Ron Springs is the full-time Executive Director for Ridgecrest Summer Camps. This summer will be Ron's 45th summer with the camps. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Certified Camp Director with the American Camp Association and a member of Christian Camping and Conference Association. He has also been active on several regional and national committees and boards within the camping industry.
Sharon Aylestock is our full-time Director for Camp Crestridge for Girls. Sharon served on our summer staff throughout college for four summers. Her roles included JET (Jr. Counselor), Counselor and Outdoor Adventure Program Director. Sharon is a graduate of Columbia International University, with a degree in Youth Ministry and Outdoor Leadership. She came on as Assistant Director in 2007. Sharon is a member of the American Camp Association and Christian Camping and Conference Association.
Ashley Genoble is our full-time Assistant Director for Camp Crestridge. She served on our summer staff from 2009-2012 as a Cherokee Counselor and then as the Cherokee Village Director. Ashley is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Marketing. She spent 5 years in full-time student ministry before coming back to Crestridge. She is married to Josh and they have one daughter, Callie Grace. Ashley is a member of the American Camp Association and Christian Camping and Conference Assocation.
Matt Stapp serves as the full-time Director of Trailstones. Matt is from Georgia where he met his wonderful wife, Anna, while they were both working for Young Life. Matt worked at Ridgecrest for six summers throughout and after college and served in a wide variety of roles during his time here. Matt graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Film but was soon called to ministry quickly after college as he worked on Young Life staff for five years. Matt has over 10 years of discipleship experience and loves getting to apply what he's learned and is continuing to learn as he heads up The Trailstones Program.
OFFICE AND PROPERTY STAFF
Karah is the full-time Office Manager for Ridgecrest Summer Camps. She is from Memphis, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee-Martin with a degree in Psychology. Karah started working at camp as the Photographer for Camp Ridgecrest summer 2013. She joined our full-time team as the Office Manager after that summer. Karah married her husband, Andrew, on the Middle Green at Camp in the fall of 2017 and they love living here in the mountains!
Rob is on the Property and Maintenance Team at Ridgecrest Summer Camps. With the ability to fix almost anything, Rob specializes in operating machinery. He has an eye for detail and loves making camp operate smoothly for the campers each summer. He has been with Lifeway for close to 20 years and joined us at Ridgecrest Summer Camps in 2012. He and his wife, Vickie, have two boys, Blake and Jacob, and live in West Asheville. Rob also enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time.
Britt has been on the Ridgecrest Summer Camps Property and Maintenance Team since 2018. Before joining the Camp Team, Britt served as a Mason since 1990 as well as a Carpenter since 2005. With a background in Masonry and Carpentry, Britt can build almost anything from the ground up. While he loves the outdoors, Britt's passion is his family. He and his wife Angela have 2 daughters Grace and Mikaela, and a grandson Titus. We are lucky to have Britt as a part of our Team!