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Topic:  "Exodus Part II: The Ten Commandments"

In October 2022, a lively group of Bible students from around the US gathered at the beautiful Cedars Camps in the Ozarks of Missouri to explore the first 18 chapters of Exodus. Guided by facilitator and lecturer Madelon Maupin, they learned more about one of the Bible’s most dramatic stories: the Hebrew people being freed from enslavement in Egypt under the leadership of the great Moses.

This fall, Madelon will continue an exploration of Exodus. Now the focus will be on the Law—the Law that God gave Moses on Mt. Sinai. These Ten Commandments are the moral precepts that have shaped civilization for the last 3,000 years.  The second half of Exodus starts with The Ten Commandments and key chapters in Deuteronomy amplify them.  The group will study both to really dig into what Bible scholar, William Barclay calls "The universal foundation of all things, the basic laws of conduct in society...".  Our world needs a deeper understanding of the Ten Commandments and it begins with us.

We are on holy ground in these chapters.  Like the Israelites of old, we learn why the moral law is the natural partner of freedom. We see how the Hebrews began to become a people guided by the power of the Law and how their example can give us specific guidance for our decisions today. Through these chapters, we discover how to establish our own God-led community and how to navigate life’s many choices.

Read below for further details about how you can be part of this uplifting workshop where we Bible students can explore one of our greatest treasures:  the Scriptures.

Please join us for this deep dive!  

IMPORTANT NOTE about Exodus Part I :

**If you did not attend Exodus Part I (in person or virtually) in 2022, or you would simply like to review chapters 1-19, BibleRoads has released a brand new condensed five-hour version of Exodus Part 1 on video with beautiful artwork.  Everyone who registers will receive a link to watch Exodus Part I for free (a $59 value).  You can prepare for the new second part of Exodus (described above) by listening to the condensed, just-released Exodus Part I. Click here for more information.

Facilitator Bio

Madelon Maupin has a Masters in Theological Studies from San Francisco Theological Seminary, has taught at Principia Summer Session, led numerous Bible study sessions at Adventure Unlimited, taken people to the Middle East and given talks on the Bible around the world.  She served as Cultural Historian for Princess Cruises for trips throughout Biblical lands.  Her company website,, is filled with resources for both individual and group Bible study, including talks, workbooks and online streaming video courses.

Madelon has been facilitating in-depth Bible Studies for the last 17 years - and the last six have been at CedarS Camps.  This is the last big presentation of this type that Madelon will be hosting for awhile.  If you have thought about coming but put it off, this is this year.  You will gain so many insights.  Enroll today!


In-Person Bible Study

Bible study can be even more productive when done in small groups.  Having others to review and discuss ideas and interpretations, ask questions, gain clarity and multiple perspectives is priceless.  It builds and strengthens community.

  • Preliminary daily schedule
  • Enjoy fellowship, meals, gracious hospitality, undistracted study, CedarS Bible Lands Park, and the peaceful beauty of the Ozarks. It's an opportunity to connect with fellow Bible study participants, make new friends, and spend quality time with each other.
  • Optional activity: miniature horse cart (chariot!) driving.
  • Those attending in person will be gifted the class session recordings for ongoing study.
  • Financial assistance is available through The Campership Fund.
  • See below for transportation and pricing details.
  • See BibleRoads for more information and to enroll for a virtual Bible Study option.

Study materials: In-person participants will receive a workbook upon arrival at CedarS.  Virtual participants will receive the same workbook, but in a PDF format.  In addition to preparing for class sessions by answering the questions, the workbook provides a way to collect and organize notes from research and class discussions.  A first assignment will be emailed to participants two weeks prior to the course.

Financial assistance:  Financial Assistance is available through The Campership Fund for both the in-person and virtual classes.  CedarS also has camperships as needed.  We want to make sure this wonderful opportunity is available to every earnest seeker!

We look forward to welcoming you home to CedarS

Extended Stay Option: October 3-5

Want extra time to reflect on the Bible Study in the peaceful environment of CedarS? Join us for the extended stay option!

  • Preliminary daily schedule
  • Enjoy an additional 1-2 days at CedarS to reflect, pray, study, and enjoy nature in a peaceful, loving atmosphere.
  • Meals are included
  • Optional Oct 3 day trip to Branson, Missouri's renowned Sight and Sound Theater to watch the production of Queen Esther.  There will be an additional charge of $59/ticket.
  • Take nature walks or utilize the Sports Center
  • Daily optional activities will be offered, including horseback riding

CedarS Housing Selections:

Live onsite at CedarS in single, double, or triple/quad room with private bathrooms.  Enjoy great meals and camp activities during free time.

Single room...........................$895

Double room........................$775 per person

Triple/Quad room..............$675 per person

Deluxe All-Weather Cabins (bottom bunk - max of 4-6 people per cabin).....$600 per person

Commuter optoin............$475 (includes all meals, activities, workshops, and course materials)

Commuter shuttle...........$50 (for 2x/day shuttle service from the Hampton Inn, with pickup before breakfast and drop off after each evening session)

All housing prices include meals, snacks, meeting rooms, activities, workshops, and course materials.  Linens are included with all housing arrangements.

Cancellations are refundable, minus a $50 office fee.

Extended Stay Pricing:

Includes meals, lodging in your prior room/cabin, and access to CedarS grounds. A return airport shuttle service for extended stay guests will only be available on Thursday, October 5th.

One day (check out Wednesday, October 4th at 10am)...........................$75

Two day (check out Thursday, October 5th at 10am)...................$150

Check In & Check Out:

The check-in table will be open from 3:00-5:30pm on Friday, September 29th.  Staff will show guests to their room to get settled before dinner is served at 5:45pm.

There is no class on the morning of Tuesday, October 3rd, and regular departure is between 9:00-10:00am.  Check-out for Extended Stay guests is between 9:00-10:00am on October 4th or 5th.

See below for airport shuttle timing.

CedarS Shuttle Service and Transportation Details:

Shuttle service is available to and from the Springfield, MO (SGF) and St. Louis (STL) airports. Here are some key travel details:

Flying into St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL):

  • Incoming flights:  The STL shuttle will depart for CedarS from the St. Louis Airport at 2:00 p.m on Friday, September 29th, in time for dinner and the first meeting immediately following dinner.
  • Departing flights for regular program guests:  The return shuttle to the St. Louis Airport will be on Tuesday, October 3rd, in time for 2:00 p.m. or later flights.
  • There is no class on the morning of October 3rd, and departure is at 9:00 a.m. immediately after breakfast.
  • Departing flights for extended stay guests:  The return shuttle to the St. Louis Airport will be on Thursday, October 5th, in time for 2:00 p.m. or later flights.
  • Cost: $75/person each way

Flying into Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF):

  • Incoming flights: The Springfield, MO shuttle will depart for Cedars from the airport at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29th, in time for dinner and the first meeting immediately following dinner.
  • The return for regular program guests to Springfield, MO will be on Tuesday, October 3rd, in time for noon or later flights.
  • There is no class on the morning of October 3rd, and departure is at 9:00 a.m. immediately after breakfast.
  • Please book flights into Springfield, MO (SGF -1 hour away) and NOT Springfield, IL (4 hours away)!
  • Departing flights for extended stay guests:  The return shuttle to the Springfield, MO (SGF) airport will be on Thursday, October 5th, in time for noon or later flights.
  • Cost: $55/person each way

Please send your itinerary to when you book your flights.


Housing, transportation, and in-person enrollment questions:  CedarS Camps at

Bible and course content questions:  Madelon Maupin at

IT support for the virtual program:


What our participants say

"As a first-time student at the program and at your camp, I was not sure what to expect.  I was wonderfully impressed with the accommodations, the kindness and thoughtfulness the entire staff expressed both at dinner and when walking throughout your beautiful camp."

"This opportunity to attend Bible study at CedarS has been rewarding beyond works. The depth of study, including history, geography, and spiritual import has been invaluable. I am enriched."

“Madelon is so well informed on the latest biblical scholarship and archaeological evidence and that helps to clarify so much of what we were discussing and learning.  One of the most strengthening realizations coming from these talks is how immediately relevant and applicable the Bible is today, right now in our lives.  Madelon shows this in so many ways, with personal experiences, quotes from other Bible scholars, and audience participation.” 

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