Calvin Crest now hosting firefighters

Calvin Crest Conferences, a Christian Camp in Oakhurst that was evacuated last Thursday due to the Sky Fire, is now housing up to 120 firefighters that helped save it from the fire. Crews began arriving around noon on Wednesday, June 24. Calvin Crest plans to host the firefighters through Saturday.

The camp is closed this first week of its summer season due to the mandatory evacuation. It is hoping and planning to open for its second week of camp on Sunday. They will host about 120 family campers and about 30 developmentally disabled adults, in addition to volunteer counselors, medical personnel and its 55-member, college-age summer staff.

Calvin Crest Conferences has been serving churches throughout the Central Valley, Southern California and Nevada since 1954. It is 364 acres of secluded, wooded grounds surrounded on all sides by the Sierra National Forest. In addition it serves schools throughout the Central Valley by offering a sixth-grade outdoor school.


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