Confirmation Summer Experiences

Confirmation at St. Luke's isn't just about sitting in a class and learning more about your faith.  We fully believe that building relationships with other students through fun and fellowship is a critical component of a student's confirmation experience.  For this reason, we offer multiple summer experience options for all of the students at St. Luke's.

We also understand that these experiences can be expensive for some families.  For this reason, we do have some financial assistance available for families that would otherwise not be able to send their student on one of our trips.  If you feel that financial assistance is needed to cover all or part of the trip cost, please Jim Ranney at jranney@stlukes-elca.org, for more information or to discuss your options for scholarship.


6th and 7th Grade: Confirmation Camp at Pine Lake - Waupaca, WI

When: June 11-16, 2017  Cost: $450

Confirmation camp at Pine Lake in Waupaca, WI is so much fun!  This camp is set right on the shores of Pine Lake.  You will have the opportunity to go canoeing, make crafts, play outdoor games, swim, do archery, and even go camping in the woods!  Each day we have time together as our church for Bible study and games, but most of the time will be spent as a cabin group getting to know other students from all over the area.  You must register for this camp by February 28th, 2017 in order to be included in our group!

8th Grade: Roller Coasters and Jesus - Sandusky, OH - Columbus, OH - Cincinnati, OH

When: July 16-20, 2017 Cost: $450

A roller coaster has ups and downs, twists and turns, loops and unexpected starts and stops.  Our lives of faith often resemble these same characteristics.  On the Roller Coasters and Jesus trip, we will head to two world-class amusement parks (Cedar Point-Sandusky, OH and Kings Island-Mason,OH) as we explore this theme of how our faith life can change as we journey through life.  We will also spend two days serving in an inner-city neighborhood in Columbus, OH.

9th Grade/all High School Students: High School Mission Trip - Harlan, KY

When: July 23-29, 2017 Cost: $600 (before fundraising)

For the last 8 years, St. Luke's high school students have been partnered with and the SWAP organization.  This partnership has been successful in changing many lives - lives of students from St. Luke's, and the lives of members of the  community.  If you would like more information on how you can become part of this awesome partnership, contact Jim at jranney@stlukes-elca.org, the Director of Youth Ministries at St. Luke's, for more information.  We are always in need of adult volunteers to help with this trip!

Using the efforts of volunteers, SWAP addresses sub-standard housing in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. We will be traveling to Harlan, Kentucky in July of 2017 for the 8th consecutive year! Participants will work with and for local clients "In the name of Christ,” sharing the message of God's love and building relationships that serve to enrich all involved. If you are looking to "put feet to your faith" and are interested in ministering to the communities of Appalachia for a week, take a moment to ask God what might be in store for you.