Winning Over Adversity

Every man, young and old alike, is confronted by adversity.  There are battles that are faced and the challenges of our culture continue to pound away at Christian values.  Amidst the battle men and boys can be victorious as they apply Biblical truth in all areas of their life.

This weekend retreat for dads and sons provides a wonderful opportunity for quality father/son time, great fun, delicious food and spiritual encouragement.

This inspiring time will offer young and old alike an opportunity to have time together building these important relationships.  You’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery of Trail Ridge, the sunsets, the wooded trails and a scenic panoramic view of the countryside.  You’ll participate in challenging group activities as well as father/son free time to enjoy the go-carts, miniature golf, basketball court, fishing, boating and many other activities.

And of course, the weekend will feature five delicious meals beginning Friday evening with dinner and concluding Sunday morning. Spiritual nourishment will be provided by Mark Smith as he challenges both men and boys to start “Winning Over Adversity”.

Plan on including this special event on your October calendar. The dates are 
October 2-4, 2015
Friday 5pm through Sunday following morning worship.

Mark Smith

Host of Bible Tract Echoes

Mark Smith is the director of Bible Tracts Inc. and the Bible teacher on Bible Tract Echoes radio broadcast.

Bible Tracts Inc. was founded in 1938 through the preaching of their founder, Evangelist Paul Levin. As people came to Christ, they wanted to be able to tell others how to be born again. As they saw the transforming power of the Gospel, they wanted clear, simple gospel tools so they too could see folks come to Christ.
Since its inception, millions of Gospel tracts have gone all over the world in various languages. All of these tracts have been provided entirely free of charge. Mark regularly speaks at camps and is coming to challenge both men and boys.

Mark and his wife Nancy live in Bloomington, IL. They have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

VCY America has been involved in camping ministries since 1963. In 1999 VCY was able to acquire a beautiful 385 acre camp facility in Hillsboro, Wisconsin that we now know as Trail Ridge Camp and Conference Center. Through the years, Trail Ridge has hosted camps for kids, teens, families, underprivileged youth and specialty retreats.

This ministry has opened the door for countless young people and adults to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Each week, boys and girls enjoy a great time of wholesome activity coupled with vivid Bible time presentations and Scripture memory competition, in which campers love to participate.

Below, you will see information about our the schedule for this summer. If you have any questions about Trail Ridge that are not answered in the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ's), please contact us; and we will be happy to answer those for you.
Kids Kamp is an exciting camp experience for children ages 8-13. This years nautical theme will include engaging chapel sessions, group activities, go-karts, campfires, swimming, fantastic meals, talent night and much more. Bible memory contests will be held with prizes for the winners.

This year’s Kids Kamp dates:
July 6-11
July 13-18
July 20-25

July 27-August 1 (Lifeline)

Kids Kamp serves boys and girls ages 8-13.

Please pray for the campers and staff at our Kid's Kamps this Summer.

Lifeline Camp is a scholarship camp providing the same activities as our Kids Kamp; it is offered to at risk and underprivileged youth who are unable to afford a week at camp.

Every summer, we rely on the support of our faithful volunteers to keep the costs low for our summer camp program. Volunteers from different walks of life, different locations around the United States, and different backgrounds come together every year to serve the Lord at Trail Ridge Camp. Volunteers fill very important roles at camp, but do not have to be especially skilled in the area in which they are serving. For instance, you do not have to be a chef to work in the kitchen, you just need to be willing—willing to serve and willing to learn.

Click on the links to in the right column for more information an 2014 volunteer applications.
Contact Trail Ridge--
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm CST
Postal Mail:
Trail Ridge Camp and Conference Center
c/o VCY America
3434 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Trail Ridge Camp
S2695 Cherith Way
Hillsboro, WI 54634