Summer Staff Members

Thaddaeus Bertoni

Tribal LeaderReturners

This will Thaddaeus' 3rd summer here at Ridgecrest, he has served two years has a Leatherwood counselor (2022-2023). This summer he will serve as the Turtleback Tribal Leader.

If you could be an expert in any field, what would it be?

Music Theory

If you could bring 3 items on a deserted island, what would they be?

1. Volleyball 2. Sharpie 3. Water filter

What is your favorite form of potato?


What are you most excited for this summer?

I can’t wait to lead the Turtleback tribe and watch as young boys turn into young men. So much takes place at camp and small things can sometimes go unnoticed like learning how to be independent through reading your Bible everyday, making new friends in your skills, or just learning that you have to brush your teeth so that your breath doesn’t smell. There so much to be excited about, see yah soon my tiny turtles!!

What is your prayer for the summer?

My prayer for this summer is that each camper that comes through these gates can find a new sense of who they are in Christ. Whatever happened at school that previous year, on your sports team, or in your family that they can leave it all behind and come walk besides like minded guys that do there best to purse a daily relationship with the Lord.