Summer Camp is...
...a high energy, fun, and safe intro to enjoying God's incredible creation for boys & young men.
SESSIONS & PRICES
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
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
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 email@example.com or (512) 969-0242.
Why boys only?
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
- Rejecting passivity
- Expecting God's greater reward
- Accepting responsibility
- Leading courageously
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 672-9999.
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.
- Fly-fishing instruction―Father/Son campers only
Overnight River Trip (kayaking)―Ranger Challenge campers only
High Ropes Course:
- Zip line
- "Commando Bridge"
- "Screamer" (giant swing)
- Crate Stacking―Ranger Challenge campers only
Outdoor Skills Instruction:
- Selecting a campsite
- Setting up a tent
- Building & maintaining a fire
- Cooking over a fire
- BB/Pellet range
- Archery range
- Skeet-shooting―Father/Son campers only
Low Ropes Course:
- Team-building elements & games
- GaGa Ball
- Tower Tag
- Human Foosball
- Pickle Ball
- ...and more!
- 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.
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.
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.
General questions, contact Summer Director Bryan Turner at email@example.com or (432) 553-8289.
Questions about registration/payment, contact Business Manager Cody Benge at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 969-0242.
Questions about camper scholarship assistance, contact Executive Camp Director Neil Kenagy at email@example.com or (512) 672-9999.
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