2018 Crafting Retreats at Lutherlyn
Do you feel like you need a vacation just so you can finish a project or try your hand at a new crafting hobby?
Lutherlyn’s Crafting Retreats are the perfect opportunities for you!
You choose the length of your stay and bring your quilting, scrapbooking, or other craft supplies, and we take care of the rest!
Lutherlyn’s Crafting Retreats provide time to work on projects while offering a lot of fun and fellowship with fellow crafters. You’ll be provided with your own table/work space with access to electricity. Our Crafty Ladies have varied interests such as quilting, weaving, scrapbooking, knitting, jewelry making, painting, and many others. Some ladies come with friends and some arrive alone and make friends while crafting, but everyone shares a lot of laughs.
2018 Schedule of Retreats
January 9 - 14, 2018
Formerly known as UFO (Un-Finished Objects)
Registration Deadline: December 31st
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS RETREAT
March 20 - 25, 2018*
Formerly known as Mystery Quilt Retreat
Registration Deadline: March 9th
THIS WEEKEND IS FULL, A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES ARE AVAILABLE DURING THE WEEK, BUT DEPARTURES MUST BE PRIOR TO DINNER ON THURSDAY.
* Our March retreat includes the opportunity to make a Mystery Quilt. After registering you will receive a shopping list for the optional mystery quilting
project with your “What-to-Bring” list. The first clue will be distributed at 7:30 Friday evening. Subsequent clues will be distributed throughout the weekend.
September 4 - 9, 2018
Formerly known as Crafty Lady Getaway
Registration Deadline: August 24th
November 13 - 18, 2018**
Formerly known as Santa’s Workshop
Registration Deadline: November 2nd
** Our November retreat offers the opportunity to purchase a $15 Christmas Kit. Christmas Kits are created by the Woodland Quilters and must be purchased with your registration so an adequate number of kits can be made.
Meals are served buffet style at designated meal times in our Dining Hall. Drinks and lots of snacks are available all day. Our chef can accommodate dietary needs as necessary. Please include information regarding your needs when registering (food allergies, gluten free, vegetarian, etc.) so we may plan appropriately for your stay. Typically breakfast is served at 8:10 am, lunch at 12:15 pm, and dinner at 5:00 pm. Many of our crafters bring cookies, crackers, and candy to add to the snack buffet, you are welcome to do so, but certainly not required.
Our cabins are equipped with central heating, carpeting, and full bathroom facilities (shower, toilet, and sink). Each family style cabin features 6 twin beds. Guests provide their own linens and toiletries.
A limited number of private rooms are available for an additional $15/night. Please list “Private Room” in the Cabin Buddies field when you register, and include the extra fee in your payment.
Space is limited. Registrations must be received by the deadline listed above. We encourage you to use the online form below to complete your registration. Registrations may also be completed using the form found within the printable brochure above. You can also pick up pre-printed forms at the Lutherlyn office during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm).
You may register for more than one retreat at a time IF all the details of your stays will be exactly the same (i.e. you wish to come for entire weekends and will commute to both). If your stay differs from one retreat to another (i.e. you wish to arrive Tuesday in January, but won't arrive until Wednesday in September) please complete a separate registration for each stay.
A $40.00 non-refundable cancellation fee is in effect for cancellations made within 14 days of the scheduled retreat.
Please use the form below (or the pricing chart found in the printable brochure below) to determine the cost of your stay. Pricing is based upon your day/time of arrival and departure and whether you plan to commute or stay over-night.
Each of Lutherlyn's Crafting Retreats follows a similar schedule. You can choose to arrive as early as 10:00 am Tuesday morning and the retreat concludes after lunch Sunday. Friday evening after most of our weekend crafters arrive we enjoy group devotions. Saturday afternoon features the option of a 10 minute chair massage. Chair massages are $10 (not included with the cost of your stay) and guests pay the massage therapist directly. Saturday evening (on occasion it's Friday evening) includes a tasty seasonal snack. Saturday or Sunday morning a worship service is held for those who wish to attend. These worship services are typically led by a volunteer pastor and usually feature guitar accompaniment with hymns. The rest of your stay is up to you! You can stay up late, sleep-in, or be an early riser. Many of our guests also take short trips to local quilt shops and stores.
How to get to Lutherlyn
Please only enter Lutherlyn's grounds via our main entrance from Dick Road. If you're using GPS our physical address is 500 Lutherlyn Lane Butler, PA 16001. Once you arrive for your stay please check in at the Dining Hall. We have a loading/unloading area on the far side of the Dining Hall where you can unload all of your crafting supplies. If you're staying overnight we can then direct you to your assigned cabin.
From the West:
Take Interstate 79 to Route 422 (the Butler/New Castle exit) and head east 8.2 miles. Make a right hand turn at the 84 Lumber onto Dick Road. The main entrance to the camp is 1.5 miles down the road. The camp driveway will take you directly to the main parking lot and the camp office.
From the East:
Take Route 8 to Route 422 and head west (towards New Castle) 7 miles to the 84 Lumber. Make a left hand turn on to Dick Road. The main entrance is 1.5 miles down the road. The camp driveway will take you directly to the main parking lot and the camp office.
Crafting Retreat Online Registration
Cancellation Policy: A $40.00 non-refundable cancellation fee is in effect for cancellations made within 14 days of the scheduled retreat.
Please complete the form below - Fields in red are required.
Each summer Lutherlyn welcomes more than 50 young people who work together to ensure each of our campers has a great time. A two-week training program prior to camp prepares our staff for our Summer Camp programs.
Join us for a day of FUN that highlights all that Lutherlyn has to offer. This annual open house FREE to attend.
2018 marks Lutherlyn's 70th year of summer camp programs! Join us as we celebrate our history together, help members of our summer staff community reconnect with each other, and build new friendships!
This event is open to anyone who has served on Lutherlyn's staff: counselors, KPs, lifeguards, store managers, grounds crew, and everyone else who has been part of staff (and their families).