In a place and time apart...
The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania operates three facilities within the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. These facilities are Kirchenwald, Nawakwa, and The Wittel Farm. They offer a wide variety of outdoor experiences in a uniquely Lutheran tradition.
Summer camping programs for young people are offered at Nawakwa and Kirchenwald. Programs such as sports camps, outdoor wilderness camps, canoe camps, bike camps, and the traditional small group resident camp programs offer a wide variety of exciting programs for young people. There are also retreat programs for all ages throughout the year.
In addition, there are facilities available for rent by retreat groups. Retreat groups primarily, but not exclusively, are church groups. Retreat groups also include school groups, families, individuals, and other organizations. Outdoor education experiences for groups are also possible. The Wittel Farm, a working farm, has a house of prayer for individual spiritual retreats. This facility is ideal for pastors and lay people who are looking for a quiet time of meditation and prayer in Central Pennsylvania.
I grew up at the seminary, my father was a clergyman, but it wasn't until I got to Nawakwa that I made public my intention to become a pastor.
Rev. Dr. Fred Wentz
The Lutheran Camping Corporation carries out its mission as a gracious expression of God's love. The heart of that mission is to:
- Strengthen the faith of children, youth, adults, and families;
- Offer opportunities for children and youth to grow in Christian leadership;
- Provide outdoor ministry experiences to all, regardless of their financial capacity;
- Foster Christian fellowship;
- Nurture God's children of all ages as good stewards of all God's good gifts.
The Lutheran Camping Corporation provides a creative, Christ-centered ministry for people in all stages of life, in partnership and cooperation with congregations and individuals, for the service and proclamation of the Gospel.