Does your camp or conference center have facilities and/or programs that could relate to a more national audience? The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) will have their 2017 annual event in Denver, Colorado. We are currently seeking partners to be a part of their exhibit hall on January 24-27. If your camp or conference center might be interested in being a part of PCCCA's joint booth presence, please check out the exhibit hall parameters and respond by 9:00am EST on Monday, August 29.
"Side by Side" will be the theme for the joint event that brings together PCCCA with the Outdoor Ministries Association of the United Church of Christ. This is only the third time in history that two denominations have come together for a joint event such as this. The conference will be held on November 6-11 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock, AR.
If you would like to learn more about the event, please check out the conference website. Online registration for the conference is not yet ready, but we will make an announcement when it goes live.
The August 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 May issue here. If you did not receive these issues in your email inbox, you can subscribe by filling out the request form.
During every summer, PCCCA's Executive Director and Board President visit our Presbyterian camps and conference centers in a particular region of North America. The goal is to learn more about these ministries and how the association can better resource them. The 2016 itineration on July 17-24 covered Florida and Alabama. Joel Winchip and Theresa McDonald-Lee had a great trip visiting Calvin Center (GA), Montgomery Center (FL), Cedarkirk (FL), Dogwood Acres (FL), Baytreat (AL), Living River (AL), and Maranatha (AL). They got to see some beautiful sites and had the opportunity to spend time with the people who help make these places special. A big "thank you" goes to everyone who was a part of this great trip (you can click on the picture to see it up close).