Thursday, April 2, 2020

SALCA Camp Cancelled

Dear Friends and Campers of Southern Arizona Lutheran Camping Association,

It is with great sadness and regret that we formally announce the cancellation of our elementary and middle school camp, previously scheduled for the week of May 25-29, 2020 at Triangle Y Ranch outside of Tucson.  

As we trust you’ll understand, the continual growing threats and restrictions due to COVID-19 make planning for and holding camp with our children and youth too much of a risk for them and for those with whom they have contact.   Just one example of the seriousness of this threat comes from Cara Christ, Director of Arizona Department of Health services, who predicted last week that hospitalizations in the state will peak in May and that 7-13,000 more hospital beds may be needed.  

Our Core Planning Team hopes that, sometime later this year, after this threat is over, we can have some type of gathering or reunion of campers and staff.  If that becomes possible we will let you know when and what that will look like.  

We fully intend on holding camp in 2021, again more than likely the week of Memorial Day.  We’ll let you know details late this fall.   We hope you’ll join us then! 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Mark Perry, Camp Dean,, or 520-459-0444.  

We extend our love and care for all of you.  You are all in our prayers for health and well-being through this very trying time.   Don’t hesitate to reach out to your pastor, youth minister, or other caring friend or adult if you ever find yourself struggling to make it through this time.  Please remember that God is with you, we are with you, and we’re all in this together.  

One other note: The 2020 camp would have been the last at which Tammy Jo, Desiree and Mia Sanders would be with us in serving as Cabin Leaders and as our Craft Leader.  Bobby, who has also served faithfully over the years as our Canteen leader (among other roles) is taking a job in Montana.  If you know them, you are encouraged to extend your thanks and blessings as they make this move.

May the peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Pastor Mark Perry, on behalf of our Core Planning Team:
Pastor Lars Hammar
Pastor Tom Dunham
Pam Robinson, Counselor
Linda Perry, LIT trainer
Bree Mosier, Nurse
Intern Pastor Paul Benz
Pastor Rebecca Boardman, UA Campus Pastor

Friday, May 31, 2019

2020 SALCA Summer Camp

Who Are You?  
Come to SALCA and Explore Your Identity in Christ!

Bring a Friend!

The Southern Arizona Lutheran Camping Association is a Lutheran Bible camp run by the congregations of the ELCA and LCMS in southern Arizona.

Registration is Open!!  
Click the "Elem/Middle School" tab above.

2020 SALCA Dates

Elementary/Middle School Camp - May 25 - 29
  • Camp Check-In begins May 25th at 4pm. 
  • Closing ceremonies begin at 3pm on May 29th followed by an all camp Ice Cream Social
  • Camp ends and campers depart at 4pm

High School Camp

Stay tuned for information about SALCA 2020 for High School!  This page will be updated as soon as we have dates and location.

Attention all SALCA supporters, parents and campers!  We are so excited to announce that SALCA (Southern Arizona Lutheran Camping Association) is now officially a 501(c)3 non-profit organization!  All donations made to SALCA are now tax deductible.