WillPower 5K

Posted by Sharon

We are in Nashville for the 4th WillPower 5K which takes place tomorrow! This has been such a fun time to reunite with our camp family and support Will NeSmith and his family! Will suffered from a spontaneous brain hemorrhage while he was at camp in 2012. It is a miracle he is with us today! The race began to “raise awareness for stroke recovery and HHT.” There have been close to 1,000 or over 1,000 runners each year. The race was even featured in the Forbes Travel Guide as one of the top 3 best races for beginner runners!
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Shout Out from Dr. Rainer, President of LifeWay

Posted by Phil

Check out this video of Dr. Rainer, the President of LifeWay Christian Resources, giving Camp Ridgecrest and Camp Crestridge a shout out.  It’s cool to hear other people who are as excited about what is happening at the Camps. Watch this short clip…

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Merry Christmas – Win $50!

Posted by Phil

Merry Christmas from your camp family here at Ridgecrest Summer Camps! We hope that this holiday season is tons of fun, marked by encounters with Jesus. Somehow, we are loved so much by our Creator that He decided to help us understand who He is by moving into our neighborhood and living among us. Enjoy your time with family and friends this Christmas Season.

Just for fun, we are giving away $50 to the camp store for the best and most creative Caption that you come up with for our Christmas Card. Simply email your caption to rscamps@ridgecrestcamps.com. We will announce the winner after the holidays! Good luck, and Merry Christmas!

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Carnival Vlog

Posted by Sharon

Carnival involves all the Crestridge campers going to Camp Ridgecrest for a couple hours, playing games, earning Ron Dollars, and eating good food!  At the end of the evening, each cabin goes to the Auction to claim their prize!

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Total Bedlam Vlog

Posted by Sharon

We introduced a new game to Camp Crestridge today.  We borrowed the game from Camp Ridgecrest and the campers seemed to love it!  It was crazy during the game, balls flying everywhere!  Check out the footage…

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Something New Is Coming

Posted by Phil

OK, so maybe we went a little overboard. But what can we say, we got excited! Watch this…something new is coming to Ridgecrest Summer Camps…. and I think you are going to like it… We will announce what it is on May 1st.

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It’s Christmas Time!

Posted by Sharon

I’m sure you all are excited to have time off from school and work for the next few days!  We hope that you will find time to rest and to reflect on the year and what God has done!  If you haven’t noticed, we really enjoy making videos for you.  We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoy making them!


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Our Gingerbread House

Posted by Sharon

Ridgecrest Summer Camps recently entered a Gingerbread House Contest that was held at the Ridgecrest Christmas Party (Conference Center and Camp staff).  We also had to submit a video with our Gingerbread House.  We didn’t win first place, but we did win “Most Creative”!  You all should be proud!

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The Cost.

Posted by Phil

Read 2 Peter 2:9-14.

Murders. Robberies. Hit-and-run accidents. Have you ever watched the news and been astonished by the things people do with little thought about the consequences ?

But that I-can-do-what-I-want attitude extends to more than heinous crimes; it’s a part of our everyday lives and daily decisions. We think we can say whatever we want, make morally questionable decisions, and choose to live in opposition to God’s standard with little or no consequences.

There’s a problem with that logic. If you are a Christian, then you have submitted your rights to Christ; He has control of your life. There is a standard by which you have been called to live and choosing to live in opposition to it has consequences.

Scripture clearly outlines those consequences, as seen in today’s harshly worded passage. Paul’s words were aimed at false teachers who thought they could do, say, and teach whatever they wanted. Yet Paul said the consequences of their disobedience would destroy them.

As a believer, you may sometimes choose to live in opposition to God’s standard. That doesn’t mean you lose your salvation, but it also doesn’t mean that God erases the consequences of your sin. When you sin, there are always consequences—sometimes devastating ones.

God has called you to more than that. Count the cost of your choices today and choose obedience. Once Christ has freed you from sin, why would you want to go back to it?

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He Didn’t Wait

Posted by Melissa

I’ll wait until ________ . Fill in that blank. I’ll wait until I’m good enough. I’ll wait until I get things a little more under control. I’ll wait until I’m old enough, better looking, or know exactly what I’m doing.

What’s the problem with that line of thinking?

Read Romans 5:6-8. Pay close attention to verse 8.

What do these verses teach you about the timing of Jesus’ arrival here on earth? Why is that important?

In these verses, which words describe us?

Why didn’t Jesus wait until we were good enough before He came?

How does Christ’s sacrifice prove God’s love for us?

Have you experienced that love? Explain.

Romans 5:6-8 reminds us that God’s grace is never overdue. His timing is perfect! It’s a mystery, isn’t it, to think that Jesus would die for such sinful, messed up people? But Paul says that’s the reason we are to rejoice in the gospel.

The fact is, Jesus didn’t wait until people had it together to come and rescue us. He didn’t wait until we were good enough, had cleaned ourselves up enough, or even realized that we needed rescuing. He came to us when we were at our worst, before we even knew we needed a Savior. He died for us while we were still dead in our sin so that He could raise us to life with Him! He offered His love and forgiveness without condition. And He still offers that love, forgiveness, and hope today. Have you experienced it?

But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us! —Romans 5:8

Reprinted from ec magazine. © 2010 LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Used by permission.

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