March 2015 Newsletter

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1025
Smithville, TX 78957

Physical address:
1320 Park Road 1C
Smithville, TX 78957



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And He said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’
— Matthew 4:19 (NIV)

LET’S GO FLY FISHING – April 24-26, 2015 

CWR “Fishers of Men” Weekend Retreat - $95/person



Speaker: David Moore, founder of Two Cities Ministries and author of The Last Men’s Book You’ll Ever Need

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Fly Fishing Guides: Chris Johnson, Co-owner of Living Water Fly Fishing and experienced anglers as instructors:

Hands on training from experienced angler instructors – maximum of 8 people per instructor

Step-by-step instructions AND on-the-water coaching sessions on fly-tying, rigging, and casting.

Price includes all flies, soft tackle (leaders, tippet, & indicators), rods, & reels.


Price: $95


CWR Summer Camp dates, descriptions, and registration are presented at:



Please make sure we can meet the needs of boys/young men that want to come to camp. Donations can be made at our website: or mail us a check using the form below, check Scholarship Fund, or write “Scholarship” in the memo line on your check.


KHCB Radio Spots

"Keeping Him Close By" radio stations will be presenting Christian Camping stories with a reference to scripture, and conclude with the camp’s uniqueness and promo pertinent details. Several Christian Camping Conference Association camps are participating. Wilderness Ridge is one of those camps. Each camp will have produce 5 unique stories, each aired at least twice a day for a week, beginning late April. Anyone with a CWR story to share please write it up and send it to: and we will get back to you.   

Please pray with us for Camp Wilderness Ridge (CWR), as follows:

  1. Thankful for rains!

  2. CWR Staff:

    1. Bryan & Claire Turner's baby Becca Riley is 4 months old and healthy

    2. Jeremy & Lindsey Thomasson healthy pregnancy, due end of July 2015.

    3. Cody Benge wedding to Rebekah McGowan on Saturday, March 28th

    4. Ministry partners for each CWR staff (CWR is a faith-based ministry)

    5. Faithfully devoted to prayer and becoming more Christ-like each day

  3. God's provisions and protections for CWR as follows:

    1. Retreat groups in April to be well attended

    2. Fishers of Men Retreat Weekend, sponsored by CWR, April 24-26

  4. Summer Camps 2015:

    1. Summer Staff recruiting (especially over-18 counselors)

    2. Forty-eight (48) campers per summer session (7 sessions total)

Daniel Benoit was invited and attended the Orthodox Presbyterian Church’s Timothy Conference, March 18-21 in Philadelphia. The purpose of the OPC Timothy Conference was to seek out and encourage godly young Orthodox Presbyterian men to consider the gifts that God has given them and whether the Lord of the church may be calling them to pursue the gospel ministry. 

Spring Break Day Camps for Bastrop County

Praise God for a successful Spring Break Day Camps, March 16-20, Bastrop/Smithville, 60+ children attended. At least 15 campers accepted Jesus Christ as their savior for the first time! Thank you to Grace Covenant Church, Austin, youth (25) and adult (5) leaders that were Servant-Leader serving with us. Also, thanks to the CWR SALT’ees (5) that came out to serve. 


Spring & Fall 2015 Retreats, Campouts, & Events

Does your church, small group, or community need a Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Men’s, or Family weekend retreat? …A team-building event? For info on what we can provide and available dates, contact: Retreat Director Jeremy Thomasson at or (214) 718-2618. Also visit:

 We are already booking groups for 2016 as well! Schedule your event now!

Volunteers are needed to serve these groups, so let Jeremy know if you or your group can come with us in the Winter or Spring. See our calendar at:


Gents, serve with us!

We have a variety of summer staff service opportunities for you as follows:

18-99 years old

Cabin Counselor, Program Director, Photographer/Videographer, SALT Director, Nurse/Medic, Chaplain, Worship Leader or Range Master.

SALT (Servant And Leadership
Trainee) Program

13-17 years old

Be a part of:  Activities Team, Operations Team, Junior Counselors, Lifeguards, Media Team

Also, specialists needed:

  • Lifeguards – Lifeguards (Note: CWR may reimburse cost of certification)
  • Worship Leader
  • Range Masters: Archery & Riflery (certification from NRA or Boy Scouts of America preferred)   

Application, position descriptions, & compensation info is available at:

CWR Needs List

5 loads - Road Base for various locations on both properties - $175 per load

Marksmanship Ranges Upgrades - $2,500

Three Horseshoe Pits - $240

Washer Toss (3) - $30 each

Gator Utility Vehicle (used) - ~$3,000


Work projects!  For more info visit:


Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page ( Wilderness Ridge) and “follow” us on Twitter and Instagram (both @CampWR) to help us spread the word about what God is doing at CWR!


CWR exists to change the world through the Leadership of REAL men.


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

“Ranger” Ron Hunt (67),
Executive Director

(512) 554-5074 /