is a week-long family camp that provides pastors and their families a time to decompress from ministry and reconnect as a family, as couples or as an individual. This week is structured to provide personal devotional time, family recreation, and time alone as a couple. In addition, our general sessions are designed to intellectually and spiritually engage the heart, the mind and the soul in worship to our amazing God.
July 17-23, 2021 at Mariners' Cove
Tom graduated from Dallas Seminary in 1979 with an emphasis on Bible Exposition. He and his wife Leslie moved to Johnson City, TN in 1980 to become the first pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, which started as a house church. In 2013 he was given the first Dallas Theological Seminary Alumni Distinguished Service Award. In 2018, he transitioned to Pastor Emeritus status and moved to Dallas, where he currently resides near his two grown children and six granddaughters. Tom has been a well received speaker at past Pastor's Seminars at Cedar.
Cedar Bay is located on the shores of Lake Huron, providing guests with plenty of opportunities for kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and fishing.
The scenic 500 acres of wooded land gives guests many opportunities to explore the towering cedars by bike or by foot. Developed trails will make exploring God’s creation accessible for families throughout their stay.
Relaxing in a lounge chair by the shore or creating in our handcrafts area is a nice change of pace for those looking to unwind from the hustle and bustle of life.
Mariner’s Cove provides a variety of lodging options for our guests:
Taylor Lodge – featuring private guest rooms and nearby private bath/shower facilities.
Cabins w/ Guest Rooms (Gloria Taylor and Four Anchors Cabins) – shared, featuring a deck with a bay view, kitchen and leisure area with a fireplace.
Family Cabins (Southwind and Forbrich Cabins) – a private cabin featuring a kitchen and a leisure area with a fireplace or woodstove.
Tent & RV Sites – includes electrical hookup and water access (no sewer)
Pricing will depend upon your accommodations and the number of people in your family. Upon registration, a $250 deposit will be required.
In addition to the housing fee (which will vary based on the option selected), guests will also pay a per person program & meal rate.
The per-person rate fee for all Summer Family Camps is as follows:
Taylor Lodge Private Guest Rooms - $475/room
Cabins w/Guest Rooms – Gloria Taylor - $890/room; Four Anchors - $795/room
Family Cabins – Southwind - $880/cabin; Forbrich - $645/cabin
Tent & RV Sites - $215/site