Camp Lor-Ray

Providing a Christ-centered recreation environment for youth and families

COVID-19 Update: Camp Lor-Ray is preparing to operate Family Camp and Kids’ Camp in 2022.
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About Us

Camp Lor-Ray assists Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod churches by providing a Christ-Centered recreation environment for youth and families.The camp’s property, located just north of Muskegon, MI, consists of 165 forested acres and includes an outdoor chapel overlooking a private, 15 acre manmade lake, the 30-site Family Camp area (available May through October) and the Group Camp area which includes a dining hall/kitchen, bathhouse, pavilion, family cabin/nurse’s station and multiple cabins. Group Camp accommodates up to 93 campers.Throughout the year Camp Lor-Ray hosts multiple children’s camps and also offers facility to rent to pioneer groups and ELS & WELS members & families.Camp Lor-Ray started in 1962 as an ELS youth camp with 166 campers and counselors. Over the years it grew and progressed until it acquired its permanent home on the current property.
As an organization we also accept and confess the Christian Lutheran beliefs.
Click the links below for more information on our synods and beliefs:
ELS
WELS

Camping and Events

Here at Camp Lor-Ray we provide a number of kids’ camps, site rentals, and events. Below you will find additional details on everything we have to offer:

Group Camping

Church groups, families, teen organizations, Pioneers, and other groups connected with the congregations of the ELS and WELS are able to rent the Kids’ Camp facilities. Other groups not associated may be allowed on a circumstantial basis. Rent this perfect location for your next event today!Please email camplorray@gmail.com or click the email icon at the bottom of the page to request a group rental.Facilities available for rent include:
Dining hall & kitchen (Capacity: 60)
Three dual-sided residential cabins, and one residential room connected to the dining hall:
Gorske Hall (Capacity: 11 & 13)
Karnitz Hall (Capacity: 12 & 13)
“The New Cabin” (Capacity: 12 & 12)
Dining Hall Annex (Capacity: 8)
Family cabin/nurse’s cabin (Capacity: 12 maximum)
Toilet/shower facilities
Picnic Pavilion
Outdoor Chapel
Fees & Rules
Rental rate is $7.00 per person, per night – ELS/WELS ($10.00 per person, per night – non-ELS/WELS), with an additional charge of $50.00 per day for use of the mess hall and kitchen facility (Moldstad Hall), with a $25 per night fee for a camp supervisor. Additionally, a fee of $100.00 per day for supervisory camp staff on site may apply if the rental is outside the normal summer season.
Smoking is not allowed in any structure on campus. Use extreme caution when smoking anywhere on the property due to the combustible nature of the surroundings. If campfires are to be used, they shall be supervised at all times, and shall be fully extinguished with water or covered prior to leaving the area. General clean up of the occupied buildings & grounds is expected. There shall be a general review of the campus with an LRCA representative prior to the authorized agent’s departure in effort to establish compliance with this agreement.

Kids' Camps

Camp Lor-Ray Kids’ Camp is an unforgettable way to spend a week (or maybe three) in the summer. Open to virtually all ages, summer camp at Camp Lor-Ray means spending time with friends, making new friends, playing new games, learning new activities, and exploring God’s creation, all while learning about our wonderful Savior.2022 Dates:
1st-3rd grade: June 26-28 (Sun-Tues)
4th-6th grade: July 3-8 (Sun-Fri)
7th-9th grade: July 10-15 (Sun-Fri)
Pricing (including early bird and multi-child discounts):1st-3rd Grade
1st camper: $180 ($155 before April 15)
2nd camper, same family: $155 ($130 before April 15)
4th-6th & 7th-9th Grade
1st camper: $280 ($255 before April 15)
2nd camper, same family: $255 ($230 before April 15)
A $50 deposit (per camper) is required immediately; remaining balance must be paid at time of check-in at Camp.*Please complete and submit your application by April 15th if your child will not be able to attend Camp this summer without some form of financial assistance.
While submissions before the deadline will receive priority, requests after April 15th will be considered.
For financial assistance, complete the financial assistance request section of the application and note so on your payment. Pay the deposit as normal and we’ll contact you with further information.Bring a friend who has never been to camp before: get a $25 discount from your fee!

Camp Registration

If you wish to pay the deposit or camp fee online, please send the payment to our paypal account by putting in the our paypal email (camplorray@gmail.com) or by clicking the paypal button on this page. You can also send a check to camp c/o: Mike Brenner. Please indicate the child's name in your payment. If you use paypal you can put your child's name in the section called "What is this payment for?"
5281 Russell Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457

Staff Application

Camp Lor-Ray also employs many summer staff for anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks during the summer. Staff can request how many weeks to work, and will be hired based on qualifications, experience, the number of campers registered for the summer, and positions available.These are the summer positions available:
- Camp Manager
- Weekly Camp Directors (Pastors, vicars, male teachers, or deacons/staff ministers)
- Bible Leaders (Pastors, vicars, male teachers, or deacons/staff ministers)
- Shooting/Hunting Instructor
- Activity Director
- Craft Director
- Water Safety Instructor
- Adult Counselors (must be at least 18)
- Junior Counselors (must be at least 16)
- Nurse
Cooks
- Kitchen Help (Volunteer position, must be at least 14)

Family Camp Site Rentals

The family camp at Camp Lor-Ray is open all summer long to members of the ELS and WELS. The camp has 18 lakeside campsites (does not necessarily mean lake-view) and 12 woodside campsites. All sites have 30-amp electricity and water, and most have sewer hookups. The family camp is just a short walk from Kids’ Camp, and numerous hiking and biking trails are connected to the family camp. Lake Setterbo is footsteps away from half of the campsites, with a boat launch and fishing dock not far away.If you have any additional camping questions, please e-mail us at camplorray@gmail.com or click the e-mail icon at the bottom of the page.

PLEASE READ: To reserve a campsite please complete the form at the bottom of this page first and then also submit your request through the reservation system.

Rates

Non-Member rates:
1 Day Tent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
1 Day Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40
1 Week (7 Consecutive Days) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250
LRCA Member Rates:
(Rates are in addition to the $50 annual membership fee)
If you are interested in becoming an LRCA member, contact us here or select "Purchase LRCA Membership" while booking your campsite.1 Day Tent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20
1 Day Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
1 Week (7 Consecutive Days) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200
Monthly Member Rates:
(Must be consecutive)
1 Calendar Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350
2 Calendar Months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $450
3 Calendar Months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $650
4 Calendar Months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750
Seasonal (May thru October / 5 or 6 Month) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $900
Guests/Visitors rate (when in same camping unit as a member):Any person not covered directly by a family camp membership is to be charged for each overnight visit.
(A family member is a dependent as defined by the IRS. All others must have their own membership or pay the non-member rates.)
Overnight visitor rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2 per nightFamily Camp Mini Cabin:The Family Camp Mini Cabin may be rented for $45 per night (two night minimum). Cooking of any kind is not permitted inside the cabin. For health reasons, pets are not allowed inside the cabin.First Aid Cabin Rate:The Nurse’s Cabin at Kids’ Camp may be rented for $60 per night (plus a $10 cleaning fee) on a first-come, first-served basis. The rate includes up to four persons. An additional per-person charge of $7 per night applies to each person over the initial included four persons. The maximum occupancy is 12 persons.Please check in and out with Family Camp Manager.Notes:
• Camping season begins on the first Saturday in May and ends on the last Saturday in October.
• All fees are to be paid online, directly to the Family Camp Manager, or placed in the ‘Fee Pipe’ on camp site #3.

If you have already completed the above form but did not reserve your dates & campsite on the reservation system, follow this link to be taken directly to the reservation system.

Events

No special events are scheduled at this time.

DHS Forms

As a person participating in Kids Camp, if you will be 21 years or older when camp begins, please complete complete your states DHS form and update your application once it is completedMichigan residents: please print & complete this form and follow directions below.
Indiana residents: please use this form and follow directions below.
Illinois residents: please use this form and follow the directions below.
Iowa residents: please use this form.
Wisconsin residents: Please contact Camp Coordinator David Kenyon
If you are a resident of a different state not listed, please check here.*Note: if you filled out this form last year, or have been at Camp Lor-Ray consistently since filling out this form, without any lapse in years, you do not need to do so again. If you are not sure, please contact David Kenyon.Camp’s contact information for the form is as follows:Camp Lor-Ray
P.O. Box 357
Twin Lake, MI 49457
Phone: (231) 766-3152
Email: camplorray@gmail.com


Specific Instructions for Michigan Residents
(A number of questions have arisen over section 2. Please check Camp Lor-Ray as an “Employer.” As an “Employer,” you do not need to fill out the box titled “Name of CPS/Law Enforcement or Court.”)
Name of Employer: Camp Lor-Ray
Name: Josh Skogen
Title: Superintendent
Return address at bottom of DHS form must be:
Camp Lor-Ray
P.O. Box 357
Twin Lake, MI 49457
Mail to:
Dept. Health and Human Services
Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing
Attn: Kim Garza
7109 West Saginaw Highway
Lansing, MI 48917
Michigan.gov map of county offices


Specific Instructions for Indiana Residents:Mail to:
Indiana Department of Child Services, COBCU
302 W Washington St.
Room E306, MS08
Indianapolis, IN 46204
-or-Scan and email form to: background.checkunit@dcs.in.gov-or-Fax to: 317-234-4633


Specific Instructions for Illinois Residents:
At the bottom of the page the form requests information about the submitting agency. The submitting agency is Lor-Ray Camp Association.


Specific Instructions for Wisconsin Residents:
Contact David Kenyon

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Did you not find what your looking for? Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.5281 Russell Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457
Phone: (231) 760-CAMP (2267)
E-mail: camplorray@gmail.com

Contact Us

Did you not find what you're looking for? Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.5281 Russell Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457
Phone: (231) 760-CAMP (2267)
camplorray@gmail.com