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Cedar Crest

Secluded on the east side of the Cedarmore property, Cedar Crest is a unique and rustic property that offers serenity, solitude, and the sounds of nature, all while having access to what the Cedarmore property has to offer. The quintessential camp experience awaits any group wishing to take advantage of Cedar Crest’s quiet accommodations.

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Conference & Meeting Space


The Martha Ware Chapel at Cedar Crest is the perfect meeting space for your stay at Cedar Crest. With a seating capacity of up to 200, it will perfectly accommodate any group size using Cedar Crest’s housing and accommodations. With a flexible space equipped with customizable seating and a stage area, many groups find this setting a perfect for their group getaway needs.

Housing & Accomodations


Cedar Crest offers 11 cabin spaces designed to service groups of 10 to 175 people. Our cabins offer the perfect opportunity to grow friendships and group unity in a classic camp environment


Cedar Crest features 2 lodges capable of accommodating groups of 30-60. Each lodge has two separate wings of housing joined by a common gathering area with couches, tables, chairs, and a kitchenette available for your use

Recreation & Activities

Because of Cedar Crest’s location on the property of Cedarmore, all recreation activities on the property are available for any group to reserve and use. An attractive draw of Cedarmore is the variety of recreation and activities available to our guests. From zip lines to bazooka ball, and from our sports fields to the private recreation lake, every group has the ability to customize their recreation experience from the ground up. Choose from our list of offerings to add one or all of our activities to maximize your group’s enjoyment of their camp or retreat experience. Cedar Crest also features a centralized fire-pit in the midst of our cabins; a great place for taking in the fresh Kentucky evenings while gazing at the stars

Property Map

Directions to Cedar Crest

Please Note: Directions via MapQuest and some other online map resources may not correctly route you to Cedar Crest. Also, some GPS settings will not correctly route you to Cedar Crest. Please follow the directions provided below. You can also enter these coordinates (38.316762, -85.003137) into Google Maps to direct you to Cedar Crest.

From Lexington or Louisville:

We are a 45-60 minute drive from either city. There are green state highway department signs to guide you from the interstate.

  1. Take I-64 to exit #43, Waddy/Peytona, KY Hwy 395.
  2. Turn north on Hwy 395 (towards Peytona and away from Waddy).
  3. Follow 6.9 miles to Hwy 1005.
  4. Turn right onto Hwy 1005.
  5. After 1.4 miles Hwy 1005 turns into Hwy 12. Do not turn at this intersection.
  6. Follow Hwy 12 another 2.2 miles to Jacksonville.
  7. In Jacksonville, turn left onto Hwy 1922 (Cedarmore Road).
  8. Follow 1 mile and turn right at the Cedarmore sign (still Hwy 1922).
  9. Follow 2.1 miles and turn left onto Cedarmore property.
From Cincinnati

We are a 60-75 minute drive from Cincinnati.

  1. Follow I-71 south to exit #34, KY Hwy 421.
  2. Turn south on Hwy 421 (towards New Castle).
  3. Stay on Hwy 421 (watch signs) and follow 20.5 miles to Defoe.
  4. In Defoe, turn right onto Hwy 1922.
  5. Follow 3 miles and turn right onto Cedarmore property.

House Rules & Policies

Cedar Crest and its staff aim to represent Jesus Christ and exemplify lives lived according to His gospel and His word. Because of this, it is our desire to distinguish ourselves as a place of family values, virtuous personal conduct, and a care for the environment surrounding the camp and for all who utilize the camp property. For this reason, the following policies will be enforced for all groups utilizing the property:

  1. Alcoholic beverages/drugs are not allowed on the anywhere on the premises.
  2. Smoking is not allowed inside any building or in high-traffic outdoor areas.
  3. No fireworks of any kind are permitted. Candles or other open flames may not be used by guest groups in any building.
  4. Pets and other animals are not allowed on the premises.
  5. Firearms of any type are not allowed at camp properties.

Meals – Guest groups are required to take at least two (2) meals in Crossings’ dining facility for the first night they are staying and one meal for any additional nights. Facilities are not designed for groups to prepare their own meals. Dining halls should not be used as meeting space for groups.

Food Storage – Due to health code regulations, Crossings will be unable to store any food for guest groups.

Grilling – Guest groups may use outdoor grills after approval by Crossings Staff. Grills must be gas only and positioned no less than 30 feet away from any building. Groups planning to grill should still take two meals in Crossings’ dining facility per each night’s stay.

Snacks – Crossings may provide snack breaks (additional fee required) to guest groups no later than 10:00 pm. Guest groups providing their own snacks should also bring paper products and serving utensils.

Extras – Coffee pumpers may be provided to guest groups during their visit. Arrangements should be made prior to guest arrival (additional fee required). Ice bags will be sold on the property for $1.00 per bag.


Computer/Internet – Wi-Fi is accessible on the properties in public areas. Guests should bring their own computers.

Phone Service – Guest rooms are not equipped with telephone lines, and pay phones are not available. Cell phone service is available in some areas on the property.

Linens – Guest groups may select linens to be provided for an additional charge. Arrangements should be made prior to guest arrival. Linens include pillows, sheets, blankets, bath linens and soap.


Campfires – Crossings may provide campfire usage in designated areas during guest visits (additional fee required). Crossings staff will set up and light the fire. *Please note: in cases of a state-issued “Burn Ban,” Crossings will be unable to provide this service.

Lake Activities – Guest groups may choose to participate in various lake activities facilitated by Crossings Staff. Lake activities may ONLY be used under supervision of Crossings Staff. Arrangements should be made prior to guest arrival (additional fee required). Life vests MUST be worn on the dock at ALL times. Note: Due to the nature of lake activities, female guests should wear shorts over modest one-piece bathing suits while participating.

Team building Elements – Guest groups may choose to participate in the team building events facilitated by Crossings Staff. Team building elements may ONLY be used under supervision of Crossings Staff. Arrangements should be made prior to guest arrival (additional fee required).


Group Check-In – Each guest group should have a designated Group Leader to facilitate check-in at the property. The Group Leader will be given a radio to contact on-call staff, all room keys, a site map, emergency contact info, local areas of interest/attraction, and a list of damage costs.

Decorations may be used in conference spaces or lodging areas as approved by Crossings Staff.

Check-Out – A member of Crossings Staff will do a walk through of guest lodging prior to check-out. Guests will be responsible for all damages to camp facilities taking place during their stay (See Damage Costs).

Guests may be asked to check-in and check-out at certain times based on the schedule of the property.

General Respect

It is the responsibility of each guest group to respect both people and property while visiting Crossings’ facilities.

More than one guest group may be on the property at a time. Please limit excessive noise after 11:00 pm to show consideration for others.

Guest groups are allowed to drive vehicles on the property. Please use appropriate parking areas and drive carefully to ensure the safety of all guests.

Guest groups should also be respectful of other guest groups in their dress. Please avoid extremely revealing clothing, or clothing with profanity, distasteful designs, or inappropriate messages.

Forms & FAQs

All students and adults that are attending camp must complete an online Crossings Medical Release Form. (In order to complete the Medical Release Form, they simply need to visit our website, www.gocrossings.org, and click on the Participant Account link and then create a Participant Account.) If you have participants that do not have internet access, we have provided you with a printable form on your Group Leader Account. Once the student has completed the printed form, you will need to create a Participant Account for them, fill in their information, and print out their form for them to sign along with their guardian.

Certificate of Liability

Each rental group must submit a Certificate of Liability from their insurance provider naming Crossings Ministries as the Certificate Holder. This form is required before groups arrive on the camp property.

What are your rates based on?

Our rates are based on the number of nights, number of meals, type of lodging, number of guests per room, and the use of linens.

What activities are available?

We have many high-energy activities that are sure to make for a fun weekend retreat. Some of our staff-run activities include Bazooka Ball, Zip Lines, Climbing Tower, Team Building, and Waterfront. In addition, we have recreation fields and volleyball and basketball courts available for use at no charge.

How much does a meeting space cost?

We provide one complementary meeting space for every group that comes onto the property. We do not guarantee a specific meeting space, but will guarantee a space that best serves your group based on size and technical needs.

Where is the nearest Hospital or Urgent Care facility?

Turn right off the campus property.  Follow Hwy 1922 to Jacksonville.  Turn right onto Hwy 12 to Bagdad. In Bagdad, turn right to stay on Hwy 12.  Keep straight onto Hwy 43.  At the stoplight, turn left onto Hwy 43/55.  At 1st stoplight turn right onto US 60.  Follow US 60 through downtown Shelbyville.  The road will become one-way and then one-way roads will merge together again at a stoplight, be looking on left immediately for Hospital Drive (next to First Baptist Shelbyville).  You will see Jewish Hospital/Emergency sign.  You should be able to drive from campus to the hospital in 25 minutes. For Maxcare continue following US-60, it will be on the left.