Come to the shores of Lake Tahoe for an event you will not forget.

Join camp and conference professionals from all over the U.S. and Canada on scenic Lake Tahoe for meaningful fellowship and learning. We encourage you to bring members from all areas of your outdoor ministry for professional growth and collaborative learning. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned veteran of outdoor ministry, there will be something for you at Annual Conference!

Our Conference Theme
The theme for the conference is “More than Enough.” Our theme will explore times of scarcity and the opportunity for abundance – what drives us to have plenty, how to be both realistic and faithful when confronting our reality, and how God may be calling us or moving us to abundance.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff – they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.
Psalms 23 (NRSV)

These familiar words are a great reminder of God’s providence. Throughout the conference, we will borrow imagery from Psalm 23 to center ourselves in gratitude and faithfulness as we examine the stories of our ministries in times of abundance as well as scarcity.

Zepher Point LogoNestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on a half-mile of Lake Tahoe shoreline, Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its Christian presence over the years witnesses that God, indeed, dwells among us. Since 1925, this Presbyterian conference center has provided rest, rejuvenation, and recreation for thousands.

 

Keynote Speakers And Worship Leaders

Leanne Van Dyk

Leanne is the President and Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary. She accepted this call in the spring of 2015 and now serves at the tenth president of the seminary. Formerly, Leanne was the Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Reformed theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. She is a graduate of Calvin College, Western Michigan University, Calvin Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. The author of several books and numerous articles, Leanne is particularly interested in the potential of theological education to serve the church and the world. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Bruce Reyes-Chow

Bruce has been a Presbyterian pastor for over 22 years and served as the founding pastor of Mission Bay Community Church in San Francisco from 2000-2012, a church of young, multicultural and progressive Presbyterians. He also served California congregations in Portola Valley, Daly City, and San Francisco. In 2008 he was the youngest person ever elected as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Bruce is currently the Interim Pastor at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church in Daly City and the Director of Coaching at The Center of Progressive Renewal. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, three daughters, and two canines.

Lolimarta Ros Reiter

Loli has been the Pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Seffner for almost 10 years where she partners in ministry with a loving and vibrant congregation. She has been the keynote speaker and preacher at a number of camps and conferences for people of varying ages and abilities. Loli is the mother of 2 amazing girls (ages 11 and 14) and is happily married to John (the Director at Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center). Loli and John have been involved in camp ministry for over 20 years. They continue to speak and educate others about the importance of being good stewards of nature and the importance of keeping the Sabbath by taking time apart and re-creating.

Music Leadership

Matthew Black

Matthew taught himself to play guitar while listening to the Beatles, Cat Stevens, and 90s monster ballads. The literal son of a preacher man, he moved a lot when he was young, and learned to observe the world from the outside looking in, taking what he saw and turned it into music. He plays for crowds large and small in and around Chicago, where he lives and keeps a day job as a web developer. He has also led worship for the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and Young Adult Volunteers program, two organizations he has also been a part of. While this is his first time at a PCCCA event, Matt is no stranger to Presbyterian camping– he served on the summer staff at Camp Donegal from 1996-2000!

 

Schedule

WhenWhat Where
1:00-6:00pmRegistration
Check-In
Hospitality
Airport Shuttles Running
Echo Peak
6:00-6:45DinnerTallac Dining Hall
6:45-7:30Conference Orientation

Social Time
Echo Peak
7:45Gather, Welcome, WorshipInspiration Point
This day is sponsored by Run River Enterprises
WhenWhat Where
7:30-8:30amBreakfastTallac Dining Hall
8:45-10:15Keynote with Leanne Van DykInspiration Point
10:45Workshop #1
12:00-12:45pmLunchTallac Dining Hall
1:00-1:45SWAG Swap

Free Time
Talking Mountain
2:00-3:15Workshop Session #2
3:30-4:45Workshop Session #3
5:30-6:30DinnerTallac Dining Hall
6:45Association MeetingInspiration Point
8:15VespersEcho Peak
9:00pHospitality and Snacks
Campfire
Tallac Dining Hall
Donaldson Amphitheater
This day is sponsored by Texas Presbyterian Foundation
WhenWhat Where
7:30-8:30amBreakfastTallac Dining Hall
8:45-10:15Keynote with Bruce Reyes-ChowInspiration Point
10:30-12:00Exhibit HallTalking Mountain
Echo Peak
11:00-11:45Small Group #1
Small Group #2
Fallen Leaf
Inspiration Point
12:00-12:45pmLunch with Cracker BarrelsTallac Dining Hall
12:45-5:00Exhibit Hall Re-Opens
Dessert Reception
Talking Mountain
Echo Peak
1:15-2:00Small Group #3
Small Group #4
Fallen Leaf
Inspiration Point
2:15-3:30Workshop Session #4
4:00-5:005k Challenge
5:30-6:45Dinner and Program ShowcaseTallac Dining Hall
7:00VespersInspiration Point
8:00Hospitality and Snacks

Story Slam
Tallac Dining Hall
This day is sponsored by UltraCamp
WhenWhat Where
7:30-8:30amBreakfastTallac Dining Hall
8:45-9:10Morning DevotionInspiration Peak
9:15-10:15Small Groups
10:30-11:45Workshop Session #5
12:00-12:45pmLunchTallac Dining Hall
1:00Free Afternoon
8:00Hospitality & SnacksTallac Dining Hall
WhenWhat Where
7:30-8:30amBreakfastTallac Dining Hall
8:45-10:15Keynote with Loli ReiterInspiration Point
10:30Workshop Session #6
12:00-3:00pmLunch and AuctionTallac Dining Hall
3:15-4:30Workshop Session #7
4:30-5:30Free Time
5:30-6:15DinnerTallac Dining Hall
6:30-7:45Association MeetingInspiration Point
8:00Closing WorshipEcho Peak
WhenWhat Where
All MorningContinental Breakfast
Starting at 3:00amAirport Shuttles Running
 

Travel Information

Flying to Zephyr Point

Zephyr Point will be providing a shuttle service from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport on the first and last day of the conference. Zephyr Point is about an hour from the airport. Cost for the shuttle will be $25 one-way or $50 round trip. Please schedule your flight to arrive before 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 11.  Please book your departing flight no earlier than 5:30 am on Friday, November 16.

If you plan to use the shuttle service, schedule your flight accordingly. Let us know your flight information when you register for the conference.

There are nine rental car agencies operating out of the Reno Airport, including Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, etc.

You may choose to fly into another airport, but you will need to provide your own transportation. Sacramento, California is the next closest airport and is about 2.5 hours form Zephyr Point.

Arriving Late/ Departing Early

Take the South Tahoe Express to Lakeside Inn (two miles south of Zephyr Point) and call the ZP office at 775.588.6759 for pick up. If you arrive after office hours, you can take a taxi to the site.

Driving to Zephyr Point

Zephyr Point is located at 660 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448.

Coming from Sacramento on Hwy. 50, travel through South Lake Tahoe. Zephyr Point is 4 miles from Stateline, Nevada, on the lakeside (left).

Coming from I-80, take Hwy 267 from Truckee to Kings Beach. At Kings Beach take a Left on Hwy. 28 to Hwy. 50, then right headed south to Zephyr Point (1/2 mile beyond Zephyr Cove Resort and 4 miles from Cave Rock Tunnel).

Coming from Reno, take Hwy. 395 toward Carson City. Go through Carson City to Hwy. 50. Turn right, follow Hwy. 50 approximately 18 miles to Zephyr Point (1/2 mile beyond Zephyr Cove Resort and 4 miles from Cave Rock Tunnel).

Look for the Zephyr Point entrance sign on the lakeside of Hwy. 50. Due to a recent change in lane lines, Zephyr Point must be entered by right turn only (coming from the north). If you are coming from the south, proceed past the Zephyr Point entrance to the traffic light at Zephyr Cove Resort and U-turn to double back to Zephyr Point.

 

FAQ

Since 1925 this Presbyterian Conference Center has provided rest, rejuvenation and recreation for thousands. From its humble origin, when guests camped in tents on a rugged lakeside, Zephyr Point has grown into one of the leading cross-cultural and ecumenical Christian Centers in the nation.

Zephyr Point’s history began during the Roaring Twenties when the Presbyterian Synod of California was contemplating new and inspirational experiences for its young people. Dr. Robert Donaldson of the Board of National Missions in San Francisco Presbytery scheduled the first Young People’s Conference at Lake Tahoe for the summer of 1924.

For over ninety years now, two words have been at the core of Zephyr Point: Christian and Conferences. Thousands have gained inspiration in faith, enjoyed the wonders of God in nature, and enhanced or established Christ-centered lives. The spectacular location has served as background for hundreds of conferences embracing faith and life and Christian influences.

If you want to learn more about Zephyr Point, please check out their website.

  • Enjoy the private beach by fishing, kayaking, or paddle boarding
  • Walk along the Porcupine Trail and see spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras
  • Play Gaga ball
  • Climb Robins Flight, Zephyr Point’s own version of Stairway to Heaven
  • Find Crawford Memorial Lookout or Leader Lookout for some amazing views of Lake Tahoe
  • Buy a gift at the “Bear Necessities” store
  • Grab a cappuccino at the on-site coffee shop, “Cabin 28”
  • Spend some time painting, doing yoga, or just enjoying the view of the lake
The Weather Channel is currently projecting the temperatures that week to have highs of around 50F/10°C and lows around 30°F/-1°C. 
Absolutely – they would have a great time! We have a special lodging and meal rates for children. You all can stay in the Tallac Center. There will also be programming for children and youth provided by the incredible Zephyr Point staff.
Wi-fi signal is available throughout the Tallac Center, so you will have access during meals, plenary sessions, and the workshops. It is also available for those who choose private bath lodging in the Tallac Center. There is no wi-fi signal in the dorm housing, Hubbard Lodge.
The cell phone signal is decent throughout the entire property with Verizon faring slightly better than AT&T.
All of your linens and towels are provided, hair dryers are not. 
Comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, rain coat, and a flashlight are highly recommended. There will be a resource table, so you can bring brochures from your site to share with others. If you are going to participate in the 5K run/walk, bring your running shoes. The Swag Swap on Monday gives you the opportunity to trade camp store items (t-shirts, water bottles, etc.) with other participants, so be sure to leave room in your suitcase to bring these items.
 

Accommodations

Tallac Center

(private bath lodging – single, double, and triple occupancy)

Tallac Center has hotel-style accommodations with a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe. These buildings offer guest rooms with private baths and have either two or three queen beds in each room. These rooms are also fully-accessible, complete with elevators.

Hubbard Lodge

(dorm lodging – single and double occupancy)

Hubbard Lodge is a three-story building featuring two multi-purpose rooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and 20 guestrooms with shared bathrooms and showers on each floor. Most of the bedrooms have two twin beds.

Registration Fees

Cancellation Policy
Prior to October 15th, all but $100.00 will be refunded to you. After this date, the entire fee is nonrefundable. If you need to cancel or change your registration, please contact the conference registrar, David Edscorn, at registrar@pccca.net.

Scholarships
Financial assistance is available for the conference. Please complete this request form and send it to PCCCA Executive Director, Joel Winchip at joel@pccca.net. PCCCA scholarships are normally limited to the registration fee for the event.

So how much does it cost to attend the conference?
Just add your registration fee, lodging fee, meals fee, and shuttle fee (optional) to get the total cost. Why all the math? We want you to be charged for exactly what you need and nothing more.

Registration Fee

 ParticipantDaily Rate for ParticipantSpecial Guest (?)Daily Rate for Special Guest (?)Non-Participating SpouseChildren
Registration$165.00 ($190 after October 1)$50.00 ($65 after October 1)$115.00 ($140 after October 1)$30.00 ($45 after October 1)$85.00 ($110 after October 1)$70.00 ($95 after October 1)

Lodging

LodgingDescriptionFee
Tallac CenterSingle Occupancy$440.00
Tallac CenterDouble Occupancy$220.00
Tallac CenterTriple Occupancy$190.00
Hubbard Lodge Single Occupancy$310.00
Hubbard Lodge Double Occupancy$155.00

Family LodgingDescriptionFee
Tallac Center Family Occupancy$125.00 (for adults)
$60.00 (for children)

Meals

AgeFee
Adult - All Meals $162.50
Children (4-17) – All Meals$108.50
Children (0-3) Free

Shuttles (optional)

ShuttleFee
Shuttle from/to the Reno Airport$50.00 roundtrip or $25.00 each way

All of the above amounts are in U.S. dollars.