Lutheran Church Camping in Central Pennsylvania is an extension of the congregation’s ministry in the unique setting that our camps provide. Children, youth and adults learn, worship, witness and serve within a Christ-centered Lutheran tradition.
All camp programs include games, swimming, campfires, Bible study, crafts, songs, Christ-centered worship, nature activities, and well-trained counselors who care.
Camp Kirchenwald proudly presents the family vacation everyone can enjoy! Celebrate your family in this unique camp experience.
Families of all sorts of shapes and sizes have been coming to Nawakwa for over forty years! For two weeks each summer, family units move into Nawakwa’s cabins and lodges and create a unique community indeed!
This week is specially designed for adults 55 and older. It runs alongside, and sometimes runs circles around, our youth camp, from Sunday – Saturday.
The Diaconos program at Kirchenwald is designed for youth groups to custom-plan a week filled with a combination of service opportunities and adventure outings.
General Registration Information
LUTHERAN CHURCH CAMPING in Central Pennsylvania is an extension of congregational ministry in the unique setting that our camps provide. Children, youth and adults learn, worship, witness, and serve within a Christ-centered Lutheran tradition.
CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS can participate in many of our programs. Camp staff need to know the nature of the child’s special needs before arrival in camp. Please contact the camp of your choice for further information.
CAMPERSHIP APPLICATIONS are available for those whose families cannot afford the full camp fee. Campership applications may be obtained by contacting the Camping Office or by going online and clicking the “Forms” link on the homepage. Send in the Campership Application with your registration.
INSURANCE: Secondary coverage for health and accident is provided for all campers. Terms and benefits are available upon request.
HEALTH AND SAFETY: All campers are required to submit a completed medical form. This form is provided with the registration confirmation and is always available at LutheranCamping.org. A health officer is always in camp during summer programs. Medical facilities are easily accessible from both camps. Lifeguard and water safety instructors provide guidance at all our swimming pools.
CAMP STAFF provide outstanding leadership at all camps. High school and college students, teachers, nurses, seminarians and pastors all contribute toward the Christ-centered communities that gather together each week.
VISITORS: The camping week is a very short period away from home. It is best if children are not visited by parents, friends, and relatives except in unusual circumstances. All visitors must obtain permission from the director to be in camp.
REFUND POLICY: Fees will be refunded for emergency or medical reasons only.
AGE GROUPS are based on grade completed in Spring. Groups are:
Explorers (completed grades K – 2)
Juniors (completed grades 3 – 6)
Intermediates (completed grades 6 – 9)
Senior Highs (completed grades 9 – 11)
KIRCHENWALD/NAWAKWA CAMP WEEK: Each camp week begins Sunday with check-in between the hours of 3:00 and 4:30pm. Early check-in is not possible. Parents may pick up their children on Saturday morning between 9:00 and 9:30am.
Day Camps run from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Mini Camp weeks start at 3:00pm (Sunday or Wednesday). Parents may pick up their children at 9:00am (Wednesday or Saturday).