Great Plains Presbyterian Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is a three-day renewal . . . that lasts a lifetime

As you travel down life’s highway, it is good to stop and rest a while.

You can gather at the river with your fellow travelers, and at that oasis, you can break bread, laugh, sing, worship, listen, and be heard.

After lingering at that sanctuary, you and your friends will emerge refreshed, rested, and ready to continue on your way, prepared once more to celebrate the journey of life and praise the Lord.

Hey, weary traveler, Great Plains Presbyterian Pilgrimage is waiting……for you.

For more information and to apply to be a part of the next Pilgrimage, please click here.

Quilt Retreats

Join your friends and fellow quilters at this relaxing Calvin Crest Quilt Retreat.  Enjoy great lodging, wonderful food, warm fellowship and plenty of space to spread out.  Set aside the distractions of everyday life and devote yourself to your craft.

2020 Retreat Dates:

Brochures and registration forms are available approximately 6 weeks before the retreat.

February 26-March 1, 2020  Spring Quilt Retreat 2020

October 28-November 1, 2020

Enjoy your time!

Finish those projects that you’ve started, or begin a new project.  And if you need a bit of fresh air, enjoy a hike on any of our six miles of hiking trails through beautiful landscapes along the Platte River or through the forested areas on the property.  Please contact the office if you would like more information on holding your own event at Calvin Crest.  All buildings are smoke free and we are an alcohol-free facility.

Scrapbook Retreats

Scrapbook Retreat

Enjoy a relaxing weekend with friends and work on your projects at this scrapbook retreat. Comfortable accommodations, excellent food and beautiful scenery are included.  And most importantly you get space and time to accomplish all of your projects.  Get inspiration from others and if you need something special to complete a layout, there is a vendor onsite to help you out.  The brochure will be available six weeks before the next crop.  If you are not on the mailing list, please complete the form below to receive emails about the next scrapbook event.

2020 Retreat Dates

November 6-8, 2020 (brochure will be available about 6 weeks prior to the event)


Calvin Crest Family Fun Day–August 24, 2019

Join Us on August 24, 2019

We invite YOU to enjoy one of the last weekends of summer the best way possible, spending quality time with the people you love.  Calvin Crest’s Fun Day is perfect for families, friends, children, adults, community members and grandparents!  The event includes over 20 possible activities including music, games, hikes, food and fellowship.  For more information, click HERE!

2019 Fun Day Schedule of Activities

Where is Calvin Crest?

Where is Calvin Crest?

Calvin Crest is located on the beautiful bluffs overlooking the Platte River just outside of Fremont, Nebraska.  With 250 acres of forests, river, prairie and ravines, there are many great places to explore.

We are located at the north end of County Road 13 off of Highway 109.  There is limited parking right in front of our office or more parking located off to your left as you drive in.

We hope you’ll come and visit.

Why Camp?

Why Camp?

Some people might not fully understand why camp is so important.  Important for life.  Important for community.  Important for the Church.  Keep reading and see if you agree!

The camp experience is hard to describe in just a few words, but so many people have attended camp and have grown so much through the experience.  Camp provides everyone involved a chance to grow.  Kids grow as they stretch their wings and gain some independence.  Summer Staff grow as they experience servant leadership.  Parents grow as they let go of their child in a safe and loving environment that is different from home.

At Calvin Crest, we do camp on purpose.  Kids are allowed to be a kid.  They are allowed and encouraged to try new things.  They are enabled to figure out how to live in community.  And, they are exposed to creative Bible teaching that gives them an opportunity to explore their faith among their peers.

Camp is important.  What do you think is the most important part of camp?

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