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Cedar Crest is one of the Outdoor Ministries facility owned and operated by the Tennessee Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1959. Programming at Cedar Crest includes summer camps, parent/child weekends, retreats, conferences youth group trips, family reunions, work weekends and a variety of other events. Cedar Crest is located in Lyles, TN and is an accredited member of the American Camp Association.



to see what a day in the life of a Cedar Crest Camper looks like…



“It was great to meet Christians my age from all over Tennessee at Cedar Crest. Some knew more about the Bible than I did and others did not. We all learned from each other.”


“Best. Week. Ever.”


“I felt connected to God, but I also felt connected to everyone around me, even though I had just met them.”


“I am leaving with a closer relationship with Christ. My life won’t ever be the same.”


“Food, Friends, & GAGA ball, what more could you want?” ??“It’s a fun way to worship and learn about God.”


“Outpost camp was so much fun. I think it was pretty cool because we slept outside!”


“It was cool that we got to stay up and look at the stars!”


“I loved that we got to see alot of God’s creations and that we read really cool Bible stories. I have a good memory because my Bible got wet in the rain while we were singing. It might be silly, but I think its cool because its an awesome memory that will stay with me forever.”


“I’m coming back every year until I can be a counselor!”

“Camp brought me closer to Christ”

“I want to thank you for empowering me and helping me realize that I can give my thoughts and ideas a voice and really make a difference in the world.”

“Archery is my favorite thing ever.”

“The ropes course helped me to push myself out of my comfort zone. And it was fun!”

“This was the best week of my life. Period.”               

“Coming to Senior High camp has been one of the most important things to keep me on a road of faith.”

“The wildlife here is beautiful. You see God’s creation all around you! We even saw a hawk and a deer!”