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Celebrating Our Past. Investing in Our Future.

As Calvin Crest celebrates our 70th anniversary, our mission is Christ-centered. Our strong values guide our behavior. Our rich history is integrated into the fabric of our DNA. Our staff is united and ready to serve our campers. Our financial picture is stable and healthy, thanks to generous donors like you who support the annual work of Calvin Crest. God is leading us into the future with bold confidence that He is at work and wants to continue to transform lives at Calvin Crest.

As we enter a season of growth and rebuilding, we now see how He has used everything we have faced over the last several years to prepare us “for such a time as this.” We are excited to share with you our capital campaign and invite you to partner with the work God is doing.

Imagine the Future with Us...

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Cash and Pledge Goal -$2 M
Funds Raised 50%
Endowment Fund Goal - $2 M
Funds Raised 50%

Our Strategic Plan

After a thorough feasibility study and organizational audit, Calvin Crest is excited to be embarking on a bold campaign to address our current challenges and ensure ongoing ministry for generations to come. Here are the highlights of this campaign:

Priority One: Complete the Lakeview Lodge as a new meeting space. This new meeting space (formerly known as the Pavilion) will replace the beloved Mountain View Lounge lost to the 2021 Mono windstorm and will hold up to 200 people with large garage doors that open to the outdoor patio. It will also have a smaller meeting room for up to 50 people, a kitchenette, and accessible restrooms. 

Priority Two: Perform much-needed renovations around camp. Countless areas of camp need repair and renovation, including Westview cabins and restrooms, the pool and pool house, and parking lots. Bathrooms need updating, roofs, windows, and siding need replacing, and foundations need shoring up. Our Ranch House and Barn need significant structural work to provide safe and functional staff accommodations.

Priority Three: Reduce or retire mortgage debt. Calvin Crest carries a mortgage from building projects dating back to the 90’s. If we could reduce or retire this debt, we would save $120,000 a year ($60,000 in interest alone!) and be able to reinvest those funds into staffing, programs, or buildings and grounds. We will pay off as much debt as we can with funds raised.

Priority Four: Fund an endowment. To remain a thriving camp, perpetuate our ministry, and mitigate the cost of future repairs, we plan to launch an endowment as the beginning of a new planned giving program. For the first time, donors will be able to give estate gifts that will continue giving for decades to come!

Project Priorities and Costs
Lakeview Lodge Great Room
Lakeview Lodge Small Meeting Room

How to Participate

  • We invite you to prayerfully consider making a three-year pledge to this campaign. To meet our campaign goal, we are seeking participation from every member of our community. We invite you to partner by: 
  • Praying this campaign will further Calvin Crest’s mission
  • Inviting friends and family to participate in the campaign
  • Hosting a dinner party or dessert to share our mission
  • Inviting Executive Director, Tiffany Staman, to speak at your church, school, or organization
  • Determining your three-year commitment and donating to Calvin Crest
  • Donating a gift of stock or life insurance (contact our office for stock transfer information)
  • Leaving Calvin Crest in your estate to build our endowment to ensure long-term sustainability and growth

We would love to discuss any of these options with you!

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Wow, thank you so very much for making another incredible Calvin Crest memory for us. We know that it seems like everything has come against this place in the last few years, but we know God’s presence is still very tangible here, and we pray for His divine hand of provision and blessing on all of you. We will definitely be back.

- Vince & Jennifer

Calvin Crest Family Campers

Learn About Other Ways You Can Help

Want to support Calvin Crest in other ways?

Learn more about making an In-Kind donation, volunteering, giving stock, giving a legacy gift, and more! Help is always welcomed and appreciated!

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