Ridge Haven has nearly completed its “Keep Our Kids” capital campaign. The $2.8 million expansion will allow the camp to minister to even more students and covenant families.
The funds will go toward a new dining hall, new lodge, an expanded lake, and additional camper lodging in “Treehouse Village.” Treehouse Village will provide three cabins for girls and three for boys, with each cabin sleeping 12 campers. The cabins will be built off of a main platform with walkways to the bathrooms and dressing houses.
The capital campaign funding will also build a 4.5-acre recreational complex with a soccer field, basketball court, sand volleyball court, and a wooded playing area for the camp’s large group wilderness games.
Over the last 18 months the camp has raised 82 percent of the funds needed for these projects.
Ridge Haven has been a place of year-round outreach ministry to individuals, families, churches, and other PCA ministries since the camp’s founding in 1978. Currently the summer camp program brings 3,500 campers each summer, with an additional 4,000 guests coming to Ridge Haven as part of its year-round conference and retreat ministry.
Because of Ridge Haven’s tremendous growth, the board of directors believed it was time to take a step of faith and begin a capital campaign to invest in the future of Ridge Haven.
Wallace Anderson, Director of Ridge Haven, says the new improvements will streamline the camping experience while making it even more fun. “What excites me the most is the new dining hall and the new camper Treehouse Village,” Anderson said. “The kids will go ballistic over staying in treehouses, and the thought of not having to serve multiple meals at multiple times, often in different locations, will be great.”
For more information, visit ridgehaven.org.