About ISA

Ten Years, 5,000 Teens, over 82,000 Hours of Service!

Idaho Servant Adventures is part of Lutherhaven Ministries in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a seven decade-old non-profit Christian camp and retreat ministry, originally founded by Lutheran congregations in Idaho, Washington and Oregon.

Idaho Servant Adventures (ISA) 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 … through service.

We believe nothing kindles Christian growth more than putting faith into action! Read our ISA Faith Questions

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

How It Works

  • Popular, proven teen work camp programming brings dozens of teens from across the nation together each week for service, outreach and 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 go home having made 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, shapes, sizes, colors, backgrounds and abilities.

Idaho Servant Adventures at Shoshone Mountain Retreat
Idaho Servant Adventures offers exceptional, Christ-centered service and adventure opportunities for junior and senior high-aged youth. We emphasize simple, significant service, meaningful programming, devotions and Bible studies, intentional leadership development, and fun outdoor adventure.  Located in one of the poorest and most underserved counties in Idaho, projects include yard work, painting, home care, wood splitting, and day camps for area children.  Come experience a life-changing week in the mountains of North Idaho!

Idaho Servant Adventures Champ Camp at Camp Lutherhaven
Champ Camp is a unique opportunity for youth and adults with disabilities to enjoy all the fun of a week of summer camp. ISAers “buddy up” with Champ Campers to help each special needs camper have an incredible week.

The Champ Camp week starts at 11:30 Sunday morning for training and group building. Your group will work alongside Champ Campers one- or two-on-one through each day’s camp activities.  Some “Servant Event” time gives you the chance to connect and hang out as a servant team each of those days. 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!

New! Urban Servant Adventures – Spokane
Urban Servant Adventures offers NEW AND unique inner city experiences with exceptional programming, including simple, significant service; devotions and Bible studies; and intentional leadership development. Located in the heart of downtown Spokane, Washington, with a population of over half a million in the greater metro area, we’ll partner with several urban organizations providing services and support to the destitute, underprivileged, homeless, and addicted.  The week includes daily opportunities for activities, fun, relaxation, and an afternoon at nearby Camp Lutherhaven for the high ropes course and swimming in the beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene!

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!

Hear … See … Do … Live God’s Word!


We’re About Youth!

For over 70 years we’ve 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 components 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 with a van- (bus-…plane-) load of teens can be pricey! We provide life-changing servant events with exciting, high adventure components that are affordable. A five-night program is around $250 per person, including lodging, programming, a cool t-shirt and 14 truly 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 people 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 over a decade 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
  • Work with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe
  • 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 Highschool Guy