Welcome to Ridgecrest

mountain - river - lake


About the Ridgecrest Christian Education & Convention Centre

The Ridgecrest Centre, which is owned & operated by the Western District Baptist Association, is located at an altitude of 550m on 100 ha of mountainous bush land with magnificent 360 degree river valley views over Lake Burrendong, which holds over three times the volume of Sydney Harbour when at full capacity.



A Mountaintop Experience


Youth Camps

Music Camps

School Camps

Church Camps


Boot camps / Survivor Games

Team building students

Team building Corporate

(build connections, create motivation and boost productivity)


Group accommodation Venue

Talk to our team today to discuss how we can host your group here at Ridgecrest.


 It's Impossible!
A story of Faith in Action.


The story of the purchase and building of the Ridgecrest Christian Education & Convention Centre is a remarkable story! Many have contributed to the building of this invaluable Christian resource. Here's a brief overview…

A perceived need

A long term project of the Western District Baptist Association, Ridgecrest began with the purchase of the site in the late 1960's to fill the need for a site for christian camps & retreats in the region, when these camps outgrew their current sites. What followed was many years of site development, building & support by passionate members of the local Baptist churches to develop the Ridgecrest facility as we now know it.

An ongoing ministry

This has culminated in a wonderful ministry and relationship building resource which has been instrumental over many years in the development of many church, school and small groups, and with prayer and your support will continue to offer this valuable resource into the future.


We can't wait to see you.