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PCCCA LogoThe May 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 April issue here. If you did not receive these issues in your email inbox, you can subscribe by filling out the request form.

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PCCCA Board Report - Spring 2016

by Theresa McDonald Lee of Camp Kintail, PCCCA Board President

PCCCA Board at Hopewell Camp and Conference CenterOver the last six months, your board has been working diligently behind the scenes. The board retreat was held at Hopewell Camp and Conference Center in Oxford, Mississippi. Two conference calls have also occurred. One of the strategic directions of the board over the last two years has been to ensure that our by-laws, policies, and procedures are up to date. At the last Annual Conference, the association adopted revised by-laws. The board has now completed a financial policy and is currently working on gifting, personnel, and privacy policies. We have also updated the job description of our Executive Director, Joel Winchip. We regularly hear updates from Joel about the work of the association and from Scott Henderson, the PCCCA Board Treasurer, on the financial picture. We will meet three times before the Annual Conference, twice by conference call and once in person. The board is always open to ideas, feedback, and thoughts on the future of the PCCCA. 

The board has regretfully accepted Becky Little’s resignation from the board. We all appreciate the commitment and joy she brought to the board. In particular, Becky spent a lot of time working on updating the association’s by-laws. 

In order to meet the on-going needs of the board, Bri Payne from John Knox Center (Ten Mile, TN) has agreed to a one-year appointment on the board, relating specifically to fund development. We are glad to have Bri’s wisdom and experience on the board.

Registration is Now Available for the Compass Points Classes in the Fall

Compass Points logoNow is the time to make plans to attend the two Compass Points certificate programs this fall. Non-Profit Business Management will be offered on September 25-28 and the Development course is scheduled for September 28-October 1. You can take one or both of these classes which will be hosted by the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center in Oregon, IL. Please go to to learn more about these courses and register.

Compass Points Coordinating Council's Spring Meeting

Compass Points Coordinating Council - Spring 2015The Coordinating Council for the Compass Points Certificate Program met at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA) on March 28-30. They welcomed Andrea Scofield to the group. She will serve as the new representative from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. The Council was excited about the excellent attendance and ecumenical diversity at the last Compass Points courses. They evaluated the February classes, made plans for the 2017 courses (stay tuned for the hosting application for Spring 2017), and approved a new job description for instructors. They hope you will consider attending the Fall classes - Non-Profit Business Management (September 25-28) and Development (September 28-October 1) will be held at the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center in Oregon, IL. You can learn more about these courses (and the whole program) at