about us

Camp Lutherwood Oregon is an association of Lutheran congregations in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are a not-for-profit organization committed to serving people of all ages through staff, programs, and facilities. All are welcome to participate in our ministry. Camp Lutherwood is located on 71 forested acres in the foothills of the Coast Range in Oregon. We offer a variety of facilities available year-round for day and overnight use.

“Camp Lutherwood Oregon offers an outdoor experience that empowers staff and guests of all ages to discover caring and affirming relationships with God, others, self, and the natural world.”

Camp Lutherwood Oregon aims to be a vibrant center of spirituality, service, and hospitality open to people of all ages and all faiths. Lutherwood provides experiences that bring people into a deeper awareness and connection with God, self, neighbor, the community and the earth. Laughter and shared experiences result in a richer understanding of the connectedness of life to one another and to the life giving grace from Creator God. We are a sustainable organization cultivating lives of faith and service.

Community: Intentional, life-giving relationships with Christ at the core.

Faith: Nurturing faith through sacred texts, sharing and experiential learning

Leadership: Trained and dedicated professional staff and volunteers.

Stewardship: Responsible use of our resources and facilities

Worship: Inspired worship through creativity and music.

Creation: Caring for and interacting with God’s Creation.

Play: Non-competitive play and outdoor recreation

Our Lutheran Heritage: Lutheran theology, congregations, laity, and clergy.

Discovery: Providing a safe place for personal discovery and the cultivation of servant leaders

Partnerships: Collaborative relationships with congregations, Lutheran judicatories, local, regional and national organizations along with schools and universities.

  1. Provide an exposure to and experience in the great outdoors

  2. Teach about our connections to the natural world and how to be good stewards of the earth

  3. Ground participants in the community with others

  4. Cultivate lives of faith and service

  5. Play, laugh, be still, listen and try new things

  6. Share delicious meals

  7. Offer hospitality to everyone

  8. Recognize all things as a gift from God

  9. Encourage a life of gratitude in response to all God has done for us

In 1959 a group of pastors in Eugene had a vision for a Bible camp for their kids. Lutheran Layman’s League of Lane County purchased 28 acres west of Junction City (off Hwy 36) to create the camp for Eugene area children and teens. Campers, along with their Pastor and other adult leaders, came to camp for a week and stayed in the only facility at the time–the barn. They wanted their youth to have an experience that deepened their faith in Jesus Christ, strengthened relationships with the other friends in the church, connected them to nature, and helped them discover their gifts to offer to the world–all while having fun and adventure.

Every summer since, campers have been discovering faith, friendship and fun at camp.

According to the Governor’s office, Lane County has been approved for Phase 2 operations this week. Camp Lutherwood Oregon is following the guidelines of the local health authorities and government mandates to ensure the safety of families, guests, volunteers and our staff. In an effort to remain safe and healthy, camp is shifting into a phase of being open for guests by private appointment only. You must contact our office to make arrangements about time and date to ensure that we are able to accommodate all safety requirements. Please contact us at 541-998-6444 or office@lutherwoodoregon.org for more information and to make your request. 

Annual Report

Every January, the Camp Lutherwood Association hosts an annual meeting, during which staff and board members present the camp’s status during the previous year, and association churches vote on the upcoming year’s budget and any other topics of interest. At the meeting, each church receives a hard copy of the Annual Report, which gives updates on the happenings of previous year. Click below to see an electronic copy of the  Annual Report!

If you would like to stay up-to-date on all of the happenings at Camp Lutherwood Oregon, read our most recent newsletter below!

Our Team

Andrea Scofield

Andrea Scofield, Executive Director of Camp Lutherwood Oregon, builds and creates opportunities for staff, guests, volunteers, and donors to interact with the ministry of Camp Lutherwood. Her leadership has created a sustainable program and organization that continues to provide an outdoor experience to all guests. Andrea’s vision for Lutherwood is to expand the capacity and potential of Lutherwood and deepen the relationship with churches and the community.

Melissa Singletary

Melissa Singletary is our Development Director. Melissa’s first summer at Camp Lutherwood was in 4th grade. She has served at camp as a summer counselor, Director of Programs and returned in March 2019 as Development Associate. She loves to help others discover the community that makes Camp Lutherwood so special. 

Jamie Brewer

Jamie Brewer is our facilities housekeeper and kitchen staff member. She keeps the site looking neat and clean, and her kind personality always brings the staff joy. Aside from cleaning, Jamie is particularly gifted in gardening, crafting and cooking.

Tom Brewer

Tom serves as the site and facilities manager. He keeps camp’s grounds healthy, clean and ready for campers and renters. You will always see Tom handling big projects  around the site, wading through the creek and preserving the nature around camp.

Allie Knofczynski

Allie (she/they) is a Vision and Call intern focused on marketing and communications. Originally from South Dakota, she moved to Berkeley, California, last year to attend the Chaplaincy Institute, where she will be ordained as an interfaith minister next spring. As an autistic person, she hopes to provide a unique perspective to Camp Lutherwood’s beginnings in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Amber Kotvis

Amber (she/her/hers) is our Program Intern. Amber served as a camp counselor in the summer of 2019 and returned to help work on summer planning and other program work. She is passionate about the outdoors and working with kids.

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams (she/her/hers) is one of our Vision and Call Interns. She helps manage our healthy forest plan and assists with office administrative work. She spent the last year as a YAGM in Senegal, serving a program for food security. She is passionate about fostering care for creation and loves taking walks around camp.