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Challenge Course

Team building experiences on a challenge coure can help your group build community and empower individuals. Participants will reflect on issues of leadership/followership, service, communication, grace, problem-solving, trust/fears, etc.  Challenge course activities are always led as "challenge by choice"; we challenge every participant to be involved in each activity, while remaining within safe boundaries. The course involves warm-up and group building field games, in addition to "low ropes" elements from one to five feet above the ground.  Two to three hours is ideal to fully experience the course; times can be reserved in advance of your visit. Recommended minimum of 8, and maximum of 15 per group or station.

Available challenge course elements include: Vine Traverse, Whale Watch, All Aboard, Islands, TP Shuffle, Giant's Finger, Nitro Crossing, Giant Spider's Web, Mohawk Walk, and Ten Foot Vertical Wall.


Lake Lucerne's waterfront is available to guests all year round with a wide range of activities depending on the season.

During the summer season, sand toys, lifejackets, paddleboats, canoes and kayaks are available for guests. Swimming in Lake Lucerne is only permitted with a lifeguard on duty and can be arranged with Lake Lucerne staff prior to arrival. 

Fishing is permitted all year on Lake Lucerne with appropriate Wisconsin license and use of personal equipment.

In winter, the frozen lake can allow for ice skating, broomball, ice fishing and more. Personal equipment is required for these activities.

Slip 'n' Slide

Our world famous GIANT slip 'n' slide measures 20' by 80', perfect for an afternoon of fun in the sun. Available upon request and led by Lake Lucerne program staff.

Mountain Biking

Whether looking for a leisurely ride through the pine forest or a more adventurous trek across hill and prairie, the Lucerne fleet of bikes are perfect to use at camp on various trails and paved areas. All riders must be at least 10 years old and 42" to ride bikes and supervision by an adult is required. Helmets are provided and must be worn at all times. Use of the bike fleet can be prearranged with Lake Lucerne staff.


Archery offers the opportunity for campers to learn a new skill, while developing patience and discipline. Trained Lake Lucerne staff will operate the archery range and give instruction to help all campers be successful. A counselor or adult must be present with any youth participating. Archery sessions can be scheduled in advance with Lake Lucerne staff.

Recreational Areas and Equipment

Featuring centrally located soccer goals, kickball diamond with backstop, sand volleyball court, tennis courts with basketball hoops, there's plenty of room for nearly any game, sport, or activity you could imagine in the big field.

Available sports equipment for guest use includes: basketballs, volleyballs, kick balls, soccer balls, footballs, tennis rackets, tennis balls,  group parachutes, and more upon request. 

Gaga Ball

The sport sensation that is sweeping the nation-- like dodgeball, but way more fun and not currently the subject of a Ben Stiller movie. Lake Lucerne has two gaga pits for maximum gaga ball accesibility. A Lake Lucerne staff member would be happy to teach your group the rules of this amazing game.


Lake Lucerne has numerous trails that weave around the 538-acre property, suitable for hiking and seasonal cross-country skiing. Experience the beauty of God's creation as you walk through a variety of ecosystems including old-growth oak forest, new-growth pine forest, natural prairie, wetlands, and more. Come explore our Psalm 23 prayer walk through the calm of the pine forest alongside the shores of the lake. Bring your own equipment for all winter activities such as skiiing or sledding. Trail maps can be obtained in the office.

Nature Program

Naturalist programs can be arranged for your group. Programs can include
hikes, crafts, environmental games, pond study, orienteering, tree identification, 
animal programs, and more. Our staff will design a program to suit your
group's needs; Suitable for any ages; church groups, scouts, and school groups welcome.


A labyrinth is an ancient tool of worship and a tool for meditation, prayer, and personal reflection. Located in a common space in the Youth Lodge or as a portable element, this resource can be used by groups independently or with the leadership of a Lake Lucerne staff member.