Here on our website you will find information concerning Hillcrest and the Camp. We hope and pray the time you spend on our website will be informative, helpful and a blessing. Hillcrest is a warm, friendly and loving Camp. We want you to feel free and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Please browse freely through the various aspects of our website and learn all about the fun, joy, inspiration, fellowship and friendships that you will gain from visiting, camping, attending a rallly, retreat, reunion, etc. at Hillcrest.
If you are looking for a camp that is attractive, affordable, friendly, functional and where all the buildings have central air-conditioning and heating, look no further. Call and make an appointment to visit Hillcrest. We would love to have you be our guest.
Please see the Contact Information, Map, Staff, very important Announcements and Calendar below.
When you visit Hillcrest Baptist Camp, you will discover:
- A caring, loving and competent staff that will warmly welcome you.
- A flexible, adaptable and cooperative staff that will meet your needs.
- An attractive, functional and affordable camp located in the beautiful Shawnee National Forest that has all sorts of flowering trees and shrubs, white tail deers, turkeys, eagles, all sorts of birds and wild life, unbelievable wonders of nature, hiking trails, places to repel, canoe and kayak, etc. Please click on “See Do All” for further information and pictures.
Contact information is listed under “Staff“.
“Heritage of the Three Crosses”
On a holy hillcrest, high above the Ohio River stand three ‘” † † † “.
The old rugged wooden ” † ” in the “Stations of the Cross” stands for the lost.
It is here lost sinners cry out “Lord, have mercy upon me a sinner!”
The finished ” † ” in the “Kneel at the Cross Prayer Garden” is for the saved.
It is here that sinners saved by grace kneel in contrition and consecration!
The ” † ” high and lifted up above the Chapel is the cross of Christ.
This is the cross that draws both lost and saved sinners to Himself!
The dove above the cross represents the Holy Spirit given us by Christ!
Three crosses stood at Calvary!
One bore the dead body of a sinner who cursed Christ and went to hell.
The second held in vain a sinner who confessed Christ and went to heaven.
The middle cross could not hold the Savior who died for both and everyone!
Three crosses rise above the Ohio River on the border of Illinois and Kentucky.
Three crosses stand in the heartland of America as a reminder of Calvary.
Three crosses that have stood the storms of life and are the reality of Glory!
Three crosses, but what do they mean to each of us?
Have we been to Calvary? Have we been personally saved by Christ?
There is saving power in the blood of Christ that was shed by Him on Calvary for us!
Three crosses! Not one! Not two! But three that includes us all!
One stands for lost mankind! The second for sinners saved by grace!
And the third stands for the “I” and the “I” crossed out by death to self!
This is the heritage of about 2000 campers saved by grace through faith at Hillcrest!
“…when Christ is lifted up on the cross, He will draw everyone to Him”!
Fun & Friendship
Hillcrest’s website has been updated for your convenience. It is user friendly and functional so we can better serve everyone.
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Rev. Christian McKenzie, Pastor of Sinking Springs Baptist Church near Murray Kentucky has accepted the call to be the Camp Manager of Hillcrest Baptist Camp-Assembly Inc. Christian surrendered at Hillcrest to be a pastor and later served two summers as an intern at the Camp. More recently he has served as as the Director of the Youth Camps for Antioch and Big Saline Association. He has also served as a Youth Counselor, Youth Minister Associate Pastor, and Superintendent of Kids Korner Learning Center in Murray Kentucky. He is a minister with about ten years of experience. He is married to Katie McKenzie.
Mrs. Katie McKenzie accepted the call to be Hillcrest is Camp Office Manager. She graduated from Trigg County High school and is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in psychology at Murray State University where she has earned 56.5 credit hours. She has served as a Banquet Coordinator of Cumberland Inn, Assistant Manager of a shoe department and most recently a Patient Care Coordinator. She has developed skills in communication and social media. Leadership, organization, conflict resolution, creativity, computer skills and exhibited dedication which will serve her very will at Hillcrest. Like her husband, Katie also has experience at Hillcrest as a camper.
We welcome Christian and Katie as experienced, competent and dedicated leaders!