Road Construction

Road Closure

For those coming from Fort Wayne, there is currently a detour on Highway 33 between Fort Wayne and Lutherhaven, north of Churubusco, due to bridge construction. Please plan accordingly. Posted detours will add time to your drive. We look forward to seeing you at Lutherhaven soon!

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Grant Matching

Campership Matching Grant

Camp Lutherhaven is very grateful this December for a matching grant received from The Lutheran Foundation of $19,606 to go towards our Campership fund!

To date, $14,106 has been raised in 2022 that will be matched. Thank you to all who have already given to this special fund!

This leaves $5500 still able to be matched. This is a great opportunity to help children and youth afford a Christian camp experience who otherwise may not be able to come.

Would you help us reach the rest of this grant and not turn away any campers because of finances? GIVE NOW

Unfortunately, many families have financial situations that make attending Camp an extra expense that they cannot afford. The purpose of the Campership Fund is to provide a discount or “campership” for families in need of financial assistance in order to attend a summer camp program at Camp Lutherhaven. Normally, these are awarded for the amount of 25%, 50%, and 75% off, depending on financial need. These summer programs provide a potentially life-changing experience for children, youth, and families. Economic challenges face many families in the wake of higher prices due to inflation and other financial strains. Additionally, there are unique financial burdens that families regularly face even when the economy is healthy or stable.

To help us utilize the full extent of this matching grant opportunity before the end of 2022, please give online or by mailing a check designated to Lutherhaven’s Campership Fund.

Thank You!

It Only Takes a Spark

Through stories and pictures, It Only Takes A Spark: Camp Lutherhaven’s First 25 Years by Laura G. Burger tells of God’s blessings for Camp through its first 25 years, and of the faith and dedication of those involved in building and growing Camp Lutherhaven. The book draws on the memoirs of Lutherhaven founders, Gene & Marty Burger, and includes several pages where you can record your own memories of camp.

“Rarely do you get to peer into the heart, mind, and perseverance of a true ‘founder’ like these pages of history do of Gene Burger. Not only do they capture his passion and personal trail of faith, they also document the shared vision and dedication of so many others that surrounded him and Lutherhaven with faith in action, including his wife Marty Burger, their children, and hundreds of other volunteers, board members, and staff. Laura Burger skillfully weaves facts and figures along with stories, anecdotes, and humor to reveal the story of God’s grace through Camp Lutherhaven.” – Tim Jank, Camp Lutherhaven Executive Director since 1993

The cost is $20. Proceeds from book sales are generously being donated to support the ministry of Camp Lutherhaven. The book is available online at or in the Camp Store.

Lutherhaven Welcomes New Director of Summer & Youth Ministry!

Camp Lutherhaven is excited to introduce Keith Peters as our next Director of Summer & Youth Ministry! We welcome Keith, his wife Jana, and their three daughters to the Lutherhaven family.

Keith was born and raised in Oklahoma. He spent six memorable summers on staff at Camp Lutherhoma during high school and college. Continuing his passion for Outdoors Ministry he was part of Walcamp Outdoor Ministries, IL as the Program Director from 2003-2008.

Keith met his wife Jana at Walcamp, where they partnered to run Walcamp’s Special Needs Camps. Though passionate about camp ministry, God arranged for him to join the staff at Fellowship of Faith Church (LCMS) as a Spiritual Formation Guide and contributed to the areas of adult studies, new members, leadership of small group ministries and music/curriculum for Sunday School. During this time at FOF Keith and Jana started their family expansion and have three lovely daughters – each unique and amazing in their own ways. Keith also received his Masters in Religion through Concordia Chicago while at FOF. Feeling the pull back to camp ministry, Keith took a position at Lake Geneva Camps and Conferences as the Assistant Program Director in 2016.

Family Facts:

  • Jana is a Deaconess with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and has worked in disability ministry most of her career. She is a loving mother and a very patient wife.
  • Rose just started high school and is a reader and a runner.
  • Emily is in 5thgrade and loves art, creativity and being the center of attention!
  • Autumn is in Kindergarten, loves silly songs with Larry, really loves her family and has a sweet tooth.
  • Keith loves the Bible – everything about it. He devours commentaries and loves teaching and learning scripture. He also runs every day, loves blue grass music and good coffee. A combination that his family finds both a little weird and a lot of crazy, but he is okay with that.

Grateful for this wealth of experience in both camp and parish ministry, Keith and his family are ecstatic to be joining the Lutherhaven community the beginning of March.