Wildwood is a barrier island off the southern tip of New Jersey, and comes alive in the spring & summer as vacationers make their way to the famous Wildwood boardwalk. The population of this resort beach town can increase from a mere 5,400 people to 250,000 visitors during peak vacation times!
With thousands of visitors making their way to Wildwood for the summer, the city hosts numerous events throughout the week as entertainment for their guests. Fireworks are shot over the beach every Friday night, concerts on the beach, BBQ competitions, sports tournaments, movies on the beach, etc. And, in addition to weekly events, there’s the simple fact that you live on a beach all summer long – a beach town outfitted with ice cream shops, local food dives, coffee shops, surf shops, sand between your toes, putt-putt courses, etc.
Wildwood touts one of America’s Top 10 Boardwalks with its 5 miles of beaches, amusement park piers, water parks, rollercoasters, carnival games, and delicious food stands. Many of these boardwalk jobs will be occupied by international students who have come to America for the summer – many of which you, as a Summer Project student, will get to interact with. Every year we see thousands of international students make Wildwood their home for the summer. We have connected with students from Azerbaijan, China, Columbia, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Russia, Turkey, and lots more. Indeed, "WILDWOOD WELCOMES WORLD" is an accurate statement.
Wildwood Summer Project stands as one of CRU’s longest running summer projects. Many past heroes of the faith have gone before us, have prayed for us, have dreamt of things to come. Future Wildwood Summer Project participants come ushered in by the prayers & dreams of old saints and fulfill the vision of redeeming the city of Wildwood, New Jersey.