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Come experience the beauty of God’s creation in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, connect with a positive community, and participate in new adventures. Luther Heights offers many program opportunities for campers of all ages to grow in faith, reconnect, and rejuvenate.

Youth Camps


1st - 3rd grade

Explorers 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.

Cost: $250 Dates: June 25-28; July 16-19


4th – 6th grade

Pathfinders offers a full-week experience for 4th – 6th graders and is intentionally designed to offer more choices for a unique camp experience. Afternoon activities include archery, hiking, canoeing, and games. 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. A 90-minute horseback ride is an optional add-on.

Cost: $440 Dates: June 25-30; July 16-21

Express - Cost: $250 Dates: July 16-19


7th – 8th grade

Trailblazers 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 over a campfire and experiencing a night under the stars. . A 90-minute or full day (about 4 hours) horseback ride is an optional add-on.

Cost: $440 Dates: June 25-30; July 9-14; July 16-21

Express - Cost: $250 Dates: July 9-12; July 16-19


9th – 12th grade

Navigators 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.

Cost: $440 Dates: July 9-14

Express - Cost: $250 Dates: July 9-12


9th – 12th grade

Leader-In-Training provides high school campers an opportunity to extend their week of Navigators camp to grow deeper in faith and develop leadership skills. L.I.T.s will participate in an extra small-group excursion over the weekend, and then will be partnered with a counselor to assist and lead activities, serve with camp and kitchen staff, and learn more about working for camp.

Cost: $540 Dates: July 9-21

You must apply and interview for this program. Email for an application.


Middle and High School Youth Groups

Bring your own youth group to Luther Heights for a program experience completely your own. A blend of service and adventure, Luther Heights can help to accommodate your servant group with on or off-site service opportunities such as building picnic tables, clearing trails, or assisting local food pantries, as well as including fun adventures such as hiking, canoeing, horseback riding and whitewater rafting.

For full pricing, opportunities, and requests, contact Kelly Preboski, Executive Director at .


Family Camps


All Ages Welcome

Family is defined as nuclear and extended family, dear friends, church family, and beyond, hence the plus!

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.

Cost: $175/person; 5 and under free Dates: July 1-4
Check In begins at 11 am July 1 with programming beginning after lunch.
$750 family max for Family+ Camp. Inquire with


Grandparents and Grandchildren

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.

Cost: $175/person Dates: July 1-4
Check In begins at 11 am July 1 with programming beginning after lunch.
$750 family max for Family+ Camp. Inquire with


Camp Info


To register, sign in or create an account with Campwise by clicking “Register.” Registration and full balance is due at least 14 days before the start of the program. A non-refundable $150 deposit is due at the time of registering for youth camps to reserve your spot. For information on financial support, click here.



Check In is from 4 – 6 pm on the first day of the program - Sunday for all youth camps. Campers and Guardians will meet the LHBC staff and check in with the Health Care Manager and Food Service Director as needed. Departure is between 11 am – NOON on the last day. Guardians are welcome to attend the short closing worship at 11 am before picking up their camper(s).


We created a packing list for you! Please be ready for changes in weather, including cool mornings and evenings and hot afternoons. We highly recommend sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and comfortable closed-toed shoes. Guardians: Please see the Camp Handbook for information about medications and Canteen.


Please see our Health and Safety Practices about our COVID-19 policies.

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.

We offer horseback riding as an add-on opportunity for Pathfinders, Trailblazers, Navigators, LITs, and for Family+ and Grand Camps, and for Our Name Your Adventure Retreat. We partner with Mystic Saddle Ranch at Redfish Corrals to take campers on a guided 90-minute trail ride along Little Redfish Lake. The loop is great for beginners and experienced riders. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required. Helmets are provided by Mystic Saddle. Participants must be 6+.

The 90-minute ride is $60.

We offer white water rafting as an add-on opportunity for Navigators, LITs, and SALT, as well as for Family+ and Grand Camps, and for our Name Your Adventure Retreat. We partner with Sawtooth Adventure Co. for a 2-3 hour guided white water raft trip on the Middle Fork and Salmon River featuring Class III family-friendly rapids. Participants must be 10+.

This adventure is $100 per person.

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!

The nuclear family cap is $1,100 for youth camps and $750 for Family+ and Grand Camps. The cap is not automatic; please email our office to apply cap. The cap does not apply to add-ons such as horseback riding or rafting. We offer financial assistance for all camps and retreats through Camperships. Fill out our Campership Request Form and email to .

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.

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 private restrooms and showers, as well as electric hand dryers. There are two private bathhouses on both sides of camp with 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. 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 our Food Service Manager at at least two weeks before the program begins.

It is our deepest hope and prayer each camper has a positive experience at camp. Our staff are trained to promote inclusion, kindness, and positive relationships. We have a Health Care Manager on-site for the duration of our youth weeks. Our registration forms include areas to address medications, physical, mental, and emotional health. If your camper is someone who would benefit from special attention on our part so that they can be comfortable and successful at camp, please be in touch with us at as you discern registration or at least two weeks before your camper’s week begins so we can create a positive plan forward.

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.

Check In for all camps and retreats is from 4 – 6 p.m. on the first day (Sunday for youth camps, Fridays for most retreats). Departure is from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the last day (Wednesday for Explorers, Friday for all other youth camps, Sunday for retreats). Campers are expected to be off-site by 12:00. LHBC provides an optional pack-out lunch for all campers and their families after Closing Worship.

You can request a Cabinmate when you register so you can be in the same cabin with your friend (of same programs/genders)! Invite all your friends to experience a week at Luther Heights!

We request a $150 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot for youth programming. Full payment for retreats and family camps are due at the time of registration. We require full payment 14 days from the start date of the program. In the event of a cancellation the balance can be applied toward a future camp or retreat within the next operational season. If LHBC cancels, we offer a full refund or can hold the credit for a future date. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact us.

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