June 10, 2024 – June 14, 2024
Ridgecrest Conference Center is a 1,300-acre Christian conference center located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Ridgecrest has welcomed over one million guests including thousands who have participated in FUGE Camps since 1979. Ridgecrest offers both MFuge and Centrifuge.
Students and adults can take a hike on the many hiking trails on the RIdgecrest campus, enjoy ice cream and snacks from the Nibble Nook, have a cup of coffee or a snack from Clouds, or relax in a rocking chair on Rocking Chair Ridge. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Ridgecrest campus. Housing is bunk style (some up to 12 per room) and standard hotel style. Linens are not provided. Ridgecrest housing staff will notify you of your specific housing assignment and how many per room before you arrive at camp, sometime in the later spring. Please be aware that your group is personally responsible for damages to any facilities including but not limited to the housing room(s) your group occupies. Ridgecrest offers laser tag, high ropes course and miniature golf hang time options for all participants. If you want your group to participate in laser tag or ropes course during afternoon hang time, email Scott Darnell at email@example.com To participate in miniature golf during hang time, there is no need to sign up. You can check out equipment at the rec shack on rec hill during hang time. If you have questions or difficulties getting your group signed up, contact Scott Darnell with Ridgecrest at scott.darnell@ridgecrestNC.com. Kayaking is also available by FUGE Camps during hang time on the lake on a first come, first serve basis. Students are allowed 30-minute time slots on the kayaks, as available. No costs are associated with any of these hang time/recreation options. *Information listed above is subject to change without notice.
Adventure Rec, Basketball, Battleball, Crafts, Creative Journaling, Creative Movement, Creative Painting, Defending Your Faith, Disc Golf, Drama, Flag Football, For Girls Only, Games Track, Growing Your Faith, Guitar, Hiking, Kayaking, Kickball, Laser Tag, Lawn Games, Leadership 101, Life After High School, Mini Golf, Misc Frisbee Games, Paintball, Percussion, Random Acts of Service, Sharing Your Faith, Sign Language, Soccer, Softball, Spiritual Gifts, STEM Track, The Man Track, Total Body Fitness, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Worship Leadership. Track times offered are subject to change and depend on the size of camp for the session attending.
1 Ridgecrest Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Before May 1st Contact:
Camps Customer Service at 1(877)CAMP-123
After May 1st Contact:
Ridgecrest FUGE Camp Cell Phone: 615.200.7624
Ridgecrest FUGE Camp Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Camper Mail address
Attn: FUGE Camps
PO Box 128
Ridgecrest, NC 28770
Graham Inman serves as the Family Pastor at Pinelake Church in Oxford, Mississippi. He served in student ministry for over 10 years and always loves connecting with students and leaders at camp each summer. He is married to Catherine, who also served in student ministry in the local church for several years.
He holds a Master’s degree from the School of Theology at Union University and a Doctorate in Strategic Ministry Leadership from Liberty University. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @grahaminman.
It might not sound like it, but the Atlanta based worship band “The Museum” is actually named after a revolution. During a 2008 musical mission trip to Romania, drummer Josh Kirk found himself at a ceremony commemorating the end of Communism in that country twenty years earlier. “There was a small, humble museum near the square that told the story,” he recalls. “Turns out it was a group of Christians that actually brought about that political and social revolution.” Twenty years later the political changes were celebrated but the spiritual center of the revolution had been mostly forgotten. There was little evidence of Christian influence in the culture. “That little museum remained though, offering a glimpse into the kind of faith that can turn a nation upside down.” Shortly thereafter, singer and songwriter Ben Richter formed the band that would explore the big themes of their lives – faith, justice and worship – with an eye toward waking the church to the incendiary role it should be playing in the world. “We were, and are, all worship leaders,” Richter explains, “and we have a passion for the local church. But as much as we love to sing together on Sunday morning, we felt a calling to bring songs that would challenge the Church to live out lives of worship all week long.”