We are excited to be taking our rising 7th graders through rising 9th graders back to Ridge Haven this summer for their Service Project Camp 3, Aug. 1st – 5th!
This week is a great time for our middle school students to build friendships through serving alongside one another while creating fun shared experiences at a camp. Some of the highlighted amenities at the camp are: a lake and water slide, rope courses, camp store, group games, and much more. We are also always encouraged by, and look forward to seeing God at work within the students’ lives as we draw closer to and worship Him through the Word and devotions, corporate worship, and service.
Below are some helpful tips for the week at Ridge Haven:
- The weather is generally highs around 80 and lows around 60. We recommend packing a hoodie or light jacket for your child to have when we go to breakfast, as it could be a little chilly early in the morning. It also will rain a bit, so bring extra clothes and rain gear.
- We will be stopping for lunch (fast-food) on the way there and back. Please provide your child with enough cash for those 2 meals.
- From past experiences we recommend packing a few snacks for our time during camp. Your child may get hungry in-between meals or at night. If you decide to pack a few snacks with your child, they must be in a resealable bag or container! We do not want any unwelcomed guest to visit our cabins.
- The camp rules are no electronics. After talking things over with Brad, we will permit cell phones for the use of talking to parents only! We will have a talk with and may hold onto your child's electronics, until the end of the trip, if we see them being used for any other reason.
- Bedding: Sleeping bag or twin sheets, pillow, pillowcase, towels, toiletries.
- Clothes: Casual/Athletic clothes for outdoor activities and informal meetings, something to wear in the mud pit - that you probably will not want back, swimsuit (modest one-piece for girls), light jacket, and laundry bag. Long Pants and Work Gloves! During the work hours, you must have work gloves, pants, and shoes that you are able to do outside work in that may be in the woods (like tennis shoes or work boots).
- Shoes: Tennis shoes and hiking/sturdy outdoor shoes, and sandals with heel strap/water shoes for the pool/lake. Several camp activities require closed toed shoes, such as the climbing towers and outpost games. Campers without the proper footwear may not be allowed to participate.
- Money (optional while at camp): Cash for snacks, sodas ($1.00), sport drinks ($1.00) and Camp Store items such as souvenirs and t-shirts.
- Medications: Any medications your camper takes or might need to take while at camp should be discussed with the infirmary staff (see details in Step 2 of registration instructions below). Special instructions must be on the camp registration form for those taking medications or those with special dietary needs. If your camper needs to keep emergency items with them (for example an inhaler or EpiPen that you bring with you) please speak to the RN or infirmary staff upon arrival.
- Games & Special Events: Western/farm themed clothing (Barnes Dance Hoedown), camo/dark clothing and flashlight (Mission Impossible Night Game).
- Other Items: Bible, notebook, pen, insect repellant and sunscreen.
Contact Sean (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.