Youth Summer Mission Experience

Glory Ridge is a multi-denominational Christian camp located in Madison County, North Carolina, on 28 acres overlooking the French Broad River. The camp hosts both weekend retreats and week-long work camps serving the surrounding community. The rustic facilities have been built by volunteers over the years and the camp has always emphasized the combination of work and worship.

The purpose of Glory Ridge is simple: That people will grow together in Christ Jesus.


There is a Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin spaces that distance is even smaller. 

For the last seven years, members of Christ Church have taken retreats to Glory Ridge and found it to be a place where their souls can rest, rejuvenate and connect with GOD in the ‘thin spaces’ of the glorious Blue Ridge Mountains.   


Worship is an expression of love and awe to the God who gives us more than we deserve.  An integral part of our week at Glory Ridge, we worship nightly.

True, sustained, active listening is a great act of faith, and a means of grace, both for ourselves and for others. Throughout our week at Glory Ridge, we are deeply devoted to this spiritual practice.


Our youth help residents of Madison County who are living in poverty. Work projects range from painting or building a handicap ramp to re-roofing a house. We all leave Glory Ridge enriched by our interactions with people who know that receiving is also a manner of giving. The lessons for young people are many and varied, but they all discover their common human experience and spiritual connection to the broader world. 

upcoming trip: Summer of 2019

Want to join us for this holy adventure? Our next trip is open to all high school youth and adults. Confidential scholarship assistance is available.


“The most important aspect of this camp has never changed. It is still a place where the lost come to find God when they are tired of fighting in this world alone. It is still a place where the warrior can come to bask in the glory of God’s presence to rejuvenate. It is still a place where youth of all spiritual levels can come and fellowship; reaching out to each other unlike anywhere else.”  
- George Moore, Founder