January 2013 Newsletter

Dear CWR Family,

We enter 2013 praising God, Son (Jesus the Christ) and Holy Spirit for the opportunity to celebrate our 25th year of operation at Camp Wilderness Ridge! Let us remember that we are here to do His business and His will. What a joy and a privilege to know that He has designed each of us to join with Him in His vast, timeless, and very significant mission. So our prayer is that we stay on the mission course God has laid out for us.

Mark Your Calendars!!

Dedication of camp property and Celebration of 25th Anniversary, on Saturday, March 16th.
Complete details will be published early February.

As you know “Seeing boys and young men come to Christ Jesus” is our primary purpose which is accomplished through our summer camps. Planning and preparations for the summer are underway right now. Please be involved in recruiting the most qualified summer staff (men 18 to 99 years old) for Summer Program Director (intern)Servant-LeadersCertified Lifeguards, and Health & Safety Coordinator (must be first-aid & CPR certified, able to manage and distribute medications).

Staff must want to impact each camper and are men that:

  • Love Jesus and put Him first.
  • Love kids and desires to influence them in Christ.
  • Love the outdoors and use it to teach the guys about Christ.

Please email Shawn Hammer or call 850-218-3534 if you are interested or know someone that might be interested.

Another staff opportunity is Servant And Leadership Trainees (SALT) for young men, 14-17 years old young men who meet the three criteria stated above. SALT’ees have assigned tasks that require them to accept responsibility while they learn a work ethic. Also, part of the experience is the development of their own prayer and financial support team which includes seeking out those who would help provide financial support to cover their compensation of $100 to $200 per week based upon previous experience. A minimum commitment of two consecutive weeks of service is required. Please encourage guys you believe would contribute to the success of CWR summer camps.

With a trained, focused, committed staff ready to serve…we need campers. Consider who you can encourage to come with your son or make sure your grandson, nephew, guys in your neighborhood, son of a friend at work or guys at your church and your son’s teammates get the opportunity to experience Camp Wilderness Ridge this summer. Go to wildernessridge.com for Summer Camp dates, details, and incentives and to Register Now online. Let us know if you would like to receive a package of 6 or more flyers to handout or provide us with names with mailing and email addresses.

Please do your part to make sure everyone knows the Power of Camp!

Camp Wilderness Ridge is a REAL Camp:

Reproducing other Disciples (Matthew 28:18-20)
Esteeming God above all (Mark 12:30)
Announcing the Good News (Luke 24:46-47)
Living for Others (Mark 10:45)

We pray that 2013 will be the year in which God receives great glory through our lives!

Ron Hunt (65),
Camp Director

(512) 237-4442