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Through God's grace, incredible things are happening at Camp Luther!  Below find updates and information on Camp Luther and the Filled With The Spirit Campaign that we hope you'll find interesting and inspiring!

From the Campaign Chair
Core Value #4

Dear Friends in Christ,

The core values of Camp Luther were not created until about 3 years ago. I love that they were created and was blessed to be a part of that process. The core values are displayed in the courtyard for families to see every week when they pick up or drop off their children. Even though they weren't formally written or displayed back when I worked here, they were still a part of the ministry at Camp Luther. 

The fourth core value speaks of creating experiences to explore and discover unique interests and talents that transform lives for meaningful service to God. I know that I learned this in all my experiences at camp. I won't bore you with a long list of experiences, but I truly enjoy serving and have a hard time saying "no" when asked to be a part of something, especially when it comes to service opportunities at church.

I have seen this core value lived out in my own kid's lives. They have done service  projects through the IMPACT program and my daughter has been a Junior Counselor for 2 summers. She has volunteered often at church for many different occasions and events. This also carries into our community as she serves for National Honor Society. The last time she served at a local food pantry, she came home and told us we needed to go do that as a family. 

Finally, I like to joke around camp that I was the first ever Program Coordinator, when there was only 1! (Now there are 10+ PC's) Given that opportunity in 1992 helped me to grow into the leader I am today. I held that position for 3 summers and truly grew as a leader. I certainly wouldn't be writing this article as the chair of a campaign without developing the leadership skills I learned in my young adult life.

We are so blessed to have this ministry in our district. Thank you for being a part of this campaign to continue to provide the incredible experiences for all who cross over that bridge.

In Christ
Anne "Draino" Hartman

Filled With The Spirit Campaign Goals
Goal #1
Outdoor Ministry Fund

$350,000 Annually

Goal #2
Every Kid to Camp

$150,000 Annually

Goal #3
Capital Projects:  
Lower Retreat Center and Community Center / Dining

$2.5 Million
Campaign Update:  As of July 31, 2017

Outdoor Ministry Fund:  $94,262

Every Kid to Camp:  $68,644

Building Fund Commitments:  $1,098, 850.
Dedication of Retreat Center Lower Level

You're invited to celebrate with us!
  • Sunday, September 3. Worship at 10:30 am located by the Channel and Lower Level of the Retreat Center.
  • RSVP if you will be staying for lunch following the service by calling 715-546-3647 or
  • Meal cost is $8 a person.

Thanks to you, the Filled With The Spirit Campaign is reaching new heights.  Some of the highlights include:
  • Every Kid to Camp sent 275 first-time campers to Camp Luther!
  • Over 1580 children attended overnight summer camps.  Up 3.5% from last year!
  • Over $1 Million committed to our building projects! 
  • Lower Level of Retreat Center completed and fully funded!
  • Incredible summer staff and junior counselors - having been trained in leadership and service!
  • Thank you for the hundreds of volunteers who share their talents with Camp Luther!
  • Gift of lawn mower!
  • Lakeview Cottage renovations!
  • Gift of Kawasaki Mule!
Kawasaki Mule Donation

Check out this beautiful new camp vehicle! Thank you so much to the Gerald and Dorothy Volm Foundation for this generous donation! 

After being officially trained to use the Mule, our Program Coordinator staff is so excited to use it for programming, first aid, housekeeping, and other jobs around camp! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you - from all of us here at camp, and from all of the staff that will benefit from this gift for years to come.
Our Campaign Steering Committee
Back Row: Tim Matson, Jim Wiebel, Rick Steinke, Woody
Middle Row:  Linda Matson, Jamie Nelson, Ruth Steinke, Pistachio
Front Row:  Duane Hilgendorf, Anne Hartman, Indigo, Phil Kirchner
Jamie Nelson
Prayer Committee Chairperson
Wausau, WI
Anne Hartman
Campaign Chairperson
Eau Claire, WI
Rick & Ruth Steinke
Leadership Phase Chairpersons
Green Bay, WI 
Tim & Linda Mattson
Cottage Family Phase Chairpersons
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Julie Wilkins 
Alumni Phase Chairperson
LaGrange, IL
Pastor James & Kathy Wiebel
Congregation Phase Chairpersons
Appleton, WI
Thane & Melissa Bublitz
Camp Luther Board Member/Marketing
Neenah, WI
Phil Kirchner
Special Gifts Phase Chairperson
Green Bay, WI


Prayer Requests
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Give thanks for:
Camp Luther and how the Holy Spirit continues to IMPACT lives in that place!

The beauty of this place that thousands of people are able to enjoy in God's creation.

The many volunteers that have stepped forward to support and help with the campaign and many areas of ministry at camp.

Pray for:
Opening the hearts of His people as the campaign moves forward in scheduling visits with Friends of Camp.

That there would be clear communication between all boards, staff, volunteers, our district, and people who love and support camp.

That the 2017 Summer Staff take the theme "Anchored" with them back to their university or place of work and use it as a source of courage and strength to be witnesses of Christ. 

That the enemy, the devil, would gain no foot hold at camp, within the staff, or the campaign leadership. 

To always keep focused on the Lord's mission in this place of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Join the Filled With The Spirit Campaign Team
  • Pray daily for the staff and "family" of Camp Luther thanking God for his
    abundant grace and ask His blessing on the "Filled With the Spirit" Campaign.
  • Provide a joyful annual financial gift to Camp according to the resources you have been entrusted with.
  • Encourage your children, grandchildren and friends to enroll in one of the Camp's many programs.
  • Spread the word and introduce members of your congregation or circle of friends to Camp Luther.
  • Share your "Camp Luther" story with three family members or friends and ask them to join the "Filled by the Spirit" team by providing a gift to Camp Luther.
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1889 Koubenec Road   Three Lakes, WI 54562-9206