Kenneth Erlandson

Open house set for Sept. 19 at LIC

Lutheran Island Campwill be hosting an open house farewell for two of its long time employees. 

Kenneth Erlandson has served as the Executive Director since 2001. He also served as a counselor and a summer program director in the 1980s. He and his wife Toni have moved to Fergus Falls. 

Marvin Swyter has served as the head of maintenance since 1996 and retired from that position on August 31. Marv also served on the camp’s board of directors prior to being employed at camp. He and his wife Mary will continue to reside at their home in rural Perham.

The Lutheran Island Camp Board of Directors will be hosting an open house on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the camp dining hall. 

Root beer floats and ice cream sundaes will be served in honor of Erlandson’s and Swyter’s combined 45 years of service to camp. The community is invited to come and thank them for their years of service and wish them well on their future endeavors.

Lutheran Island Camp is a year round children’s and adult Bible Camp on a 67 acre island in the middle of East Battle Lake. It also has a 275 acre property called Christ Serve Ranch near West Battle Lake where it horse riding program and creation science learning center is based. Lutheran Island Camp has existed for 75 years. It is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.