Lutherhaven Ministries is blessed with THREE magnificent sites!
In 1945, a group of area Lutherans cobbled together a $500 deposit to purchase Camp Lutherhaven’s original 16 acres on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Mica Bay, priced at $2500. Six separate land purchases brought Lutherhaven to its current 60 acres. Who would have imagined the camp would grow to be among the largest and most beautifully located Christian camps in the nation! Camp Lutherhaven can accommodate up to 280 guests.
Then, in 1998, Lutherhaven acquired a special permit from the United States Forest Service to operate Shoshone Work Center, a “gem in the wilderness” up the beautiful North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. In 2009, after two Acts of Congress and a bill signed into law by President George Bush, Lutherhaven was able to purchase what’s now Shoshone Mountain Retreat & Ranch, 35 acres on two rivers in the Bitterroot Mountains, surrounded by 3 1/2 million acres of national forests. The camp is also home to Lutherhaven’s Shoshone Creek Ranch.
In 2019, Lutherhaven Ministries added the stunning McPherson Meadows to its family of camps, thanks to the unbelievable, unforeseen property of Ray and Eleanor Grannis and additional land and retreat house purchased with the generous financial support of the Grannises and two passionate camp benefactors. McPherson is camp on the wild side–adjacent to 60,000 acres of natural areas, on blue ribbon Tepee Creek, and at the trailhead of the Coeur d’Alene River National Scenic Recreation Trail. McPherson is set up for small groups of up to 18, with full, “off the grid” amenities.
Together Camp Lutherhaven on the lake, Shoshone Mountain Retreat up the river, and McPherson Meadows on the wild side provide Christian camp and retreat programming year-round for over 13,500 “campers” annually: kids, teens, adults, families, and groups from all over the region, across the nation, and around the world!
With gracious hospitality, excellent facilities, welcoming staff, and activities for everyone, we can’t wait to serve you at camp!