Programs Encouraging Christian Youth Development
Lutheran Outdoor Ministries encourages, educates, equips, and empowers bold and faithful outdoor ministry leaders for service in the Church and the world. Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (LOM) is an association of outdoor ministry organizations, professionals, board members, businesses, and students connected to Lutheran camping, conferences, and retreats. Our programs reach God’s children of all ages though summer camping programs, retreat opportunities, hospitality, team building activities, and partnership with congregations.
ELCA World Hunger’s Walk for Water is an opportunity for youth and adults to experience firsthand what it is like to carry a 5-gallon jug of water (41.5 pounds) through a simulated water collection experience. Throughout the simulation each person follows one of five “stories” to guide them along the track. Along the way, participants are confronted with different obstacles that help them realize some of the struggles those walking for water may encounter.