Our Story

In 1953 there became an increasing awareness of Bible Camps as an energizing and invigorating spiritual force in our midst; a development from mere children’s camps to camps that include the whole family!

In the first years at Hatzic Lake it was necessary to use a “tent of meeting”. The men went to work immediately however, to build that most necessary building, the kitchen for use in summer 1953. In ‘54 one of our most thrilling ventures was launched when in one day, the dining hall and temporary chapel was built. To meet our growing needs, the expansion has included the addition of many new cabins, washrooms, plumbing, electrical wiring, etc. - all done by the dedicated volunteer help of uncounted workers from the various churches.

"This Centennial Year of 1958 we, the members and friends of Camp Luther thankfully express our faith in the construction of the Centennial Chapel - That all who enter these grounds may remember that here we tread on dedicated ground, intended to re-create us in body, soul and mind."

Now over 68 years later, Camp Luther's continues to recognize the power of camp more than ever.  Campers and their families come and experience the core values that Camp Luther was built on.  We look forward to having you be a part of our story.   

Our values

Values are enduring beliefs about what things out to be done or how they should be accomplished. Camp Luther is committed to encouraging the following values to all who are involved in its ministries:

  • Core Values

    Love & Acceptance: No matter who people are, we will strive to reach out to them with the unconditional Love of Jesus.

    Intentionality: If there is something that God has asked us to do, we will intentionally prioritize it in order to bridge the gap between great ideas and reality.

    Integrity: We desire to glorify God in everything we do, even when no one else is watching.

    Servant Leadership: We seek to earn the right to lead by serving as our Lord modeled for us.

    Fruits of the Spirit: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness & self control. These will be the banner of Camp Luther. (Galatians 5:22)

    Obedience: To obey is better than sacrifice; when Jesus asks we respond with joyful obedience.

    Faith: Without God's gift of faith, it is impossible to please God. 

  • Mission statement

    Camp Luther exists to provide a safe and fun Camp environment where campers can experience and learn about God's love in a real way. 

  • statement of faith

    We believe:

    1. In One God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    2. That the Son, Jesus Christ, is truly God and truly man because he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

    3. That by repentance and faith, our sins are forgiven through the death and resurrection of Christ.

    4. That Jesus is the only way to salvation.

    5. That the Holy Spirit lives in every believer.

    6. That we are saved by God's grace, His love and favor alone.

    7. That the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testament is the Word of God and the final authority in all matters of life and doctrine.

    8. God demonstrates His grace through baptism, communion and the Bible.