SALT stands for Service and Leadership Training. It is a comprehensive program that is geared towards former campers (as well as those new to camp) that are 17 years of age, or have completed the 11th grade. Its purpose is provide a bridge from the camper to staff years that will equip leaders with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to be successful at Camp Ridgecrest and beyond. The cost of the program is $800 (a quarter of what it would cost as a camper). This money goes back into the SALT program to pay for their trips, entertainment and basic needs in order to increase the quality of their time and training while at camp.
The driving force of this group and its mission are found in Matthew 5:13-16.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It's no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by men. You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lamp stand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Those participating in this program are to be “Salt and Light” to the world, they are to be groomed in servant leadership. Participants are a light to the world through serving others and leading like Jesus. Our mission is to build strong future leaders for camp that will be successful cabin staffers, tribal leaders, and hopefully directors. Beyond shaping and molding camp leaders, the camp’s desire is to see lives transformed and servant leadership taken back to the participant’s schools, families, churches, sports teams, whatever the case may be and declare the glory of God through the leadership model Christ gave us.
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