2015 is just around the corner, so it is time to renew your membership in PCCCA. You can save $25 by paying your dues by check or credit card before March 31st. We are again offering a multi-year deal on PCCCA membership. Sites and individuals who renew their membership for two years (2015 and 2016) can "lock in" the 2015 price on dues and receive a 5% discount on top of that. This special deal is only available by paying with a check. If you are interested in saving money on membership, remember to renew before the March 31st deadline. You can go to www.pccca.net/membership to pay by check or credit card. Thank you for your ongoing support of PCCCA!
An Event 50 Years in the Making
The 2014 PCCCA Annual Conference was held at Heartland Presbyterian Center (Kansas City, MO) on November 9th-14th. The event brought together more than 145 people from across the United States and Canada. A special celebration of PCCCA's 50th anniversary was a part of the conference schedule. Many alums of the association came back for this historical event. Do you see anyone you recognize in the group picture? It was an incredible conference. We wish to thank the planning team for their hard work and the Heartland staff for their incredible hospitality.
A slideshow of pictures was shown on the last night of the conference. You can now view it on the PCCCA website. If the video is a little jumpy, please try viewing it in a different kind of browser (or on a different device).
See You Next Year
We hope to see you at the next PCCCA Annual Conference. It will be held at Montreat Conference Center (Montreat, NC) on November 8-13, 2015. Please put these dates on your calendar. You can check out the conference flyer for more information. Are you interested in leading a workshop session? See you next year!
The December issue of Branches Online, the enewsletter of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association, is available online. You can see all of the latest news and resources by checking out this new issue. You will also find the November issue here. If you did not receive these issues in your email inbox, you can subscribe by filling out the form on the left side of this page.
The Presbyterian Panel of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has released survey results related to Spiritual Growth Experiences and Church Retreats. A representative sample of nearly 4,000 Presbyterians (members, ruling elders, pastors, and specialized clergy) serve on the Presbyterian Panel for a three-year period and respond to mailed questionnaires four times a year. You can find the summary of this survey on the impact of camp, conference and retreat ministry at the Presbyterian Panel website.
We invite you to make a contribution to the Donald A. Hostetter Fund for Camp. Just as the life and service of Donald A. Hostetter touched the ministries of so many of the camps and conference centers in our denomination, PCCCA seeks to aid these sites by providing financial support to the systems that sustain Presbyterian camp and conference ministry. We are seeking $3.3 million for the support of Presbyterian camp and conference ministries. The Fund for Camp is structured to support PCCCA programs and our Executive Director position, the visits and events provided by the PCCCA Consultants Network, and the national staff position for camp and conference ministries of the Presbyterian Church (USA). For information on this exciting initiative, please go here to learn more on how you can support Presbyterian camp and conference ministry.