Luther Heights Bible Camp offers many programs opportunities suited for everyone! Spending time at camp in the summer is a wonderful way for young people to grow in their relationship with God and others in a caring Christian community. Campers will enjoy growing in faith in the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho.
2020 Program Guide
1st – 3rd grade July 5-8, July 19-22 (Sunday – Wednesday)
Intros Camp is specifically designed to give younger youth a great introductory camp experience within a shortened time frame (Sunday - Wednesday). Campers will enjoy learning camp games and songs, exploring the trails, swimming at Alturas Lake, engaging in Bible study and joining the entire camp in worship.
4th-6th grade June 14-19, July 5-10, July 19-24
Juniors Camp offers a full-week experience to youth and is intentionally designed to offer more choices for a unique camp experience. Afternoon activities include archery, hiking, canoeing, games, and the option to add on a 90-minute horseback ride. New this year will be an evening of cooking over a fire with a Dutch oven! Campers engage in daily Bible study with their cabin group, all-camp worship, and all-camp games.
7th – 8th grade June 14-19, July 5-10, July 19-24
Intermediates Camp broadens a camper’s experience of camp by creating time for team building, low-ropes, and leadership skill development. Campers will participate in daily Bible study, nightly devotions, camp worship and all-camp games. They will also spend one night away from camp, enjoying a longer hike, learning to cook their meals and experiencing a night under the stars. Option to add on a 90-minute horseback ride in the mountains.
- SENIOR HIGH ON-SITE
9th – 12th grade July 12-17, July 19-24
Senior High Camp offers campers freedom in their daily adventures with opportunities to canoe, hike backcountry trails, and go swimming. Campers will spend one night under the stars with their cabin group, experiencing daily Bible study and worship around a campfire. Extra program offerings include horseback riding and a whitewater rafting trip.
- EXPLORING CAMP: TREKKERS
8th – 12th grade August 2-7
Trekkers Camp invites campers to enjoy a week of adventure and relaxation in the Sawtooth Valley. Day hike in the White Cloud and Sawtooth mountain ranges, canoe at Redfish Lake, go mountain biking, hit the trails for a half day of horseback riding, and go rock climbing! Relax in the hotsprings and enjoy cooking outdoors. Campers will spend nights both on and off-site. *All activities included in price.
- EXPLORING CAMP: ADVENTURE
9th – 12th grade July 12-17
Adventure Camp is packed with exciting activities each day, including a full-day horseback ride and a rafting trip down the Salmon River! Campers return to camp each night to participate in all-camp games and evening worship with the on-site Senior High program. One night will be spent off-site camping under the stars. *All activities included in price.
- NORTHWEST INTERMOUNTAIN SYNOD GOES TO CAMP
Intergenerational Event, All Ages Welcome
$100/person; 5 and under free
Join Luther Heights and the Northwest Intermountain Synod at camp for a weekend of worship and activities. Bishop Kristen Kuempel, Reverend Phil Misner, and other synod staff will be present for this intergenerational retreat experience. #WeAreNWIM
- GRAND CAMP
Grandparents and Grandchildren
June 28- July 1
$145/person; 5 and under free
A camp designed to offer time for grandparents and grandkids to connect and make lifelong memories. Come to the mountains to play, learn, and have intentional time devoted to strengthening relationships between grandparents and grandkids. Share a cabin and enjoy camp activities together, including campfires, hiking, Bible studies, and worship. New this year will be a theme night on the last night of camp: Come dressed in clothing from a different decade!
- FAMILY CAMP
All Ages Welcome July 2-5 (option to come July 3)
$145/person; 5 and under free
Family Camp is designed to be flexible and accommodating for your entire family to enjoy the weekend in the mountains. This camp will offer Bible studies, staff-led activities, and free time to explore the trails, swim, and relax. At the end of the day, gather with others for evening worship. New this year will be a theme night on the last night of camp: Come dressed in clothing from a different decade!
- WORK WEEKENDS
All Ages and Skill Levels Welcome
Opening: May 22-25 Closing: October 2-4
Please register online for these weekends for proper accommodations and to sign waiver. Work weekend is a free weekend to experience camp and put your faith into servant action. Help us open up or close down the cabins and ensure program space is properly taken care of for the enjoyment of others during the camp season. Daily devotion time as a community is programmed around service opportunities.
- PROJECT WORK WEEKEND
All Ages and Skill Levels Welcome
Please register online for these weekends for proper accommodations and to sign waiver. A midsummer weekend to combine typical camp activities with service projects around camp. This year, help us spruce up game spaces, remove debris around camp, and install flooring in Clive Bathhouse. Saturday afternoon provides free time to explore trails or Alturas Lake.
Are you a Thrivent member? Help us finance these work projects by applying for a Thrivent Action Grant! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ages 10 and up; All Skill Levels Welcome
Come explore some of Idaho’s best waters in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains. Whether you’re an experienced angler or an adventurous novice, this is the perfect opportunity to test your skills and fish with friends. The weekend will include casting lessons, a fly-tying workshop, and time on the water. Relax after a full day of fishing with evening worship around the campfire. Luther Heights can supply all the equipment needed, however please email email@example.com to reserve. A one-day fishing license is required.
- WOMEN’S RETREAT
Adult Women Only
Join in a weekend filled with connections... to God, friends, and self. Hosted by St. John’s Lutheran Church - American Falls, activities include a guest speaker, Bible studies and a scavenger hunt. Spend the afternoon in Stanley, check out Mountain Mama’s arts and craft fair, go canoeing, or relax in the Adirondack chairs at the lodge. Enjoy connecting with other women as you refresh during a weekend away. You can register online or call the office at (208) 886-7657.
- BE STILL
The perfect weekend to relax and get away from all distractions. Simply enjoy the quiet of the mountains, trees and lakes surrounding camp. This unprogrammed weekend allows you to spend your time however you’d like: hiking, painting, photography, mountain biking, fishing, reading on the porch - anything that brings you peace. Devotions will be held daily. *For those interested in our Maker’s Retreat from last year, we’ll have space for you to craft this weekend.
- WOMEN’S WELLNESS
Adult Women Only
Connect with other women while you disconnect from distractions and take the weekend to rest and renew. Kari Sansgaard, a hospice chaplain at Lighthouse Hospice, will be our keynote speaker presenting on The Little Deaths and Resurrections of Life. Participate in an evening of soap making hosted by The Spirit Goat, picking your own scents for soap and lip balm you can take home! Enjoy yoga, other workshops, and free time in this weekend at camp.
New Heights Adventures
All Ages (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
$769/person for double occupancy rooms
$1189/person for single occupancy rooms
Introducing Luther Heights’ first bus trip: an Adventure to Colorado! Join Executive Director Kelly Preboski for 7 days, 6 nights on a deluxe bus excursion to Colorado with Diamond Tours. Experience the aerial tram at the Royal Gorge, tour the U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Olympic Training Center, sightsee in Manitou Springs at the base of Pike’s Peak, and explore the Garden of the Gods, a magnificent park of red sandstone formations. With plenty of activities and free time, this trip is perfect for everyone. All lodging and most meals included. Daily devotions will be held. Pick up/drop off in Boise and Twin Falls. If interested, register online by June 12th or contact the office for more information. $75 minimum deposit; final payment due Friday, June 12, 2020
Interested in hosting your group at Luther Heights? We’d love to have you! We can accommodate groups up to 180 people. We are open from June through September for hosted groups. Please contact our office at (208) 886-7657 or firstname.lastname@example.org for availability, rates, and more information.