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A Dream Come True

Lucinda Chumley, Women’s Retreat Speaker

Our family became involved at Calvin Crest about twenty years ago, while living and working in Fresno. I have several memories that stand out like photographs. One summer, my husband was speaking for a Jr. High camp and I was hugely pregnant with our third daughter. The walk from Cedar Lodge was a challenge and my entire family would line up behind me like cars on a train to push me up the hill! Another summer while we were here, I read a book called What’s So Amazing About Grace. Reading that book in this environment was so impacting, I consider it a life-transforming event. 

Around 2004 or 2005, I was invited to be the guest speaker at the annual Women’s Retreat. The experience was so meaningful, I added “speak at Calvin Crest again” to my bucket list. Of course, a desire like that is not a goal I can reach by myself but rather a dream which only God can fulfill for me. God’s hand is seen in a grand way when He fulfills the desires of our hearts. 

Not only have I been invited to speak at this year’s Women’s Retreat, I am also living and working at Calvin Crest! Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this scenario for our family. People who love Calvin Crest will understand what I mean when I say being a part of this community is like a dream come true.


Meet This Year’s Summer Staff

Ryan Foster
Ryan FosterCrestview First Aider
“This year I have been playing hockey in Southern California for the Long Beach Bombers, which has been an absolutely amazing experience getting to know people from all around the world working toward a common goal: winning a championship and getting a college scholarship. This summer I’ll be the Crest View First Aider! I’m a member of the Crest View team and I can’t wait to see new and familiar faces! I attended Aim and High School Camp and couldn’t wait to work on staff! I love everything about the summer at Calvin Crest but specifically I love seeing how others and myself grow closer to God. I’m extremely excited to be able to meet tons of new people and see everyone I’ve met in my previous 6 years up at Calvin Crest!”
Celeste Lambert
Celeste LambertAccommodations Assistant
“Summer at Calvin Crest is a magical time. I love getting to know people up at camp and spend a summer surrounded by other believers. Last summer I was a counselor for Week in the Forest as well as an AIMer, and will be an Accommodations Assistant this summer. I am currently a student at College of the Sequoias in Visalia majoring in Biochem. I have been a part of leadership in multiple clubs and I work as a lab assistant at my schools biology lab. I am very excited to join the Calvin Crest Summer Staff. I can’t wait to create new friends as well as nurture existing relationships!”
Hannah Clark
Hannah ClarkSherwood Store Clerk
“I am a sophomore at Biola University where I am studying Journalism and have spent the last year learning film photography and film developing at Biola University. I heard about Calvin Crest through my dad, who heard about it through David and Lucinda Chumley. This will be the first year I’ve worked at Calvin Crest! I will be a Store Clerk and Photographer/Videographer for Team Sherwood! I have never been to Calvin Crest, but I am excited to explore the beautiful site, meet new people, and learn what makes the relational ministry of Calvin Crest so great!”
Chad Okamoto
Chad OkamotoAIMPost Lead Counselor
“I have been filled to the brim with adventure in the past year! I spent last summer interning in Alaska, while this past fall I successfully started the first ever outdoors club at my college. For the spring, I studied abroad in Spain, Morocco and Israel. Besides traveling, I love to surf, hike, climb, and seek new thrills & challenges. I am a part of the AIM/Outpost team and I love that we get to walk alongside young people coming closer to Jesus. This will be my first time at Calvin Crest, and I am stoked for it!”
Emily Yonan
Emily YonanCrestview Lead Counselor
“This past year, I have enjoyed being on my university’s Lobby Team where we advocate on behalf of our student body to local and state legislators. Also, I have loved leading a junior high small group at a local church. Last year, I was a Crestview Lead Counselor. This summer, I am very excited to be returning to the same position. Being in that position means I get to hang out with family campers, junior highers and high schoolers! I am looking forward to leading hikes and Bible lessons, playing games, and just hanging out and getting to know all the different people that will come up. I love a summer at Calvin Crest because it is such a unique environment in which campers can come for a week and feel totally free to be themselves. As someone who grew up attending Calvin Crest, I can honestly say it has helped shape me into the person I am today, and to be able to give back in such a way as a Lead Counselor is an incredible privilege. It is somewhere I have met some of the most amazing people and always feel God’s love and presence in new ways each time. I cannot wait to meet new campers and see old ones, and see so many new relationships form and old ones grow stronger during the course of a week. I am looking forward to see the various ways in which God will be at work.”

Quarterly Discounts

Guest Conferences Prices and Information

Occasionally, premium dates on our calendar will be available at a discounted rate. Currently May 19 – 21, 2017 is available to book a retreat. Call our office at (559) 683-4450 to book a retreat, or email us at

Lodging Options


  • Our hotel-style Cedar Lodge has 22 rooms with private baths. Depending on layout, rooms house between 3 and 5 people. Queen, double, twin and bunk bed combinations are available. Bed and bath linens are provided.


  • Mountain View has 12 cabins with 22 carpeted cabin-suites. Each suite has two bunk beds and a private bath. Doors between the suites can be opened to allow 8 people to room together. Our newest cabin is handicapped accessible and has two suites each with 8 beds. Guests provide their own bed and bath linens

Standard Rustic

  • Our West View housing area is the traditional rustic camp experience. There are 11 cabins, each with 8 bunks and a centrally located bathroom facility. Guests provide their own bed and bath linens.

Meeting Spaces

Cedar Lodge Fireside Room

  • Located on the first floor of Cedar Lodge, the Fireside Room can accommodate 62 in seminar style seating. This meeting space can also be set up using conference tables, round tables, or couches for a more relaxed atmosphere. This room features a 40 inch flat screen television and a large whiteboard. A sound system can be set up upon request. Adjoining the fireside Room is a kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator/freezer, and a coffee maker.

Mountain View Lounge

  • Mountain View Lounge can accommodate 102 in seminar style setting. This meeting space can also be set up using onferece tables, round tablesm or couches for a more relaxed atmosphere. Mountain View Lounge features a full sound system and a LCD projector.

The Pavilion

  • Located above the waterfront, this outdoor pavilion may be used for both dining and meeting.

Teacher Information

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