Labor Day Family Campout

2017 Family Campout

Labor Day weekend-Information and Registration

Arrive Saturday morning between 10-11:00 am (before lunch).

Depart Monday mid-morning after breakfast.



The location is Oak Glen, California in the beautiful apple country above Yucaipa at the Luther Glen Retreat Center, a Lutheran camp situated on a large property on a wooded hillside. The website is: 

Location:       Luther Glen Conference Center

                        39136 Harris Road

                        Oak Glen, CA 92399

                        (909) 797-9949


Some of the activities available:

Large swimming pool (with lifeguards)              Morning and evening devotions

Outdoor stone labyrinth                                          Campfires & s’mores on both evenings

Archery range and horseshoes court                  Sunday worship and communion

Hiking trails with beautiful views                          Evening wine and cheese parties (kids

Camp games and crafts for children                  with the camp counselors in the Lodge)

Adult crafts in Luther Glen all weekend




CABINS - There is a youth camp on site with basic cabins with standard bunk beds. There are six cabins. Each cabin sleeps 16 people and has a complete bathroom facility. The cabin bathrooms have three private showers with shower curtains, but do not have changing rooms attached to each shower. (If families share a cabin, the showering will have to be segregated by family or gender.) The toilets are the standard style with doors.  Please bring a sleeping bag and pillow, plus soap and towel to shower.

LUTHER GLEN - A retreat and conference center with private, motel-style rooms. Each room has 2, 3, or 4 twin beds and a standard bathroom with sink, toilet and shower. Towels, soap, pillows, and sheets are provided in the rooms.

TENTS - There are several flat, tenting areas near the Lodge and toilet facilities or farther away, as desired. For bathing, tenters will be using the two private shower facilities at Hilltop Meeting Room next to the camp offices.  Please bring sleeping bag and pillow, and soap and towel to shower.



Casual, informal clothes for warm days and cool nights (long pants and shorts, t-shirts and tops)

Sweatshirt or jacket for night

Sturdy shoes, tennis shoes, walking sandals (high heels not recommended)

Swimsuit and beach towel

Toiletries – soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste and brush, etc. (If you’re tenting, leave these in a bunkhouse bathroom; bears think deodorant is food). Bring a towel & soap if you’re staying in a tent or cabin; Luther Glen residents have towels & soap provided in the rooms.

A favorite pillow, Bible, reading material, crosswords, etc.

Reusable water bottle and flashlight

Big hat, sunscreen, bug repellant and chapstick

Your camera and film

A folding camp chair (if you don’t own one, try to borrow one)

NOTE: Please do not bring radios, iPods, laptops, CD/mp3 players, electronic games, pocket knives, or tobacco products. Try to leave your cell phone in your car or in your room.



Depending upon the makeup of the camp attendees, we’ll either be having our meals at the Luther Glen retreat center (if mostly adults) or at the Lodge down the hill (if mostly families).



Yes! We have two wine and cheese parties over the weekend! There is a refrigerator in Luther Glen if you’d like to bring dip and chips, snacks, or fresh fruit to share.  You are encouraged to bring your favorite wine or some beer to share during our adult parties on Saturday and Sunday nights. Luther Glen staff cannot provide alcohol.



Nearby Oak Glen has charming apple ranches, shopping, apple pie cafes and rustic walking paths. It is just down the hill from Luther Glen with six miles of winding roads connecting the ranches and other interesting sites. The website for Oak Glen is: We will have Oak Glen brochures and maps to the apple ranches and nearby hiking areas for you.