Calvary Chapel Conference CenterZichy Kastély

HISTORY OF ZICHY CASTLE

 

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The Kastély was built in 1922 by the aristocratic Zichy family. In the early 1900's, they were one of the five richest families in Hungary. They owned 30 private residences. This mansion was only occupied for two months out of every year, during which time the family would oversee their property holdings of 1,483 acres in the surrounding area. After World War II, the Zichy family fled to Sweden as the communists took over the facility and communist leaders used it as a vacation home. After the Revolution of 1957, the manor was converted into a camp for handicapped children. When the iron curtain fell in 1989, the new government did not have the funds to maintain the property. As a result it was abandoned in 1994 and fell into a sad state of disrepair. In 2000 it was purchased by Calvary Chapel and underwent major renovations for the purpose of reaching out to Eastern and Western Europe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 ACCOMMODATIONS

Calvary Chapel Conference Center offers two housing options for accommodating our guests.

The Maranatha Lodge accommodates a maximum of 112 guests in 46 rooms. For your convenience, we offer two-bed or four-bed rooms.

  • The two-bed rooms will be either one queen bed or two twin sized beds.
  • The four-bed rooms have two sets of bunk beds.

For your privacy, all Maranantha Lodge rooms will have their own ensuite bathroom.


The Castle (main building) offers dormitory style accommodation. The maximum number of guests is contingent upon what time of year you may interested. Generally, rooms can be as follows:

  • Two sets of bunk beds (fourbeds)
  • Three sets of bunk beds (six beds)
  • Four sets of bunk beds (eight beds)
  • Five sets of bunk beds (ten beds)

Wireless internet available.

Accommodation is arranged between the conference center and the conference organizer.

For further details regarding your particular conference, please contact your conference organizer.


  MEETING ROOMS

All meeting rooms are located in the main castle building on either the basement floor, main floor, or upper floor.

Our main conference room/chapel features:

  • Seats a maximum of 300 people
  • Air conditioning
  • Sound equipment (available to rent upon request). With the sound equipment we also provide a sound technician. Instruments, projectors, and laptops are not included.

Just down the hall from the main conference room/chapel, we have three small rooms that feature:

  • Air conditioning
  • Use for children's ministry during church retreats
  • Can serve as seminar and/or meeting rooms for 15 to 35 people

There are four other meeting rooms available  that seats a maximum of 40-40-60-90 people respectively.There are also some open areas where small groups can gather for a time of prayer or fellowship.

  • Room 1 seats a maximum of 40 people 
  • Room 2 seats a maximum of 40 people
  • Room 3 seats a maximum of 60 people
  • Room 4 seats a maximum of 90 people

Conference organizers, please contact the conference director for room availability, as there may be other conference groups that may be scheduled simultaneously.

 DINING

Most conferences begin their meal schedule with dinner on the day of arrival, and end with breakfast on the day of departure.  Alternative terms can be arranged between the conference director and the conference organizer.  

For the duration of the conferences, three meals will be served at the prescribed meal times.  If the weather is nice, guests are free to use outdoor or the dining area during their meal times.

 CHILDREN

Calvary Chapel Conference Center is an environment that is family-friendly.

  • Because the campus is gated and away from traffic, children can play safely on campus.  
  • During conferences/retreats we can set up rooms for children ministry and nursery use.

 LEISURE

Campus outdoor features include:

  • Two pools and a playground area for kids.


  • Adjacent to the children's pool is a 25-meter pool. There is a lifeguard on duty during regular pool hours.
  • For sports lovers, we have a beach volleyball area, a basketball court, and a soccer field.
  • There are also nice walking/jogging trails on campus.
  • There is plenty of open space to play ultimate frisbee or American football.
  • If needed, we have accessories available for rent.

Castle indoor features include:

We have two air conditioned coffee shops on the premises. You may enjoy specialty coffees and teas, finger foods, homemade cakes, ice cream cones and a nice atmosphere to relax.

The upstairs coffee shop also has a computer area to access the internet

There is pool table, fussball table, and ping pong table available

  SUMMER OF SERVICE  

We are looking for a team of 30 men and women, to serve our conference season which runs from June through August. We will be hosting Christian conference groups from all over Europe. Our desire is to serve the body of Christ by giving them a great time of refreshment and fellowship, and in essence, to serve those who spend their year serving the King of Kings.

While most of the summer will be spent in practical service, SOS is a program designed to build disciples, and so a strong emphasis is also placed on personal spiritual growth. Each day begins with devotions--a time of prayer, worship, and challenging encouragement from God's Word. This is a wonderful opportunity to seek the Lord Jesus every day. There are other worship and Bible study times throughout the week to enjoy.

Team members serve around forty hours per week. There are many areas of service such as: dish room, dining room, housekeeping and grounds.

For more information, contact us at sos@ccbce.com
Summer of Service application form.  

CCBCE | SoM students

If you are interested in staying over the summer between semesters, and serving, please contact the bible college office.  We can discuss your availability and let you know more specifics regarding the Summer of Service program.