The Latest News from PCCCA - The October issue of our enewsletter is now available. It features the topics for our upcoming Zoom calls and new details related to our virtual annual conference in November. If you did not receive the update in your email inbox, you can subscribe by going to the PCCCA website.
A Zoom Gathering for our Camp and Conference Leaders is Held Every Thursday - We gather every Thursday at 11:00am EDT for a Zoom call with our camp and conference leaders. The conversation will focus on the latest news, as well as mutual support. The call is a partnership between PCCCA and the Office of Christian Formation of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. We hope you will be a part of the conversation each week. You can join us online at https://zoom.us/j/805279344 or by phone (one-tap mobile) at +16468769923,,805279344# US. Please click on the title or image of this post if you are unable to click on the Zoom link. The recordings of previous Zoom calls can be found at the bottom of PCCCA’s Coronavirus page. Agenda for our one-hour call on October 22 at 11:00am EDTWith the pandemic has come a need for our camps and conference centers to pursue new revenue streams. During this Zoom call, we want folks to share their alternate sources for revenue. What has worked and what has flopped? If you were doing it over again, how would you do it differently? We hope you will join us for this important conversation related to the sustainability of our ministries. Our Topic for October 29 at 11:00am EDTOur speaker will be Mark Duncan of FundCoach. Topic to be determined. Our Topic for November 5 at 11:00am EDTCome ready to share and learn. Traditions, special ministries, and even physical features draw participants back to our centers year after year. Why do people come to you? What makes your ministry unique and special? What new things are you doing during this Covid-influenced year that you think will be lasting and become a part of your traditions post-Covid? Bring pictures, short videos and stories to share. For us to come out of 2020 strong, we need to be clear about what it is that is worth carrying on into the future! If you have a topic suggestion for a future call, please contact Brian Frick or Joel Winchip.
COVID-19 Coronavirus: Information for Our PCCCA Members - In light of the Coronavirus, the PCCCA Board feels that a strong policy statement communicated to your constituency is a great way to get ahead of the current wave of uncertainty. If a camp or conference center can create and follow a plan of action for preventing the spread of this infectious virus, they could create an environment that makes our sites one of the safest places for children and youth this summer. In order to help you, we have put together a special page of resources and program suggestions at www.pccca.net/coronavirus. Please check it out and submit suggestions as we continue to update this website. Thank you.
The Virtual Camp Portal for Our PCCCA Member Sites - Are you seeking new ways to offer programming to campers and their families? PCCCA partnering with the Office of Christian Formation of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the web developer, Worship Times, to offer our member sites a platform for virtual programming. Click on the image to learn more about this exciting new resource.
36 Member Discounts! - We now have 36 member discounts! As a part of the benefits you receive through membership, PCCCA offers these special discounts on different products and services related to camps and conference centers. Utilizing two or more of these company discounts could save you more money than you pay in membership dues. You can check out the list by going to the PCCCA website. If you are a current PCCCA member, we hope you will login to the Resources page on the PCCCA website and utilize these discounts for your ministry. If you are not yet a member, you can join or renew at www.pccca.net/membership.
Have You Updated Your Website Listings? - PCCCA has websites that help potential retreat groups, summer staff, and summer campers find your ministry. While all of our camps appear on the websites, PCCCA members receive priority listings which include pictures and appear at the top of search results. Have you made updates to your listings? If you haven’t already done so, please go to the links below to access your login for each website. SummerToRemember.com for summer staffBookARetreat.com for retreat groupsBestSummerYet.com for summer campers
Join or Renew Your PCCCA Membership - For most of our camps and conference centers, their PCCCA membership expired on January 1. Now would be a great time to join or renew your PCCCA membership. You have the option of joining for one year or saving some money by paying for two years. Please keep in mind that PCCCA membership now lasts one (or two) years beyond your renewal date and does not follow the calendar year. If you are a smaller camp, keep in mind that there is a new discounted rate for membership. You can join using a check or credit card by going to www.pccca.net/membership.