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 Lutherhaven in the 1940’s: The Beginning of a Legacy that would Impact Hundreds of Thousands for Generations to Come…

In the 1940’s, a group of men from Spokane area Lutheran churches—representing five Lutheran denominations—organized themselves into the Spokane Lutheran Men’s Club, united for the purpose of “working together, singing, eating, and enjoying Christian fellowship.” Howard Fetz, a club member, presented the Club with an opportunity to purchase property on Lake Coeur d’Alene. The committee formed to look over the parcel gave the nod, and since the location was central to so many communities, it was decided to sound out the interest of all the Lutheran churches within the Inland Empire as a way to broaden the Club’s base of support.

In 1945, sixteen acres of wooded hillside overlooking Mica Bay on Lake Coeur d’Alene were purchased. The vision of these pioneers in Lutheran Outdoor Ministry was to establish a summer camp for the use of servicemen returning from World War II and for the use of Lutheran families from the Spokane area. Years ahead of their time, it would be decades before their dream of a family camp would become a reality.

Over the next few months, we’re going to share a look back in time as we celebrate Lutherhaven’s 75th anniversary…75 years of encountering creation, creating community and communing with Christ!

 Fall Family Camping at Camp Lutherhaven!

We’re convinced there’s nowhere better for families than retreating to the lakes, mountains, and rivers of beautiful northern Idaho … creating life-long, Christ-centered, life-changing memories in the beauty of God’s creation. Reserve a cabin, RV or tent spot, and meals for your family or group this fall and winter today.

Fall Crafty Crew Retreats

Have your own CCQ Retreat! Gather some friends, select dates that best fit your schedule, and come to Camp Lutherhaven for a crafty getaway on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Bring your favorite crafting, quilting, or scrapbook project and create together with friends. Pause for meals, a walk around camp, a chat with staff–otherwise the time is yours! We have several meal options for you to choose from, in our dining hall or in your crafting space.

Together we’ll work out the dates and the details to make it possible for you and your crew to enjoy a relaxing getaway on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Contact us for more information and available dates.

Find more information here www.lutherhaven.com