Calvin Crest is a summer camp, conference center and outdoor school that has been partnering with churches to make life-long disciples of Jesus Christ for more than 60 years.

Our secluded 340-acre grounds are surrounded by the Sierra National Forest. We have a blend of hotel and rustic lodging, meeting spaces, outdoor activities, and indoor dining for up to 150 guests. Located an hour north of Fresno 30 minutes from Yosemite National Park, retreat groups gather here to rest, worship and connect with God in the majesty of his creation.


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As We Celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord

This Sunday as we bear witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, may we draw near to our risen Lord. May we recall the grace we have received through his atoning death on our behalf and may we join our Lord who calls us to join Him in his work of reconciling our world to God.

Highland Games (April 26)


The 5000' Highland Games are a
Friends of Calvin Crest fundraiser hosted by the Dodge Clan. The funds raised will be used to help Calvin Crest improve the
food service in Sherwood Forest and to help develop the program area in and around the basketball and volleyball courts.

Women’s Retreat May 2-4

    Sherry Waller

    Our Speaker: Dr. Sherry Walling

    When Sherry Walling isn’t dreaming about being a white water river rafting guide, she is busy being a wife to her best friend, Rob, an adoring mother to her two sons, Fin and Fisher, licensed clinical psychologist, lecturer, and author. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and an M.A. in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She went on to complete fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine and the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

    Memorial Day Work Weekend (2014)

    Memorial Weekend Work Party (2014)

    Join Us Memorial Day Weekend as we partner together to better the Ministry @ 5000 Feet!

    Download Registration Form (PDF)


    We will be working on many projects as we prepare for the summer season when we serve 2,500 guests in addition to the 5,000 guests we accommodate year round. So gather a group from your church to come, or bring the family and join us!


    Completed Registration Form is Due Friday, May 16th, 2014.

    Registration donations help cover the cost of food and cleaning.

    Cedar Lodge: $70/person
    Mtn View: $50/person
    Westview Cabin: $30/person
    Children Under 8 years: $15.
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    Arrival: Friday, May 23rd from 3-00-5-00pm

    Begin Work Party Saturday May 24th
    (First meal is Saturday Breakfast)

    Departure: Monday, May 26th at 11-00 am

    Questions? Please call Registrars Kirsten Gist or Nellie McKenzie at (559) 683-4450 ext 205

    Clean Water U (June 9-13)


    Clean Water U

    Calvin Crest partners with Living Waters for the World to train short term mission groups from churches or community organizations to build, install, and train third world communities sustainable systems that provide safe drinking waters. Calvin Crest hosts the west coast training sessions. For more information and to register for the next session click the button below.

    Visit Living Waters for the World

    We have received a $5000 Matching Donation!

    An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $5,000 in contributions made by April 26th to our Highland Games fundraiser. Donations will be used to beautify Sherwood Forest in preparation for a fantastic summer of ministry and other priorities should they arise. To help us reach their $10,000 goal please:

    Visit Friends of Calvin Crest Or Join the fun in Person!

    Lenten Prayer Retreat April 4-6

    Candle and the Cross