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Thank You!

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As 2017 nears its end, we're looking back at all that happened at Camp Luther this past year. We are so thankful for all who bless the ministry that happens here through their gifts, talents, time, and prayers. This year we're giving thanks for:

All of the items (not people) listed were donated or able to be purchased because of fabulous people like you!
Thank you!

10 Signs Winter is Here

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1.So much snow!


2. The Broomball court is ready! 
Rescue always puts in a lot of hard work prepping the court and continues to make sure it's perfect throughout the winter.

3.Summer Camp brochures are here and have been mailed.


4.Winter Youth Retreats are filling up... 
…but there is still room! Register your youth group today!
Big Chill (Middle School)  |  Deep Freeze (Middle/High School)  |  Sub Zero (High School)


5.Summer Camp Registration is open!
Register here for an unforgettable, faith-enriching summer.


6. Tubing runs are open.
Our downhill tubing innertubes were inflated this fall and are ready to hit the hills! 


7.Summer Staff applications are open!
Love kids? Love Jesus? Want to be part of a close-knit community who will become some of your best and closest friends? A summer spent working at camp is nothing short of life-changing. Get more information and find out how to apply here


8.Chapel visits have started!
Every winter and spring, Camp staff visit Lutheran schools throughout Wi…

Get to Know Your Staff: RESCUE

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Name: Richard Campbell

Camp Nickname: Rescue

Position: Maintenance & Improvements Director

How long have you worked at Camp Luther? 9 years

So, what do you do??
I make sure camp facilities and grounds are well maintained and look good. I also oversee new projects and supervise volunteers and work groups. 

Where is your favorite spot on camp, and why?
The courtyard. When all the kids are gathered there you can see that camp is a blessing to them.

If you could participate in any camp program, what would it be?
Teen Camp, IMPACT, or Junior Counselor because I think it's important for teens to have close Christian friends with the same beliefs.

How did you first get involved with Camp Luther?
I brought all six of my children to KinderCamp.

If you could make any new village, what would it be and why?
Teepee Village. I think it would be cool for kids to camp and sleep like Native Americans lived. 

What do you like to do when you're not working?
Spend time with my wife and kids and watch my kid…

Picking the Perfect KBC Program

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We understand that with new programs and clever names, it can be confusing to know which program is which and which one is right for you or your camper. Here is a guide to help you choose the Keweenaw Base Camp (KBC) program that is perfect for you!


The Edge (9th-12th grade)
The Edge is our introductory adventure-based program at KBC. Each day you’ll take an off-site trip to one of the many adventure activities in the Keweenaw area. This includes hiking to a waterfall, exploring the cliffs and bluffs overlooking Lake Superior, and kayaking Lake Superior’s crystal-clear waters. In between adventures you’ll make lasting friendships, build your faith, and have a blast hanging out at KBC.

The Edge is a great choice if this is your first time attending KBC and you want to see what the excitement is all about!


Venture (9th-12th grade)
Take your adventure to the next level! Venture is our intermediate adventure-based program at KBC. The focus of Venture is a two-night overnight adventure trip c…

Get to Know Your Staff: KASH!

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Name: Kristina Aschenbrenner

Camp Nickname: Kash

Position: Business & Finance Manager

How long have you worked at Camp Luther? 1 year

So, what do you do?? What does a “typical” day look like for you? 
I review all invoices and code them to the appropriate area and work closely with our accountant to track cash flow to ensure we have enough money to pay our bills. I manage our vendor accounts; updating contracts and getting bids for projects. Managing Camp’s HR functions is also my responsibility; performing background checks and maintaining personnel files. I also work with the budget; tracking expenses, planning for projects and preparing reports for the Board of Directors.
Where is your favorite spot on camp, and why? Waterfront - when my daughter attended day camp last summer I loved watching her having fun splashing around and enjoying life.
If you could participate in any camp program, what would it be? Probably IMPACT, after 10 years in the military I can appreciate a little adventur…

ANCHORED: Summer 2017 Recap

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For we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. – Hebrews 6:19


This summer at Camp Luther and Keweenaw Base Camp, thousands of campers got to experience the theme “Anchored” lived out in their own lives. Campers, guests, and families were reminded of the hope we have in Jesus Christ. They learned that in Jesus, we have a hope that rescues us, a hope that we can trust in, and a hope that we know is true and living. They left Camp Luther knowing that Jesus loves them tremendously and that He is stronger than any earthly anchor and will hold them through the storms of life.
While it’s impossible to measure how many lives were impacted by the Holy Spirit this summer, we can measure some things!

At Camp Luther...
Over 1,500 children and youth attended overnight camps at Camp Luther!275 first-time campers were sent to Camp Luther through the Every Kid to Camp program! Over 20 kids participated in the second year of a local day camp program at Camp Luther.6 medical profession…

Thank You, 2017 Summer Staff!

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At the end of May, 45 college-aged servants of Christ arrived at Camp Luther for one unforgettable summer. For some, this was their fourth year as part of the Camp Luther Summer Staff, for others this was the first time they had stepped foot on camp soil. Over the next three months they impacted thousands of lives, became a family, and learned what it is to truly rest in the strength of Jesus Christ. Saying "thank you" isn't enough for all they've done, but we're going to try.

Thank you for starting fires in the rain.
Thank you for living by the motto "the water is always warm."
Thank you for comforting homesick campers.
Thank you for sacrificing sleep.
Thank you for trying new things.
Thank you for making each week memorable for campers and families.
Thank you for showing grace to campers and fellow staff.
Thank you for pointing everything back to Christ.
Thank you for bearing with and building up one another.
Thank you for the joy and laughter.
Thank …

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