ABOUT

Calvin Center (originally named 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 retreat & conference center! Because of this, we offer a welcoming sanctuary for re-creation and Christian nurture.

MISSION STATEMENT

Calvin Center offers a Welcoming Sanctuary for Re-creation and Christian Nurture.

CALVIN CENTER HISTORY

We have almost 60-years experience! Above all, 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!

1958

Presbytery of Greater Atlanta breaks ground on Camp Calvin

1960

First summer camp at Camp Calvin

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

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!