Summer Staff Members

Forrest Stout

SALT DirectorReturners

This will be Forrest's 3rd summer at camp. He was a counselor for two summers and did the Property Internship (2018-2019).

It's the 9th inning of the World Series, you're up to bat. What's your walk-up song?

Iron Man, Black Sabbath... mentally put yourself in that position, turn this song on, and tell me you're not ready to run through a brick wall.

If you could be friends with any fictional character, who would it be, and why?

Initial thought was Tony Stark for obvious reasons, but I'm going a totally different route... I'd link up with Simba from The Lion King. He's the perfect best friend. Adventurous and fun as a kid, then grows up to be a humble and soft-spoken leader. Who wouldn't want the king of the jungle on your side?

Is a hot dog a sandwich? Why or why not?

I'll answer this question with a question of my own... If you were to walk up to a hot dog stand on any given street corner and say "I'll have one sandwich please", what look/response do you think you'll be given? Exactly... a crazy one. Hot dogs are not sandwiches, just like poptarts aren't calzones. Let's stop the madness people.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

I am most looking forward to serving camp as best as I can all summer long. I know that the job I have been given will be difficult and tiresome at times, but that is a big part of what I am excited about. I'll have a solid group of young men to pour into, an amazing staff to surround me and keep me going, and theres truly no place like God's country, NC in the summer time. Camp Ridgecrest is very special to a lot of people, and I'm just thankful to be apart of it for another summer.

What is your prayer for this summer?

It's safe to say that our world is full of craziness right now... I pray that Ridgecrest is able to do what it has done for the past 90 years, and that is provide a safe place for all us broken people to come together to celebrate Christ and his role in our lives. I pray that everyone involved gets a glimpse of what this life and this world is supposed to look like, and brings a little piece of it home with them.