How Do I Register?

  1. Go to the Home page on this website, go to the Registration pull-down menu and click on the Camper Application tab.
  2. Follow the instructions and fill out the Registration and Health forms.
  3. Determine the total amount you are responsible to pay by deducting your church’s scholarship from the $315 registration fee.
  4. Mail the registration form, along with your check or money order for the total amount you owe, to:

Camp Luther Director
PO Box 2008
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

To make sure your camp shirt is there for you on the first day of camp be sure to register for Camp Luther by June 1, 2024.

Camp Luther:

  • receives a grant from West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • receives support from the Synod’s Youth Committee
  • reports to the annual Synod Assembly
  • is available to all persons without regard to race, color, or national origin
  • appreciates donations


How Do I Get There?

Camp Luther is located at Camp Caesar, a 4-H Camp situated along WV State Rt. 20 between Webster Springs and Cowen, West Virginia (view map). It is easily reached by automobile. In addition, chartered buses operate from Wheeling, Fairmont, Huntington, Parkersburg, and Charleston. See your pastor for details about the buses!


What Does It Cost?

The cost for a full week at Camp Luther is $315. Many churches provide partial scholarships to help reduce the cost. If you must withdraw before camp starts, all but $25 of your camp fee will be returned to you.


What About Health Care?

Doctors and registered nurses are in residence at Camp Luther to treat minor ailments and abrasions. An infirmary is maintained with nurse’s office, dispensary, and several beds for temporary treatment. Local physicians are available if needed. Modern hospital facilities are located in Webster Springs.


What’s the Address to Send Mail to the Campers?

Mail should be addressed as follows:

Name of Camper
Camper’s Program (Junior, Intermediate, or Senior)
Camp Luther c/o Camp Caesar, Box 428
Cowen, WV 26206-0428

Please do no send bags of candy and/or additional money to your camper.


Do I have to be a Lutheran to attend Camp Luther?

In a word, no. Most attendees are Lutherans but we also have many other denominations represented, both among the campers and the staff.


What should I bring?

A short list would include a bible, sleeping bag, pillow, clothes for 6 days, 2 pair of shoes (already broken-in), a poncho or umbrella, swim trunks/bathing suit, toiletries, at least one towel, medications (if needed), insect repellent, sunscreen, flashlight, a notebook, pen and/or pencil and a light jacket.

(A more extensive list will be sent with Welcome letter)


You say “clothes for 6 days”…what kind of weather should I pack for?

Camp Luther is located in Webster County, WV where the average high temperature during the week of Camp Luther is 80 degrees and the average low is 55. The normal wear ranges from shorts and tee-shirts during the day to blue jeans and long sleeve shirt in the evening. But bring a jacket, too. It’s not unheard of for a night in the 40′s.


Should I bring money?

A small amount of cash ($10 – $40) will come in handy should you wish to purchase anything from various canteens, crafts or the camp store (stamps, camp shirts, etc.)


What activities are there at Camp Luther?

The activities are many and varied. Activities include swimming, fishing, crafts, nature hikes, singing, basketball, four-square, soccer, kick ball, etc. Please look at our photo page to get a better idea of some of the things we do.


Can I bring my cell phone?

You may bring it but you may not use it during camp. If you need to get hold of someone during camp week you may ask your counselor and they will arrange for you to place the phone call.


Have another question?

Please feel free to contact us for more information.