The Tumbling Waters Retreat & Conference Center Is Now The Kaplan Mitchell Retreat & Conference Center

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Sheri Oppenheimer Baker
(678) 996-2829


New name, same outstanding facility.

ATLANTA, G.A. , February 28, 2013 – Effective immediately, the Tumbling Waters Retreat & Conference Center in Clayton, G.A., will operate under a new name: The Kaplan Mitchell Retreat & Conference Center.  

“In renaming the facility, we honor the legacy of the Kaplan and Mitchell families whose strong commitment to our establishment made our magnificent center a reality,” said Frederick R. Levick, CEO.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just two hours north of Atlanta, the Kaplan Mitchell Retreat & Conference Center provides a beautiful landscape for retreats, conferences, wedding, school trips and more.


The Kaplan Mitchell Retreat & Conference Center offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, including traditional spaces, such as board and conference rooms, as well as outdoor spaces, including an amphitheater, lakeside treehouse, bonfire area and gazebos. The center offers a variety of modern and comfortable housing options, including 57 on-site hotel rooms and spacious cabins, all with fans, heat, and a large screened-in porch. Other highlights of the facility include:

  • A 100-foot waterfall and a lake with boating;
  • A zero-entry swimming pool;
  • A state-of-the-art gym and multipurpose room/yoga studio;
  • A 5-room art studio;
  • A kosher kitchen and sustainable, award-winning cuisine;
  • 4 tennis courts, 3 basketball courts, a sandy volleyball court and a lit softball field; and
  • A ropes course, climbing wall and Alpine tower.


The Kaplan Mitchell Retreat & Conference Center’s serene mountain setting offers groups an ideal space for retreats and celebrations. Whether it’s a black tie gala or campfire sing-a-long, our staff members go out of their way to ensure every detail is perfect.

  • SCHOOL GROUPS: We host student groups and schools year-round for environmental learning programs and fun, engaging trips. Students love being with their friends in our cabins, and educators love our recreational facilities, amenities and service. 
  • CORPORATE RETREATS: Our quiet mountain setting is the perfect place for you and your group to work hard and play hard.  You and your team will be able to focus on your work without distractions and will enjoy team-building activities on our tower and ropes course. When you need a break, we are happy to plan rafting trips, hiking trips or a visit to a local winery in the mountains for you. 
  • RELIGIOUS GROUPS: We welcome groups of any denomination and go out of our way to ensure everyone feels welcome. Our facility features several spiritual spaces that are perfect for group study and conversation. From meditation by our waterfall to hikes throughout our mountainous campus, we go above and beyond so your group doesn’t have to worry about a thing. 
  • WEDDINGS, BAR/BAT MITZVAHS AND REUNIONS: Just two hours north of Atlanta, our guests tell us that we are easy to get to but hard to leave, as they love our delicious food, relaxing environment and fresh mountain air. We partner with local companies and vendors to stage large-scale celebrations on our campus. Our award-winning chef will work with you to create a spectacular, seasonal menu that will “wow” your guests. 
  • SPECIAL NEEDS GROUPS: With hundreds of special needs children visiting us for retreats and school trips throughout the year, The Kaplan Mitchell Retreat & Conference Center is the go-to place for special needs groups in the North Georgia Mountains. All of our facilities are ADA-certified and wheelchair accessible, with golf carts on site for extra transportation needs. All meals, programs and activities are designed to meet the needs of your group.

The Kaplan Mitchell Retreat & Conference Center is part of Ramah Darom, an organization devoted to offering exceptional experiences in Jewish living and learning to youth, adults, families and communities in the south. Ramah Darom is home to Camp Ramah Darom during the summer, and hosts several spiritual retreats throughout the year. The name of the center honors two of the founders and their families whose support was instrumental in making the center a reality. 


The Kaplan Mitchell Retreat & Conference Center is a first-class, full-service, breathtaking facility nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just two hours north of Atlanta. Surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, our inspiring waterfall, modern recreational facilities, award-winning food, hotel and cabin lodging provide the perfect landscape for your next meeting, retreat, wedding or school group trip. For more information, visit, email or call us at (404) 531-0801.


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