now is the time

Camp Luther has experienced significant growth over recent years in both the number of summer campers and guest groups using the facilities throughout the year. In a typical year, Camp Luther hosts over 5000 people in group rental activities and over 800 summer campers. Key facilities, like the Main Building which is over 60 years old and houses the Dining Hall, Kitchen and Chapel, have become stretched beyond reasonable capacity.


The existing Main Building and covered outdoor activity space is the heart of Camp Luther. Presently, the small, cramped kitchen space operates at maximum capacity-and beyond-and it’s the same with space in the dining hall and the chapel. We believe that ‘Now is the Time’ to build with a vision to renew and expand these key facilities essential to the Camp Luther experience.

A message from matt Castle "The colonel"

Since Camp Luther opened its doors in 1950, it has been a thriving camp where real relationships are formed, real love is demonstrated, and the real lives of individuals seeking to grow in their faith is apparent. Our summer camps have and continue to change the lives of thousands of campers. Time singing around the campfire, eating together in the dining hall, and growing in faith through chapels have continued to keep us connected on our beautiful seven acres on Hatzic Lake. These connections started in 1950 through the opening of Camp Luther and have continued throughout the past 73 years. Praise God for His faithfulness!

Every year, more people are able to make real connections through our safe and fun environment and facilities at Camp Luther. Through finding belonging at Camp Luther, campers are able to grow in their faith and discover God’s love for them.

After recovering from lost momentum from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been blessed with full camps for Summer 2023 at Camp Luther. As an answer to prayer, God provided us more bunks to fill through a second site at Camp Tulahead in Princeton which we are launching this summer.

We have exciting new opportunities to grow a flourishing ministry at Camp Tulahead. As well, we have a chance to develop and grow our facilities at Camp Luther to accommodate our increased demand and continue to provide campers, as well as guest groups, amazing experiences at camp!

With anticipation of God’s continued faithfulness and growth, we know that Now Is the Time to step out in faith to renovate and grow our current Camp Luther facilities.

As we embark on our campaign for financial support to account for this growth and development, we are excited to partner with our members and those who have been positively impacted by Camp Luther Ministries over the years. Whether it be a gift of time, prayer, or funds, we are thrilled to move forward together in our growth as a Camp Luther family. Thank you for choosing to join in whatever capacity possible to support our campaign because Now Is the Time at Camp Luther Ministries.

The building

Our plan is to renovate and expand the dining hall, chapel, and kitchen spaces in the existing main building. This will be achieved by adding up to 25% to the current building ground floor space. As well, there will be an entirely new second floor over the renovated ground floor. This overhaul will create a new Main Builidng with spaces designed to host up to 300 people. It will be a beautiful space with amazing architecture. The design allows views of the lake from the westward deck as well as large stairs and other functional features with summer campers and guest groups in mind.

First level plan

  • New 1,900 sq. ft. kitchen (current kitchen is 1,100 sq. ft.)
  • Flexible dining area: room for up to 300 people but allows smaller meeting areas
  • Larger outdoor covered area
  • New loading area for kitchen away from front entrance
  • Washrooms on both floors with accessible features

Second level plan

  • Flexible Chapel/Meeting space on second floor with seating for up to 300 people
  • Second floor outdoor uncovered deck facing the lake
  • Larger green room for programming needs
  • Lift to transport people and goods between floors

How Can i help?

We invite you to join us in praying for Camp. We want to acknowledge the Lord's faithfulness in sustaining Camp Luther for 73 years, and do not want to take our growth for granted. Pray that God would continue to use Camp to provide a safe and fun place where campers and guests can experience His love in real ways, to the glory of His Name.

Ask God to lead you in what ways you may be able to support this project, considering whether you might be willing to give of your finances towards it. Individuals, families, businesses, and corporations are being invited to respond to our plan to renew and expand Camp Luther by meeting our objective of raising approximately 6 million dollars in the form of pledges, gifts in kind, planned gifts, and monetary donations.

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Thanks for being a part of camp!

Have questions? Reach out to Sam Thiessen, our Interim Development Director, at