Christian Retreats and Events at Tuscarora

Please call 800.500.8872, 9:00AM - 5:00PM, to make a reservation or click on the appropriate register button below.



May 22nd - May 25th

Speaker: Pastor Herman Otten


This kick-off-to-summer weekend will include worship and teaching for all ages, childcare, evening events, tournaments, pool and river activities, and a Memorial Day flag raising ceremony.

Herman Otten has a strong academic background, including a Master in Sacred Theology from Concordia Seminary. Using this knowledge, he has pastored the Trinity Lutheran Church of New Haven, MO for the last 56 years and been editor for Christian News for 52 years. His years as a student, lecturer, pastor, editor, father, and husband have been used to teach God's Word to those who need it and make God's name known across the US.

Morning Bible Hour Speaker: Wil Stelzer

Sunday Morning Worship Service Speaker: Rev. Ron Stelzer

The programming for Confirmands and Youth will be led by Rev. Matt Gonzalez, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran in the Bronx and Rev. Jacob Allstaedt, St. Luke's Lutheran in Federal Way, WA.

Join the many other families that "beat the holiday traffic" and arrive Thursday. The cost is $84 per room (two people) plus $5 for each additional person; it includes Thursday lodging, Friday breakfast, and buffet dinner.

  • Teens in rooms with parents or in the dorms pay the dorm rate - $195.28
  • Teen chaperones receive a 50% discount for every five youth they bring.
  • Pastors and their families receive a 35% discount when the pastor is registered for the entire weekend.

The weekend begins with an optional buffet dinner on Friday and ends after lunch on Monday.

Prices range from $225 to $305 per adult.

Registration Letter

Tentative Schedule

Register online or by calling our office at 800.500.8872.







For first time families who have never attended Leisure Week 1 or 2 before!


Are you ready to leave the hassle of cooking and cleaning behind for a week? Start a new family tradition, Tuscarora style! Unwind and allow our staff to serve you as you enjoy activities for every age, childcare, fun on the river, relaxation by the pool, tournaments, amazing meals, evening activities, and great Bible teaching.


"I always enjoy seeing friendly faces. It is a great time to catch up with friends and family. I think that the staff does an excellent job! My family looks forward to this vacation each year"

~ 2014 Leisure Week Attendee


Leisure Week 1: July 11th - July 17th

Speaker: Pastor David Foss

Lead Pastor at Bethel Lutheran Brethren

Fergus Falls, MN



Leisure Week 2: July 25th - July 31st

Speaker: Pastor Bill Mummert

Senior Pastor at Grace Baptist Church

Gettysburg, PA



Both weeks begin with supper on Saturday and conclude with breakfast on Friday. Leisure Week 2 is co-sponsored by Tuscarora and LEM East.

  • Children in rooms with parents pay a percentage of the adult rate. Children five and younger are FREE when both parents attend the entire Leisure Week (half price if only one parent attends).
  • Youth who attend Junior Week or Teen Week are FREE for Leisure Week when both parents attend the entire Leisure Week (half price if only one parent attends).
  • The maximum rate a family (in one room) will pay is three adult rates. This pertains to immediate family members only. Any other relatives or friends staying in the room will pay the full rate.
  • The $30 per person programming fee applies to each person regardless of discounts or age.

Prices range from $361 to $541 per adult.


2014 SAMPLE SCHEDULE - Details will change for 2015 but this is just to give you an idea of the activities and flow for the week. Leisure Week 1 has one morning session and Leisure Week 2 has a morning and evening session.


Register by calling our office at 800.500.8872. Online registration will be available soon.



Junior Week: July 5th - July 11th

Speaker: Pastor Jason Lang

For more details or to register, visit Summer Youth Camps.


Teen Week: July 19th - July 25th

Speaker: Jeremy Kingsley

For more details or to register, visit Summer Youth Camps.





Men's Retreat: October 2nd - October 4th

Speaker: Pastor Brad Mitchell

Lead Pastor, The River Church


Fall Midweek Retreat: October 13th - October 15th

Speaker: Dr. Larry Burd

Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church


Fall Women's Retreat: November 6th - November 8th

(Co-sponsored with CLB Women's Ministries)

Speaker: Sue Duffield


Christmas Weekend: December 11th - December 13th

Friday Concert (love offering):

Saturday Concert (tickets $20):


Singles' Retreat: December 31st, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016

Speaker: Dennis Franck