Ridge Haven would not exist without people like you! Over the years, hundreds of dedicated individuals have generously offered their time and efforts into building and maintaining this peaceful, God-breathed environment. Who will step up next?
For youth groups, we offer Group Service Project & Camp, a budget-friendly camp where Junior and Senior Highers work together on a landscaping project for 3-4 hours each afternoon. During the rest of the day, they get to have fun enjoying all the activities of our regular camps. This low-cost camping option is available at just $150-$195 per camper. Learn more.
For adult groups committed to working longer hours, we have several important projects available that will provide essential services for both present and future generations. We are able to offer both lodging ($6) and meals ($12) for $18 a day per person for adult groups, just enough to cover our actual costs. If you prefer, you can cook your own meals in one of our fully-furnished lodge kitchens.
Below are the projects that are currently available. Please contact us if you are interested.
Construction Projects Bike Shed Outdoor Stairs
- Six 10-30 foot walking bridges (like the one below)
- Estimated cost: $250-$350 each
- 360-600 sq. foot cabins (multi-year project)
- 15 Dining Hall wooden dinner tables (not shown)*
- 10-12 picnic tables (estimated cost: $55 each)
Several Roofing Projects*
- 6x6 lumber retaining wall extension at the Lake
- 6x6 lumber retaining wall behind Averett
- Going down to the Battle Ball court
- Behind the Barnes Center
- Behind Averett
* = Costs to be determined
Landscaping & General Improvements
Ridge Haven offers gorgeous mountain views, and we want to make sure everyone can enjoy them! Skilled loggers and/or lumberjacks are needed to clear out trees around our campus and provide unobstructed views of God's beautiful creation.
- About 120 man hours
- Between $300-$500 in costs.
Our guests deserve a first-class experience -- that's why we need small groups of dedicated helpers to care for our existing landscaped areas. This will include cleaning up and mulching essential spots such as our rope courses, climbing tower, playgrounds and dorms.
- 4-6 people for around 2-4 days
- About $150 a day
Like getting your hands dirty? Then you're just who we're looking for! Our underground gutters need to be cleaned and possibly replaced. This important task will help us to maintain our buildings and continue to be good stewards of the facilities God has given us.
- 6-10 people for a 3-day project
- Around $500 in total cost
There's nothing quite like a hike through our nature trails! Unfortunately, winter storms often wreak havoc on these scenic pathways. That's where you come in. We need small, spirited teams willing to clear and ready these trails, as well as repair and construct rest benches, for our visitors year-round. Wood can be pre-cut here at Ridge Haven.
- Around $300 in total cost
Developing New Trails
Ever wanted to be a trail-blazer? Here's your chance! We want to clear the way for an even more adventurous and rewarding course that supplements our current hiking trails. All that's missing is your help.
- Anywhere from 6-20 people for 5-10 days
- Negligible costs
One of the highlights on a chilly night is gathering around a warm, cozy fire. We want to make sure our winter, spring, and fall guests enjoy this simple pleasure by always having plenty of cut and split firewood available. And of course, we also need wood during summer camp season for campfire cooking and our famous, mouth-watering s'mores! Can you help us achieve this goal?
- Negligible costs
Dusk-to-Dawn Photocell Light Sensor at Robeson
The continued safety of Ridge Haven guests is essential to us. That's why we would like to provide uniform lighting between two of our main buildings, Robeson and Averett. By installing a photocell light sensor at Robeson that operates from dusk to dawn, we can ensure safety and security on our grounds at all times.
- Electrical knowledge for a half-day project
- About $100 in costs
A big thank you goes out to the missions team from Millbrook PCA for the great new bike shelter they built for us along with the wonderful upgrades they made to Ridge Haven's Inspiration Point!