About Us

Mission Statement

Sharing the gospel of Christ Jesus in ways that give life.

How do we do this?  By providing opportunities for spiritual growth, renewal, and Christ-centered community in the wonder of God’s creation.

What We Do

Summer Camp

From the end of June through the second week of August, LCLC provides an exciting summer camping program for youth grades 1-12.

Retreats and Conferences

Our high-comfort, hotel-style Retreat Center is the perfect environment for conferences of all types.  Church groups, families, community groups, and social groups can all benefit from a few days away at LCLC.

Year-round Programming

LCLC offers a wide variety of programmed retreats throughout the fall, winter and spring for people of all ages.

Group Challenge Course

Our “adventure course” offers an exciting laboratory of learning focused on teamwork, cooperation, leadership, and communication among your group.  New in 2019 is our 32′ tall Adventure Tower and Zip Line.

Special Events

Church picnics, family reunions, weddings, and special worship services can all be accommodated at LCLC.

Who We Serve

LCLC serves all these groups (and perhaps yours too):

  • Congregations for adult, family or youth retreats.
  • Groups, large or small for overnight or day retreats.
  • Individuals and families seeking a quiet place to reflect, renew, and recharge.
  • Youth from grades 1-12 in our summer camping program

What We Offer

  • Housing in a variety of accommodations.
  • Professional food service or facilities that allow groups to cook for themselves.
  • Recreational facilities, including a picnic pavilion, basketball court, group challenge course, Adventure Tower and Zip Line, hiking trails, ball field, and 3,000 feet of shoreline on Lake Chautauqua. LCLC is also close to miles of cross-country skiing trails, snowmobile trails, and two premier ski resorts.
  • Friendly customized service to help you plan your event.
  • Professional staff to lead worship, team-building activities, and recreational activities.



Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center, Inc. is a ministry of the Upstate New York Synod of the ELCA.