Dates & Costs
Pick the week that’s right for you!
Looking for a program custom-designed for your group? Contact us! We can often create a Servant Adventure designed to fit your group’s needs. We’re now booking groups for 2023!
2023 Program Dates & Costs
Idaho Servant Adventures at Shoshone Mountain Retreat
Serving the people, communities, and needs of the Silver Valley.
- June 18-23: $330/person
- June 25-June 30: $330/person
- July 2-6: 4-nights $272/person
- July 16-21: $330/person (FULL)
- July 23-28: $330/person (FULL)
- July 30-Aug 3: 4-nights Middle school week; $272/person
- August 6-11: $330/person
**Dates subject to change. All Shoshone servant weeks include helping lead a Day Camp program for area children, either on- or off-site.
For pre-registration and to hold your place for next summer, please contact Faythe at email@example.com
Idaho Servant Adventures at Camp Lutherhaven
Serving special needs campers at Lutherhaven’s Champ Camp.
- June 24-30: Youth and Adult Champ Camp Week: $350/person
- August 5-11: Youth Champ Camp Week: $350/person
About Champ Camp
Champ Camp is a chance for campers with disabilities to come and experience all that camp has to offer. Champ Campers are children, youth, or adults who function at a youth developmental level. They participate in swimming, crafts, hikes, Bible studies, singing, and other awesome activities especially tailored to meet their needs. Champ Campers are placed in cabins under the supervision of a specially trained Lutherhaven staffer.
As an Idaho Servant Adventure participant, you assist Lutherhaven staff by pairing up with a Champ Camper “buddy” for the week, guiding them through each day’s activities and experiencing camp right alongside them! ISA participants do not stay with the Champ Campers at night, but are assigned their own sleeping cabins.
Nervous about connecting with your buddy?
Many Lutherhaven Champ Campers have been coming for years and are already looking forward to meeting you! No kidding! We assign buddies before the Champ Campers arrive on Sunday. ISA participants are part of the buddy assignment process as part of the Sunday pre-camp meeting, led by trained Lutherhaven staff. Don’t worry – you’ll be with a Lutherhaven staffer throughout your camp day.
Your week starts on Saturday when you arrive. Your group on Saturday and Sunday will learn how to walk alongside campers during the week. We will look at what accompaniment means and discuss and learn about what it means to create a place of accessibility for campers. At this time you will learn who your buddy is going to be and begin preparing for their arrival. Champ Campers arrive Sunday afternoon and stay through Wednesday lunch.
Your days will be very full, and so will your life, as you spend time with your new and very special friends!
What to expect when you’re with your buddy
Champ Campers have a wide range of diagnosis, abilities, and needs. The most important thing is to come with a heart of service and flexibility! Some campers want to be up front leading and singing every song at worships and campfires, others are way over-stimulated by all the noise and need to hang out in the back, or even slip out for a bit. Lutherhaven staff are there to help take care of campers and facilitate programs, 24/7, but Champ Campers benefit from additional one on one attention. That’s where you fit in!
Your role is camper focused. You’ll walk alongside your campers from the time they wake up until they settle in for bed. While that may seem like a long day, remember your buddies want you to have fun with them! The more you get to know your buddy, the more it is going to feel like a week of summer camp with your new friends. There will be time after the Champ Campers have gone to bed for your group to debrief the day and spend time in God’s Word. Champ Campers leave on Wednesday so you will have the whole day on Thursday to celebrate your awesome week with a full day of fun camp activities (climbing tower, high ropes, waterfront, trading post, games, etc.).
Truly, Champ Campers are so excited to meet you and hang out with you. They think you are the coolest person ever, and you have the amazing opportunity to help them feel loved, included, and supported.
What to expect on Saturday
Arrival times may vary. Once your group gets to camp, we will get you moved in and take you on a tour of camp. From there we will dive into training with the Lutherhaven Staff and assign buddies for the week. This is where you will read through camper bios and learn the schedule for the week.
What to expect on Sunday
We will continue learning and growing on Sunday as we prepare to welcome campers. You’ll have the opportunity to help us flip camp and get cabins ready for campers.
10:30am: Worship in the Chapel. You’re welcome to join us as we worship with weekend guests, Lutherhaven staff, and members of the local community.
11:30am: All Staff Meeting, ISA, and Volunteer meeting to prepare for the week.
1:30pm: Finish meeting, prep welcome signs for your buddies!
2:30pm: Champ Campers begin checking in. Registration is open until 5pm. Once all the campers arrive, groups begin to play get to know you games and tour camp.
8:00pm: Worship (some of the Champ Campers will probably duck out of worship early with their Lutherhaven counselor to start getting ready for bed)
9:00pm: Idaho Servant Adventures meeting to debrief the day, answer questions, and pray!
Champ Camp Week Day Schedule
7:20am: Polar Bear Swim (optional)
7:30am: Rise and Shine (Wake Up Bell)
7:40am: Servants meet for First Word and Prayer
7:50am: Servants join their Champ Camper buddies
8:50am: Alpha (morning worship)
10:30am Discovery Center #1. These are different activities that campers sign up for. They are led by camp staff. Champ Camper signs up for what they want to do; you go with them!
11:30am: Discovery Center #2
1:30-5:30pm: Cabin Time. Lutherhaven counselors will lead Champ Campers and buddies in activities such as swimming, challenge course, arts and crafts, etc.
6:30pm: Time with Champ Camp buddies and LH Staff
8:30pm: Help Champ Campers settle into bed
8:45pm: Idaho Servant Adventures Bible Encounter and group time
10:30pm: Lights Out
Per Person Fee
- Great camp meals (dinner on first day, breakfast and lunch on closing day, 3 daily meals in between)
- Dynamic programming developed by youth ministry pros
- Great staff
- Servant-Leadership training sessions for all participants
- Awesome recreational activities like rock climbing, zip-lining, swimming, and more!
- Custom ISA tee-shirt
- Significant service and outreach opportunities
Does Not Include
- Airfare or other travel to north Idaho
- Ground transportation from the airport/train station (we can help arrange this)
- Ground transportation to/from service sites each day
- Spending money for personal items or the camp store (Trading Post)
- Friday Adventure option. These cost anywhere from nothing to around $75 or more per person. (You arrange your own adventures with our partner outfitting companies, but don’t hesitate to call us with any questions.) View adventure add-on options below.
Add-on Rec. Time Option
- Horseback Trail Rides at our Shoshone Creek Ranch
- $20 for an hour-long horseback trail ride sometime during your week
- Trail rides may not be available, depending on weather and the schedule at our stables. If you are interested, you must come with our Equine Liability Release, one per participant, signed by each minor’s parent or guardian.
Add-On Adventure Options
Add an exciting outdoor adventure to end your week of serving! Amazing fun, incredible scenery, thrilling adventure. Experience the outdoors together with new and old friends, learn new skills, develop your leadership ability, and gain self-confidence.
Choose the adventure to meet your budget. Add-on adventures cost anywhere from nothing (free) to around $100. Talk to us about adding adventure to your Idaho Servant Adventure.
You will contact and contract your adventure directly with an outside outfitter or company. We’ll happily assist you with questions or recommendations, so give us a call and keep us in your “adventure loop.”
Incredible Day Hikes
Hike the Trail of the Ancient Cedars, the Peak-to-Peak, or the Centennial National Scenic Trail. Don’t miss the nearby beautiful Fern and Shadow waterfalls. See some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the country, and it’s free! Learn more here.
Mountain Bike the Route of the Hiawatha
Cost: About $55 for bike, helmet, headlamp rental, and return bus ride, and discounts for groups
Sunset magazine calls it the Best in the West! Ride through ten deep mountain tunnels (the longest is two miles long!) and over seven high trestle bridges, and it’s all down hill. One amazing trip! Learn more here.
Silver Streak Zip Line Tours
Cost: $50 to $75 and up
Three miles of cables, 1,800 feet above the valley floor, and three hours of a lifetime! Learn more here.
ROW Adventures on Montana’s Clark Fork River
Cost: $97 adults, $84 youth 12 and under. Groups over 10 get a 10% discount.
Our most popular adventure option! Professional guides at ROW Adventures give your crew a safe, fun, and wet day through this great river canyon. Click here to see some Gorge-ous pics and learn more.
Gondola Up and Bike Down
Cost: $90 for lift plus full-suspension mountain bike, knee & shin guards, full-face helmet, and insurance
Ride the longest gondola in the world to the top of Silver Mountain, then scream back down!
Silverwood Theme Park
Cost: Contact the park for group rates
Scope out Silverwood, the Northwest’s largest theme park! Great coasters plus terrific Boulder Beach, a tremendous water park inside a terrific theme park. Hot days, cool waters! Learn more here.
My daughter is a high functioning kid with autism. It's not always easy for her to 'fit' into a group, and because of her mannerisms and personality, she is also not the easiest kid to work with. I am so thankful to her Champ Camp buddy for her patience, and for making her feel loved and accepted. THANK YOU!!