July 2013 Newsletter

CWR Family,

The last summer camp of 2013 ends this week, July 14-19. God brought 182 Campers, a 14% increase over last summer, to CWR during our 6 weeks of summer camps. Praise God as we move forward to honor Him. Camp Wilderness Ridge exists to change the world through the leadership of REAL men.


Camp Wilderness Ridge is a REAL Camp:

  • Reject Passivity
  • Expect the Greater Reward, God's Reward
  • Accept Responsibility
  • Lead Courageously

REAL is the content of each week as campers are challenged to be REAL. Reject Passivity is reaching out to the campers you don’t know by introducing yourself to allow a friendship to form. Accept Responsibility by taking care of your gear, keeping your cabin clean, and picking up trash even if it’s not yours. Lead Courageously is daring to attempt to do each challenge to the best of your ability, be Christ-like consistently, and worship sincerely. Have an eternal prospective which is Expect God’s Reward.


2014 Summer Staff Recruiting starts today!

Servant-Leaders (men 18 to 99 years old) primary function is to lead a group of eight campers including Bible explorations, devotions, and prayer time. Encouragement and participation in activities throughout the day is another part of a Servant-Leader’s responsibility. You will be assigned an assistant, a SALT’ee (Servant And Leadership Trainee, 16+). We need help in the kitchen to assist the Cook prepare meals. Other summer staff needs are as follow: Worship Leader, Videographer, Photographer, Lifeguard (16+).

Go to our "Work at Camp!" page to learn more and to access staff application. Please email Shawn Hammer at shawn@wildernessridge.com or phone 512-237-4442 if you are interested or know someone that might be interested in being a part of Summer Camps 2014.


Go Bastrop

July 21-27, 2013 a mission team from Hill Country Bible Church – Austin will set up base camp at Camp Wilderness Ridge to do projects to help the recovery from the wildfire disaster each morning from 9 am to 2 pm and in the evenings conduct Backyard Bible Clubs (BYBC) in areas sponsored by Bastrop churches: Grace Bible Fellowship or River Valley Christian Fellowship. A gathering of all that participated during the week will be a celebration hosted by Bastrop Bible Church. Youth from River Valley Christian Fellowship and Grace Bible Fellowship will join the HCBC group for project work and BYBC presentations.


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

All of our retreat weekends are staffed partially by volunteers.  We need 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!

If you have had a great experience attending a retreat in the past at CWR, please consider volunteering!  Email Bryan Turner (bryan@wildernessridge.com) if you are interested!

The CWR Fall Calendar of events will be available August 1, 2013 at: www.wildernessridge.com/retreats


Alternatives to Boy Scouts of America

Christian Service Brigade (CSB) — Sixty years advocating Biblical Manhood through Servant-Leadership in the name of Christ Jesus. Learn more at www.csbministries.org.
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 (NIV)

9 Faith Based and Secular Alternatives to the Boy Scouts of America —http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/18/9-faith-based-and-secular-alternatives-to-the-boy-scouts-of-america/


We pray that 2013 will be the year in which God receives great glory through our lives as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1)!

Ron Hunt (66),
Camp Director
(512) 237-4442