September 3-6, 2021
We believe that family is important and we hope to partner with you to create shared experiences together as a family. When is the last time you were set up to have intentional conversation, or have uninterrupted time together? Hear from Godly men and women that your entire family can understand. We believe that we are designed to enjoy and respond to discipleship and adventure. Come experience a weekend of fun and growth with your family here at Ridgecrest Summer Camps!
You have seen the life change in your campers after a 2 or 4 week experience with Ridgecrest Summer Camps. Now imagine spending a long weekend with your entire family at Camp! Stay together in a cabin with your own restrooms, and enjoy a weekend in the mountains. Swim as a family, play one of our famous Camp-Wide games, go hiking together, visit our crafts lodge or ceramics studio, enjoy fantastic food, sit by a campfire, rock in a rocking chair, shoot a rifle, or learn to shoot the bow and arrow. Ridgecrest Summer Camps isn't just for kids anymore!
Basic Info & FAQs
When is Family Camp?
We are planning to host our Family Camp on Labor Day Weekend, September 3-6 2021.
How do I register my family?
Please click the Register Now button located on any page. Only one person from the family will need to register, and you will be able to add family members to your registration. You will need to choose grade 12+ in order to access the Family Camp Registration. We are currently at capacity. Please feel free to Register Now and join our waiting list.
How much does it cost?
If family is in one cabin together:
Ages 13 and older - $320, Ages 6-12 - $240, Ages 2-5 - $175, Age 1 and younger - Free
Families that share a cabin with another family get a 10% discount.
Will you operate during the COVID pandemic?
Yes, we plan to operate with adapted COVID guidelines. We successfully operated Family Getaways last summer with additional health guidelines and with no COVID issues. We are monitoring guidelines from our local health department and will make adjustments if necessary. The health and safety of our families and team members is very important to us.
Where will we be staying?
Families will be staying in cabins or rooms at Camp Crestridge. Most families will be given their own private cabin, which includes 2 individual showers, 2 sinks, and 2 individual toilets. While most Family Camp activities take place at Camp Crestridge, we may also be offering cabins at Camp Ridgecrest for Boys as overflow. These cabins are clustered around 2 bathhouses, one serving men and one serving women. Some smaller family groups may be housed in rooms in our Lodge or Infirmary. If you choose to share the cabin with another family, there will be a 10% discount for each family. There can be no more than 12 people in each cabin.
What will we be doing?
While we don't want to spoil the surprise, we will give you a little taste. We hope to create a Ridgecrest Summer Camps experience for you and your family to enjoy together. We want you to have an absolute blast, filled with adventure, fun, laughter, relaxation, learning, and growth. We desire that you grow closer together as a family, and ultimately closer to the Lord. It is our goal that this would be the best weekend of your year!
What to bring?
Don't worry, we will provide a more detailed packing list for all of our registered families before your stay. Here is a basic packing list to get you started.
Will we talk about God?
Yes, we will. While we hope to point everyone to Jesus, we also believe that it should be a fun experience. We don't do cheesy, and we try not to do awkward. We have found that our God is filled with adventure and we want to explore that with your families.
Are there any attendance guidelines?
There are many great family camps operating today, each with its own focus and attendance guidelines. Like other family camps, our program focus is designed with certain groups in mind. Our attendance guidelines include people related to one another by marriage (the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment), blood, or adoption. And yes, this includes single-parent families!
Are there any minimum age requirements?
We have no age requirements for Family Camp. We do want parents to know that some activities will not be specifically designed for children younger than 6. However, with your guidance, we believe that children of all ages can enjoy an unforgettable weekend with their family at camp!
Can we request to be in the same cabins as other families?
You may request to share a cabin with another family, but please understand we do not:
Place unmarried, romantically involved adults in the same cabin.
Place single adults in a cabin with single adults of the opposite gender (unless related by marriage, blood, or adoption).
There is a family roommate request on your registration form. There will be a discount of 10% if you choose to room with another family. Please remember that there will only be 12 people to a cabin. While we can't guarantee cabin requests, we try very hard to please everyone.
What if we have never been to camp before? Can we still come?
Of course. You will not be the only family that has never been to camp at either Camp Ridgecrest for Boys or Camp Crestridge for Girls. You will still have an amazing time and make some great friends! Plus, I can't think of a better way to "check out" Ridgecrest Summer Camps!
(Registration guide: Please fill out the form in the name of either parent and choose "12+" for the grade. Under additional options, indicate the number of participants in each category. No deposit is required. Please pay tuition when you register or by May 1. If after May 1, please pay full amount. You will receive a confirmation email that will direct you to a link to provide additional information on each participant. Please fill that out as soon as possible after registering.)
Our Family Camp is full for this year, with a long waiting list. We are not accepting any more registrations at this time.