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Helpful information and forms as you prepare for your week at camp.


How to Register

  1. Read the details on our website specific to your program of choice to be sure you are excited for the adventure ahead! Each program is designed with the age group in mind ensuring an experience unlike any other. Some programs have specific details and requirements that must be met for the full experience. Any further questions can be answered by contacting us.
  2. Register Online Click the registration buttons found throughout the website. This will lead you to a page that will ask that you use one of the preferred web browsers to ensure a smooth registration experience.
  3. Once you are redirected to Campwise, our registration site, follow the directions to create an account for you and your family, or to log back into your existing account.
    1. You will want to write down or save your account name and password. This allows you to get back into your system, save your information, and register for more camps without the need to start from the beginning. It also allows you to come back at a later time to pay your registration and add subprograms such as horseback, rafting, and tie dye.
    2. If you do not remember your login information, please follow these steps first!
      1. Contact Campwise to recover your account information at 1-866-433-4548
      2. OR Contact the Luther Heights office by phone-208-886-7657 or by email for assistance.
  4. Call camp office for help registering over the phone. 208-886-7657
  5. Be sure to fill out all forms during registration. Many of the forms will be required before you can complete registration and pay the deposit. Other Forms such as Horseback and Rafting forms are not required to register, but must be filled out to ensure your camper is included in these activities. If the forms are not signed they will not be able to participate. Sign your forms!
  6. To hold your spot for the camp program you choose, you must meet the minimum deposit. Until this is met, your status will read “Enrolled”, others may take your campers place until you are “Registered.” You will receive confirmation emails throughout the registration process to let you know if we have received payments, approved discounts, etc.
  7. Any mailed forms and payments can be sent to the appropriate address below:

Directions

From Sun Valley, Idaho:

The Camp is approximately 40 miles north of Ketchum/Sun Valley. Go north on HWY 75 over Galena Pass and past Smiley Creek Store. Stay on HWY 75 and 3 miles beyond Smiley Creek you will come to Alturas Lake Road. Turn left onto Alturas Lake Road — continue 3.5 miles to the sign for Luther Heights Camp. Turn right onto the access road into the camp.

From Stanley, Idaho:

The Camp is approximately 25 miles south of Stanley. Go south on HWY 75 past Obsidian and past a sign for Busterback Ranch on your left. In another half a mile there is a sign for Alturas Lake Road. If you get to Smiley Creek, you have gone about 3 miles to far. Turn right onto Alturas Lake Road and continue 3.5 miles to a sign for Luther Heights Camp. Turn right onto the access road into the Camp.

GPS Coordinates:

Please use the following GPS Coordinates to reach Luther Heights Bible Camp. Entering “Alturas Lake Road, ID” usual directs you somewhere else. LHBC is about 20 miles south of Stanley or 40 miles north of Ketchum off of Alturas Lake. GPS Coordinates: 43.92938-114.85886


Accommodations

If you would like to request accommodations at Luther Heights when dropping of a camper for a program, please contact us ahead of time. We cannot ensure that space will be available, but will do our best if we know you need space for a night!

If you are passing through and would like a comfortable spot to lay your head, let us know ahead of time, or stop in to see if we have space! We will gladly accommodate travelers through if we have open lodging.

US Forest Service Campgrounds around Alturas Lake

  • Alturas Lake Campground. Phone: 208-774-3001
    Fees: Single/ $10/night
    Double $18/night
    Extra vehicle $5/night
  • Smokey Bear Campground. Phone: 208-774-3000
    Fees: $10/night
    $5 extra vehicle
  • North Shore Campground. Phone: 208-774-3000
    Fees: $10/night
    $5 extra vehicle

FAQs

We refer to grades as what grade your child will be entering into the upcoming fall. Please make sure your child's birthdate and grade information is correct when registering.

For our weekly youth programming, we offer an optional add-on of horseback riding with Mystic Saddle Ranch. A half day (1.5 hours) is $50 for grades 4-8, or a full day is $110 for grades 9 -12. A full day is about 4-5 hours of riding, plus lunch out on the trails.

Horseback riding is also available for our Family and Grand Camps as an add-on, and both half and full day options are available. Children 6 and older are welcome to ride accompanied by their guardian.

Horseback riding is included in Adventure Camp (grades 9-12).

We partner with Sawtooth Adventure Company to offer white water rafting to our Senior High youth programming (grades 9-12), as well as our Family and Grand Camps. This is an add-on program for $70, which includes about four hours of rafting and lunch on the shores of the river. For Family and Grand Camp, participants must be at least 6 years old to participate.

Rafting is included in Adventure Camp (grades 9-12).

There is no cell reception at camp, and we do not have wi-fi available. This allows all our campers – kids and adults alike – to disconnect for the week without any temptations to "check in." Our counselors are fully focused on their campers and campers are not distracted with devices. If you bring your phone, we recommend keeping it on airplane mode.

We currently do not offer a shuttle service from any location. We encourage you to organize carpools with friends and congregation members!

Yes! We have discounts for our youth programming, Grand and Family Camps. More information can be found in 'Discounts' under 'Helpful Info.' We do not offer any discounts for our weekend retreats.

Keeping food or sugary drinks in the cabins is an invitation for critters and bugs to join you! We ask that all snacks be kept at home. We have Canteen open twice/day for campers to purchase snacks such as fruit snacks, chips, juice boxes, granola bars, and ice cream. You can put money onto your camper's Canteen balance during online registration, or by bringing cash or check to camp. Should your camper have dietary needs that require certain snacks, please email to develop a plan to meet your camper's needs.

We have a special offering during closing worship on the last day of camp where we invite campers to donate their unused Canteen balance or additional funds to go toward a charity. In this way, we can foster community with our local neighbors and those in need around the world. Closing Worship is at 11 am on the last day of camp. Family is welcome to attend.

Camp is dirt terrain, and while the trails around camp are smoothed down, it can still be rocky. We recommend closed-toe and closed-back shoes. Campers in our youth programming (grades 1-12) must have a pair of tennis shoes or hiking boots to wear around camp, hiking the trails, and while horseback riding. Sandals are acceptable for beach day and walking to the bath houses.

We have updated about half of our cabins to include restrooms and showers, as well as electric hand dryers. There are two bathhouses (men and women's) on both sides of camp with multiple toilets, sinks and showers that are within walking distance of all the cabins.

Our main lodge (Sawtooth) has modern bathrooms and electric hand dryers to cut down on paper use. Sawtooth Lodge also has a filtered water bottle drinking fountain.

  • Breakfast is at 8 am each morning and may be pancakes or French toast with sausage links and scrambled eggs. A bowl of mixed fruit is usually available. Cereal, oatmeal, and yogurt are always available. Milk and juice are also served.
  • Lunch is 12 Noon. Often, campers will "pack-out" their lunch to eat on the trails. A sack lunch includes a meat and cheese sandwich, a bag of chips, a piece of fruit, and a cookie. Beach day lunch is a cookout on the shores of Alturas Lake, serving up hamburgers or hot dogs, chips, baked beans, watermelon and cookies.
  • Dinner is at 6 pm each evening. Our cooks do a fantastic job of serving variety throughout the week, including homemade pizza, tacos, lasagna, or pulled pork sandwiches. Side dishes could include salad, roasted veggies, potatoes, and seasonal fruit. Dessert is always a surprise.

We do our best to accommodate any food allergies. Please note any allergies in your registration forms or contact our office if you have questions. Vegetarian and vegan meals can be prepared upon request. Our kitchen is food sensitive, and we do our best to accommodate gluten, nut, dairy and other allergies. Please contact us with the specifics and the severity of the allergy.

We have bunks in our log cabins with a twin-sized mattress. Please bring a sleeping bag or bedding for your mattress. It can dip to low temperatures at night, even into the 30s during the summer because we're at 7,200' elevation, so please ensure your bedding will be warm enough.

If you're in our Intermediates or Senior High youth programming, one night will be spent away from camp, setting up a tent out on the trails. You will need a sleeping bag for this night away.

If you're in our off-site camps, a warm but lightweight sleeping bag is essential. We also recommend a sleeping pad, although it is not necessary. More information can be found in our "Canoe Camp" or "Trails and Backpack Camps" sheets under 'Helpful Info' on our website.

For youth programming, registration is between 2-5 pm on Sunday. Campers will get checked in, meet with the Health Care Manager, and then meet their counselor. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay for dinner at 6 pm. Pick-up is between 11 am -1 pm on the last day of camp (Wednesdays for Intros, Fridays for the rest of youth programming). Parents/guardians are invited to attend our Closing Worship at 10 am, followed by brunch. All campers must be picked up by 1 pm.

The same schedule for registration and pick-up applies to our Grand Camp and Family Camp. We are happy to help accommodate other schedules as well. Feel free to reach out to our office if you'd like to extend your stay.

For weekend retreats, registration is between 3-5 pm on Friday afternoon. Late arrivals are acceptable, but please let our office know if you will be arriving outside of the registration time frame. On Sunday, we host our Closing Worship at 10 am, followed by brunch. You are welcome to leave anytime before 2 pm.

We offer a Bring a Friend discount if you refer a new friend who has never been to Luther Heights. You'll both receive $50 off your registration. Plus, you can request a cabin-mate when you register so you can be in the same group. We do our best to accommodate cabin-requests. Please note, you must email our office at with your friend's information so we can apply the discount.

We love to host groups at camp! We typically book outside groups between October and January for the upcoming year, so reach out early to ensure availability. Contact our program director at for more information.

A $50 deposit is required at the time of registration to confirm a spot in our program. Campers who have not paid the minimum deposit are listed as "enrolled but not registered" and will have a "not confirmed" status until the minimum deposit is met. You can log in to your account to make a payment online. We can also process secure credit card payments over the phone – call us at (208) 886-7657. A reminder that your full payment is due 30 days before the first day of camp.

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