We want your child’s week at camp to be safe, meaningful, and fun! And we want you to be comfortable and confident you have sent him or her to the right place. Check out the topics below to learn more about Camp CedarRidge.
HFCC’s mission is to provide a safe environment where children and adults can experience the love of God through Christ. We are committed to demonstrating and developing personal relationships with Christ as we strive to honor Him through every aspect of the lives of campers and staff. Our inclusive programs are designed to enable campers to experience nature while they develop chosen skills, earn achievements throughout the week and take on new challenges! Camp is a place to experience a diverse community of peers, to grow in character through unique learning opportunities, and to discover a deeper view of themselves - all while embracing and exploring the beauty of God’s creation.
At HFCC, Campers come first
Will my camper be safe and well-taken care of?
Safety is our number one priority at Camp CedarRidge. We are prepared for everything from homesickness to emergency situations. Please visit our Health and Safety page for more information.
What is camp like?
Camp CedarRidge is located on 120 acres in the Huron National Forest in Oscoda, MI. Our beautiful sight consists of sandy trails, a fairy-like cedar swamp, grassy open areas for gathering, and lots of trees! Our facilities include a dining hall, pool, craft cabin, camp store, rec hall, with comfortable housing in cabins and tents and bathhouses for each area. Check out our Facilities page for more info.
How can I keep in touch with my camper?
It may sound old-fashioned, but we encourage snail mail up at camp. The campers love it! We also have a Parent-to-Camper eLetter system that allows you to send your child as many emails throughout the week as you like. To send emails log into your account here. From the “My Account” homepage select “Additional Options - Email a Camper”. From there you may purchase email credits, and email your camper while they are at camp. Want the whole family to join in the emails? Click on the button to “Setup Friend Accounts” to allow family and friends to send messages!
Camp CedarRidge Logistics
What does arrival and departure look like?
Arrival: Our staff will be ready to greet you after your drive down our long road. You will first check in with the registration desk to find your cabin assignment, finish any last minute paperwork, and pay camper fee balances. After, you will head over to the health center to turn in medications and do a quick health check. From there, our staff will help navigate you to your camper’s cabin to meet his or her counselor for the week!
Departure: All campers will be gathered in the commons area ready to tell you all about their week! After a final visit to the Tuck shop and loading up your camper’s luggage you will head out the camp road. As you exit camp, you will be asked to show a photo ID and sign-out for all campers in your vehicle.
How do I get to Camp CedarRidge?
Did we mention that Camp CedarRidge is rustic? Most cellphone carriers do not work in the National Forest and a cellphone GPS won't be helpful in the final 45 min of the trip. Some GPS units even have a hard time finding the camp based on our street address. To make for an easy trip into camp your first or tenth time, check out the specifics on our Directions page. Print them out or take a screenshot on your phone before you head up! You can always call our office at 989-739-3571 if you get lost.
What should my camper pack?
We offer quite a few different camps throughout the summer, and the packing lists are specific to what program your camper will be attending. Please visit the individual camp pages for information on what to pack.