Camps & Retreat Centers

Holden Village

Holden Village is a year-round, Lutheran family retreat center welcoming people of all ages, races, faiths and lifestyle. The village, originally a mining town, nestles at 3,200 feet elevation in the narrow Railroad Creek Valley within the boundary of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Rugged, snow-capped mountains soar above the tiny village, which is surrounded by great fir forests and within hiking (or snowshoeing/skiing in winter) distance of alpine lakes and glaciers. The village is reached by boat on Lake Chelan. Up to 7,000 people visit Holden Village annually – at least a third of them volunteers who keep the village operating. Holden continues to host guests during the winter and seeks summer volunteers during a massive clean-up of the former mining site in Railroad Creek Valley.

HCO 0 Box 2  -  Chelan, WA 98816-9769  www.holdenvillage.org

Luther Heights Bible Camp

Luther Heights is located in central Idaho. As a permitee of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) LHBC is blessed with a beautiful location, affording access to the pristine White Cloud Mountains and the Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Nestled in the grandeur valley between these two mountain ranges, the Camp is only 20 miles south of Stanley, Idaho and 40 miles north of Ketchum, Idaho. Home to an extensive population of wildlife and the joys small mountain town living the valley offers great hiking, rafting, fly fishing, lake sports, and more.

Luther Heights supports and is supported by Lutheran affiliated congregations throughout southern Idaho, northern Utah and Nevada, and eastern Oregon. Luther Heights Bible Camp is proud to be accredited by the American Camping Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally–recognized program focuses on program quality and health and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation annually. Luther Heights Bible Camp has voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal done by camp experts, and has repeatedly earned marks of distinction.

Luther Heights is a ministry within the Eastern WA–ID Synod of the ELCA and a permittee of the Sawtooth National Recreational Area. To Learn more about Luther Heights Bible Camp ~ click here to watch a You Tube Video.

Lutherhaven Ministries

Lutherhaven Ministries has four great ways to serve you and your family! Camp Lutherhaven, Shoshone Base Camp, Lutherhaven Day Camps and Idaho Servant Adventures! We're celebrating over 64 years of Christian camping and retreats for children, youth, adults, families, congregations, and other groups. Camp Lutherhaven is a year-round camp, conference and retreat center on Mica Bay on stunning Lake Coeur d'Alene, 12 miles south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  Camp Lutherhaven hosts retreats and has outstanding programs in 11 modern lodges, spacious large group meeting rooms, accommodations for 200, a new dining hall with full meal service, high and low ropes adventure course and waterfront.  Shoshone Base Camp, a true mountain retreat, is the home for our Idaho Servant Adventures Program and two outdoor education seasons. Lutherhaven Day Camps reach out the surrounding communities by bringing the fun experience of camp to your town. Find out more about us at www.lutherhaven.com or call 208-667-3459.  Lutherhaven Ministries 3258 West Lutherhaven Road, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814.

Community Services

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

With a history of more than 85 years of service to Northwest communities, Lutheran Community Services Northwest annually serves over 120,000 people of all ages, cultures and faiths through offices across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Our caring, professional staff provide a broad range of services to adults, teens, children, families, schools, congregations, businesses and communities. Our programs are tailored to address specific needs in each of the communities we serve. Our E. Washington/Idaho offices are located in  
   
Spokane http://www.lcsnw.org/spokane/index.html 
Kennewick http://www.lcsnw.org/kennewick/index.html 
Boise http://www.lcsnw.org/boise/index.html

The Village at Orchard Ridge

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Ninety-eight years ago a group of Lutheran farmers decided to buy the old Swedish College and provide a home for the elderly and young children.  The Village at Orchard Ridge (formerly Coeur d’Alene Homes & Heritage Place) was opened in 1921 and has a decades-old commitment to provide a nurturing community to older adults. Sponsored by 23 area churches, our compassionate Christian care embodies love, dignity, respect, and support for you and your loved one. As the only nonprofit assisted living & memory care community in the Coeur d'Alene area, we are uniquely equipped to care for the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of our residents.

Luther Park at Sandpoint

Luther Park at Sandpoint is currently under development by First Lutheran Church as a senior housing ministry. When complete in the early fall of 2008 Luther Park will feature 60 units of catered living apartments with full kitchens, 1 to 2 bedrooms, laundry, and 1 to 1 1/2 bathrooms. In addition 27 units of memory care suites and enhanced assisted living suites are being provided for those with greater needs for assistance.

For more information, please call 208/263-2048.

Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington

Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. ~ Psalm 82:3

The Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington State is one of the twenty State Public Policy Offices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  As a partnership ministry of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, the three Washington synods of the ELCA, and the ELCA Division for Church in Society, we work to advocate on behalf of all God's creation, particularly those who are impoverished and marginalized.

For more information, please contact the Rev. Paul Benz, Director of the Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington State at 206/464-4133.

Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief, an international nonprofit organization, works to end poverty and injustice by empowering some of the world's most impoverished communities to help themselves. With partners in 35 countries, LWR seeks to promote sustainable development with justice and dignity by helping communities bring about change for healthy, safe and secure lives; engage in Fair Trade; promote peace and reconciliation; and respond to emergencies. LWR is headquartered in Baltimore, Md. and has worked in international development and relief since 1945. For more information, please visit lwr.org  For Lutheran World Relief's latest press release, click here

Consultation And Education

Common Ground Conciliation Services, Inc.

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Common Ground believes that faith communities and nonprofit groups provide valuable but unheralded services to every neighborhood in every small town and city. These faith communities and nonprofits are often under funded, using grants and contributions to survive year to year. They rely on volunteers and members to manage their affairs, and frequently these volunteers are unprepared for the magnitude of the assignment. We believe these groups deserve quality assistance through consulting relationships just like the for-profit sector. Common Ground fills that need by providing quality consultative services to a most valued sector of our communities.

Consultation to Clergy

Consultation to Clergy is a pastoral care service of the North West District of LCMS and the Alaska, Eastern Washington-Idaho, Northwest Washington, Southwestern Washington and Oregon Synods of the ELCA.  

Click here to read a brief bio for Philip Streufert, STM, Director of Consultation to Clergy.

The Center for Organizational Reform (COR)

The Center for Organizational Reform (COR) is a 501c3 non-profit educational organization based in Spokane, Washington that supports those who lead and serve others. COR's purpose is to create holding environments for individuals and groups who struggle with the challenges of sustaining healthier lives and social systems cultures amid increasing complexity in our world. Further, COR teaches and supports others in learning to create and nurture such holding environments in the systems that matter deeply to them.

Grünewald Guild

The mission of the Grünewald Guild, an ecumenical Christian community, is to promote and encourage creativity within individuals and congregations in response to the mystery of creation through the exploration of art & faith.  The Guild welcomes all as artists, from the hopeful to the accomplished, to encourage the exploration of the depth and breadth of one’s essential beliefs and dynamic purpose through a wide variety of art. Classes, seminars and retreat space are offered year-round in the beautiful eastern Cascades near Leavenworth.  For more information, visit our website at GrunewaldGuild.com or contact us at (509) 763-3693 or office@artfaith.com

Lay Staff Association

Lay Staff Association promotes individual development for non-clergy staff.  We provide opportunities for education, inspiration, training, and networking for mutual support to our members.  In the early part of each year we hold a 3-day conference to provide you with opportunities to learn and laugh, sing and pray, grow in faith and connect with others working in similar ministries.  Your own spiritual growth as well as the ministry of your church or agency will be enhanced by your participation in this event. Check us out on Facebook