Giving to Camp

LRCC counts on $200,000 in individual contributions each year, and another $100,000 from congregations. These gifts enable us to keep our fees affordable for ALL campers and retreats, regardless of the size of their family or their economic situation.

Gifts of ALL sizes are welcomed, as are in-kind contributions of vehicles, furniture, building materials and appliances. Please let us know how you can help! We want to be in partnership with you and your congregation.

Did you know that less than 8 percent of Lutherans leave a gift for their congregation in their estate planning?  Did you know that ELCA Lutherans have access to a faith filled estate planner, free of charge?  Meet Lisa Higginbotham, Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation and a great friend of our Bible camps.

Would you consider leaving a portion of your estate to your congregation, and a portion to LRCC?  Contact Lisa directly at (773) 380-2477 or call Pastor Glen or Lauri Egertson at (661) 889-0042.

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LRCC is incorporated in the State of California, designated as a 501(c)3, or more commonly known as a non-profit organization.  That means all gifts  are deductible on you state and federal income taxes.


Vista Society

Over the years the ministries of Lutheran Retreats, Camps and Conferences (LRCC) have provided sanctuaries in time and space where Christ can be encountered, faith renewed, stewardship of God's creation learned and the joy of community discovered.

The Vista Society:
To assure this vital ministry continues and to gather people who are committed to sharing the Gospel through LRCC, the Board of Directors has established The Vista Society.

Gifts to the Vista Society, are used to help keep fees reasonable, to give financial aid to children and families who cannot afford to pay the camp or retreat fees, to provide capital equipment and repairs and to launch new programs.

Membership in The Vista Society begins with an annual gift of $300 throughout the calendar year. Other membership levels are available for those wishing and able to provide greater support. Gifts can be monthly, quarterly or annually.

While there are several levels of membership, whichever category you select makes you part of a very special group of people who are doing much to reach out with the Gospel to people young and old, during all seasons of the year.

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Today, during all seasons of the year, guests of all ages and backgrounds continue to be drawn to the mountains for rest, renewal and to discover the vistas of their lives unfolding before them.

Young people are embraced by God's love in Christ. They are filled with confidence and hope. God is present with them. They thoughtfully discern the paths they are to take in life. Adults find renewal in their Christian journeys, are inspired to lives of service and discipleship and are equipped to be leaders in their congregations. Congregational ministries are energized. Many pastors and church professionals find their calling at camp.

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LRCC Amazon wishlist

Click the link below to send amazon packages directly to El Camino Pines or Luther Glen Farm!

Please be sure the specify which camp you would like to have these wishlist items too during check out. 

If you have any of the items listed above, and would like to donate them to  LRCC, contact us today!


Thrivent Financial

If you are a Thrivent Financial member you have an easy way to help support what matters most to you—even your own congregation or camp. Through Thrivent Choice, a charitable grant program, members can help choose where Thrivent Financial distributes some of its charitable funds each year.

Eligible benefit members also are designated Choice Dollars. By directing Choice Dollars, they can request funding for thousands of Lutheran organizations nationwide, including LRCC: El Camino Pines and Luther Glen. Potential designated Choice Dollars amounts that can be directed range from $25 to $500 for each eligible member.

If you are eligible to direct Choice Dollars, you can direct them right now. If you are uncertain about your eligibility, visit, or contact your local Thrivent Financial representative.

How Do I Direct My Designated Choice Dollars?

Choose from Lutheran organizations nationwide, including your local congregation. It's easy!

1. Search for Lutheran Retreats, Camp and Conferences to donate your Thrivent Choice Dollars to our general fund. You can Search El Camino Pines or Luther Glen to donate your Thrivent Choice Dollars to a specific site,

2. Direct Choice Dollars online now or call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and state "Thrivent Choice."

Expiration Date: Choice Dollars designated during the calendar year can be directed until March 31 of the following year.

Directing Choice Dollars are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Thrivent Choice Program. Visit for complete Terms and Conditions.

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Connect with Thrivent today to learn more about what it means to be a Thrivent member.