Cedar Ridge has a long and colorful history. It began as a family farm in the early 1900s. In 1963, it was converted into a basketball camp by three innovators; brothers Bob and George Perry, and coach, Ted Wilson. At that time, gas was 30 cents a gallon and a new home sold for under $20,000. Larry Steele, a Portland Trail Blazer, and member of the 1977 NBA world championship team, first lectured at the camp in 1972. And in 1991, he purchased the 33 acre facility. Larry opted to expand the function of Cedar Ridge, and began renting it out to other sport teams, group rentals, and hosting and facilitating company picnics. Over the years, Larry's family has played an important role in the growth of the business, as managers, camp directors and behind-the-scenes supporters.

That was nearly 25 years ago, and Larry still owns the property.