Upcoming Events

November 10-14, 2019
OMC Great Gathering - RelationSHIFT

Event date:
12:00 am
Event End Date:
12:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

The Outdoor Ministries Connection is offering the Great Gathering which will bring together all of the denominations for a huge joint conference. The event will be held at Lake Junaluska, the Methodist conference and retreat center in Lake Junaluska, NC. The theme of the conference is RelationSHIFT. As our society and churches shift around us, Outdoor Ministries must find new ways to collaborate in our nurture of fellow disciples on their journeys. We are excited to have PCCCA as a part of the largest ecumenical gathering of outdoor ministry leaders in history. While there will be much to learn from the other denominations, there will still be time for the PCCCA family to gather within this event. Elise Bates Russell of Johnsonburg and Clayton Rascoe of Massanetta Springs are the PCCCA representatives to the joint planning team. You can learn more about this event (and register) by going to omcgreatgathering.org.

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January 13-18, 2020
Program Connection

Event date:
12:00 am
Event End Date:
12:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

Program Connection is the annual gathering of program-minded people from camps and conference centers across the continent. The 2020 event will be held at Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center (Laurel Springs, NC). We invite all Program Directors, Summer Camp Directors, Program Staff and anyone who has an interest in programming in the Christian camp and conference context to attend. Come share the great ideas your site has successfully implemented, as well as learn from other camps and conference centers. The schedule will include time for sharing, discussion, hands-on activities, workshops, and plenty of fellowship time! Discussion topics are decided by participants at the start of the event, so sessions are aimed at what you need to learn or what you want to share. Come prepared to learn, to share, and to have fun!

The brochure for this event has not yet been released. Please contact Scarlett Dowdy at scarlett@laurelridge.org if you have any questions.

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February 17-21, 2020
Maintenance Connection

Event date:
5:00 pm
Event End Date:
11:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

Are you looking to add another tool to your camp and conference ministry toolbox? The Maintenance Connection is designed to do just that. This annual event will be held on February 17-21 at Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center in Lithia, FL (about 24 miles east of Tampa). This unique conference is intended for Camp Directors, Managers, Maintenance Staff, and all those who are responsible for the upkeep and repair of Christian camps and conference centers throughout North America. Our time together will feature opportunities for fellowship, worship, visits to other sites, and learning from professionals and each other.

The brochure for this event has not yet been released. Please contact Kevin Taylor at kevin@cedarkirk.org if you have any questions.

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March 1-4, 2020
Compass Points :: Personnel and Leadership

Event date:
5:00 pm
Event End Date:
1:00 pm
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

The quality of leadership at all levels relates directly to the growth and sustainability of the organization. Purposeful leadership promotes staff retention, an effective board of directors, and well served campers and guests. This course will focus on the role of top leadership in the organization, how ones’ faith is played out through service and role modeling, and policies and procedures for staff, board, and volunteers.

This course will be offered at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center (Little Rock, AR) and will be taught by Bill Bourdon of OMA-UCC (Albuquerque, NM) and Kim Carter of Camp Tanako (Hot Springs, AR). You can learn about this Compass Points program at www.compasspointsprogram.org.

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March 4-7, 2020
Compass Points :: Development

Event date:
12:00 am
Event End Date:
12:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

Strategic planning in the camp and retreat setting is built upon the concept of knowing where your camp and retreat ministry is today and then outlining the steps to move to a relevant and sustainable future. The Master Site Plan, and the Financial Development Plan are the road maps to the future.

This course will focus on best practices in Strategic Planning, using tools and techniques to assess where you are today and your future; The Master Plan, looking at design characteristics, the role of architects, planners, officials, and consultants; The Financial Development Plan, focusing on annual appeals, capital campaigns, consultants, development staff, and materials; Board and staff development, looking at roles and responsibilities in concert with the mission, vision, values and strategic plan.

This course will be offered at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center (Little Rock, AR) and will be taught by Arthur Spriggs of South Carolina United Methodist Camps and Retreat Ministries (Greenville, SC) and Jason Gerdes of Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (Ashland, NE). You can learn more about this class (and the entire Compass Points program) by going to www.compasspointsprogram.org.

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