Crestridge Alumnae & Friends
Dear Camp Crestridge Alumnae and Friends,
On October 15, 2020, Lifeway shared an exciting update about the future of Camp Crestridge, Camp Ridgecrest, and Ridgecrest Conference Center. Please take a moment to view Ridgecrest Summer Camp's Announcement Video to hear this wonderful news firsthand, with a word from the Director of Ridgecrest Summer Camps (Ron Springs), the Director of Camp Crestridge (Sharon Aylestock), and the Director of Camp Ridgecrest (Phil Berry). I hope you'll find comfort in knowing that the mission of Ridgecrest Summer Camps and Ridgecrest Conference Center will continue, impacting lives for God's glory for years to come.
On behalf of CCAF, I would like to thank you for your continued prayers and support of Camp Crestridge over the last several months. The announcement of the sale in the spring brought questions and emotions for many of us, and today I have peace in seeing God's plan for Camp Crestridge.
With my heart attuned,
Camp Crestridge for Girls is a special place. Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, CC4G is a beautiful testament to God's grace through creation. Operating each summer since 1955, Camp Crestridge has impacted thousands of young girls' lives for almost 65 years.
Camp Crestridge Alumnae & Friends, Inc. is a network of alumnae, staffers, parents, and personal friends whose lives have been deeply impacted by Camp Crestridge for Girls. Our mission is to strengthen the work of the camp in its Christian ministry of helping girls develop mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. This network keeps old summer friends in touch with each other and with camp. It is also an intentional way of ensuring that the great Christian experiences at camp will continue for future generations.
From the early days of camp, our first director would tell campers leaving for a village activity to remember, "Who you are, Where you are from, and What you Represent."
It is the mission of Camp Crestridge Alumnae & Friends (CCAF) to:
Foster the common bonds between past, present and future campers, staffers and supporters of Camp Crestridge for Girls
Raise awareness of camp
Support Camp Crestridge by raising funds for projects to improve camp and enhance the experience each camper has while there
Glorify God in all CCAF does to bring campers to know Christ
"And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever." Daniel 12:3
Newsletters are published twice yearly to keep members up to date on camp and alumnae activities and projects.
Maintain the Memories is an opportunity for all alums and friends to give back to camp in a tangible way. One weekend each May, all are invited to come to camp (lodging and meals at the Conference Center are at a group discounted price) to work together to clean up and beautify the grounds. Members and their families return year after year to enjoy the chance to reconnect with friends.
Reunions are held every five years, concurrent with five-year anniversaries of camp. Our next reunion will be during the summer of 2019.
Camp Crestridge Alumnae & Friends, Inc. was organized in July 1993 by Johnnie Armstrong as a network of alumnae, staffers, parents, and personal friends who love Camp Crestridge for Girls. Our mission is to strengthen the work of the camp in its Christian ministry of helping girls develop mentally, physically, socially and spiritually.
Camp Ridgecrest for Boys has a similar organization, Camp Ridgecrest Alumni & Friends. While both are similar in nature, they are separate in administration. Since Ridgecrest Summer Camps is restricted from soliciting funds, CCAF operates separately to organize fund-raising for scholarships, capital improvements and other camp needs.