Summer 2022 Opportunities

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The warmth of the Minnesota summer sun will come before we know it! Now is the time to plan for summer trips and camps! Summer Bible Camps and events like the ELCA Youth Gathering  are mountain-top faith experience for our young people!  It is our hope that each child has an opportunity to attend at least one Bible Camp, Mission Trip or Youth Gathering  during their faith journey! Please don't let cost be a barrier, we will help fundraise and provide assistance if needed to make sure that everyone is able to attend. We have opportunities for all ages.  Please review the information below and if you have any questions about any camp information, please contact Amanda at  


High School- graduating 8th grade in spring of 2022

Register now for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis!

Deadline to register for the ELCA Youth Gathering extended to Nov. 19

  • Deposit of $100.00 due by November 19, please fill out as soon as possible. 

  • Total cost is estimated at $850.00

  • Event will be held July 24-28 (Sunday-Thursday)

  • We will stay in hotels in Minneapolis for this event

  • Vaccinations are required for this event


8th grade-12th grade students are invited to this event.  The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering will be held July 24-28, 2022, in Minneapolis. ELCA Youth Gatherings happen every three years, last year it was postponed for next summer.  We are so fortunate to welcome thousands of ELCA Lutherans from all over the country to Minnesota for this unique experience! Each day youth will experience God’s boundless love by serving, learning and praising God! Please let Amanda know if you would like more information about this event.

Luther Crest Bible Camp

High school, Middle School, elementary

Luther Crest Bible Camp options:

  • Deposit due of $100.00 due January 15.

  • Date not officially set but do plan for the first week of August 1-5


Blazers-Counselor in Training program for youth completed 9th-11th grade. There is no cost for this program. Assist Luther Crest this summer with a service opportunity! Discover what it means to both lead and serve by helping set up and lead worships, learning more about God and ourselves through Bible study and prayer, assisting with camp meals, participating in team building activities, and showing God’s love to everyone around you.

Witnesses- Have completed 6th-9th grade in 2022. Be a witness to God’s great love this summer! Make memories with this classic camp experience as you worship with friends, zip line off of the Tree Tops Challenge Course, swim in Lake Carlos, study the Bible, sing songs, do arts & crafts, cook outside, and grow in faith! Witnesses will experience a special campout experience at Carlos State Park (a five minute drive from Luther Crest). Together we will witness God’s love through creation and community.

Grades 3-6- Leapers will participate in all that Luther Crest has to offer by worshiping, participating in Bible Study, swimming in Lake Carlos, doing arts & crafts, exploring the Nature Room, meeting new friends, playing All Camp Games, team building on the Low Lands Challenge Course, and more!  

ELCA Youth Gathering Local Volunteers

Local Volunteers serve in a wide variety of roles, and there are jobs for people of all ages and abilities. Scheduling for Local Volunteers often happens later in the cycle and requires flexibility. If you live in or around Minneapolis and want to be involved in the ministry of the Gathering but can’t commit to the full week of volunteering, sign up to be a Local Volunteer!

Eligibility: Local Volunteers must be at least 19 years old or out of high school for one year by the time of the Gathering.

The Gathering will provide Local Volunteers:

  • Meals while serving

  • Access to the evening mass gathering sessions and closing worship

Sign up now at:

Fundraising Possible Events- there are opportunities to fundraise for the entire cost of your event. Scholarships are available as well.

Please contact Amanda at with any questions.

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