Lutheran Camps have been a vital part of the district's ministry for many years. Camps are an ideal way to build new relationships and strengthen and renew old ones.
The district have oversight over two Camps located in Anglesea and Halls Gap. Araluen Lutheran Camp, located in Anglesea can accommodate up to 150 individuals and is undergoing a substantial extension at the present time. Tandara Lutheran Camp in Halls Gap has recently celebrated 50 years of Camping Ministry. Tandara Camp offers an annual Intern program.
The two Lutheran camps offer a variety of regular camps open to all but focusing on special interests like:
- 500 cards camp – play 500 all weekend
- UFO camp – bring your unfinished (craft) objects
- Family camp
- Kids camp
The camps also host district and churchwide LCA events, such as youth and young adult camps, Grassroots Training, Lutheran Women of Victoria retreats, and Lutheran Men of Victoria 'Men Led by God' camps to name a few.
Steve Burger and Darren Linke are the managers of Araluen and Tandara respectively. Darren writes '...camping ministry here at Tandara is one which I love and certainly brings a new dimension to every new day. To be able to see God working with and through the people who come here as well as the staff and my family is amazing. God has certainly blessed Tandara and I can’t wait to see where and how God will work next.'
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