MONTHLY ARCHIVES: October 2009

Last day to submit photos

Posted on October 30, 2009 by Sharon

Hurry!  You only have a few hours left!  If you would like to submit photos for the Photo Contest, you have until midnight tonight!  Winners will be determined on Monday and showcased on Tuesday.

Horseback RidingGoing off slideVillage ActivityAt Boys CampHigh Jump


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New Skills were a Hit

Posted on October 28, 2009 by Sharon

We added several new skills at Crestridge for 2009.  Those included cooking, needlecraft, digital photography, mystery skill, outdoor games, and table games.  They were a great addition to camp!

If you have any suggestions for summer 2010, you can comment below!


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2009 Photo Contest is about to end

Posted on October 26, 2009 by Sharon

Only 4 1/2 days left to submit photos!  If you would still like to submit pictures for the photo contest, you have until Friday, October 30th.  We’ll take them up till midnight on Friday night.  If you need a refresher, here are the guidelines for the contest:

  • There will be 3 categories: Best Picture with a Staffer, Best Picture in your Cabin, and Best Picture out in Camp (this could be during skills, activities, etc.)
  • All pictures must be submitted through e-mail to sharon@ridgecrestcamps.com.  Please include your name, what cabin you were in, and the category of picture.
  • You may enter multiple pictures in multiple categories.
  • Please only submit photos from the summer of 2009.
  • Staff may participate.
  • The deadline to submit photos is Friday, October 30th.
  • The best picture in each category will be posted in a blog after the deadline.
  • The winner in each category will win a FREE camp T-shirt from a previous summer, 2009 or before.

It’s not too late, so get those photos in!


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He Can Handle It. Give It Up.

Posted on October 26, 2009 by Melissa

POLICE OFFICER, TEACHER, JUDGE, principal, mom, dad, pastor, counselor. What do all these have in common? If there are some not-so-nice words that pop in your head at the thought of these people, then you should stop what you’re doing and pray about that right now. These individuals are in roles of authority. They have been granted authority over you by the state or by God.

Now think about this: when was the last time you really thought about Jesus having ultimate authority over your life?

Read over Mark 1:21-28. Pay attention to verses 25 and 26.
 
What are some things that jump out at you? (Feel free to take some notes in your Bible.)
 What does verse 24 reveal about Jesus?
 
Read through verses 25 and 26 again. Jesus’ authority was over both the physical and the spiritual. How does this encourage you?
 
Why is it important that Jesus taught “as one having authority” and had the power to perform miracles?

There is an Ultimate Authority to which we all are accountable. It would be easier if we recognize that sooner rather than later. The demons in this passage knew who Jesus was. His words sent them into convulsions. The point? There is power in the words of Christ and authority in His very presence. That same authority isn’t lacking from your life. The power of Christ that is over heaven and earth is the same power in you. So why do we have a problem surrendering to Him? What do you need to surrender completely to Christ today?


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Fully Covered Decks

Posted on October 22, 2009 by Sharon

It seems that soon after we give an update, a lot more gets finished the next day.  As of now, all the Chippewa and Chickasaw cabins have new roofs, new decks, and the new bathrooms framed.  They are looking great!  The decks are fully covered which makes them look even bigger.  They have put the new showers in the cabins and also started on the plumbing in Chippewa 1.  Check out the new pictures:

Chippewa 1 Chippewa 2 Chippewa 3

Chickasaw 4 Chickasaw 5 Chickasaw 7

Chickasaw 8 Chickasaw 9 Chippewa 1 Bathrooms

I’m not sure if you can notice any of the leaves in the background, but they sure are beautiful.  I think the color is almost at it’s peak.  It’s a great time to be in the mountains!


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You don’t have to sin.

Posted on October 19, 2009 by Melissa

WHEN YOU’RE IN TROUBLE, to whom do you run? Whom do you ask when you need help? If you have a question, to whom do you go to find the answer?

I hope your answer is that you go to the ultimate authority for each situation. If you’re in trouble, don’t you think you should go to your parents? If you need help, your counselor, friend or parent would probably be able to lend a hand. If you’re looking for an answer, maybe you should go to an expert on the subject. But that only works if you know who the expert actually is.

Read Matthew 4:1-11 and focus on verse 7.
 
Look at the three temptations and the responses of Christ. With what did the Devil begin his temptation of Jesus? How did Jesus respond?
 
The Devil tempted Jesus with physical needs, status, and questioned Jesus’ authority as the Son of God. What does that teach us about how the Devil will tempt us?
 
How did Jesus respond to the Devil’s temptations? What does that teach you about how you can respond?
 
When Jesus used the phrase, “It is written,” what did He reveal to us?
 
Read verse 7. What does it say about the authority of Christ?
 
What do these verses teach you about the power Christ has to overcome sin and temptation? How does that affect your daily life?

You would’ve thought that the Enemy knew better than to tempt Jesus. Maybe he thought this was the only opportunity he would have to stop it before it all started. Jesus had fasted in the wilderness for 40 days, so maybe he thought this was the time. But Jesus spoke with the authority of God’s Word. He also spoke with the authority of God. When you find yourself in trouble, you simply need to run to the One with all authority. His name is Jesus.


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Moving Right along

Posted on October 14, 2009 by Sharon

Almost two weeks ago, I informed you of the cabin renovations that had just started.  Well today, they are working on their 6th possibly 7th cabin (Chip 1, 2, 3, Chick 4, 8, and 9).  The construction crew has not completely finished one cabin, but they have started putting the new roof on and framed the new bathrooms.  Take a look at the progress so far:

Chippewa 2 Chippewa 1 Roof Chippewa 1 New Bathrooms

Chippewa 1 Old Bathrooms Chippewa 3 and Chickasaw 4 Chickasaw 8

With taking out the roofs and bathrooms, there is a lot of trash.  It’s pretty funny to see all the toilets, showers and sinks all piled up around the Dining Hall.

When the crew gets to the Cheyenne and Choctaw cabins, they will extend the cabins.  They’ve already cleared a few trees and poured the footers for the extensions.

Choctaw 20 Choctaw 20 Footer

If you are interested in seeing more pictures, we have a Facebook Fan page that has an album designated for Cabin Renovation pictures.  Keep checking weekly for more updates on construction and other things going on at camp!


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Who Is He?

Posted on October 12, 2009 by Melissa

HAVE YOU EVER written or received a note that reads: I like you. Will you go out with me? Check yes, no, or maybe.
If you have, then you’re not alone. It seems like at some point in everyone’s life, they come across one of these notes. Some of us spend more time writing them than receiving them. If the person you send it to checks “no,” then you write one to someone else. If he or she checks “maybe,” then you at least have a chance. If he or she says “yes,” then you finally have a significant other because that person has acknowledged that they at least like you too. Don’t you think it’s good when you finally know how someone feels about you?

Read Mark 1:9-13 and reread verses 10 and 11.
 
How is the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) represented in this passage?
 
Who came down to Jesus? Who spoke to Jesus?
 
What did God say to Jesus? Why is this event in Jesus’ life important?
 
How did this experience in the life and ministry of Christ help Him in verses 12-13?

Jesus was recognized as the Son of God by God Himself. God acknowledged to everyone that He has a father-son relationship with Jesus Christ. And with that relationship comes all authority. They may not have realized who He was beforehand, but no one left that river without knowing who Jesus really was.

Have you recognized Christ as the Son of God? Without that understanding, Jesus is just another guy who dipped in the Jordan River.


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Rockin’ out the New Mic

Posted on October 8, 2009 by Sharon

When there are no campers here, we have to make simple things fun.  This video will show you one of those times.

In case you did not read our previous blog, we are having a Photo contest.  You can read the guidelines here.  Be sure to submit photos from the summer of 2009.  Staff can participate as well!


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Will your camp photo win you a free t-shirt?

Posted on October 6, 2009 by Sharon

Girls take a lot of pictures!  It’s great to see all the cameras out at Council of Progress or at Campfire, or even during a Village/Campwide Activity.  Well, why don’t we have a contest?  Here are the contest guidelines:

  • There will be 3 categories: Best Picture with a Staffer, Best Picture in your Cabin, and Best Picture out in Camp (this could be during skills, activities, etc.)
  • All pictures must be submitted through e-mail to sharon@ridgecrestcamps.com.  Please include your name, what cabin you were in, and the category of picture.
  • You may enter multiple pictures in multiple categories.
  • Please only submit photos from the summer of 2009.
  • Staff may participate.
  • The deadline to submit photos is Friday, October 30th.
  • The best picture in each category will be posted in a blog after the deadline.
  • The winner in each category will win a FREE camp T-shirt from a previous summer, 2009 or before.

So, will your camp photo win you a free T-Shirt?  Send it in and we’ll find out!


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