Registration & Frequently Asked Questions
Summer 2018 Registration is OPEN!
Paying for Camp
Camp Lutherwood Oregon believes all kids should have the opportunity to attend camp. We know camp families have differing abilities to pay, so we offer a voluntary three-tiered pricing program to better meet all financial needs. Since you know your family’s financial situation better than we do, you self-select the rate you can afford! If you need further financial assistance, please fill-out the Campership form below and mail it back to Camp Lutherwood Oregon.
Preparing for Camp
We want every camper and person who comes to our site feel welcomed and relaxed. To help you, your camper, or group prepare for your time at camp, here are a few tips and things to keep in mind!
What to bring:
|Essentials||Optional Items||Special Items|
|Bible||Backpack||Program Specific Supplies (rafting, service projects, climbing)|
|Sleeping Bag & Pillow||Fitted sheet to cover the camp mattress||Musical Instruments|
|Casual Clothes (jeans, shorts, T-shirts)||Letter writing materials|
|Underwear & Socks (bring enough for the week, and a few extra pairs!)||Bug spray & lip balm|
|Layers (Rain jackets, sweatshirts, extra socks) for the evening||Headlamp or flashlight|
|Bath Towel, washcloth, toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)||Money for Trading Post (deposited on Sunday check in)|
|Medications (if needed)||Creek walking shoes (not flipflops)|
|Sunscreen & hats||Extra pair of shoes for hiking|
|Water bottle (or purchase one from our Trading Post!)|
Please note: no weapons of any kind, fireworks, or drugs/alcohol are allowed on-site. We encourage you not to pack any valuables as the camp will not be liable for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Our camp does not have cell phone service, so it’s best to leave personal devices in the car or with the parent/guardian before checking in.
Helpful articles & resources:
“Your kid’s first time at summer camp: 15 tips for getting packed and prepared” by Asha Dornfest, Parent Hacks
“7 things I wish I knew before sending kids to sleepaway camp” by Alesandra Dubin, Today
“13 Tips for Helping Anxious Kids Enjoy Summer Camp” by Child Mind Institute
If you have any questions about what to pack, please contact us by phone: (541) 998-6444 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop Off & Pick Up Logistics
Check-in for partial week and week-long camps is 3-5PM on Sundays all summer. When you arrive, there will be Lutherwood staff there to help guide you through our check-in process, including help carrying items to cabins!
Check-out for week-long camps is on Fridays, and we encourage you to consider coming to our Closing Campfire which begins at 1:30PM. This is a great chance to get a glimpse into what camp was like for the whole week. Closing Campfire will end around 2PM, and the campers are only allowed to leave after the parent/guardian has completed the check-out process.
Check-out for partial week camps is on Tuesdays, and we encourage you to consider coming to our Closing Campfire which begins at 1:30PM, with a 2PM departure time.
Check-in for weekend programs begins at 5PM Friday and dinner starts at 6PM.
Communication with your Camper
Camp does allow parents/guardians to send emails to their camper. Specific instructions will be given to you during registration about how best to use this service. We highly encourage you to send letters and care packages by snail mail too! Please note that our mail delivery times vary each day, and we do our best to make sure campers receive anything that is sent. Emails and snail mail are usually delivered to the campers during dinner time each night.
Please send all packages and snail mail to: 22960 HWY 36| Cheshire, OR 97419
Campers will have the chance to evaluate their week of camp before the check out process begins. Parents/Guardians will be sent a follow up email with a survey where you can further share how your campers experience was at camp. This is a great time to talk to your camper about things they tried, how they liked the food, or something new they learned. We hope that each person who walks across our bridge has an empowering experience, and would encourage you to engage with your camper or family about their time at camp. They may ask to pray before meals, or you might catch them singing and dancing to one of the camp songs! These are good indicators that your camper had a great time at camp.
Sometimes, campers can struggle with their week away from home. We are always looking for feedback for how to improve our programming and overall services. Please feel free to contact us with comments or concerns both good and bad!
Phone: (541) 998-6444
Helpful articles & resources:
“Home from Camp” by Beth Arky, Child Mind Institute
“9 Tips For A Smoother Re-Entry Home From Overnight Camp” by Lauren Kozloff Sinrod, ScaryMommy.com
Find which program is best for your camper here!
View our summer schedule to start planning your campers adventure here!