Rev. Fred Glisson

The Rev. Fred Glisson, a Methodist minister, was so instrumental in establishing the “Methodist Assembly” near Cane Creek Falls in Dahlonega in the 1920’s and 1930’s that the youth camp was renamed to honor him. The first camp was held in the summer of 1925, with campers living in rough wooden cabins and sleeping on straw-filled mattresses. The cooking was done on wood stoves, and water had to be hauled from a nearby spring.

“The friends I made there are still my closest. My life’s direction was set there. Our family sent 3 generations there. Glory to God for this holy place!”