Luther Heights Bible Camp is a gateway into a camp experience unlike any other! We explore the Bible and the message of the Good News in fun and exciting ways. Our summer staff is animated and full of life! They show genuine care and concern for each camper, helping everyone feel welcome and accepted. We hope you’ll consider a week or weekend at Luther Heights this summer! We are eagerly awaiting your arrival!
"Through safe and amazing experiences Luther Heights Bible Camp proclaims the Gospel, builds faith, and strengthens the body of Christ."
In the early 1950’s a visionary group of Lutheran clergy and laity envisioned building a camp where youth and adults could hear the glory of God’s promises and be nurtured into the abundant life promised to us by our Lord. In 1951 Pastor Elmore Carlson from Trinity Lutheran in Nampa, Idaho signed the initial Forest Service Permit, which was very instrumental in procuring further camp development. In its primitive state Luther Heights began holding onsite camps in 1955. For the next 20 years the Camp would operate with a camp manager and local Pastors serving as ‘Deans’ for each camp session. In 1977 Mike Dismer became the first executive director, followed by interim directors John Bent and Larry Stapler, and Director Diane Mundhenke. Presently, Pastor Eric Olsen is serving as Camp Director.
As it stands today, Luther Heights continues to grow. With two new buildings, functioning as four cabins with bathrooms, and many upcoming additions the camp is now serving over 1,000 campers each season and hopes to accommodate more in the future. As it was envisioned in the 1950’s, Luther Heights Bible Camp nurtures growing faith in both youth and adults and cultivates a fun loving Christian community.
When Christians talk about having a vocation from God, we are saying that God calls us. The word vocation comes from the Latin vocare, which corresponds to the English "to call." The first thing you say about vocation is, "Thank you, God." The fact that God talks to us — that God calls us — is a wonderful thing. We are not left alone to make sense of our lives. We are not left alone to make it through the day. The God of the universe wants to communicate with us. The Bible talks about God's "Word" because God is a communicating God.
God's communication has its center in Jesus Christ. God is not distant and out of our reach. Rather, God is in the midst of human life and history, in the person of Jesus. God is in all of human life, even death. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Come join us at Luther Heights Bible Camp — a place where God will continue to call and speak to you in new and exciting ways. Our staff is carefully chosen and well trained so that you will have a safe, exciting and memorable experience living out the Christian faith.
Pastor Eric Olsen