The Predecessors

By Chad Hershberger Mount Luther began as a dream of a new place of camping in the Central Pennsylvania Synod based on small-group camping. It ultimately replaced two existing conference-style camping programs at Camps Juniata and Susquehanna. To understand the history of Mount Luther, it is important to look at its predecessors. Camp Juniata was […]

The Legend of the Camel

As told by Chad Hershberger Apple trees once populated the land that is now Camp Mount Luther.  The acreage was an apple orchard, bordered by a large sawmill.  Loggers worked the forests surrounding the orchard, cutting down trees and transporting them to the sawmill so they could be cut into lumber boards for use in […]

Worship at Camp Mount Luther

By Chad Hershberger This article was originally posted to the ELCA blog on August 1, 2018 Sitting along a lakeshore, enjoying the quiet breeze of summer, kids intently listen to a pastor talking about the reach of God’s love through Jesus Christ. The pastor tells them that sharing God’s love will reach far, just like […]

Picking a Site

By Chad Hershberger When it was decided that a new camp would be built for the Central Pennsylvania Synod, synod leaders went to work to find a new site. Ultimately, the grounds of Mount Luther were chosen based on its centrality to the north-central parts of the synod. A facility was built that those leaders […]