Geneva Camp and Retreat Center

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God's creative splendor exhibited through the Lake Michigan shoreline backed by a wooded canopy, and the gathering of friends combine to create the space to grow in your identity and purpose in Christ.

Throughout the year, GENEVA uses its facilities and incredible setting on Lake Michigan to provide an environment in which groups and individuals can step out of the busyness of life to refresh and reassess their priorities in life and work. Our retreat ministry is here to support the groups on site by creating a space where groups can interact, reflect, rest, have fun, and seek clarity and direction.

Life is busy. We all need a place where we can be who God created us to be.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Geneva Camp and Retreat Center
3995 Lakeshore Dr N
Holland, MI 49424


Phone: 616-399-3150

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 381417381

CEO/President: Kevin VanderKlok

Chairman: Kim Slager

Board size: 15

Founder: Reformed Church pastors and leaders

Ruling year: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 10/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


We invite kids out of their normal environment into a place free of distractions, demands, and expectations. We surround them with counselors who love them and live out the love of Jesus in a tangible way, and we intentionally encourage a community of kindness, compassion, enthusiasm, creativity, and presence. Our program is built on opportunities for campers to have fun while feeling God's love, growing in faith, and glimpse the Christian faith in all its fullness. Since its beginning in 1948, we have created a haven where all those who come to GENEVA will feel the freedom, acceptance, and love of Jesus Christ, and be spurred on to share this indescribable love with others.

Mission statement

The mission of GENEVA is to create an environment where... the presence of God is experienced, the love of Christ is demonstrated, and a Spirit-filled life is inspired.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating772 of 107427 of 36
Fund acquisition rating863 of 107527 of 37
Resource allocation rating192 of 10757 of 37
Asset utilization rating974 of 107435 of 36

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$82,738$115,985$148,963$142,499$140,528
Short-term investments$1,342,172$1,294,421$1,115,965$1,175,091$936,191
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,532,983$1,450,626$1,378,768$1,358,735$1,191,861
Long-term investments$1,023,193$1,031,726$694,445$276,237$359,020
Fixed assets$14,743,350$14,828,756$15,259,540$15,491,549$15,487,205
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$15,766,543$15,860,482$15,953,985$15,767,786$15,846,225
Total assets$17,299,526$17,311,108$17,332,753$17,126,521$17,038,086
Payables and accrued expenses$50,137$76,516$64,328$25,753$92,223
Other current liabilities$82,502$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$132,639$76,516$64,328$25,753$92,223
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$88,858$110,493$224,701$199,850$207,073
Total long-term liabilities$488,858$110,493$224,701$199,850$207,073
Total liabilities$621,497$187,009$289,029$225,603$299,296
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$16,070,185$16,424,000$16,550,211$16,422,884$16,303,015
With donor restrictions$607,844$700,099$493,513$478,034$435,775
Net assets$16,678,029$17,124,099$17,043,724$16,900,918$16,738,790
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$957,492$1,025,786$1,219,011$1,050,392$1,217,167
Program service revenue$1,186,581$2,205,794$2,223,216$2,178,827$1,937,107
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$31,247$94,340$52,709$60,585$45,179
Other revenue$191,795$10,488$40,639$31,846$29,102
Total other revenue$1,409,623$2,310,622$2,316,564$2,271,258$2,011,388
Total revenue$2,367,115$3,336,408$3,535,575$3,321,650$3,228,555
Program services$2,460,715$2,873,298$2,889,615$2,804,675$2,646,083
Management and general$280,682$307,628$311,546$298,490$258,544
Total expenses$2,844,991$3,289,974$3,340,837$3,271,526$3,065,050
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($477,876)$46,434$194,738$50,124$163,505
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($477,876)$46,434$194,738$50,124$163,505


Kevin VanderklokExecutive Di$124,801

Compensation data as of: 10/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/3/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Geneva began with a vision of Reformed Church pastors and leaders to provide a permanent place for youth conferences and activities. In the 1930s and 1940s, the Reformed Church held youth camps in various locations on or near Lake Michigan in rented facilities. At one time young people even "camped" at Hope College, where they stayed in the dorms, ate in the cafeteria, and rode a bus to Ottawa Beach each afternoon.

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