JUNE 25-30, 2023 (Sunday - Friday)

All women. All week. All sorts of fun! Gather at Luther Crest for another great Women’s Week experience at camp this summer! We’ll provide an excellent arrangement of meals, goodies, and treats. There’ll be daily speakers and presentations as well as nightly entertainment with musicians and entertainers. This is a wonderful opportunity to participate and grow together in a Christ-centered community through discussion and devotion.

​Separate programming is offered for children and grandchildren of all ages. Luther Crest offers childcare for children aged 4 and under and asks that youth in Kindergarten and older register and participate in one of the program options offered throughout the week.

  1. ​Age 0-2 - Register for Babies
  2. Age 3-4 - Register for Preschool
  3. ​Kindergarten-Age 5 - Register for On-site Day Camp
  4. Grade 3-6 - Register for any On-site Overnight Program

Lodging will be in a winterized cabin with bunk-style beds, each with its own bathroom and shower. You will also be with a Luther Crest counselor and approximately 8-9 other same-aged campers.

Elle Dowd

The Rev. Elle Dowd

Elle Dowd is a bi-furious recent graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, a current PhD student at the Chicago Theological Seminary, the campus minister of South Loop Campus Ministry , and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Elle has pieces of their heart in Sierra Leone, where their two children were born, and in St. Louis where they learned from the radical, queer, Black leadership during the Ferguson Uprising.
She was formerly a co-conspirator with the movement to #decolonizeLutheranism and currently serves as a board member of the Euro-Descent Lutheran Association for Racial Justice, does community organizing in her city as a board member of SOUL, serves on the Clergy Advocacy Board for Planned Parenthood, writes regularly as part of the vision team for the Disrupt Worship Project, and facilitates workshops in both secular conferences and Christian spaces. In 2021 she published a book with Broadleaf, Baptized in Teargas, about her conversion from a white moderate to an abolitionist is available now in print, e-book, or audiobook.
To get in touch with Elle and to keep up with updates,  you can visit their website www.elledowd.com , and subscribe to their newsletter.

You can also see her online ministry via Facebook.com/elledowdministry
or follow her on Twitter/SnapChat/Insta @hownowbrowndowd
or on TikTok @elledowdministry

And order their book Baptized in Teargas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist  here  https://bit.ly/2YICjBf

Or download the audiobook here https://christianaudio.com/baptized-tear-gas-elle-dowd-audiobook-download

Availability Monday - Wednesday


Call Renae to sign up 320-846-2431 or email renaer@luthercrest.org

The day starts with worship in the Chapel and continues until a free time in the afternoon. This day option includes lunch, the morning session with Rev. Elle Dowd, morning + afternoon mini-sessions, and the afternoon presenter. How fun!

Week-Long Participants


8:00 - First Word and Prayers in the Chapel
             Breakfast for Day Camp families                            
8:30 - Breakfast and Announcements                               
9:15 - Gathering Music                             
9:30 - Morning Worship
10:00 - Morning Presenter
11:00 - Announcements, Morning Coffee Time
11:30 - Morning Mini-Sessions (TBA)
12:30 - Lunch    
1:30 - Gathering Music in the Chapel
1:45 - Afternoon Presenter
2:45 - Announcements, Prayers, and Offering
3:00 - Afternoon Mini-Sessions (TBA)
4:00 - Free Time                        
5:45 - Dinner