September 2013 Newsletter

New mailing address:  P.O. Box 1025, Smithville, TX  78957

New main camp address:  1320 Park Road 1C, Smithville, TX  78957


CWR Family,

Come Serve with us!!! – Weekend Campouts/Retreats Fall 2013

We need YOU to come help with facilitating activities, cooking and serving meals, and general hospitality. Families, fathers or mothers/sons and daughters, small groups, etc. are encouraged to come serve with us!


Camp Calendar

If you have had a great experience attending a retreat in the past at CWR, please consider volunteering!  Email Bryan Turner ( or call 432-553-8289 for answers to questions or further information!  If you would like to plan an event, please call Bryan.

Please pray with us…

  • Safety and Success in our service      to the Lord and to the people God brings to CWR!
  • Fill CWR retreats and campouts      calendar
  • Volunteers to serve us for retreats,      campouts, and workdays Fall 2013
  • Summer Camps 2014 planning and Staff      recruiting
  • Staff financial support to reach      their 2013 budget target


Steven “Skittles” Palmer and Josh “007” White have committed to serve at CWR for the next 12 months.  The focus is on Spiritual Growth through studies, servant-leadership, work projects and community involvement.  Skittles and 007 have been coming to CWR for 9 years as campers, SALTs, and Servant-Leaders.  They are living at CWR during the apprenticeship period.  Come work alongside these guys at a campout or retreat or other event. 

Training High/Low Ropes Assistants

September 28th training for certification as a CWR High/Low Ropes Assistant will be provided from 9am to 3pm.  Instruction will include:  philosophy (challenge objectives, attitude, working with participants,) skills (rigging, belaying, knot tying, carabineers, etc.), and techniques (harness/helmet fitting/tying, pulleys, rope (handling, care, storage). Qualifications:  15 years old and up, trainable, and a commitment to volunteer for high/low ropes at least once in the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.  Lunch will be provided by CWR.

 An additional training has been planned for the weekend of November 22-24.  Please click here for more information!

Camp Needs for 2013-2014


  • Tractor Impliments: Down   pressure kit & auger boring bit: $1,400
  • Rifle   Range improvements: $2,000
  • AED   Unit (Automated External Defibrillator): $800
  • Pickle   Ball Court materials   & equipment: $500
  • Health   Center - Refurbish   seating/sleeping area & bathroom: $1,000
  • Ice   Machine: $500
  • Coffee   Shop - flooring,   building a counter with sink, appliances, simple furnishings: $700
  • Pamper   Pole (High   Ropes Element): $4,000
  • Dangle   Duo (High   Ropes Element): $2,500

Please contact Ron Hunt ( or 512-554-5074) or visit our Donations Page if you are interested in purchasing or contributing one the above items.  Thank you! 


Alternative to Boy Scouts of America…Christian Service Brigade (CSB)

Biblical Manhood through Servant-Leadership in the name of Christ Jesus.  Learn more at  


And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses
Entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
— II Timothy 2:2

Camp Wilderness Ridge is a REAL Camp…

  • Reject Passivity
  • Expect the Greater Reward, God’s Reward
  • Accept Responsibility
  • Lead Courageously
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.

Do everything in love.
— I Corinthians 16:13-14

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Christ Jesus,

Ron Hunt (66),
Camp Director

(512) 554-5074