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.

2021 Retreat Dates

March 5-7, 2021  Spring Scrapbook Retreat 2021

June 25-27, 2021

November 5-7, 2021


Great Plains Small Church Connection Conference

Next Planned In-Person Conference
Dates:  September 20-22, 2021
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the in-person 2020 Great Plains Small Church Connection Conference scheduled for September 21-23, 2020 at Calvin Crest has been cancelled.
The Planning Team for the Conference will be presenting about 3 hours of no-fee online conference sessions on September 21 and 22.

You're invited to join us via Zoom from
1-3 pm on Monday, September 21

to worship with the Rev. Eunice "Junior" McGarrahan as she discusses Hope and Joy in the Unknown,
and immediately following,
attend a workshop with the Rev. Kim Nofel -
Default to Hope and Joy

Registration is required for each day


1-2 pm on Tuesday, September 22 for a workshop,
Adapting, Learning, and Becoming Stronger

with the Rev. Darin Bentzinger

Registration is required for each day


This virtual conference is offered free of charge.  However, if you or your congregation would like to make a donation to our ministry to help fund future in-person and virtual conferences, you may do so at

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.

2021 Retreat Dates:

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

February 24-28, 2021  Spring Quilt Retreat 2021

October 27-31, 2021

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.