Nestled in the heart of Kentucky’s Outer Bluegrass region, Cedarmore rests on 600 acres of rolling hills and beautiful woodlands that showcase the glory of God’s creation. Guests will enjoy the surrounding cedar-filled forests, experience wildlife such as foxes and deer, be serenaded by the sounds of crackling campfires, and be mesmerized by the star-filled skies.
Conveniently located in proximity to Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati, Cedarmore can accommodate a group of any size up to 700 people. Our wide range of activities and varied choices in accommodations are sure to fit the needs of any group’s size and budget, whether your group is booking for the day or for multiple days and nights.
Conference & Meeting Spaces
Conference and meeting spaces are customizable and designed with your comfort and needs in mind. Each space is equipped with wireless internet service and comfortable seating arranged to suit your group.
FIELDS WORSHIP CENTER
premier meeting space, Fields Worship Center is the perfect place to host larger conferences, retreats, and events. Equipped with options for the latest in A/V equipment, theater style seating and full stage will meet all of your event needs. Fields Worship Center also features easy access to several breakout rooms for smaller group sessions.
FIELDS CONFERENCE CENTER
This meeting space features adjustable walls making it ideal for many varieties of sizes and configurations and can seat up to 150 on either side of the central hallway. Just a short walk to any part of Cedarmore’s property, Fields Conference Center’s six separate 50-person meeting rooms, each featuring a 55” flat screen smart tv, can be used as two large spaces.
BYRDWELL CONFERENCE CENTER
Byrdwell Conference Center is the perfect location for small to medium sized groups hosting events at Cedarmore. With a capacity for up to 200, the updated theater style staging, rear-projection screens, and top-notch sound and lighting setups can accommodate the preferences of any group. This location also features seven breakout rooms available for our guest’s use.
Located in Boone Lodge, Ebenezer Hall is the perfect place to relax and fellowship in a warm, classic coffee house style setting. Serving as your primary meeting space or in addition to your conference space, Ebenezer Hall can seat 100 people and is a prime location for an upscale event or can serve as a venue for a movie night or acoustic music evening.
Located in Boone Lodge, the Fireside Room is a great place to fellowship in a relaxing environment with leather sofas, high-top tables, and the warmth of a stone fireplace. The widescreen television with surround sound and DVD player make for excellent movie nights.
WIGGIE-FEILDS THOMPSON DINING HALL
Cedarmore features a modern dining facility that can serve several hundred guests per meal. The all-you-can-eat dining experience features Kentucky-inspired cuisine, a full salad bar, and a self-serve beverage station. A catered sit-down meal is available for special events.
Housing & Accommodations
The beauty of Cedarmore’s natural surroundings is complemented by its variety of options for housing and accommodating the needs of any group. Below you will find descriptions of seven different housing options that are perfectly suited to host groups of any size.
This lodge is in the center of the Cedarmore property on a hill overlooking Fields Worship and Conference Center. The deck area is a great place to fellowship and enjoy the natural forest surroundings. Each room in this lodge sleeps 8 and includes a private bathroom and double vanities. Each floor of the lodge features a large common room with couches, tables and chairs, as well as a kitchenette.
Located near the top of the property, this private cabin has two dorm-style housing wings joined by a center kitchenette with tables and chairs. Each separate wing sleeps 22 and each offers a large shared bathroom. The porch on the front features rocking chairs for you and your group to enjoy.
A focal point on the Cedarmore campus, Boone Lodge is affordable, comfortable, and convenient. Perfect for groups of all sizes, each room sleeps 8 people and has a private bathroom. The lodge also includes a beautiful back deck overlooking a forested ravine with a perfect view of vivid sunsets.
Located on one of the highest points of the property, this single-group private cabin offers comfortable lodging and a porch to enjoy the scenery. There are two wings joined by a center kitchenette and common area. Each separate, dorm-style housing wing sleeps 22 and has semi-private bathrooms.
Cedar, Spruce, and Pine Cabins offer a rustic feel and are tucked away under quiet and scenic trees. Located next to Fields Cabin, each single-group cabin has two dorm-style housing wings which sleep 12 each and have 2 shared bathrooms. Evergreen Cabins are an affordable choice ideal for small groups that can serve as a great addition to Fields and Cedarview Cabins.
Tucked away off our main road, this single-group lodge has 9 rooms surrounding a large common area with a kitchenette. Groups can elect to use the common area as an exclusive meeting space. Each room sleeps 8 and has a private bathroom featuring double vanities.
Recreation & Activities
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 and add any number of our activities to maximize your group’s enjoyment of their camp getaway experience.
CEDARMORE RECREATION LAKE
Our recreation lake is the center of activity at Cedarmore. Featuring inflatable trampolines and climbing walls, tube slides, a zip line and a blob, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The lakefront pavilion also provides shaded tables.
Crossings Camps offer some of the best Zip Lines in all of Kentucky! Zip through the tree tops as you fly up to 30 miles per hour 40 feet above the ground as our staff sees you safely to the end of the line. A thrilling experience you are sure to remember!
Bazooka Ball is a run-and-shoot-em game for all ages! Two teams begin on opposite ends of a field covered in barriers and obstacles and try to capture the other team’s flag all while avoiding being shot by dense foam balls launched from air cannons.
Our aerial ropes course at Cedarmore, Tango Tower, is a climbing challenge that is safe for all ages. Fixed with a special belay system, Tango Tower provides hours of entertainment and exercise all while climbers take in the beautiful views of the Cedarmore property and it’s surroundings.
SPORTS FIELDS & COURTS
There will be no shortage of sports activities for our guests at Cedarmore. Soccer, Smashball, Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee Golf, Volleyball, Basketball and more are offered in our excellent fields and courts.
For those looking for a gentler pace, Cedarmore’s fishing area allows guests to take in the serene surroundings as they reel in their daily catch or paddle the lake from shore to shore.
HUMAN FOOSBALL & GAGA BALL
These two games are signature fun found at Crossings Camps. Human Foosball is just like it’s tabletop counterpart game, but played with humans, and Gaga Ball is a supercharged dodgeball type game played in an octagon shaped arena.
Dangerous viruses and broken communications will test your wits and critical thinking skills as you team competes to develop a plan to escape. Your team of 4-8 player swill race against the clock to put together the clues and get out. These rooms are built to illustrate beautiful gospel messages while unifying your team in a challenging way you are sure to remember.
It’s a hit! The original combat archery sport. make a team of up to 5 people and challenge your friends with non-lethal, foam-tipped arrows. Score points by shooting an opponent, hitting their targets, or catching their arrows mid-air. This is a great idea for teaching teamwork, strategy, and just having a blast!
Let our trained staff facilitate your team building session! With games such as Minefield, Helium Stick, Magic Shoes, Atom Transfer, and Tape Jousting. Your group will be challenged and stretched as they learn critical truths through fun and games.
Address with Google Maps Link
- Take I-64 to exit #43, Waddy/Peytona, KY Hwy 395.
- Turn north on Hwy 395 (towards Peytona and away from Waddy).
- Follow 6.9 miles to Hwy 1005.
- Turn right onto Hwy 1005.
- After 1.4 miles Hwy 1005 turns into Hwy 12. Do not turn at this intersection.
- Follow Hwy 12 another 2.2 miles to Jacksonville.
- In Jacksonville, turn left onto Hwy 1922 (Cedarmore Road).
- Follow 1 mile and turn right at the Cedarmore sign (still Hwy 1922).
- Follow 2.1 miles and turn left onto Cedarmore property.
Turn-by-Turn Directions from Cincinnati
We are a 60-75 minute drive from Cincinnati.
- Follow I-71 south to exit #34, KY Hwy 421.
- Turn south on Hwy 421 (towards New Castle).
- Stay on Hwy 421 (watch signs) and follow 20.5 miles to Defoe.
- In Defoe, turn right onto Hwy 1922.
- Follow 3 miles and turn right onto Cedarmore property.
Check - In / Check - Out
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.
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.
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 carafes 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.
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).
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. Once registered for the event, the participant can fill out and sign the Medical Release Form online.
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. *Please Note: Crossings only needs to be listed as a Certificate Holder and NOT as Additional Insured.
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, Archery Tag, and Escape Rooms. In addition, we have recreation fields and volleyball and basketball courts available for use at no charge.
Where is the nearest Hospital or Urgent Care facility?
- MAXCARE URGENT TREATMENT CENTER: 101 STONECREST RD, SUITE 1, SHELBYVILLE, KY 40065
- JEWISH HOSPITAL – SHELBYVILLE: 727 HOSPITAL DRIVE, SHELBYVILLE KY 40065
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.
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.