February 16, 2018
Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future
Winter is a time of reflection as our leadership teams consider all that God has done at Huron Forest Camp CedarRidge in our 76 years of ministry. The ministry of Camp CedarRidge is so much bigger than any one of us. I stand in awe as I celebrate all the dedicated hands that God uses to make camp a safe place where children and adults can know the love of Christ -- summer staff, work weekend crews, board members, and many others!
Countless lives have been changed in our little sanctuary in the woods. Just imagine: your child or grandchild might be the next camper to come home with a life-changing testimony. Or maybe it’s you that needs a place to serve or give. Who knows? You might just come home with a life-changing testimony of your own.
Please join hands with Camp CedarRidge. Read on and consider how you might be involved this year!
-- Krista “Pica” Kahsen, Assistant Director
Camperships Change Lives
Did you know the camper fees do not actually cover the total cost for a week at camp? Donations to HFCC help keep the fees affordable so every child has the opportunity to experience camp and come to know Christ. Also, financial support from generous friends like you to our Campership Fund offers camp scholarships to families in need.
Please pray with us for these campers and consider giving a one-time or recurring donation toward the Campership Fund. A young person’s experiences at camp can impact the rest of their lives -- and the ripple effect can be great!
Need a campership? Visit our financial assistance page to learn more!
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” -- Galatians 6:10 (NKJV)
2018 Summer Theme: "Reflect to Reflect"
In many of Paul’s letters, he asked the church to “imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). As we pray and prepare for the summer ahead, we encourage our staff and supporters to Imitate, reflect, Christ’s love internally in order to reflect Christ’s love on each other.
THEME VERSES: Philippians 4:8–9 (NIV)
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
SUMMER THEME SONG: “O Come to the Altar”
From Here as in Heaven by Elevation Worship (Chris Brown; Mack Brock; Steven Furtick; Wade Joye)
Our summer theme song inspires us to worship and concludes: “Bear your cross as you wait for the crown, Tell the world of the treasure you found.” Let this be our prayer as we reflect internally what the Lord has done and reflect that glorious treasure to the world!
Early Bird and Refer-a-Friend
Early Bird pricing is available until March 1, 2018! Register now to save $50 on a traditional week-long program. Special pricing is also available for other programs.
Do you have a friend that would LOVE to come to camp with you? Our Refer-a-Friend program allows you and your friend to receive a $50 discount. If five of your friends attend camp for the first time this summer, you could receive up to $250 off your tuition! Find more information and terms here!
Donor Appreciation Gathering
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 7th
As a way to say “Thank You” to all who make Camp CedarRidge possible, please join us for a Donor Appreciation Gathering on Saturday, April 7th. Mark your calendars for an afternoon of hors d'oeuvres, fellowship, and anticipation for the upcoming season! Stay tuned for more details!
Staff Applications Are Now Online!
Weekly and All-Summer (4–5 week commitment) Staff openings are available in diverse and essential roles!
Key positions to fill by March 1st:
Photo/Video Manager • Tuck Shop Manager • Pool Manager • Staff Kid Manager
Visit our staff page for more positions, information, and to apply today!
Did you miss the Christmas Party? Nearly 30 staff and board members gathered together on December 29th for fellowship, fun, a little planning for summer 2018, and a tables full of food! Are you just too excited to wait until June to be with Camp friends again? Fear not! Plans for downstate gatherings and trainings are in the works! Watch your inbox and our Facebook page for events and gatherings in the coming months.
Camp Day of Prayer: February 17, 2018 – 11am–4pm in Farmington, MI – More details on our Facebook page event, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iosco Family Fun Fair: April 21, 2018 – 10am–2pm at Oscoda High School – If you’re in the area, stop by our booth and say “Hi!”
Family Fun Day: June 23, 2018 – 11am–2pm at Huron Forest Camp CedarRidge – Don’t miss this free afternoon full of camp activities for you and your family!
New Board Members
In autumn 2017 several long-standing board members completed their terms. With deep gratitude we thank Jessica French, Linda Neal, and Chris Clauson, who have dedicated years of service to Camp CedarRidge. As we enter the new year, it is with excitement that we welcome four new members to our Board of Directors! Suzanne “Crune” Miller, John “Owlish” Glumb, Ken “Archy” Kahsen, and Margaret (Meg) “Albatross” Rauch have readily and willingly stepped into their new roles. Most importantly, they bring enthusiasm and key skills for the year ahead. Welcome to the team!
Note from the President
To me, the most amazing gift the Lord gives us is His faithfulness. No matter what happens, He is faithful to us. I have watched His faithfulness to HFCC in the six years I have been a part of this board. God has been faithful to us on a daily basis -- blessing after blessing after blessing. God’s faithfulness to me has helped me to make the right decisions in faithfulness to Him. I challenge you to think of all the ways the Lord has been faithful to you and begin a conscious act to be faithful to Him. Watch your life change as you become faithful to our God. I would love to hear your experiences in faithfulness -- please contact me at BobWhite@campcedarridge.org.
-- Linn “Bobwhite” Kereji, Board President