Unfortunately, as in 2013, we will not have our usual week of camp this summer. Several of our organizers need to miss this year due to a job change, seminary class, and new parenthood. We strongly encourage you to consider going up to Lutheran Community Camp over the weekend of August 3 - 5, 2018, at Victory Bible Camp -- this being the 50th year of Lutheran Community (also known as Family) Camp at Victory. Their website will be updated with registration materials in the coming weeks Lutheran Community Camp.
We look forward to returning to hosting camp in 2019. Organizers meet monthly to plan youth events for ELCA youth groups including summer camp, large-group lock-ins, confirmation retreats, special concerts, service nights, and shared travel plans for ELCA Youth Gathering and ELCA Western States Youth Gathering. These meetings are generally held on first Tuesdays of the month at 1:30 pm at Central Lutheran Church in Anchorage, though participation via skype or phone call is welcome and encouraged for pastors and lay leaders from outside the Anchorage area.†
Throughout the Bible, God works in surprising ways. God reminds us to care for the widow, the orphan the stranger; to treat others as we wish to be treated; to break down cultural barriers and step outside our comfort zones. In this summer's program, we will remind our campers, younger and older, that they each have gifts to share, that they can make a difference in their communities, and that God chooses them.
There will be theme-related Bible studies and activities for elementary and junior high groups. Plus we will take full advantage of all the resources that Victory Bible Camp offers us including swimming, horseback riding, campfires, games, and quiet time to enjoy the beauty of God's creation. Our camp is organized and led by youth directors, pastors, and adult volunteers from local ELCA congregations; youth from all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend.
2017 Daily Themes:
Kids Can Help John 6:1-14
Welcoming Everyone Deut. 10:17-19
Questions Are Okay John 20:19-29
Godís Grace, Godís Time Esther 4:10-17
Bodies Matter 1 Cor. 12:12-17
2017 Registration forms and more: Camper Brochure and Registration Form, Adult Volunteer Registration Form, and Counselor Application. Poster in PDF or Jpeg.
Contact the Registrar:
Attn: Lutheran Summer Camp
Central Lutheran Church
1420 Cordova Street Anchorage, AK 99501
Registrations must be postmarked by June 2nd. Any late registrations received are accepted only on a case - by case basis.
Lutheran Summer Camp is a week earlier than Lutheran Community Camp at Victory Bible Camp - a weekend of summer camp suitable for all ages and whole families. Learn more about Lutheran Community Camp.
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