The church camp experience begins at Explorer Camp for kids that have completed 1st-3rd grade with a 3 day, 2 night stay from July 23-25. The early bird cost for Explorer Camp is $211 if received on or before April 1st. After April 1st, registrations will be accepted per availability at the cost of $221.
Youth Camp is for those kids that have completed 3rd-5th grade who are ready to experience a full week of church camp. These campers will spend 6 days, 5 nights from July 23rd-28th. The early bird cost for this camp is $425 if received on or before April 1st. After April 1st, registrations will be accepted per availability at the cost of $440.
Camp Lutherhaven is located in Albion, IN. Transportation will be the responsibility to and from camp by the parents. This camp is approximately a 45 minute drive, one way. Lutherhaven is located off State Road 9 and U.S. 33, thirteen miles north of Columbia City.
Financial Need Scholarships
At ECC, we value the opportunity to provide Christian camp for the children of our community. It is our intention that no child be deprived of attending camp and hearing the Gospel. While we do our part as a church family, we also expect that families will do what they can to make this life-changing experience possible for their children. If you find yourself in need of assistance, click HERE.
Housing and Meals
Camp Lutherhaven is known for their family style meals! Housing takes place in rustic tri-plex cabins with a porch and deck. The children will enjoy sleeping on bunk beds that have a comfortable mattress, electric lighting and fans to keep cool. These units are spacious and house 8 campers and 2 counselors. The bathhouse is in very close proximity at the Daniel Retreat Center.
Medication & Allergies
If your child takes regular medications, there is a full-time trained nurse on staff that will administer all needed medications. If your child has any food allergies that we need to be aware of, please contact camp a few weeks prior to arrival and Pastor Shandra at [email protected]. The camp will be happy to accommodate any and all needs.
The cabin counselors and staff are carefully selected, Christian, young adults of college age. They bring excitement for life and a love for kids. Each takes part in an in-depth application, interview, and background check process, and then participates in an intense, eight-day training and orientation. They are under the guidance of our camp’s Director of Summer & Youth Ministry and Executive Director who bring a combined experience of 44 years working with children in a Camp setting. Shandra Hathaway, Pastor of Elementary Ministries at Emmanuel, will be there the entire week with the Explorer & Youth camp kids to build relationships and be there as needed for all the ECC campers!
Check in for Explorer & Youth Camp will take place on Sunday, July 23rd, from 1-2:30pm. You can anticipate the check-in process to take 45 minutes to an hour. Camp’s opening celebration for families following registration check-in is at 2:45pm. You are responsible for your camper until after the opening ceremony.
Camp Lutherhaven’s closing program begins at 3:30pm and ends at 4pm on Tuesday, July 25th, for the Explorer Campers and on Friday, July 28th for the Youth Campers. Parents are responsible for picking up their kids from camp this year.
Camp registration can be found on the Camp Lutherhaven’s website: https://lutherhaven.campbrainregistration.com. A $50 deposit will be required to register EACH camper. We recommend that you register your child as soon as possible as the summer camp week tends to fill up quickly. Your child is invited to attend any week of camp but the bulk of the ECC kids, as well as Pastor Shandra, will be attending July 23rd-28th.