About

Lutherhaven Ministries

Year-Round Christian Camps & Retreats

Founded seven decades ago by the Lutheran churches of the Inland Northwest of Idaho, Washington and Oregon.

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We are

Camp Lutherhaven, founded in 1946

Sixty beautiful acres on destination Lake Coeur d’Alene, a year-round Christian retreat center and summer youth and family camp. Camps & retreats for all ages and available to your group for day-, weekend- and week-long events.

Shoshone Mountain Retreat, purchased from the US Forest Service in 2009

In the famed Bitterroot Mountains on the Idaho-Montana border, 35 acres on the beautiful North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River, surrounded by two-and-a-half million acres of magnificent National Forests!

Lutherhaven Day Camps

Week-long Day Camps held each summer in churches and communities throughout the Northwest.

Shoshone Creek Ranch

Our authentic western Dude Ranch in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, offering scenic mountain vistas, historic cabins and warm Idaho hospitality. Operated under a USFS Outfitters & Guides Permit.

Idaho Servant Adventures

Bringing hundreds of youth and adults from across the nation each summer for a week of significant community service and fun outdoor adventure! Thousands of teens, tens of thousands of hours of service!

Idaho Servant Adventures

 

Our Mission

Encounter Creation … Create Community … Commune with Christ!

 

Our Values

We believe by God’s love we are saved through faith—not because of anything we have done, not by works, but as a gift of God, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. -Ephesians 2:8-10

In response, we value …

Jesus

…as the foundation of all our being, activities, events, programs, and opportunities to embody His love;

Faith Formation

… rooted in the Lutheran tradition, sharing God’s love in ways relevant in our world right now;

People

…all called into a safe, joy-filled, nurturing faith community;

Relationships

…built on Jesus’ love as we partner with people, congregations, communities and organizations;

Service

…as a way we extend the breadth and depth of God’s love through hospitality, outreach, and leadership-centered programs;

Caring

…for God-given gifts and resources;

The Outdoors

…cared for, appreciated and explored;

Abundant Life

…filled with recreation, laughter, and play;

God’s Word

…as the living, active means by which God calls us to faith and forms us as God’s people.

Our Vision

To be nationally recognized as the most effective Outdoor Ministry in the region for nurturing Christian faith, equipping servant leaders, and strengthening communities.

Our Approach to Ministry