Living Waters Outdoor School

Perched near the pinnacle of Sugar Mountain, near Boone, NC, Lutherock provides an excellent setting for environmental and adventure based programming. We offer year-round program options and tailor our programming to teach group’s needs. We can provide environmental, adventure and team- building based curriculumor a combination of all three!

We use an experimental education model to teach environmental awareness and to promote teamwork and community in middle and high school students. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, our school offers the natural beauty of Lutherock’s 750 acres as an outdoor classroom.

Programs Offered

We welcome public and private schools for overnight field trips, typically staying two to five days. We tailor our program to fit the goals of individual groups, ranging from an environmental science curriculum that meets the standard North Carolina course of study requirements to team-building exercises and adventure-based programming. We hope to welcome your group on our mountain soon!

Environmental Offerings

  • Mountain Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Forest Ecology
  • Animal Ecology
  • Night Hike/Astronomy

We can also arrange time with a naturalist at nearby Grandfather Moutan State Park for an added cost.

Adventure Offerings

  • Rock Climbing
  • High Ropes Course (Advanced and Intermediate)
  • Group Interaction Course (Low ropes course)
  • Creek Walk
  • Hiking
  • Challenge Tower with Giant Swing
  • Caving at nearby Worley’s Cave
  • White Water Rafting on the Nolichucky River (additional cost)


$110/person for a 1 night/4 meal/2 day program

$145/person for a 2 night/7 meal/3 day program

$180.00/person for a 3 night/10 meal/4 day program

$215.00/person for a 4 night/ 13 meal/ 5 day program

1 Adult free for every 8 paid students

Contact Kara Ridenhour for more information or register: 

Lutherock is part of a family of locations for Camps, Conferences and Retreat Rentals managed by NovusWay Ministries and supported by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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