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: Geoff Bremer

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


The purposes of GENEVA Camp & Retreat Center are to provide programming consistent our doctrinal foundation (see below) that promotes spiritual growth in the Christian faith, and to provide a setting in which individuals, churches, and organizations can retreat for reflection and renewal to better serve God and others.

Mission statement

The mission of GENEVA Camp & Retreat Center 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.

Statement of faith

GENEVA Camp & Retreat Center was founded by members of the Reformed Church in America, a mainline Protestant denomination tracing its roots to the Reformation. In doctrinal perspective, Camp Geneva subscribes that of the historic Reformed position which understands the Old and New Testaments to be our only rules for faith and practice and sees the scriptures as inspired by God's Spirit and authoritative. The basics of the Reformed faith have historically been expressed in the "Standards of Unity": the Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, and Canons of Dort.

Our foundational affirmation is that we are a people who have been chosen by God to belong to God and to each other in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, through our fellowship in the Holy Spirit. While Camp Geneva is Reformed in orientation, our approach in our camp weeks is to not teach doctrine, but to expose young people to the person of Jesus Christ, encourage them to grow in relationship with Him, and share Christ with others.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating673 of 111227 of 36
Fund acquisition rating696 of 111324 of 37
Resource allocation rating334 of 111315 of 37
Asset utilization rating826 of 111228 of 36

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,439,853$1,625,335$82,738$115,985$148,963
Short-term investments$5,546,678$3,619,970$1,342,172$1,294,421$1,115,965
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$9,067,379$6,533,655$1,532,983$1,450,626$1,378,768
Long-term investments$599,803$1,690,265$1,023,193$1,031,726$694,445
Fixed assets$15,534,076$15,806,092$14,743,350$14,828,756$15,259,540
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$16,133,879$17,496,357$15,766,543$15,860,482$15,953,985
Total assets$25,201,258$24,030,012$17,299,526$17,311,108$17,332,753
Payables and accrued expenses$130,918$508,579$50,137$76,516$64,328
Other current liabilities$0$0$82,502$0$0
Total current liabilities$130,918$508,579$132,639$76,516$64,328
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$58,898$84,560$88,858$110,493$224,701
Total long-term liabilities$58,898$84,560$488,858$110,493$224,701
Total liabilities$189,816$593,139$621,497$187,009$289,029
Net assets20232022202020192018
Without donor restrictions$18,130,959$17,814,428$16,070,185$16,424,000$16,550,211
With donor restrictions$6,880,483$5,622,445$607,844$700,099$493,513
Net assets$25,011,442$23,436,873$16,678,029$17,124,099$17,043,724
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,483,293$4,057,950$957,492$1,025,786$1,219,011
Program service revenue$2,599,698$2,215,990$1,186,581$2,205,794$2,223,216
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$250,618$184,711$31,247$94,340$52,709
Other revenue$120,017$259,909$191,795$10,488$40,639
Total other revenue$2,970,333$2,660,610$1,409,623$2,310,622$2,316,564
Total revenue$5,453,626$6,718,560$2,367,115$3,336,408$3,535,575
Program services$3,403,967$3,112,846$2,460,715$2,873,298$2,889,615
Management and general$374,798$387,435$280,682$307,628$311,546
Total expenses$3,933,823$3,628,285$2,844,991$3,289,974$3,340,837
Change in net assets20232022202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,519,803$3,090,275($477,876)$46,434$194,738
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,519,803$3,090,275($477,876)$46,434$194,738


Kevin VanderklokExecutive Di$148,215

Compensation data as of: 10/31/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/15/2024. 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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