MONTHLY ARCHIVES: September 2008

A Good Read for Parents

Posted by Phil

We at Ridgecrest Summer Camps are just as devoted to you as a parent as we are to your kids as our campers.  Raising kids can be incredibly challenging, and we want to stand by you as you tackle the most important feat a parent can attempt…being a parent. There are TONS of books on parenting…which one’s can you trust? This is a place where we want you to be able to share books that have helped you. (Please share below in the comment section). Below are also some of the books that we recommend from personal experience as well as from being in the camping industry for many years. Please comment on the books that you found helpful! For your convenience, you can even purchase the books below by simply clicking on the link provided.

  1. Grace Based Parenting by Tim Echols
  2. Parent Fuel by Barry St. Clair – Most parents ask, “How do I help my kids turn out right?” This book suggests a better question: “How do I help my kids love Jesus more?”
  3. Captivating by John and Stasi Eldridge
  4. Strengthen Yourself in the Lord by Bill Johnson – How to release the hidden power of God in your life.
  5. Here Comes Heaven by Mike Seth. A Kid’s guide to God’s supernatural power!
  6. Every Young Man’s BattleStrategies for victory in the real world of sexual temptation.
  7. Every Young Woman’s BattleGuarding your mind, heart and body in a sex-saturated world.
  8. Wild at Heart by John Eldridge.  A battle to fight, an adventure to live, a beauty to rescue — these are the dreams and desires written on the heart of every boy.
  9. Boundaries with Kids by Cloud. When to say yes, when to say no to help your children gain control of their lives.
  10. Going Public by Donna Hatasaki  – Your Child can thrive in Public School
  11. Christian Childrearing and Personality Development by Paul Meier

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Internet Safety

Posted by Phil

I would go as far as to say that every family that has a computer in their home must have some sort of filtering strategy. As much as we may not want to admit it, our children are being aggressively pursued online. Experts say that right now there are about 1.5 million sexual predators online. We would strongly urge you to educate your self further, and take action in your home to protect your children. Here are a few resources that may help you. Please know that we are committed to helping you, and will be sure to update you as we learn of more helpful tools.


5 Internet Safety Tips – learn how to create a cyber safe home!

Internet Monitoring Family Gameplan – visit this site to learn 10 steps to protect your family.

SafeEyes – is the #1 rated internet filtering software. Visit this website to learn more. If you prefer a different product, thats great! But please make it a priority to protect your family.

10 signs of Internet Abuse – more ways you can educate yourself and proactively fight for your family. – GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by a wide range of Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations.


Watch Video: How do I protect myself from internet predators? Is it ok for him to surf the internet unsupervised?  Watch this short video to learn more about these questions, and other like them (

Watch Video: I believe in monitoring what my children watch on TV. But, is it possible to be too controlling? (Ted Baehr,

Watch Video: What are some fun ways that I can help develop my kids’ media discernment? (Ted Baehr,

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