Camp Luther is a 74-year-old LCMS camp that operates year-round and annually serves over 6,000 people on over 91 acres of land located just north of Three Lakes in Oneida County. It offers Christian education programs for youth, young adults, families, church groups, and seniors.
Primary Focus: Junior Counselor Leadership Program; Every Kid to Camp Program
Lutheran Affiliation: LCMS
Operating Budget: $1,709,749
Programs: Camp Luther’s IMPACT Program was created in 2006 so that participants could grow through off-site service activities, an extensive leadership development curriculum, and challenging off-site adventures. IMPACT is an eight-day camp experience for 8th-10th graders.
The Junior Counselor Program helps youth grow in servant leadership. It lasts for two weeks and is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Today, this sustainable youth leadership program attracts more than 100 high school student applicants for 60-75 Junior Counselor positions.
Key components of the IMPACT and Junior Counselor experiences include:
Service experiences that enable students to put into practice the servant leadership principles they have been learning during their time at camp;
Faith sharing where students write out and share the personal testimony of their faith walk with Jesus;
An off-site adventure trip that allows each IMPACT group to bond together through shared challenge and adventure; and
The Habitudes Curriculum that is used by the IMPACT Program Coordinators as the foundation for shared discussion and growth throughout the course of the Program and provides a resource for the students upon returning home.
Who is Served: Youth who apply for the Junior Counselor Program must be in their sophomore through senior year in high school. All applicants are Christian and are involved with a church. The organization serves the poor and marginalized through its "Every Kid to Camp Scholarship Program," which, since 2006, has allowed over 2,500 new campers to attend Camp Luther at no cost to their families.
Location: 1889 Koubenec Road, Three Lakes, WI 54562