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
Ben Mandrell was elected the 10th president of Lifeway Christian Resources on June 28, 2019. As president and CEO, Mandrell provides vision and strategic leadership to the nonprofit organization headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Prior to joining Lifeway, he pastored churches in Colorado and Tennessee. A native of Illinois, Mandrell graduated from Anderson (Indiana) University in 1998. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.
Mandrell and his wife, Lynley, have been married since 2001. The couple has four children: Ava, Max, Miles and Jack.
Jarod is a worship leader and songwriter with a heart for the local church. He strives to lead his own congregation in songs that are firmly rooted in Scripture. His heart is to see them grasp the power of God’s Word and to see them respond in worship with that foundation. As a songwriter, Jarod believes our songs of worship should be saturated in the Word, edifying for the Church as well as glorifying to the Lord, much like many of the songs and hymns of faith throughout the centuries. Jarod leads his local congregation weekly in Houston, TX, as well as travels to events and conferences throughout the year. He has written songs such as “Kingdom’s Cause” and “Send Us To The Nations.” For more information on Jarod please visit www.jarodespy.com.