Retreat groups come in a variety of sizes with a variety of needs, so we offer a variety of meeting spaces. Below you'll find a list of these meeting spaces with a brief description of each. For more information and pictures on the larger meeting spaces, view our Interactive Tour. For questions, contact our Retreat Coordinator, Shirley at email@example.com or (706) 864-6181.
In keeping with our architecture reflecting the gold mining tradition of the Dahlonega area, the Cagle Center is modeled after a stamp mill. The Cagle Center offers one large, partitionable, exhibit/meeting room with multimedia capabilities. In addition, there are two smaller meeting rooms, a catering kitchen, elevator access to all three floors and a patio overlooking Cane Creek Falls.
Creekview is conveniently located on the lower level of our new Dining Hall on the same floor as the coffee lounge, camp store, and prayer chapel. The space can hold 60-100 and has wifi and a built-in projector and sound system. The meeting room opens up to a hallway with a view of Cane Creek and easy access to a covered rocking chair porch.
Program Center: In 2015, our former Dining Hall was converted into meeting space. The main meeting area can accommodate up to 200 people with seating for 160, and is equipped with an overhead LCD projector, large screen and a four channel sound system. There is also a small meeting area in the back for a group of 30.
"Down Under" meeting space is located on the lower level and was renovated in 2010 with a sound-resistant ceiling, new windows and carpet, and flat screen TVs for multimedia use. Watch summer campers packaging meals for Stop Hunger Now in the Down Under meeting space on YouTube.
Originally built as an open-air structure in 1950, the Chapel is now heated for year-round use by retreat groups and can seat around 250 people. The Chapel has long been the spiritual center of Glisson. Every year, summer campers and retreat participants feel the very real presence of God during worship in the Chapel. The path of silence and surrounding benches offer a place for groups to prepare for worship or break into small groups afterward.
If your group is staying in Ivie Lodge, you also get the Ivie Meeting Room, which easily holds the lodging capacity of Ivie (44 people), as well as two small break-out rooms.
Similar to Ivie Lodge, Sparrowwood Lodge comes with its own private meeting room able to accommodate its lodging capacity (42 people).
Squirrel's Nest is a smaller meeting space best suited for groups up to 25 persons. It's centrally located in camp near the Village Cabins, Dining Hall, Ball Field, and Chapel.
The Holland Building is a large, heated gym that's great for group games in colder months. Holland also has a stage that groups can use for worship bands. Holland holds around 350 people for the North Georgia Conference's Spiritual Life Retreats each spring. During the summer, Holland houses over 600 youth and adults for closing camp celebration.
The Old Rec Hall served as Glisson's primary covered activity location until the Holland Building was built. It's a nice place to have a group meeting or activity in the shade on a sunny day, or to use as a "rain plans" location.
In addition to the spaces listed above, we have non-traditional and/or smaller meeting spaces around camp including the lobby of the new Dining Hall with its fireplace and comfy chairs, the coffee lounge on the lower level of the new Dining Hall with its high tables and stools, and two small group meeting areas in the lower level of our newest Village cabins. Besides these dedicated, indoor structures, we can also offer reserved outdoor, covered meeting space such as the front porch of the Dining Hall, front porch of the Program Center, or the Meadow Shelter. And if your group is interested in a campfire, we have multiple fire rings available to reserve including Creekside, Lake Hale Amphitheater, Meadow, Rustic, and Ivie. For questions about these or any spaces listed on this page, contact our Retreat Coordinator, Shirley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 864-6181.
"Our son looks forward to camp all year long. He is already asking when he will be going back. We are so appreciative of the amazing job you do with our special kids!"
Anne, parent of a 2013 Sparrowwood camper