Our Programs > Summer Camp > Luther Springs


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,

Sue Mendenhall, AiM, Luther Springs Program Director

 

You can find the Parent Information Packet here!


 

Opportunities to Get Inspired at Luther Springs

Adult and Family Faith Formation Programs

Bring the family and enjoy some special time together. Camp activities will include: On-site camp activities may include: swimming, archery, campfires, canoeing, games, low ropes challenge course, hiking, age-appropriate crafts, Bible study and storytelling.

  Grands Week at Luther Springs

June 4-7, 2017

GRANDPARENTS & GRANDKIDS Join us for a Grand Week at camp! Enjoy four days and three nights of spiritual growth, bonding, and fun. Children may stay with their grandparent(s) in motel-style rooms in the Kuehner Center or in Morgan Village Cabins with a Luther Springs counselor. Each cabin is carpeted, heated/air-conditioned, and has its own restroom.

  • Family Bible Study

  • Family Creative Time

  • Make Pizzas together

  • Sharing stories

  • Camp activities led by counselors - Grandparents welcome to join or enjoy some quiet time

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 $465

Each additional child is $45 Each additional Adult $75

 

Elementary School Faith Formation Programs

Caring counselors, tons of fun and faith formation will surround campers at Luther Springs this summer. 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.

  Mini Camp at Luther Springs (completed grades 1-2)

Half Week: June 11-13, July 16-18, AND July 23-25, 2017

Full Week: June 11-16, July 16-21, AND July 23-28

First camp experience, specially designed for younger campers..

  • Smaller counselor to camper ratios

  • Earlier bedtime, longer R&R

  • Fun & faith development

  • Half week (Sun-Tues) or Whole Week (Sun-Fri) options so parents/church leaders can choose which is best for each child

Download the Program Packet here!

 

Thru 3/15

3/16-4/15

4/16-5/15

After 5/15

Half Week

$201

$214

$224

$231

Full Week

$380

$393

$403

$410

 


 

  Discoverers at Luther Springs (completed grades 3-5)

June 11-16, July 16-21, AND July 23-28, 2017

  • Enjoy as many of the camp activities we can squeeze into a week

  • Explore their faith in an outdoor setting

  • Counselors who love kids and want to share their faith
  • Download the Program Packet here!
Thru March 15 3/16-4/15 4/16-5/15 After May 15
$380 $393 $403 $410

 

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 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
  • Download the Program Packet here!
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
  • Download the Program Packet here!
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