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Be a Part of the Auction at the PCCCA Annual Conference

Auction gavelHello Friends,

Can you believe the PCCCA Annual Conference is just weeks away? How exciting! And one of the real highlights of the event is the auction where we raise funds to support the mission of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association.

This is a night where the focus is really more on what you can give rather than what you can get. It is true that there are always some really nice items; great trips and all sorts of cools stuff to bid on, but the real purpose is to have a fun night of camaraderie and fellowship while we give financially to the organization that supports our work. What can you offer?

What We Need

Trips and Stays: Do you have a personal cabin or a facility at your camp that you could provide for a few nights to support the organization? These coveted items usually go for quite a bit and really help our association.

Talents/Experiences: Do you do consulting, grant writing, carpentry, or do you have other talents that you would be willing to share? If you are open to sharing your gifts with other camps, these offers are really useful and can raise a lot of money.

Art: Do you paint, make jewelry or do wood working? Is your tie-dye to die for? Why not give the gift of your art to the association? Conference partticipants love having something handmade by their friends.

Consumables: Bring your desserts and treats from your neck of the woods.  We love trying things that we can’t get at our specific sites.  Examples of this would be maple syrup, craft brew, candies, wine, etc.

Stuff: Give your gear, your gadgets, and your thing-a-ma-jigs. Bring stuff that you would want and give it. Humorous items are always crowd pleasers. Examples would be books, camping gear, and light-hearted items gently poking fun at each other.

How to Give

If you know an item or two that you would like to offer, please fill out this brief web form so that the volunteers organizing the auction will be able to better plan the event. 

When you arrive, there will be a designated area to place your auction items so you don’t have to hold on to them during the conference.

If you need to ship an item you can send it to: Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, 2229 FM 1340, Hunt, Texas 78024 ATTN: Kris Johnson - PCCCA Auction.

And Finally . . .

As camp leaders, we know the importance of fund raising. I am sure that we are all so very thankful for the donors that support our individual ministries and now we get the chance to give by enthusiastically taking part in a festive night of giving, the PCCCA Auction.

We all have something we can offer. Please send us your auction submissions and come to the event filled with playfulness and gratitude.

If you have any questions about the auction, please contact Kevin Cartee or Joel Winchip.

Register Now for the 2017 PCCCA Annual Conference

We hope to see you at the 2017 PCCCA Annual Conference. "Water in the Wilderness" will be the theme for this event, which will be held on November 5-10 at the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly (Hunt, TX). If you would like to learn more about the event (and register), please check out the conference website