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Mid-South Youth Camp Board Adds New Members

Henderson, Tenn. - Feb 23, 2015

The Mid-South Youth Camp Advisory Board added three members from Henderson at its February meeting. Beth and Anthony Naylor and Tim Anderson joined the board for the camp located on Highway 45 North.

The Naylors are members of the Estes Church of Christ. They have two sons, Mitch and Carson. Beth Naylor is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and is employed in the Chester County School System. Anthony Naylor is a deacon at the Estes Church of Christ and is involved in the church’s Haitian ministry.

“Anthony and Beth will bring a lot of hard work to MSYC,” Frank Bradford, camp director, said. The couple spearheaded a project to rebuild the bunks in all the MSYC cabins in memory of Beth’s brother, Chief Warrant Officer Dan Cole, who was killed in a 2011 helicopter crash. “Anthony’s skills as a mechanic and welder will certainly be a big help to the camp,” Bradford said.

Anderson is the owner-operator of Anderson Farms. He is a 1998 graduate of FHU, and he attended MSYC for ten years. Many of his family members also attended the camp. His son Peyton is now a camper. Anderson’s wife Belinda is a teacher at East Chester Elementary School. They attend the Henderson Church of Christ.

“Tim’s excitement is infectious,” Bradford said. “His willingness to help shows what MSYC can do in the life of a young person. Tim loved attending camp, and now he wants to give back.”

Freed-Hardeman University has operated Mid-South Youth Camp since the summer of 1957. The camp is open for eight weeks each summer and is available for retreats year-round. The board meets several times each year to discuss camp operations and to plan fundraisers. Annual events sponsored by the board include a fishing rodeo, a fish fry and a barbecue supper. Many members also participate in service days, working on camp maintenance.