The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Camp trivia to dazzle your friends

The highest camp, the oldest camp, Great Lake camps and more ...

Sky Ranch in Colorado is the highest camp — 9,200 feet above sea level.

Okoboji in Iowa and Wilbur Herrlich in New York are the oldest continuously operating camps in the ELCA, both established in 1922.

Through the years the age of Bible
Through the years the age of Bible campers has gone from primarily high-school students to elementary age, such as these campers at Ewalu in Iowa.
Shoshone Base Camp (part of Lutherhaven) in Idaho was a land purchase from the U.S. Forest Service in 2009 that required two special acts of Congress and two presidential signatures.

Bear Creek Camp in Pennsylvania, Klein Ranch in South Dakota, and Koinonia in New York sit on nearly 7,000 acres of land, approximately 20 percent of the entire property owned by ELCA outdoor ministry organizations.

Agape Kure Beach Ministries in North Carolina is the only outdoor ministry that owns oceanfront property. Kure Beach is on the Atlantic Ocean.

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