Youth Retreats

Confirmation Aged Youth in Your Congregation

Enhance your congregation’s confirmation experience by stepping out of the church and into the woods. During the weekend you will explore the theme “Pray!” with hands on Bible study activities that will engage your group. Grow closer together during a hike through the woods, sitting around a campfire and learning about God in worship and devotion. Retreat participants will sleep in heated cabins . Retreats are programmed by camp staff and give adult leaders the opportunity to connect with their congregation outside of the church. During the retreat each congregation will have time alone for Bible studies, games, or other unique activities. Please provide at least one adult chaperone, per gender, for every 1-10 retreat participants. 

Grades 2nd-5th; Student Leaders Welcome

Come and experience a great introduction to camp through fun activities, while learning about your faith. Spend time outdoors learning about nature and pointing out constellations. Enjoy a s’more over the fire or your first hike through the woods. Learn about the Bible during worship and walk through prayer stations. Everything is planned by camp staff, giving adults time to spend with the youth in your congregation. You will never forget cooking a meal over a fire and playing games with new friends. We invite families, parents and church leaders to attend. Please provide  at least one adult chaperone, per gender, for every 1-10 retreat participants. 

Grades 6th-8th; Student Leaders Welcome

Get out of the building and into the mix during this high energy middle school retreat. This retreat will keep you on the move with campfires, hiking, gaga ball, 9 Square in the Air, team builders and other engaging activities. We will have time for worship, discovery Bible study, prayer and discussion. The MiX is designed to give church leaders a chance to participate with their congregation, while providing the opportunity to "MiX" with other middle school aged youth groups in Ohio. Student Leaders are encouraged to attend and help lead and  engage the younger students. Please provide at least one adult chaperone, per gender, for every 1-10 retreat participants. 

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Adult Retreats


Thousand Islands/Adirondack/Catskills Loop Tour
Jump on the bus for another exciting trip with wonderful company.  Dozens of other fellow travelers will be joining you as you travel to the Thousand Islands in Alexandria Bay, NY.  Get ready to take breathtaking photos as you explore the serene Adirondacks for a night in Warrensburg.  Finally, we will cap off our journey with the Catskills Scenic Drive with explosive colors and incredible views. Each day meals will be planned as well as side trip activities.  Take a break this fall and enjoy local shops and sights.  This adventure is waiting for you.  Come explore a new part of the country on the Fall Color's Journey.

Adults (21+)

Taste and see that the Lord is good! Tour some of Ohio’s Wineries and Covered Bridges in the company of new and old friends. Spend time together in Bible study while sitting around a fire and enjoying time with other guests. Take a weekend away and share your favorite wine or water. Sit on the swings and listen to the waves of Lake Erie hitting the bluff at Camp Luther. During the weekend, you will be chauffeured to each location by camp staff. The Water and Wine Retreat is a perfect fall getaway. 

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Family Retreats

Families / Adults / Couples

Celebrate God’s beautiful creation with the entire family at Camp Luther! Strengthen your family relationships with each other and with God as we transform camp into a Family-friendly Harvest themed celebration. There will be plenty of opportunities for Trick-or-Treating, Pumpkin Carving, hay rides, scarecrow building, bonfires, crafts and more. Camp Luther wouldn’t be complete without family devotions, chapel time, inter-generational games, and family-style meals.  Join us for a weekend with your family at Camp Luther. 

Families, Friends and Individuals

Enjoy the beauty of outdoors with your family! Warm up together by a fire, sing songs and roast a marshmallow on a cool night. Explore the woods on a hike or splash through one of our creeks. This unique retreat offers families the flexibility of staying overnight together or trying out camp for the day. Your family will grow closer together around a camp meal, in worship and Discovery Bible study as well as planned games and activities by our excellent staff. 

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Church Professional Retreats

Full-Time and Part-Time Youth and Family Ministry Professionals

Come for a retreat specifically designed to support and equip full and part time,  professional youth and family ministry staff. In addition to educational sessions and discussions, there will be ample time for networking and resource sharing, as well as relaxation, free time, conversation and worship.  Separate from the group and enjoy a hike, nap or just sit by the fire. Return to your place of ministry refreshed and renewed. This free retreat is LOMO’s gift to youth and family ministers and their congregations. Housing will be double occupancy in the Priebe Retreat Center.

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Servant Opportunities

All Ages

We need your help at Camp Luther to prepare for our summer season. Servant projects could include raking trails, painting, cleaning, and special building projects. After you are done working, take time to relax by a campfire or enjoy a sunset over Lake Erie. We welcome all ages to serve over the weekend to help improve Camp Luther. Adults will attend at no charge, however there is a fee to pay for meals and insurance for children and youth. 

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