Adventure Park

  • Outing to Chimney Rock State Park - instead of Pisgah Forest.

  • most regular camp activities

Housed in cabins or platform tents

Download the Program Packet here!

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$579 $592 $606 $614

 

High School Faith Formation Programs

 High School campers make friends for life. Regular camp activities for this age include all the favorites: swimming, low ropes course, campfires, games, songs, crafts, creative bible study and worship, a crazy - but geared to older kids. High School campers have at least one off-site outing, and plan/lead many of their own activities. Wonderful college-age counselors act as friends and guides. A crazy costume dance ends the week of friends and fun.

 

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

 

July 9-15, 2017

If you love music, this is the week for you!

  • Rehearse twice a day with a renowned choral instructor.

  • Musical options include handbells, drumming, and orchestra/band

  • Late night outing and sleep-in morning.

  • Camp-wide concert to which parents are invited

  • Most regular camp activities - with a musical theme

Housed in cottages or cabins

Download the Program Packet here!

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

  Asheville Adventures at Lutheridge (completed grades 9-12)

June 4-10 AND July 23-29, 2017 (Christmas Week)

Asheville has a vibe that’s all it’s own. Explore this funky town with new friends!

  • All the regular camp activities – plus a tie-dye tee shirt

  • Outing in Pisgah Forest

  • Outing into downtown Asheville

Housed in cottages or cabins

Download the Program Packet here!

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

  Waveriders at Lutheridge (completed grades 9-12)

June 18-24 AND July 9-15, 2017

Water is what this week is all about!

  • Paddle the Lower Nolichucky

  • Camp out by the River

  • Raft the Upper Nolichucky

  • Some regular camp activities when onsite

Housed in cabins or platform tents

Download the Program Packet here!

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

  A.T. Trek at Lutheridge (completed grades 9-12)

July 16-22, 2017

An exciting introduction to the skills of backpacking and the joys of camping

  • Two days of backpacking 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

Download the Program Packet here!

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