Our Mission is to provide a place away from the ordinary where individuals and groups can “retreat” and refresh. Our staff will partner with you to make your day trip, retreat or camp a success. Cedar Grove Retreat is a mix of traditional camp charm meets fresh contemporary lodging options, activities and programs. We offer facilities, activities, and meals for groups, allowing you to focus on your event’s purpose. Cedar Grove will work with your group to customize your experience to fit your needs. Our lake, water park, rec fields, basketball and volley courts are great spaces to enjoy time together. In addition Cedar Grove offers onsite programs thought our Low Ropes/High Ropes Challenge Course, Paintball and Environmental Education classes. We also offer off-site Rock Climbing, Kayaking/Canoeing and Hiking/Back Packing. We look forward to serving you!
Cedar Grove Retreat was first developed in the 1940’s by the Girl Scouts of America. In 2001 First Assembly of Concord purchased it and converted it into a full-service Christian camp, providing camping and outdoor experiences to churches and other ministry organizations throughout the Carolinas. After years of service to the Christian community, the camp was purchased by a private foundation. Today, Cedar Grove Retreat not only provides timeless outdoor camping experiences for churches and ministries, it also delivers leadership/ministry training, team building, at-risk student development, father/son retreats, banquet hosting, and more.
Cedar Grove Retreat offers many on-site recreational activities including 3 recreational fields (w/soccer goals), basketball, sand volleyball court, gaga ball, frisbee golf, tetherball, carpetball, corn hole, traversing wall, box hockey, fishing, hiking and more! We also offer programming activities such as high ropes course, low ropes course, paintball, boating, waterpark and more!
Our Cedar Grove Retreat team provides a place away from the ordinary where individuals and groups can encounter the Lord.
Lenny has years of outdoor adventure experience and began guiding trips in 1997. In 2002 while serving as a Youth/College Career Pastor at Crossroads Church, Lenny founded Wide Open Outdoor Ministries which later becoming Capstone Climbing and Adventure. Lenny is an Eagle Scout, Paramedic, Law Enforcement Officer and trained in rope work, rappelling, high angle/confined space rescue. He currently serves on the educational staff with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Great Outdoor University and is a member of ACCT, ACA and the BSA.
Caleb joined Cedar Grove in May of 2017. His previous work revolved around marketing and recreational sports in higher education. He has a passion for seeing individuals push past their limits and achieve new goals. He is a quick learner and truly enjoys facilitating our programs.
Kelvin started working at Cedar Grove Retreat while in high school and hasn’t lost his love for this place since. He continually shows his passion for service by assisting our groups and their leaders by accommodating their every need. Kelvin takes the idea of a ‘foot washing ministry’ very serious and strives to make every group’s stay perfect.