Summer camp at Calvin Center is a time for making new friends and experiencing life in a new way. Campers are placed in family groups with other campers close to their same age, called a family group, and this group moves through their time at camp together. Much like a family vacation but oh so much more.
Family groups play, explore, worship and eat together as well as other traditional camp
activities such as arts and crafts, archery, swimming in our pool, canoeing and playing on the lake toys.
Visit the Summer Camp Programs section below to see our upcoming summer camps!
TYPES OF CAMP
Overnight campers sleep in modern, air-conditioned cabins in comfortable bunk beds with their counselors in the room next door who quickly respond to any needs in the camper room. They have extra activities in the evening including campfire times.
Day Camp can be a wonderful introduction to Calvin Center camps with arriving each day between 8:30 and 9 am for a day of camp experiences then going home for dinner and to sleep in their own beds in the evening. Day campers have the option of spending the night on Thursday night to try the overnight experience.
Horse Camp includes much of the fun of the other campers with the addition of time spend with our wonderful horses. Calvin Center’s horses are used year round for therapeutic and recreational riding and are calm and loving horses that are wonderful for beginners to experienced riders. Our Equestrian staff are experts at working with riders of all levels.
Camp at Calvin Center is based on the premise of having a fun, safe, exciting, and inclusive activities while providing a foundation for everyone to build a foundation for their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Since 1960 Calvin Center has been providing a Christ centered program in this beautiful outdoor setting for all of God’s children.
Sample Camp Activities
- Swimming in pool
- Global Village
- Arts and Crafts
- Canoeing, Kayaking
- Lake Toys
- Bible Study
- Horseback Riding (for horse campers, only)
Calvin Center offers three tiers of pricing for you to choose from. The experience is the same for your camper no matter which tier of pricing you choose. In fact, your camp counselor will never
Calvin Center believes in the benefits of camp for developing the leaders of tomorrow so we
want to make sure everyone can pay what they can afford for camp.
- Tier 1 is our historically subsidized rate and does not reflect the true cost of operating
summer camp programs.
- Tier 2 is our partially subsidized fee for those who can pay a little more but still can not
afford the actual cost of camp.
- Tier 3 most closely accounts for the true costs of camp including wear and tear of
buildings and grounds.
summer camp programs
THE HARDEST JOB YOU’LL EVER LOVE!
Do you love kids, have a passion for sharing your faith, and feel energized spending time in God’s creation? If so, we may have a job for you! Each summer a collection of amazing people come together to form an intentional Christian community here at Calvin Center. Together, we endeavor to provide life changing experiences for the campers who attend our programs by showing them radical Christian hospitality. We believe each child deserves to be loved as the child of God they are.
We are looking to hire the very best people for our resident and day camp programs. If you think you have what it takes, apply here.