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Mission Statement

Lutherdale is a faith community, dedicated to building lives in Christ through the wonder of God’s Creation and the study of God’s Word.  


Sharing God’s love since 1944, Lutherdale has grown in ministry from its humble beginning, currently serving over 240 ELCA congregations and other ecumenical faith partners. Centrally located between Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, Lutherdale serves Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois as a summer camp and conference center for youth and adults.

Lutherdale is an ACA-accredited outdoor ministry site that exists to serve our ministry partners through quality Christ-centered programs, providing a vibrant ministry of hospitality year-round for youth, families, and adults. All are welcome to explore our beautiful 52-acres of rolling farmland, woods, and pristine shoreline. Lutherdale is a place for spiritual growth, rejuvenation, learning, fellowship, and recreation. On the shores of Lauderdale Lakes, waterfront activities, field games, archery, the farm, low & high challenge course activities, and a 3-sided climbing tower provide opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy God’s creation.