Summer Activities


Lord of Life families make the summer of 2021 one that you will never forget. If you have a child in 3rd-12thgrade we invite you to sign up for summer camp at LUTHER CREST located in Alexandria, MN. New this year summer camp will be run in week blocks specific to your region. Gather together with your friends or meet some new friends from neighboring towns!

Brainerd Lakes Region:

Dates: July 25-29th, 2021

For more information regarding specific programs or how to register please visit or contact us here at church for more details.

Camp SJ

Camp SJ is an opportunity to gather with NE MN Synod congregations to be in community to play together, build relationships, and be deeply rooted in Christ Jesus as we process the year we experienced, naming our grief and being reminded of the hope we have in Christ. Camp Onomia and Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry are partnering with the NE MN Synod to offer this 3-day retreat at an affordable rate so high school youth and their adult leaders can be together safely.

Dates: June 27-29, 2021

Cost: $100 per person

Ages: Youth in grades 8-12 as of Fall 2020. Adult leaders must be at least 21 years old at time of event.


serveCAMP, a Middle School Mission “trip”, is for students who will be entering grades 5-8 in the upcoming school year. Kid’s will be building trust, helping others, growing in faith and having fun. There will be activities during the day, a break in the afternoon, and option to return in the evening for night games, campfire and camping in Lord of Life’s backyard.  Camp costs will include: camp activities, servant opportunities, transportation, meals, and a week they will never forget!

Dates and costs: TBD.

Summer Mission Trip

Each summer high school youth have the opportunity to participate in a summer mission trip experience outside of the local community. These experiences have taken youth all over the country serving in a variety of ways.

We hope every teenager considers experiencing a mission trip that values relationships, respects communities, and connects the hands of service with the heart of Jesus. These trips are generally one week in length and upcoming trip locations are revealed each fall.

Northeastern Minnesota Synod Journey and ELCA National Youth Gathering

This event takes place every 3 years and is 10 days in length. The next journey will be in the summer of 2022 in Minneapolis, MN.

The NE MN Synod portion of the trip is a 5-day experience that includes a stop or stops in a city and/or region on the way to the ELCA NYG. It is time spent in service and in learning. Typically about 400 students from churches in northeastern MN participate.

Approximately 36,000 youth and adult leaders from the United States participate in the National Youth Gathering which is hosted in various cities around the country (ie, Detroit, New Orleans, San Antonio, Atlanta, Houston). Participants experience God’s love during events that include Bible study, small groups, servant events, inspirational speakers and musical performances.

Contact the church office for more information.