Summer Camp is...

...a high energy, fun, and safe intro to enjoying God's incredible creation for boys & young men.

 
 
 
 

SESSIONS & PRICES

 

Woodsman Camps

Boys 7-13 • $449―Currently ON SALE for ONLY $399 until February 29, 2016 • Register and secure this price with $80 deposit

One Week (6 days, 5 nights)

  • Woodsman I  Sunday, June 19 through Friday, June 24

  • Woodsman II  Sunday, June 26 through Friday, July 1

  • Woodsman III  Sunday, July 17 through Friday, July 22

  • Woodsman IV  Sunday, July 24 through Friday, July 29

Ranger Challenge Camps

Young Men 13-17 • $449―Currently ON SALE for ONLY $399 until February 29, 2016 • Register & secure this price with $80 deposit

One Week (6 days, 5 nights)

  • Ranger Challenge I  Sunday, July 3 through Friday, July 8
  • Ranger Challenge II  Sunday, July 10 through Friday, July 15

 

SALT Program

Young men 13-17  $50/week  Must apply & interview

  • Must attend Staff Training  Sunday, June 7 through Saturday, June 13
  • Minimum of 2 consecutive weeks, up to all 7 weeks of Summer Camp.

Check availability for all sessions at our CampDoc registration page. You may also join a wait-list for any full sessions.

Registration/Payment questions? Contact Business Manager Cody Benge at cody@wildernessridge.com or (512) 969-0242.


Why boys only?

Camp Wilderness Ridge exists to change the world through the leadership of REAL men.
— CWR Mission

First and foremost, our expressed mission is to raise up young men into Servant-Leaders. We have chosen to focus on helping fill the male void in leadership by guiding and teaching young men at an early age. Conveniently, being boys-only also cuts out a lot of the distractions and complications of a co-ed camp.


What do we teach?

Campers will participate in daily cabin Bible studies and spiritual conversations led by their Counselors as well as nightly worship and lesson from our Chaplain of the week.

Each year has a unique theme, but our core teachings come from two acronyms relating to REAL Life and REAL Manhood.

REAL Life with Jesus Christ:
- Reproducing disciples
- Esteeming God above all
- Announcing the Good News
- Living for others


REAL Manhood:
- Rejecting passivity
- Expecting God's greater reward
- Accepting responsibility
- Leading courageously


Scholarships

Don’t let finances get in the way of sending your son to camp.

Scholarships are available based on need. To get more info and to apply, please contact Executive Camp Director Neil Kenagy at neil@wildernessridge.com or (512) 672-9999.


STAFF

We strongly believe that "Summer Camp is about the staff, not the stuff." This means that even if we have great programming and activities, it's really the staff that make the difference.

The Summer Staff of Camp Wilderness Ridge is made up of both paid college students & young adults and adult volunteers, like dads of campers. The application process is very thorough, even for volunteers, and includes a detailed application, interviews, multiple references, and background checks. We seek out men of good character who have a passion to know Christ more and make Him known to others, (Phil. 3:8) a desire to be a leader through serving others before yourself, (Mark 10:45) and a drive to help train up the next generation of young men. (II Timothy 2:2).

To read more about Summer Staff qualifications & expectations or to refer someone you know who would be a great addition to our team, please check out our Working at Summer Camp page.


Activities

Hiking/Exploring

Star-gazing

Lake activities:

  • Fishing
  • Fly-fishing instructionFather/Son campers only
  • Canoeing/Kayaking

Swimming (pool)Daily

Overnight River Trip (kayaking)Ranger Challenge campers only

High Ropes Course:

  • Zip line
  • "Commando Bridge"
  • "Screamer" (giant swing)
  • Crate StackingRanger Challenge campers only

Outdoor Skills Instruction:

  • Selecting a campsite
  • Setting up a tent
  • Building & maintaining a fire
  • Cooking over a fire

 

Marksmanship:

  • BB/Pellet range
  • Archery range
  • Tomahawk-throwing
  • Skeet-shootingFather/Son campers only

Low Ropes Course:

  • Team-building elements & games

Camp Games:

  • GaGa Ball
  • Incoming!
  • Kingdoms
  • Tower Tag
  • Human Foosball
  • Pickle Ball
  • Basketball
  • ...and more!

IRON CABIN:

  • Work as a team with your cabin-mates to earn points toward becoming the week's IRON CABIN.
  • At the end of the week, compete head-to-head against other cabins and put your learned skills and Bible memory to the test in our action-packed IRON CABIN CHALLENGE.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Open-air cabins

As a wilderness-oriented camp, we strive to give campers as much connection to the beauty of God's Creation as possible. Our open-air cabins allow campers to become comfortable with and learn to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the Lost Pines. In the case of rain or windy conditions, each cabin may choose to roll the tarps down.

Each cabin has eight (8) campers and two (2) counselors.

Campers of similar ages will be grouped together within cabins (i.e., 7 year olds will placed with 8 year olds, not 12 or 13 year olds.)

You may make up to two roommate requests during the registration process. They will be reviewed based upon current availability & ages in the cabins. No requests are guaranteed.

Tent camping

Woodsman and Father/Son campers experience one night of overnight test-camping in our beautiful Primitive Camping Area among the tall pines. Ranger Challenge campers experience one night in Primitive and one night on the river in the middle of the paddling trip. We don't just drop your campers in the woods with a tent, though; Our counselors and activities staff take great care to teach your sons the basics of safe and comfortable camping, and typically the evening spent around a campfire with their counselors is one of the most impactful experiences of the summer.

We provide the tent & sleeping pads; Campers only need their sleeping bag & pillow from the cabin.

 

Got questions?

General questions, contact Summer Director Bryan Turner at bryan@wildernessridge.com or (432) 553-8289.

Questions about registration/payment, contact Business Manager Cody Benge at cody@wildernessridge.com or (512) 969-0242.

Questions about camper scholarship assistance, contact Executive Camp Director Neil Kenagy at neil@wildernessridge.com or (512) 672-9999.

 

Downloads:

2015 Summer Camp Brochure

Parent Info Packet (*NEW* Directions to Camp, Check-in/Check-out Schedule, What to Pack, etc.)

Camper Under 18 Medical Release Form <-- This form is now handled online through CampDoc.com. Please remember to completely fill out your camper's Health Profile after registering! www.wildernessridge.com/register