Ridges Backpacking Wilderness Ministry
Experience five days in the rugged Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho. Gaze in awe at the jagged peaks of rock, ice and snow, and the calm mountain lakes reflecting God's incredible creation.
Campers arrive Sunday afternoon and become acquainted with their staff guides and each other. Sunday evening they organize their supplies and pack their equipment.
On Monday morning the group is taken by van to the trailhead and dropped off to begin their Sawtooth sojourn. Then, Friday morning, they are picked up at the end of the trail and brought back to camp.
More than merely camping out for a week, Ridges is a true backpacking expedition filled with the beauty of God's magnificent creation and most important of all, His Word. As with all Camp Perkins summer programs, Christ is the central theme of Ridges. Participants will grow closer to Christ as they discover a deeper understanding of His grace and love while experiencing the great feats of His creation.
Campers are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but Camp Perkins has backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and other miscellaneous gear to borrow. All food and group gear is provided (First Aid supplies, stoves, tents, and water purifiers). Ridges backpacking trips are within most youth's physical abilities. However, being is good physical shape prior to arrival will make the trip more enjoyable. It is suggested that thirty minutes a day of walking, running, swimming, or some sort of recreation for at least a month before Camp will help ensure the participant has the endurance necessary to have a fun trip! Please download the Ridges Packing List for more information!
Ridges is limited to 10 campers per session.