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I am excited and enthusiastic about my second summer at Cedar Crest!  After spending ten summers building a program and summer experience at a UMC camp in Mississippi, I am ready to lead Cedar Crest in Lyles. We will make a few changes in our cabins and lodges, offering a more up-to-date camping experience while still offering the opportunity to experience Christ outdoors. We will also add a few programming opportunities, giving total group games a new focus and provide campers the chance to work in the camp garden, take a hike, and learn about God’s creation.  Above all, I value giving campers an opportunity to be safe, and then grow in relationships with summer staff who care and love for them, so that they can grow in their faith and experience God. Come over and see what we are doing!  If you have questions, concerns, comments, or just want to visit, let me know.  I am excited to meet you!


Russell Casteel
Cedar Crest Camp Director


Your feedback is important to us!  If you are a parent of a past or present camper, please be sure to evaluate your camper’s experience so that we can continue to get better.


The link to the evaluation can be found here.

As always, if you have additional suggestions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Cedar Crest Director Russell Casteel at russell.casteel@tnumc.com or 931-670-3025.