The camp is an extension of local congregational ministry and wants every member of the Upper Susquehanna Synod to know what is happening with this important ministry. To do that, Mount Luther has CAMPERSONS! A camperson is a liaison between CAMP and your CONGREGATION, who is interested in camp and wants to regularly share camp news with others. Parents of campers, past campers or staff, or someone with a genuine interest in outdoor ministry makes a great camperson. Campersons are ambassadors and promote camping ministry in your congregation. Each synod congregation is asked to send a representative to this event to learn more. Campersons will
- Share Information
- Plan and Coordinate a Camp Sunday
- Recognize Campers
- Reach Out to promote outdoor ministries
- Support camp fundraising efforts
Each congregation who sends a camperson to this event will receive Camel Bucks for the camp store for each camper. For more information, visit http://wp.me/P7aFC9-y2
To download a flyer about this event, visit http://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017-Camperson-Meeting.pdf
This event will celebrate Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday. Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of our country. Camp Mount Luther thought it would be fitting to have a turkey dinner to honor his January birthday! You are invited to come to his birthday party and support camp at the same time! The dinner will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Center at Mount Luther. The menu will consist of turkey and all the trimmings. Cost for the meal is $14 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the camp office at (570) 922-1587 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. To download a bulletin insert/flyer at the dinner, click here: http://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017-Turkey-Dinner-Flyer.pdf
This year’s synod youth retreat at Camp Mount Luther will be held on February 10-11, 2017. All youth in 6-12th grade and their youth leaders are invited to attend. The theme of this year’s retreat is “Our Way of Life,” based on Matthew 5: 13-16, and looking at faith practices and living a Christian life. Experience your Creator, play winter games and find refreshment in the peace of camp in winter. The retreat is from Friday night to Saturday afternoon, but there is an option for youth and leaders to come just for the day on Saturday. Cost is $57 (whole program) or $40 (Saturday only) if registered by January 31, 2017. A late fee of $25 added after that date. No refunds will be given after the January 31st deadline. Each registered group should provide one adult (21 or over) for every seven youth and at least one adult for each gender represented. Cabin assignments will be made based on available adults and number of youth attending. Contact Chad Hershberger at email@example.com with questions.
Click here for a flyer and registration form: http://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017-GROW-in-the-Snow-Flyer.pdf
Click here for a schedule and additional information: http://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017-GROW-in-the-Snow-Schedule.pdf
The Upper Susquehanna Synod Council has designated that Transfiguration Sunday each year be recognized as “Mount Luther Sunday” to help promote outdoor ministries in the synod. Members of USS congregations are encouraged to celebrate outdoor ministries on this day, February 26, 2017. Mount Luther is an extension of the ministry that is done in local Lutheran congregations. The camp asks that congregations promote the camp on that Sunday or designate another Sunday this spring to do so. Ways to promote the camp include bulletin inserts to share with congregation members, Temple Talks, camper testimonials, bulletin board displays, special camp music during Sunday school and church services, as well as special offering being collected. Ideas are available here:
For a bulletin insert to put in your church bulletin, click here: http://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-General-Bulletin-Insert.pdf
Camp Mount Luther is participating in “Raise the Region” on March 8-9, 2017. The event, coordinated by The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, helps the community support local nonprofit organizations’ fund raising efforts. FCFP, in partnership with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, will be launching the 30-hour fundraising event on March 8 and 9, 2017, starting at 6:00 p.m. on March 8 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on March 9. Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships has donated $150,000 that will be used to stretch a portion of donations made to pre-registered nonprofits. Additional monetary prizes and incentives will be awarded throughout the entire event. This program is designed to help organizations, like Camp Mount Luther, kickoff our 2017 fundraising campaigns and increase donor bases. Proceeds from this event will go to camp’s Annual Fund, unless a donor gets in touch with the camp office to designate it for another camp cause.
How It Works:
- On March 8 and 9, donors will visit raisetheregion.org from a computer, smart phone, iPad, etc. to learn more about the nonprofits participating and how their work is impacting our community.
- You can then make an online donation to support one or more of those nonprofit organizations on the Raise the Region website. Running totals will be shown throughout the day at the Raise the Region website.
- At the end of the donation period, a pro-rated match per gift will be determined and the Community Foundation will send checks to all participating nonprofits with the amount raised, the pro-rated match, and any EXTRA money from prizes awarded throughout the day.
Camp Mount Luther has participated in Raise the Region for four years and has garnered about $50,000 in donations during this event. The camp hopes you will help us to have another successful year! http://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Raise-the-Region.pdf