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Important announcement regarding response to COVID-19 from Director Janie Walker:

"CEF’s camp program started in 1953 and has only seen cancellations twice during that 68 year span of time, the last being in 2000.  With great sadness and disappointment, we announce today that we have made the difficult decision to cancel all three weeks of Camp Good News 2020. The health and safety of all of our campers, leaders and staff takes top priority. We value and will honor the State of Tennessee guidelines and there are just too many unknowns for the summer.

We thank all of our families who have already registered, and we share in your disappointment. Know that we are praying for each of you and your families and trust that God is working for our good and His glory, even in these challenging days. We are already beginning plans for Camp Good News 2021!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  An email is being sent to all families of registered campers concerning refunds." - Janie Walker, Director CEF Memphis Metro


Since 1950, CEF of Memphis has sponsored Camp Good News, an overnight camp held at Chickasaw State Group Camp for children ages 8-12 years old. Campers have a good time swimming, boating, playing games, studying the Bible and memorizing Scripture. The Camp Scholarship fund provides assistance for some children to attend the camp for a week. Camp Good News is held the last two weeks of June and the first week of July. Camp is staffed mainly by volunteers. Students may apply to be Junior Counselors (Managers or Trainers) starting at age 15, and Counselors starting at age 18. Parents of campers please be sure to read the brochure below for further information.

To sign your child up for camp, please download the Camper Application below. Fill it out and mail it to:

CEF Memphis

2091 Lee Pl.

Memphis, TN 38104

OR you may scan your completed application and email it to:

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Camp is $125 per camper. There is a non-refundable $30 registration fee per Camper Application, and the remaining $95 balance will be due at check-in. You may pay by check or cash mailed with your application, or you may pay online using the button below. Now you may also purchase a camp photo or pay for your child's "Sweet Shop" using the drop down box below.


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Staff applications have no fee. To apply as staff, please download the staff application below, fill it out and either mail or email it to us.

Camp Staff App