Facilities

Camp Ridgecrest is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on an outstanding piece of property. Once you drive up through the front gate, you know immediately that you have found a very special place. Camp offers great facilities including:

  • 15 acre lake with 2 blobs, a rope swing, a floating dock, a Zipline, canoes and playaks, an AquaClimb, a water slide, and a climbing "glacier".
  • Activities Building: this open air, indoor basketball court, sits between the 2 creeks that feed Lake Ridgecrest. The stone knee-walls surround the court providing a rustic multi-use space used for endless camp activities. This building is scheduled to be remodeled in 2018.
  • 43’ Climbing Wall with 2 climbing faces and 4 routes
  • Indoor Climbing facility: The Bouldering Bungalow
  • Low Ropes Course with 15 elements
  • 3 “Greens”: playing fields for every type of game imaginable
  • Horsemanship facilities with 2 riding areas, 7 stalls, and a wooded turn out area
  • A multitude of hiking and biking trails with campsites dotting the camp ridgeline
  • Pump Track for Mountain Biking Skill
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Baseball diamond with backstop
  • Soccer field and soccer goal training board
  • Arts and Crafts building with multiple programming options
  • Rocketry Lodge with numerous rocket-building choices
  • Weight Lifting gym with multiple bench sets, dumbbells, bars, and squat racks
  • Beautiful Log Chapel with complete sound system and AV control
  • 7 Outdoor Chapels
  • Ping Pong Porch
  • Wood Working Shop
  • 40 Camper Cabins
  • 9 private bath-houses complete with at least 5 showers and private changing stalls (with at least 4 toilets, 2 urinals, and 8 sinks)
  • Health Center, housing 3 full time medical staff, private camper restroom, kitchen and nurses station.

Newly Update Facilities in 2016:

  • New Tribal Areas including 14 cabins and 4 new bathhouses, ll connected by wooded boardwalks.
  • Younger Tribes play area
  • New Trailblazer Inn, which includes 3 cabins, and a bathhouse, all connected by an oversized covered deck.
  • New improved Boat Dock with 11 canoe slips, covered kayak slips, and a concrete kayak loading area.
  • Expanded Lakeside Chapel large enough to seat the entire camp
  • New Archery Range
  • Expanded covered Rifelry Range
  • New Lake Lodge administration building, including a Clothing Store and public restrooms for campers.
  • New Camp Commons area that includes 8 4-square courts, two 2 square courts, 2 ga-ga (Hex Ball) pits, 1 teather-ball pit, an outdoor basketball court, several sun shades as well as seating areas overlooking the action with a breathtaking view of the lake and surrounding mountain landscape.
  • New Corner Deck, overhanging the water with a fishing area as well as rocking chairs to enjoy the view.
  • The Hangar: our 16,000 square foot indoor activities complex complete with 1 NBA sized basketball court with retractable goals and 1 additional full court. The building includes an indoor climbing wall with 4 routes, a bouldering wall, and bouldering cave, divider curtains to separate the space into 4 equal areas, as well as a complete sound system. Rain won't slow down the fun in the Hangar!
  • Remodeled historic Ridgecrest Train Station that serves as our Canteen Snack Bar.
  • Newly remodeled Spilman Lodge Dining Hall in a historic log cabin, with a state of the art newly remodeled kitchen
  • Sequoia Lodge was constructed to house a director's family, as well as up to 12 camp summer staff or year round Interns.
  • Expanded staff parking lot to fit close to 100 cars out of sight of the general camp area.
  • New water feature we like to call the Glacier! A massive inflatable climbing wall with an exhilarating slide right into the water.
  • Not to mention new sewer main lines serving the camp

Coming Soon:

  • Remodeled Activities Building that hopes to include an indoor artificial turf surface as well as other infrastructure improvements. (2018)
  • New Outdoor Adventure Program Area to include an upgraded climbing wall, low ropes course, Mountain Biking Shelter and more. (2018)
  • The final Shawnee Camper Cabin (2018)