How Boys Grow at Camp

If your son spends two weeks at Camp and comes home exactly the same, we've failed. Growth looks different in every boy, but everyone has areas in which they can grow. Part of the counselor's role at Ridgecrest is to both get to know your son and help him grow as an individual.


We want campers to get outside their comfort zone and try things for the first time, even if that means struggling at first. That could be doing the zipline or trying a new food.


Mom isn't going to make your bed or take your laundry down to the laundry room at Camp. Part of growing up is learning to take ownership and take control of themselves and their things.


Campers are put into a cabin with 2-3 counselors and 9 other boys from all over the country and the world. They get the chance to make friends the "old-fashioned way" who will often last a lifetime!


Campers spend two weeks living with role models who show them in word and action what it means and looks like to pursue and follow Jesus daily. Part of growing up is learning to take ownership of their faith.


We challenge campers to become leaders or to grow in their leadership. There are many different types of leaders and ways to lead others, and, through our promotion system, boys are given specific and individual areas to grow and lead their peers.