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Make a Donation to Luther Heights Bible Camp

Thank you for your generosity! What will the future bring? None of us knows for certain, but one thing we can be assured of is that children and adults will need to hear the promises of our gracious Lord. We live in a world that desperately needs to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. This word creates hope, new beginnings and forgiveness in our lives. I invite you to join us in this mission as we "change lives...one camper at a time."

You may now contribute online at our secure gifts/payment page, using your credit card or authorizing an electronic funds transfer from your bank account. You may also mail your gift to us at:

Luther Heights Bible Camp
PO Box 389
Shoshone, ID 83352

Make your secure online gift


Invest in the Future

There are several possibilities when you make a gift to Luther Heights Bible Camp. If this is your first time making a gift online to us, please read through this information before you move to the next page to make your gift. We are grateful to utilize the resources made available by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans through their "Simply Giving" program. When you online donations are proccessed through our secure web site. There you will be able to choose:

  • The kind(s) of gift(s) you would like to make. There are different ways to direct your gift, or you may indicate the gift may be used wherever it is most needed. If you wish, you may divide your contribution among more than one possibility.
  • Whether you would like your gift to be in memory of or in honor of someone special to you. You may also give us the name and address of a person or family to whom we should send acknowledgement of your memorial gift or your honorary gift.
  • The method of giving you would like use to make your gift. You may use your credit card, or you may authorize an electronic funds transfer from your savings or checking account at your bank.
  • The amount of your gift. You decide how much you would like to give. If you choose to give through more than one kind of gift, the form will list the total of your contribution before you confirm it.

Kinds of Gifts

Gift: For use where needed

If you put an amount in this box, your gift will go to support Luther Heights Bible Camp's ongoing work in the ways it is most needed in the year ahead.

Gift: Friends of Luther Heights (FLH)

A gift amount in this box indicates you desire to identify yourself with the network of generous people who have pledged a gift of at least $100 annually to the camp for its annual needs, either in a one-time gift or in periodic gifts throughout the year; and they pledge to consider similar giving in the year ahead.

Gift: Jon Francis Scholarship Fund

Luther Heights is asking for your support in building the Jon Francis Scholarship Fund to endow scholarships in Jon's name and memory. Your generosity will ensure the continuation of Jon's youth education ministry and make a positive difference in the lives of many campers. Please consider sustaining the Jon Francis Scholarship Fund. Luther Heights was a sacred place that Jon loved and where he spent many summers learning, teaching, serving boldly and living joyfully.

The Jon Francis Scholarship Fund was created in 2007, by Jon's friends in Idaho, as a means to continue his youth ministry. They sponsored a race in his honor to celebrate his life, ministry and running achievements and to raise money for camp scholarships. The original race was organized by the camp where Jon served as a counselor for 4 summers and is now being held in conjunction with the half marathon in Minnesota. Jon loved teaching and mentoring children in the beauty of God's creation. The Jon Francis Scholarship Fund will provide children of limited means, from all denominations, the incredible experience of a week at Luther Heights.

Learn more at the Jon Francis Foundation website.

Gift: Capital Campaign for New Lodge

A gift in this box will be directed to the Renewing the Legacy, Now campaign to build a new lodge at Luther Heights.

Other

You may direct your gift towards a special use other than those listed above, by putting an amount in this box, and then entering a brief description of the purpose to which you are directing your gift.


Methods of Giving

Credit Card

You may use MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.

Electronic Funds Transfer

You may use the secure online form to authorize your bank to transfer funds electronically from your checking account or your savings account.

Automatic Monthly Gift

Thanks to the "Simply Giving" program of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, you may even authorize a monthly donation to Luther Heights using either your credit card or an electronic funds transfer from your bank. If you would prefer to make such an authorization off-line, click here to download a Simply Giving form, in Microsoft Word format, which you may fill in on your computer, print out and sign, and mail to us at:

Luther Heights Bible Camp
PO Box 389
Shoshone, ID 83352,

Or you may fax the form to us at 208-886-7657 or email as an attachment to .


In Memory/Honor of Someone

If you would like part or all of your gift listed as in memory of a loved one, or in honor of someone special

Choose the designation you want from the drop-down box, and then type in the name of the person you are memorializing or honoring in the appropriate box near the bottom of the form. If you are honoring an occasion (anniversary, wedding, birthday, etc.) utilize understandable abbreviations as necessary (for example, "wdg: FirstName LastName/FirstName LastName"). Or, if the information doesn't fit in the boxes well, or needs further clarification, you can always send an email message to to provide needed explanation, or call our office at 208-886-7657.

If you would like us to send an acknowledgement of your memorial or honorary gift to a person or family

Type in the contact information in the "Please Notify:" boxes.

If you would like to list more than one designated memorialized or honored person

We will be happy to acknowledge additional memorials or honorees. Since there is only one box for the name of someone to be memorialized or honored, and the available space is limited, it would help insure that we get our newsletter listings accurate (and send acknowledgments to the appropriate people) if you would make two gifts (or the number needed), each with just one name. An exception to this might be something like: "In memory of John and Jane Smith." We apologize for the extra time making additional gifts will take; but we do want information to be accurate. Or, you may make a single gift online, and then send an email message to detailing the information we need to list and notify correctly.

Make Your Gift Here


Other Ways of Giving/Donating

There are a number of other ways that you can support Luther Heights’ ministry! Here are a few options below. If you know of any other way to help us out, contact our office and we will be glad to talk to you.


Thrivent Gift Matching

Do you hold a policy or other product with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans? If so, you can extend the reach of your gift through Thrivent Choice.

Members are allocated a set amount of money to give to the Lutheran organizations of their choice. Here is how to designate your dollars to Luther Heights Bible Camp.

Internet

  1. Log on to www.thrivent.com
  2. Sign in with your username and password or register for an account.
  3. Once you have registered and signed in, select the "Search" button for Thrivent Choice in the right hand side.
  4. In the middle of the next page, type in "Luther Heights Bible Camp” in the "Organization Name" box and click search.
  5. Next to our camp name, you will see our click the "Direct Now" button. You will be able to assign all or part of your choice dollars to us. You can also set it up so Luther Heights continues to receive your future Thrivent Choice Dollars.
  6. Click the "submit button" and your Thrivent Choice Dollars will be sent to our ministry.

Phone

  1. Call 800-847-4836.
  2. Follow the prompts that are given.
  3. You will be asked for the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  4. Then you will be sent through an automated operator system.
  5. Our camp is listed as "Luther Heights Bible Camp".

Thank you for supporting Luther Heights Bible Camp through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans!


Luther Heights’ “Amazon Wish List”

Looking for a specific donation Luther Heights is in need of? Check out our Amazon Wishlist. Here we have handpicked certain items that we are in need of at camp. You can purchase them right on Amazon and they will be sent directly to camp! Click HERE to see our list.


Amazon Smile

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a Luther Heights Bible Camp to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select Luther Heights Bible Camp to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?


Volunteer

Volunteering is a great opportunity for you to live out a concern for others, share the Gospel story of Jesus Christ, and to develop many lasting friendships with others who share the desire to give of themselves in a Christian Camping environment. If you desire to be a part of a Christian community and to be a role model to youth, volunteer at Luther Heights Bible Camp this summer!


Nurse

If you are a trained medical professional, M.D., P.A., or R.N. we would like to invite you to spend a week or two at camp. Your knowledge and expertise in the medical field is very important and ensures the health of and safety of our campers. You will be called to duty throughout the week dispensing medications and taking care of campers. Outside of the busy times, you will be able to experience the spirit that makes Luther Heights the special place it is. You will get to enjoy daily fellowship, be a part of an energetic Staff, and you will probably even be able to sneak in some reading, time for a hike, or playing games with campers. The nurse position is being filled primarily by nurses for a week at a time. If you are able to assist, your child can register for camp for free or compensation is offered.


Resource Pastors, Associates in Ministry, Youth Leaders, and General Volunteers:

Pastors, AiM's and Youth Leaders are invited to participate in our programs. Join the youth from your congregation during a week that significantly impacts their lives. Lead a devotion, assist in worship, or participate in Bible Study. Most importantly, you will be at camp with kids! Bringing camp home can be challenging. Help your youth bring their faith back down the mountain and into your congregation. Contact Jon Davidson , Program Director, for more information.


Maintenance Person

Luther Heights is looking for adults who would be willing to donate a few days or weeks this summer to assist with the Maintenance needs at the Camp. Come experience excitement and fellowship of a week at LHBC this summer.


At Home

Luther Heights Bible Camp is proud to partner in ministry with many congregations, youth groups, and more to spread the Good News. Check out some of our congregations below and feel free to contact them about ways to get involved with ministry down from the mountain.

St. Paul Lutheran Church

842 Alameda Drive
Ontario, OR 97914
541-889-9349

Grace Lutheran Church

602 Yakima
Vale, OR 97918
(541) 473-3619

Shepherd of the Mountain Lutheran Church

750 Seneca Lane
Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-4382

New Hope Lutheran Church

119 S Apple St.
Shoshone, ID
208-886-7000

Faith Lutheran Church

2915 S. Montana Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83065
208-459-2444

Grace Lutheran Church

Highway 55
Horseshoe Bend, ID 83629
208-793-3354

Grace Lutheran Church

2422 American Legion Blvd
Mountain Home, ID 83647
208-587-4513

Hope Lutheran Church

331 North Linder Rd.
Eagle, ID 83616
208-939-9181

Immanuel Lutheran Church

707 W. Fort St.
Boise, ID, 83702
208-344-3011

King of Glory Lutheran Church

3430 N. Maple Grove Rd.
Boise, ID 83704
208-377-0220

Redeemer Lutheran Church

2920 Cassia St
Boise, ID 83705
208-344-6758

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

3100 S. Five Mile Rd.
Boise, ID 83709
208-362-1112

Trinity Lutheran Church

8 South Midland Blvd
Nampa, ID 83651
208-466-2173

St. John Lutheran Church

656 Tyhee Ave.
American Falls, ID 83211
208-226-2398

Our Savior Lutheran Church

464 Carriage Lane North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
208-733-3774

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

215 N 18th St.
Pocatello, ID 83201
208-232-7740

Emanuel Lutheran Church

1110 Parkway Dr.
Blackfoot, ID 83221
208-785-3304

Bethel Lutheran Church

751 East 700 North
Firth, ID 83236
208-589-1557
208-235-1833

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

455 W. Sunnyside Rd.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
208-522-9301

New Day Lutheran Church

Pearl Hall
2705 E 17th St
Ammon, ID 83406
208-523-6333

Register online or by mail for any of Luther Heights' programs.