Adventures Kick Off This Weekend

Camp staff is preparing for a special Wilderness Ridge summer.

Adventures Kick Off this Weekend

The Colorado Bend Adventure trip leaves this Friday for a weekend of hiking and camping at Colorado Bend State Park. This park is one of the most beautiful and unique places in Texas and offers a variety of environments for hiking and exploring. Scenic 60' Gorman Falls is one of the highlights along the hiking trails.

Later this summer, CWR will host two Adventure trips to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico. This is our fourth year leading campers to this location. This awesome Adventure is a great learning and growth opportunity for older teens, providing an opportunity to take on an outdoor challenge before returning to the classroom in the fall. 


MDS using CWR RV Park

This summer, groups coordinated by Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) will be staying in the camp's RV park while serving Bastrop County families affected by the recent floods and fires. We're pleased to provide this support for their commitment to aid in the recovery efforts throughout this region.

Amazon Donates to Wilderness Ridge

When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Wilderness Ridge. Bookmark that link and use it to enter the Amazon shopping site.

Woodsman Camp at McKinney Roughs

Preparations for our Woodsman (ages 7-13) Camp at the LCRA McKinney Roughs facility are almost complete. Registrations for the two weeks is at 90% and while we are working to expand our capacity, we expect this opportunity for a great summer of learning, fun and fellowship will soon sell out. Register Here. We also have a few summer staff positions available, including adults to work as counselors or in the kitchen.
Our theme this summer is LEAD:

  • Love Sacrificially - Great Men Live for More than Themselves
  • Expect the Greater Reward - The Gospel Provides Hope
  • Act Courageously - God will give you Strength and Courage
  • Deny Passivity - Channel Your Efforts into Positive Endeavors

Through these key elements, boys will learn that Jesus leads them to a life of action and service, with eternal consequences. Our key verse this summer is 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 "Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.

Mike Lindig Tackles Appalachian Trail

Mike Lindig, long-term supporter and former board member of Camp Wilderness Ridge, is traversing the Appalachian Trail. Kicking off in early April near Harper's Ferry, Virginia, Mike is taking on the northern portion of the trail this summer. You can follow his progress here, where according to his last update, he is now in New York. He is enjoying the challenge and making many friends along the way. Mike has designated Camp Wilderness Ridge to receive donations in support of his 2,169 mile hike.

Ongoing Search for Recovery Property

We are continuing to search for an appropriate property for the restoration of our camp facilities. Our key criteria is to find an isolated 75-150 acre property with forest elements, a lake or the topography needed to create a lake, robust access, and public water supply. Our search has centered on Bastrop County and surrounding areas, both inside and outside the Lost Pines where we currently operate. We have been evaluating available properties for their suitability and the ability to build out a safe and appealing camp facility. Please continue to pray with us that we will acquire a property that will provide an outstanding camp experience for years to come.

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