Mar Lu Ridge Camp and Retreat Center was established in 1959. We are overseen by the ELCA but our doors are open to people from all faiths and all walks of life. We are thankful to welcome hundreds of summer campers each year, spending time learning about God's unconditional love in the great outdoors. Our retreat guests experience wonderful hospitality and find sanctuary in these woods. Our annual Walkathon helps raise much needed funding for Camperships so that all children can attend camp, especially those with financial needs. The donations are also used to upgrade and improve our facilities, helping make both our campers and retreat guests more comfortable year-round. The Walkathon is a family oriented event - full of laughter, reunions, and hugs. The walk down Mar Lu Ridge Rd is a 5 mile stroll through this beautiful mountaintop, and always an enjoyable afternoon. Continued support of this event, now over 20 years old, is vital - please join us!