Summer Programs


Due to the continued affects of COVID-19 on our community, the 2021 summer camp schedule has been pared down.  Consequently, many of our regular programs will not be offered.  

The modified schedule is contingent on CDC and NY State approval for holding residential summer camp in 2021.  Your patience as we navigate these unknowns is appreciated.  

The above link, which will go live on April 1st, will redirect you to our secure cloud-based registration program.  If or as we're able to move the registration date earlier, we will.  Stay tuned to this page for updates.  If you have questions in the meantime, please call 716-386-4125.  We'll be happy to help.

Returning families: your information has already been imported into the new system.  To verify your Email account, enter your Email address into the "Sign-In" tab, then select "Password reset."  This will allow you to verify your Email address and create an account for your family.  


New families: create a new account by entering your information in the "New user sign-in" tab. 


Refund Practice:  In the event of cancellation, all programs have a portion of their fee that is non-refundable.  $50/Mini Camp, $150/RATS & LIT, $75 all others.  A $25 cancellation fee will also be assessed. 


Camperships Available!  We want to help. LCLC continues its pledge to never turn a child away due to financial need.  Thanks to the St. John’s Home Board and to some very generous individual donors, we have funding available to help children get to camp.  Please use the following Financial Assistance Form to apply.

July 4-9

  • Classic Youth Camp I

  • RATS first week


​ July 11-16

  • RATS Final week

  • Confirmation Camp


July 18-23

  • Classic Camp II


July 25-30

  • Senior High Week


Expansion week.


Expansion week.



Horse Camp

Completing Grades 3-8  


This exciting program offers you the opportunity to learn all about horses, riding, relationships and yourself.  Campers will spend 1.5 hours a day at Starr Point Farms, right across the road from LCLC.  The Starr Point Farms instructor has a “Certified Horsemanship Association” Level 2 riding instruction certification.  The rest of your day will be spent doing traditional camp activities on site.  Enrollment is limited to 10 campers.

Mini Camp

Completing Grades 1-3


A half-week camp experience with all the excitement and activities of a full camp week sized for those campers completing grades 1-3.


Classic Youth Camp

Completing Grades 3-5

Completing Grades 6-8

Weeks  1 & 3: $420


Together with your camp friends you can swim, play Gaga Ball, make crafts, go on nature hikes, enjoy evening campfires, play crazy camp games, take on the Climbing Tower and Zip Line, sail, and have the best week of your summer!


Night Owls 2.0!

Completing Grades 7-10


New twist on an old favorite.  A fantastic program full of nocturnal excitement!  Spend the week exploring the wonders of the night at LCLC.  Campers still get to do “day light” activities like swimming and boating along with the added adventures of nighttime games and activities.

Sailing I & II

Completing Grades 6-12 

Come and spend the week on beautiful Lake Chautauqua.  Learn how to rig and sail Sunfish, Lasers, and Hobie Cats.  No matter what your experience level, our staff will help you advance your skills with group instruction and individualized coaching.  When not sailing, you'll enjoy the other great camp activities we do on land.

Recruits-in-Advanced-Training for Service


Completed Grades 9-11  Weeks 1 - 2: $760

A two-week program of faith, learning and growth.  Spend your first week at camp having fun and learning about service to others.  Spend your second week offsite each day in local agencies serving God’s people and making a difference.  RATS campers also get to enjoy a weekend of fun and bonding between their two weeks of camp.

Senior High Week

Completed Grades 9-12

Week 4: $440


This week is entirely devoted to and designed for senior high campers.  Choose from faith forming workshops, experience powerful bible studies, meaningful worships and unique evening activities.  Come and discover what living in right relationships with God and others is all about.

Alumni Family Camp

A half-week program for staff alumni and their families.  Spend some quality time at LCLC reconnecting with your family and with other LCLC staff alumni.  The program runs from Sunday afternoon through breakfast Wednesday, July 4th.  Current LCLC summer staff will be on hand to lead recreation, bible studies, worships, campfires, and more.  Please use the specific Alumni Family Camp.

Congregational Confirmation Camp

Generally Completing 

Grades 6-9

Week 2: $410 per camper

$300 per congregational adult leader.  


*Program ends Friday morning.

Confirmation Camp is a program sponsored by specific congregations of the Southwestern, Genesee-Finger Lakes, and Niagara Frontier Conferences of the Upstate NY Synod.  It is not an open enrollment program as all the other LCLC programs are.  Please check with your Pastor to learn if your congregation participates in Confirmation Camp or not.  


If your congregation does participate, please register using the LCLC Brochure or the LCLC online registration form. 


Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center

5013 NY-430

Bemus Point, NY 14712

Phone: (716) 386-4125

Fax: (716) 386-5714

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