Our Programs > Summer Camp > Lutherock


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!

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,

Kara & Jacob Ridenhour, Interim Lutherock Program Directors


Opportunities to Get Inspired at Lutherock

Adult and Family Faith Formation Programs

Come to the Mountains together as a family and introduce the gift of camp to your Grandchildren. Regular camp activities will include, Campfires, Smores, hiking, “Life Death and Resurrection” of Jesus Drama, Bible study for adults and children.

   Grandkids-n-Me Camp at Lutherock

July 23-26, 2017 (Sun-Wed)

This half week program is a great opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 3-12) to go to camp together, where they can unplug and focus on their relationship with one another and with God.

  • Outing to Wild Cat Lake

  • Outing to Grandfather Mountain State Park

  • Split Bible study time: Adults with Pastor Steve Ridenhour while kids are with Lutherock counselors

  • Evening Activities include: campfires, s’mores, Lutherock’s dramatization of the Life Death and Resurrection of Jesus and slow-churn ice cream making!

Housed in Lutherock’s hotel-style  Crow’s Nest retreat center

Leader: Pastor “Grandpa” Steve Ridenhour

 Cost per family unit:

1 Adult/1 Child $295

1 Adult/2 Children $330

1 Adult/3 Children $375

2 Adults/1 Child $380

2 Adults/2 Children $420

2 Adults/3 Children $455

 

Elementary Faith Formation Programs

Spend the week with excellent counselors who foster a spirit of fun, safety,love, and faith formation! Regular programming includes daily Bible study, ice cream making, Lutherock’s dramatization of the ‘Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus’ Camp-wide worship, campfire programs with s’mores of course!, cookouts, and end of week celebration.

  Mountaintop Pioneers at Lutherock (completed grades 3-5)

June 11-17 AND July 30-August 5, 2017

A faith filled Mountaintop experience

  • Hike to the top of Lutherock’s Mountain

  • Creek Walk

  • Group Interaction Course

  • On-site Campout

  • Outing to Grandfather Mountain State Park

  • Outing to a natural rock slide

  • Outing to Wildcat Lake(swimming+canoes)

Housed in cabins.

Download the Program Packet here!

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$455 $468 $482 $490

   Pathfinders at Lutherock (completed grades 3-5)

June 25-July 1, July 9-15, AND July 16-22, 2017

Exploring God’s beautiful creation is what this adventurous week is all about!

  • Whitewater Rafting on the Watauga River

  • Outing to Linville Caverns

  • Outing to Linville Falls

  • High Ropes Course

  • Creek Walk

  • On-site Campout

  • Hike to the top of Lutherock’s mountain

  • Outing to a natural Rockslide

Housed in cabins.

Download the Program Packet here!

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

 

Middle School Faith Formation Programs

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

Download the Program Packet here!

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.

Download the Program Packet here!

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 

Download the Program Packet here!

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

Download the Program Packet here!

  Thru 3/15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After 5/15
Middle School $598 $611 $625 $633
High School $608 $621 $635 $643

 

  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

Download the Program Packet here!

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

 

High School Faith Formation Programs 

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.

  NovusWay's 2 Week Outdoor Adventure Program- CrossTraining at Lutherock (completed grades 9-12)

July 9-22, 2017

This two-week long Christian Outdoor Leadership Expedition is perfect for the camper wanting to learn basic outdoor adventure leadership skills.

  • Rock Climbing and learning how to Belay and  tie knots(Lutherock Belay and knot certification)

  • Backpacking and learning backcountry camping and cooking skills and Leave No Trace

  • White Water Paddling and learning how to read whitewater and navigate safely

  • Bible Study

  • Caving

  • Ropes Course

  • Alpine Tower and Giant Swing

Housed in Platform Tents or cabins (off-site for much of the program)

Download the Program Packet here!

Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$975 $1,000 $1,050 $1,100

 Appalachian Adventures at Lutherock (completed grades 9-12)

June 11-17, July 2-8, July 23-29, AND July 30-August 5, 2017

Can’t decide which adventure to pick? Explore God’s Creation and experience it all with this program!

  • Whitewater rafting and camping at the Nolichucky River

  • Rock climbing

  • Caving in Worley’s Cave

  • Alpine Tower and Giant Swing

  • Team Development Course

  • Hiking on Lutherock’s Mountain

  • High Ropes Course

Housed in Platform Tents

Download the Program Packet here!

Thru March 15

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

  Adventure & Mission Trips at Lutherock

At Lutherock your group can choose the adventure activity which suits your skill and interest level: rafting, caving, canoeing, tubing, horseback riding, rock-climbing, envi- ronmental education, servant work (on or off site), a trip to Cherokee, Grandfather Mountain, Chimney Rock... and much more! We provide customized programs, scheduled to fit your group, as well as the programs listed in this brochure. For more information about program opportunities, available dates, and pricing contact Kara Ridenhour by email or at 828-733-5868.