Our Explorers program is designed for students entering 2nd-4th grade  to gently introduce younger campers to all the fun and excitement summer camp has to offer. Explorers enjoy traditional camp activities like hiking, arts and crafts, Bible study, and evening campfires.

Price:  $300




`Pioneers program is designed for students entering 4th-6th grade.  This popular program is designed for new and returning campers who are ready for a full week of fun! Pioneers add on to our standard camp activities of hiking, Bible study, crafts, campfires, and with options like volleyball and camp-outs on the property.

Price:  $300



Discoverers are students entering 7th-10th grade.  This program gives the option to participate in literally everything our camp program has to offer.  Discoverers are challenged to grow in faith and character by participating more fully in the way their cabin group gets along, and are invited to help plan and lead games, theme meals and worships. 

Price:  $300



Confirmation camp

Christian community comes alive at Confirmation camp! Pastors, youth workers, camp staff and Confirmands come together for a week of study and goofing around in the great outdoors. 

The most fun you’ll ever have with your pastor! To attend this event you need to come with your church. Check with your pastor on how to register. 

Price:  $300


Family camp

Whether you are a family of 12 or a family of 1, Family Camp is the week of camp for you. Bring your whole fam to Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center for a multi-generational week of summer camp fun.


The Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center is a wonderful 58 acre little slice of heaven in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia.  Our mission is to provide intentional community in God’s creation. We spread God’s grace by giving our sisters and brothers an opportunity to sense the presence of God in nature.  We seek to practice Christ-like hospitality and welcome all who wish to visit us.

We are located on a dead end road half a mile after passing through the Hungry Mother State Park and just 10 minutes off Interstate 81 at exit 47. Hungry Mother Creek, which is the source for Hungry Mother Lake, flows through the camp while National Forest surrounds us on three sides. Deer, turkey and hawks can be seen during sunrise and sunset in the open fields.

We welcome people of all affiliations and denominations to come use our facilities and to participate in our programmed events.