ABOUT CAMP CALVARY
Camp Calvary is a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church
Located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Calvary Baptist Church is focused on Loving God by knowing Him personally and worshiping Him collectively. Their vision is living God’s Word, growing with God’s people and investing in God’s work. Calvary Baptist church has been a faithful steward of the Camp Calvary ministry since 1974. Read more about the founding and foundation of Camp Calvary below.
Learn more about Calvary Baptist Church and their statement of faith here.
There was much work needed to transition the property from farm usage to Bible camp usage. Through a sacrificial Sunday offering and volunteer labor, Camp Calvary built the large C-shaped pool in 1977 along with setting up a kitchen and dining room in the lower level of the main building.
A master plan was developed in 1990. The first phase which was a bath-house and six of the fourteen cabins were started in 1993. Rich and Barbara Weaver took residence in the campgrounds that summer. Barbara was the first full-time cook and Rich was the part-time caretaker. In 1994, six additional cabins were completed and in 1995 Pastor Wahlberg made the transition from youth pastor and camp to camp ministry exclusively. The last remaining cabins phase was completed in 1998. This plan included the hiring of a full-time staff to complement the network of hundreds of volunteers who faithfully serve in various capacities. Most notable are our counselors, kitchen staff, lifeguards and the retired men better known as the Craftsmen for Christ; Pastor John Garber was the first member.
The 90’s also brought Camp Calvary an expanded program to include specialty camps such as: Sportsmens’ Weekend, Couples’ Retreats, Wilderness/survival Hikes, Father & Son and Father & Daughter Retreats, Pastors’ Wives, Mens’ and Ladies’ Retreats, School and Family Camps, Senior trips, Outdoor Education, Reunions and Weddings.
Plans were then developed for the renovation of the main building with an additional 5200 square feet added. April of 2000 brought ground breaking and Rich Weaver was brought on as the full-time general contractor and the project began. In January 2002, Camp Calvary purchased 37 additional acres and a 10,000 square foot industrial building to be used as a future activity center.
The Lord has richly blessed the camp ministry and it has grown from 40 days per year usage to over 250 days per year – 500 campers per year to over 6000 per year and a network of over 250 fellowship churches from fifteen different states.
Regardless of this growth, the purpose and mission of the camp has not changed. Camp Calvary is still a Christ-centered, camper conscious ministry utilizing the out of doors to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and edify the believer. To God be the glory, great things He has done!
Our Core Values
- Christ-centered: First, it is all about Him
- Camper conscious: Second, it is all about you.
- Biblically based: what we say and do is mandated by Scripture
- Teaching and preaching: God’s Word to all
- Supporting the Local Church: our ministry serving your ministry
- A Serving Organization: How can we serve you?
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Brian and Jean Wahlberg
Director & Administrative Assistant
Tom and Becky Connor
Tom and Becky got married in April 2002. They have 3 beautiful daughters, Haley (17), Dakota (16) and Briella (12). All three girls are currently homeschooled.
Tom went to Bob Jones University for a 2 year carpentry program after graduating from Calvary Baptist School in Lansdale PA. Becky also graduated in 1999 from CBS.
Tom has been working in the construction field for 18+ years with most experience in excavation, plumbing and electrical. They are happy to be serving the Lord here at Camp Calvary.
Andrew J. Shelburne
Andrew and Tori Crowley
Assistant Program Director and Registration Coordinator
Andrew and Tori were both born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland and have worked at Camp Calvary on summer staff since 2019. They were married in September 2021 and started in their full-time positions at camp in September 2022.
Andrew graduated from Wor-Wic Community College in 2020 with an associate’s degree in General Studies, and has four years’ experience working in construction. Tori graduated from Salisbury University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism and Spanish, and has almost ten years of professional customer service experience.
They both felt called to full-time ministry while dating, and are so excited to be serving together here at Camp Calvary.
Kris and Heather Klecker
Kris was born and raised in Owatonna, Minnesota, where he met Heather while she attended Pillsbury Baptist Bible College. They have been married for 18 years and were blessed with 3 adventurous daughters.
Natalie is 16, Finley is 9 and Oaklee is 6. Each daughter loves the opportunities and experiences they have already had while living at CC.
Kris has had 20 years of cooking experience prior to accepting the position of head cook at CC. He has enjoyed building new relationships with other staff members and his time serving the Lord here so far.
Heather grew up attending camp since she was a little girl. She has always loved camp and the impact it has in the lives of so many, including her own. She is outgoing and loves helping people feel welcomed here.
The Klecker family is excited to see how God will work at camp while blessing them with the opportunity of being a part of the CC family.