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#GIVINGTUESDAY

Save the date:  November 30th #GivingTuesday.  
Your support to Camp Wilderness Ridge (CWR) will make an incredible difference in the lives of boys and young men.

CAMP WILDERNESS RIDGE REUNION

Gather with friends of CWR, Staff and Camper alumni and perhaps a few people that are considering getting involved with the Wilderness Ridge community.

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OUR MISSION

Camp Wilderness Ridge
exists to change the world through the leadership of
REAL men.

Reject passivity (Luke 9:23)
Eternal Prospective (Matthew 6:19 & 2 Corinthians 4:18)
Accept responsibility (John 4:34)
Lead courageously (1 Corinthians 11:1)

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WILDERNESS RIDGE DOES

Challenges that connect boys and young men:
 

  • Summer Camps

    • Woodsman (ages: 7-12)

    • Ranger (ages:  12-17)

  • Adventure Camp Trips

  • Servant And Leadership Training (SALT)

  • Outdoor Wilderness Learning (OWL)

BUILT ON  A LEGACY

Wilderness Ridge has been providing Christ-centered,
Servant-Leadership Focused, Wilderness Oriented
camping for boys for more than 33 years.

Host of Retreats and Campouts for Christian organizations:  Father+Son or Daughter, Men & Women wanting a wilderness experience.

OUR PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY

The Wilderness Ridge philosophy of ministry was originally developed from a vision of ministry given to Dwane McNabb and Isaac Pape in 1986.  Dwane had a deep appreciation for ministry to boys and Isaac owned 90 acres of property in the Lost Pines of Smithville, Texas that he wanted dedicated to ministry.  God brought these men together with a group of Christian Service Brigade leaders serving at Spring Branch Community Church in Houston, Texas.  A position paper (which this document attempts to reproduce) described the how they hoped to meet the needs of young men using a mix of CSB ministry principles and the unique wilderness nature of Isaac’s property - mostly unspoiled stands of tall pine trees in a rolling, rocky/sandy terrain.  That challenge led to the formation of a leadership team, a 501(c)(3) corporation, and the beginning of the formal ministry of Wilderness Ridge Camp at the site in Smithville.

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BACKPACKING ADVENTURE

July 4th - 10th, Ages 16-21

3 days of backpacking in the beautiful the high Sangre De Cristo Mountains of New Mexico, including a peak summit day & whitewater rafting to cap off the week.

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EXPLORATION ADVENTURE

July 11th - 17th, Ages 13-17

Explore the Sangre De Cristo Mountains inside the Carson & Santa Fe National Forests. Hike mountain trails, rock climb, sightsee, & raft whitewater. Basecamp each night is at Loma Verde Camp near Taos, NM.