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Winter Memories at Camp Luther

Before joining the staff team at Camp Luther, I didn’t have much experience with camp in the winter, but the one time I did will forever remain a favorite memory. 

It was my senior year of high school. Our small youth group loaded up my Aunt’s SUV (she was also our youth leader) to start on the four-hour drive to Camp Luther for the Sub Zero Youth Retreat. A few of us had been to camp in the summer, and for everyone else this was their first Camp Luther experience ever! Along with trying to get some homework done, our ride was filled with lots of laughs and licorice. We arrived, got settled in, and sang some favorite camp songs during devotions, before plunging into our first winter activity: night tubing! 

Saturday morning, we broke into small groups for Bible study and talked about who God is to us and who the Bible says he is. Later that morning everyone hit the ice for some broomball! It was Team Colby Cheese versus Team Cottage Cheese. Being new to the game of broomball, some of ou…

New Programs in Summer 2017!

We’re excited to be offering FOUR new programs at Camp Luther this summer!

Sailing Camp
This is a 5-night program for 6th-8th graders that teaches you how to sail over the course of the week. Under the instruction of an adult with extensive sailing experience, you’ll learn how to ride the wind and waves! Sailing Camp is a “Choose Your Own Adventure” camp, which means you’ll still be able to participate in many of your favorite youth camp activities (swimming, angleball, all-camp games, devotions, etc.), but each day you’ll also spend several hours practicing your sailing skills and having a blast on the water. Campers in this program should be comfortable in the water. 

This is a 5-night program for 7th-9th graders focused on adventure! Quest campers will participate in off-site adventure trips during the day, such as mountain biking, river canoeing, and high ropes challenges. Quest groups will return to Camp Luther in the evening to spend time relaxing and hanging out as a communit…

2016 Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to Clay and Louise Reisler, Camp Luther’s 2016 Volunteers of the Year!  “Gator” and “Weezy” met at Camp Luther in 1992 while serving on the Camp Luther Summer Staff.   That commitment to serving, which flows from their faith in Jesus Christ, has continued to be a part of their purpose and vision as a family.  

Last fall Clay and Louise agreed to serve as the chairs of the 70th Anniversary Alumni Staff Reunion. Their leadership was instrumental in the success of that event.  Consistent meetings and coordination took place with an alumni staff as part of a planning committee from areas all over the county. In previous years, the Reislers have organized Thrivent Service Teams to assist with maintenance projects, and were regular volunteers at our annual 5k trail run.  Louise has served on strategic planning committees in the past, and Clay is a member of the Camp Luther Advisory Council.

Clay and Louise’s commitment to serving extends beyond Camp Luther.  The Reislers are v…

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