History of Calvin Center

Calvin Center (known then as Camp Calvin) opened its property in 1960 for two weeks of summer camp. Today placed on 536 acres in beautiful rural Georgia, Calvin Center is a year-round conference center offering a welcoming sanctuary for re-creation and Christian nurture.

Below is a brief timeline that highlights a very small view of all the experiences Calvin Center has facilitated in its existence.

  • 1958: Presbytery of Greater Atlanta breaks ground on Camp Calvin
  • 1960: First summer camp at Camp Center.
  • 1960: Jack Stevenson is named as first director
  • 1964: Geneva Lodge is completed
  • 1964: Neil Pugsley named director
  • 1970: Inner city youth day camp at Calvin
  • 1971: Mel Davis named director
  • 1979: Conference Lodge is completed
  • 1982: Fritz Orr named director
  • 1990: Dan Donaldson named executive director
  • 1999: John Hicks named executive director
  • 2000: Camp Calvin renamed to Calvin Center
  • 2000: High Ropes Course installed
  • 2001: Equestrian program began
  • 2001: Global Village created
  • 2006: Unit 4 renamed to Hicks Lodge
  • 2007: Paul Fogg named executive director
  • 2008: Common Soul/Sole started
  • 2010: Calvin Center Celebrated 50 years of experiencing!
  • 2013: Calvin Center separately incorporated

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