FAQs

FAQs

Summer Camp FAQs

How do I register my camper for camp?

Register your camper online here. Choose the “register a child” option to get started. It’s quick and easy!

View more information about our online registration process here.

What is “discount pricing” and how do I choose what to pay?

Read about discount pricing here.

Is there financial assistance available?

Yes! To request a campership form, contact our registrar at registrar@lutherhaven.com or call (208) 667-3459 ext. 119.

Learn more about financial assistance options here.

What does a typical week of camp entail?

A week of camp includes worship, games, lots of outdoor time, great meals, community building, campfires, playing at the lake, and more. View our current program offerings to learn more about typical activities and schedules, specific to each program.

Typical Daily Schedule for Onsite Programs
  • 7:15am Optional Polar Bear Swim
  • 7:30am Wake-Up Bell
  • 7:55am First Word (Introduction to the daily theme and an opening prayer for the day)
  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Morning worship and small group Bible Encounter Time
  • 10:00am PTWG (Personal Time With God)
  • 10:30am Discovery Centers (Sports, Games, Crafts, Outdoor Activities) *options for campers to sign up for individually or with their friends.
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:15pm Horizontal Time (A time to rest, be quiet, read)
  • 1:30pm Cabin Time (Fun with your cabin and counselor! Challenge Course, Swimming, Trading Post, Crafts, and more!)
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Evening Activities: Games, Worship, Trading Post, Closing Devotions
  • 8:30 – 11:00pm – Lights Out: Varies by Age

Daily schedule for offsite and other programs may vary from this schedule.

Can my camper register with a friend and be in the same cabin?

Yes! When you register online, there will be a section titled “Cabin-mate management”. Put in the name(s) and email of friend(s) and a roommate request will be sent to them. To accept a cabin-mate request, check your email for a code and enter the code in the “Cabin-mate management” section.

Any questions? Please email our registrar at registrar@lutherhaven.com or call (208) 667-3459 ext. 119.

Where is Lutherhaven and how do I get there?

Camp Lutherhaven is located 12 miles south of Coeur d’Alene, ID, off of Highway 95, on Mica Bay. View Lutherhaven directions.

Shoshone Mountain Retreat and Shoshone Creek Ranch are about 60 miles north-east of Coeur d’ Alene, up the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. View Shoshone directions.

Can I request a counselor?

You can, but we cannot guarantee you will get them. Our staff have different jobs each and every week depending on their schedule, skills, and the needs of the ministry that week, so they may not be available for the age group of your camper.

With that said, if you would like to request a counselor because they are a family member or good friend, we will take that into consideration as we look at that weeks schedule. All of our staff are highly qualified and highly talented at what they do, so that your camper can have a positive, safe and memorable experience at camp.

When do I pick up and drop off my camper?

View our drop-off and pick-up information page for more details.

Can I come to camp with my camper?

Yes, as a Resource Staff by application.

Can visitors come to camp?

Visitors will not be allowed on main camp, to ensure the bubble we create at camp remains COVID free. Please call (208) 667-3459 for any questions.

I would like to send e-mails, letters, or packages to my camper. Is this possible?

Yes, it is! You can send e-mails during the week that your camper is at camp by viewing the information below. You may send letters or packages directly to camp, or leave them at camp during registration, and we will deliver them to your camper(s). Find the mailing addresses for both camps here.

Email a Camper

Parents will receive a direct link to send emails to their campers after drop off. Please note, campers are not able to respond to emails. Didn’t receive an email? Please contact the office at (208) 667-3459 or at registrar@lutherhaven.com.

Mail a Letter or Package to a Camper

Camp Lutherhaven
[Camper’s Name]
3258 West Lutherhaven Road
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Shoshone Mountain Retreat
[Camper’s Name]
29216 Coeur d’Alene River Road
Wallace, ID 83873

Please include your camper’s name on the letter or package.

You can also leave a package or letter for you camper with the office on check-in day and specify which day you would like us to deliver it to your camper.

Call a Camp

Camp Lutherhaven: (208) 667-3459 ext. 119
*After Hours Emergency only: (208) 771-3308

Shoshone Mountain Retreat: (208) 682-2267

What if my camper loses an item at camp?

Check the Lost and Found at pick-up! Each week before closing program, lost and found items are gathered and laid out on a table. Please stop by the table before you leave to check for any missing items.

If you believe your camper has left something behind, email our friendly registrar at registrar@lutherhaven.com. Please include “lost & found” and the week your camper attended in the subject line.

Note: All items unclaimed by October 1st will be donated to local charities. 

How does the camp deal with sickness or homesickness?

We take both very seriously with the goal of helping your camper have a positive experience. Our staff are trained to involve one of the directors as soon as possible so that we can figure out the best course of action.

Since you know your camper best, we will often contact you and let you know what is going on; asking if you have any suggestions, ideas, concerns or past history that may help us out. We have an onsite medic who can help out as well.

If we collectively decide that your camper, as well as the campers and staff around them, can have a positive and enjoyable time at camp, we will allow them to rest, recover and plug back into the daily activities as soon as possible. If your camper’s experience, along with the experience of those around them, is not positive, nor is it helpful for their health or well-being to remain at camp, we will make the call along with you to send them home.

What is the food like at camp?

We serve 3 excellent, well-balanced meals each and every day. In addition to what is served, we have a cereal and toast bar at breakfast, as well as fruit available throughout the day. Our Trading Post is also open every afternoon and evening and sells candy, snacks, drinks, clothing and souvenirs.

See our Camper Safety page for more information regarding food allergies and food safety.

If you have any specific questions regarding allergies or unique dietary requests, please contact Laura Neidhold, our Summer Camp Registrar, at laura@lutherhaven.com.

Have further questions about camp?