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Our Mission:
Building up all people in Christ for service and witness in the world.
Dear Friends in Christ,

Happy New Year from Camp Luther! This is a new monthly email to keep you informed about Camp Luther and our Filled with the Spirit Campaign . We hope that you will find this information timely and helpful. Please let us know how Camp Luther can support your congregation's mission and ministry.
In Christ,

Gary "Woody" Vought
Executive Director
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:31b
The Campaign for Camp Luther
Filled with the Spirit is a $5 million, five year, comprehensive campaign supporting the Outdoor Ministry Fund (general ministry), Every Kid to Camp, and capital improvement projects. Within this monthly email and campaign website , you will find information, resources, and updates on the campaign.

Your involvement in this campaign as an investor, volunteer, or champion in your congregation is a tremendous blessing. Thank you for your help in reaching these important funding goals, which enables this ministry to build up and encourage all people in Christ.

In you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Congregation Phase:
Filled with the Spirit Campaign
Since 1946, Camp Luther has been blessed to be the camp of the North Wisconsin District. Through God's grace, that special relationship, shared with the congregations and leaders of the camp and district, has provided the support that has allowed Camp Luther to thrive, becoming the camp we know and love today.

January 2018 marks the beginning of the Congregation Phase of the Filled with the Spirit Campaign . Over the last 3 years individuals, families, foundations, and corporations have stepped forward with commitments to the Campaign. Filled with the Spirit is a blessing to camp now and for the next generation. We pray that as you and your congregation learn more you too will be lead to support the F illed with the Spirit Campaign.

You should have received letters in your mail from President Duane Lueck, NWD-LCMS, and Anne Hartman, Campaign Chair with more details and information. Here is a copy of those letters for your convenience.
Campaign Goals

$350,000 Annual Goal

$150,000 Annual Goal


$2.5 Million Goal
Campaign Progress as of 12/31/2017
$1.4 Million Committed
Visit our campaign website for more facility images, plans,our campaign video, campaign information and ideas for your congregation
What is a Camp Luther Champion?
Camp Luther Champions are individuals who "champion" Camp Luther and the Filled with the Spirit Campaign within the congregation utilizing the resources provided and in coordination with pastor(s) and congregation leadership. 

These passionate individuals provide a vital link between Camp Luther and your congregation. Champions can be identified by the Pastor or other congregation leaders, or the staff at Camp Luther is glad to assist in finding that special individual in your congregation.

Champions will be invited to a special training retreat at camp or our staff will be glad to meet and provide one-on-one training about the Filled with the Spirit Campaign.

For more information contact Shelly "Indigo" Karolus, our Director of Donor Relations.
Every Kid to Camp
Every Kid to Camp awards are available for the children grades 1-12 of your congregation, school, and community, who have never been to Camp Luther summer camp before. Please feel free to contact our office with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the children you have identified to receive the awards. This is not a scholarship based upon need, but available to any child who hasn’t been to summer camp! 

We also have funds available for Camperships which can reduce the cost of camp by 50% for those in need of financial assistance (including Church Wokers). Applications are available at . Search "financial aid."

Thank you to all who make these funds available through their generous gifts!
Serving and Adventure at Keweenaw Base Camp
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Keweenaw Base Camp (KBC), located six miles west of Houghton, MI is your place for service, team building and adventure. We are currently booking groups for summer 2018. Groups from six different states enjoyed life-changing experiences at KBC last summer. Imagine how the youth and young adults of your congregation could be blessed through this experience. For more information visit
FREE Church Worker Retreats
As part of Camp Luther's ministry and interest in supporting healthy church workers, church worker marriages and families, Camp Luther offers FREE cottage retreats to full time professional church workers and their families.  Learn more.
“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” - Jesus
Gather your foursome and join us for the outstanding day of fun and fellowship. All proceeds benefit Every Kid to Camp. Learn More and Register!
Our Campaign Team
Our Campaign Steering Committee
Pastor James & Kathy Wiebel
Congregation Phase Chairpersons
Appleton, WI

Rick & Ruth Steinke
Leadership Phase Chairpersons
St. Germain, WI

Tim & Linda Mattson
Cottage Family Phase Chairpersons
DePere, WI
Thane & Melissa Bublitz
Board Member/Marketing
Neenah, WI

Julie Wilkins
Alumni Phase Chairperson
LaGrange, IL

Jamie Nelson
Prayer Committee Chairperson
Wausau, WI
Duane Hilgendorf
Clear Path Consulting
Rhinelander, WI / Punta Gorda, FL

Sheryl "Pistachio" Puracchio
Camp Luther Development Associate