Day Camps for Congregations
An outstanding outreach from your congregation to your community!
Lutherhaven sends teams of staff to congregations in our surrounding communities to run our version of Vacation Bible School, bringing camp to you! Day Camps are provided by Lutherhaven Ministries to congregations and communities wishing to supplement their summer children’s program with a week of “bringing camp to church.”
Lutherhaven sends out teams of three to four camp staff to conduct a four or five-day program (full or half day) of fun games, great camp songs, youth Bible encounters, worship, crafts, archery and more.
We provide the team, the curriculum, the activities, the crafts—all the programming! The congregation provides housing and hosting for the team, some supplies, plus volunteers to work with the Lutherhaven staff. All together, we can make it a great week building relationships within your church.
The team arrives Sunday afternoon/evening and run the program at the congregation Monday through Friday. Our summer Day Camp season runs from the end of June through mid-August, with limited day camp slots most weeks.
Camp staff are also available to do special evening programs and youth or family events with your congregation.
For summer 2023, Lutherhaven Ministries will offer a limited number of region-wide congregation Day Camps. Contact us for available Day Camp dates.
DISCOUNT! July 2-7th, Lutherhaven is offering discounted rates! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
- 25-50 youth: $1,735 + mileage
- 51-75 youth: $2,035 + mileage
- 76-99 youth: $2,332 + mileage
- 100+ youth: $2,745 + mileage
- A non-refundable deposit of $300 reserves your week. The mileage rate, currently 65.5 cents per mile, is charged for round trip between your congregation and camp.
- Youth numbers are calculated based on average across the 5 days.
Those fees only partially cover Lutherhaven’s expenses for bringing Day Camp to your congregation and community. The fees cover staff and payroll taxes, crafts and other direct expenses, and mileage from Lutherhaven. Other expense is subsidized by the camp.
Lutherhaven’s Community Day Camp Program is available to congregations at less than our cost as a service to our communities.
Email Sarah at email@example.com to inquire about booking your Day Camp!
Resources for 2023 coming soon!
Your congregation must comply with your state’s laws regarding Background and Child Sex Offender Checks for all church staff and volunteers 18 years of age and older working with or with access to children. If not required in your state, Lutherhaven requires your church staff and volunteers 18 years of age and older working with or with access to children to
Complete a Lutherhaven Voluntary Disclosure Statement.
There may be a fee for background checks, which is the responsibility of the congregation. Lutherhaven has resources for this if you need assistance.
Add some extra fun to your day camp!
- Crazy hair
- Inside out, backwards, mismatched
- Bright colors
- Sports apparel
- Tourist day
- Disney characters
- Beach day