Calvin Center (originally named Camp Calvin) opened its property in 1960 for two weeks of summer camp. Today, placed on 536 acres in beautiful Metro Atlanta, Calvin Center is a year-round retreat & conference center! Because of this, we offer a welcoming sanctuary for re-creation and Christian nurture.
To provide a space apart for changing lives through faithful connections with people, nature, and God.
We live out our FAITH by acknowledging Christ as the center of who we are and what we do.
Our high level of INTEGRITY guarantees excellence and respect in all we do.
We value PEOPLE as they grow individually and in community.
We seek to meet the needs of our guests through the ministry of HOSPITALITY.
STEWARDSHIP is lived out through faithful utilization of time, talent, finances, and the environment.
EXPERIENTIAL learning provides ongoing development and growth.
CALVIN CENTER HISTORY
With our 60-years of experience our goal is to make your retreat or conference a success!
The list below highlights some of our key milestones. We hope you will soon be a part of our rich history! We look forward to hosting you soon!
Presbytery of Greater Atlanta breaks ground on Camp Calvin
First summer camp at Camp Calvin
Jack Stevenson is named as first director
Geneva Lodge is completed
Neil Pugsley named director
Inner city youth day camp at Calvin
Mel Davis named director
Conference Lodge is completed
Fritz Orr named director
Dan Donaldson named executive director
John Hicks named executive director
Camp Calvin renamed to Calvin Center
High Ropes Course installed
Equestrian program began
Global Village created
Unit 4 renamed to Hicks Lodge
Paul Fogg named executive director
Common Soul/Sole started
CALVIN CENTER GROUNDS
Our 536 acres give you more to do then any other retreat & conference center! We are only 20 miles from Atalanta, GA.
This impressive location is a favorite in the Atlanta area. Therefore, it is one of the “must visits” if you are looking for a great place for your retreat or conference.
- Private Lake
- Sprawling Facilities
- Many Outdoor Activities
We also have superb equestrian programs. We provide Recreational Horseback Riding Lessons and Trail Rides. Because we serve all people, we also provide Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons for those with developmental, physical and learning disabilities.
In addition, you can try one of our AAHS ,CHA and PATH clinics!