ABOUT CAMP CALVARY
Camp Calvary is a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church
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, its all about Him
- Camper conscious: Second, its 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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Fully enclosed and weather-proof, this facility has the room to house and entertain your troops! From the climbing walls, human foosball and full sized basketball court to the meeting area upstairs, the AC is a perfect spot to gather.
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Brian and Jean Wahlberg
Director & Administrative Assistant
Spencer and Rachel Shelburne
Assistant Program Director
Andrew (AJ) has a degree in Bible General Studies from Pensacola Christian College. He has been involved here at Camp Calvary for the past 7 years beginning with summer staff and has now been the Program Assistant for the past 3 years. AJ dedicated his life to the Lord at a Bible camp when he was in high school. AJ is married to Nina, who has also worked at Camp Calvary on summer staff, and garduated from Lancaster Bible College.