About us

2022: Our 15th Summer!

6,750 Teens, over 108,000 Hours of Service!

Idaho Servant Adventures is part of Lutherhaven Ministries in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Lutherhaven Ministries is a 75 year-old  Christian camp and retreat ministry, founded in 1946 by Lutheran congregations in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.

Idaho Servant Adventures was started in 2007 to engage youth groups in meaningful servant leadership opportunities with others from around the nation.  Idaho Servant Adventures offers exceptional, affordable, Christ-centered service and adventure opportunities for junior and senior high-aged youth.

ISA on the Airwaves!

Why Are We Here?

We believe in connecting young people to the nuts and bolts mission of the church: reaching others for Jesus through relationships, service, and outreach! Idaho Servant Adventures creates environments for teens to grow in faith and love… by serving others.

We believe nothing kindles Christian growth more than putting faith into action.

The four, five, and six-day programs include simple, significant community service opportunities; meaningful programming, devotions and Bible studies; intentional leadership development; professional staff and caring adult mentors; and fun outdoor adventure.

How It Works

  • Our proven teen work camp programming brings dozens of teens from across the nation together each week for service, outreach, and outdoor adventure.
  • Teens perform simple, significant service for disadvantaged folks “right down the block,” instilling in young people an awareness of needs that exist in their own back yards.
  • Youth gain leadership skills that enable them to be agents of positive change.
  • Participants take home life-long, life-changing, Christ-centered relationships with other servant leaders from around the country and with the people they’ve served… relationships with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Hear…  See… Do… Live God’s Word!

That’s the payoff: life-long change, living the love of Jesus with all we meet as together we grow in Christian faith, love and service!

Idaho Servant Adventures at Shoshone Mountain Retreat
Shoshone Mountain Retreat, located in the beautiful Bitterroot mountains of North Idaho at the juncture of two rivers, is the primary location for Idaho Servant Adventures’ community outreach efforts. Located in one of the poorest and most underserved counties in the nation, projects based at here include home repair and care, yard work, painting, wood splitting (15 percent of county homes heat only with wood,) and day camps for area children.  Come experience a life-changing week in the mountains of North Idaho!

Idaho Servant Adventures at Camp Lutherhaven
Camp Lutherhaven, on destination Lake Coeur d’Alene, is the home of Idaho Servant Adventures’ Champ Camp for youth and adults with disabilities. Champ Camp gives people with special needs the unique opportunity to enjoy all the fun of a week of summer camp. Idaho Servant Adventures’ participants “buddy up” one- or two-on-one with Champ Campers to give each camper an incredible week in God’s creation!

Your Champ Camp servant week starts at 11:30 Sunday morning for training and group building. Time is scheduled each day to hang out with your youth group.  Champ Camp days are very full… and your life will be, too… as you spend significant time with your new and very special camp friends!

More about Champ Camp

We’re About Youth!

For 75 years Lutherhaven Ministries has worked with thousands and thousands of kids, youth, and families from around the Pacific Northwest, across the nation, and around the world!

Idaho Servant Adventures is unique because we not only engage teens in service and outreach, but we add leadership training and exciting outdoor adventure options as well… white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, day hiking… It’s a triple-play combination!

We’re Affordable!

Let’s face it, a week-long trip in a van, bus, or plane with a bunch of teens can be pricey! We provide life-changing servant events with exciting, high adventure components that are affordable. A five-night program costs just over $300 per person, including lodging, programming, a cool t-shirt, and 14 fabulous meals. Add-on adventures cost anywhere from absolutely nothing to $75 or so.

We’re Easy To Get To!

Idaho Servant Adventures is easily accessible via US Interstate 90 or by Amtrak or plane through Spokane, Washington.

We’re Relational!

Each week a brand new community of teens and adult is formed at an Idaho Servant Adventure. We’re committed to community: creating a close-knit, safe place for teens to be teens, adults to be significant mentors, relationships to grow and flourish, and God’s people to be blessed. Our programs are limited to about 100 participants a week. We want every person on an Idaho Servant Adventure to be known and to know others.

We’re Dedicated To Developing Servant-Leaders!

It’s been called one of the best and most unique things we do! Our proven program…

  • Engages teens with an understanding of local and regional community issues.
  • Empowers teens with confidence and skills that allow them to be agents of positive change!
  • Encourages teens to serve as living examples of the hands, feet, voice, and heart of Jesus to the world!

We’re Committed To Communities!

For 25 years we’ve performed community outreach through local north Idaho ministry partners. Our heart is to walk alongside our friends in ministry, helping support God’s work by supporting their work… work they do day in and day out in their own communities.

We Offer Multiple Choices!

We take great care in matching participants’ skills and interests with weekly service options. Projects can include…

  • Home repair
  • Construction
  • Kids’ programs
  • Elderly assistance
  • Work with the disabled
  • National Forest trail work
  • Community service

Contact us!

Email idahoservantadventures@lutherhaven.com
Toll Free 1.866.729.8372 ext. 114
Local 208.682.2267

"We were doing the discussion questions at lunch and one was, 'What is the most love someone has shown you?' and our homeowner said, 'You all coming here to paint my house and garage!' I loved knowing that we made a difference."

Oregon High School Guy