Upcoming Events

January 14-19
Program Connection at Cedarkirk (Florida)

February 19-23
Maintenance Connection at NaCoMe (Tennessee)

March 10-13
Compass Points :: Biblical and Theological Foundations at Columbia Seminary (Georgia)

March 13-16
Compass Points :: Program Design and Implementation at Columbia Seminary (Georgia)

The Latest News from PCCCA/Campfire Collective - The October issue of the association’s Branches enewsletter is now available. It features the new OMC Compensation Survey, a video for the Annual Conference auction, and a report on the planning for the 2024 Annual Conference. If you did not receive this in your email inbox, you can subscribe by going to the sign-up page.
A Zoom Gathering for our Camp and Conference Leaders is Held Every Third Thursday - Our monthly Zoom calls are held every third Thursday of the month at 11:00am EDT. These Zoom call with your fellow camp and conference leaders will cover a specific topic, as well as offer mutual support. We hope you will be a part of the conversation each month. Please join us for the Zoom call listed below at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88029467322. Due to the Christmas holidays, we are moving up our next call to Thursday, December 14 at 11:00am Eastern.Our special speaker is Rachel Pretlow from the Autism Society of Central Virginia. During our one-hour call, she will provide us with Autism 101 training. In her presentation, participants will gain foundational knowledge and practical strategies for setting Autistic individuals up for success in the camp environment. This training will review common characteristics of people on the Autism spectrum. It will also cover ways to address barriers to the participation of Autistic individuals in camp programs. Rachel will provide participants with strategies for communication, sensory accommodations, and effective preparation in order to enhance the experience of campers with Autism. Rachel Pretlow, M.H.Sc. is the Community Engagement Manager at the Autism Society of Central Virginia (ASCV). She oversees the Autism Friendly Communities program, which provides local businesses and organizations with training and resources to enhance inclusion of Autistic individuals and their families. Rachel is also the co-Chair of the ASCV’s Self-Advocate Council, which is a group of Autistic adults that contributes to the organization’s planning and implementation of events, programs, and trainings. We hope you will join us for a time of training and sharing among your fellow camp and conference leaders. If you have a topic suggestion for a future call, please contact Joel Winchip. 
33 Discounts for Our 2023 Members! - As a part of the benefits you receive through membership, PCCCA/Campfire Collective offers 33 special discounts on different products and services related to camp and conference ministries. Utilizing one or more of these company discounts could save you more money than you pay in membership dues. If you are a current PCCCA/Campfire Collective member, you can log into the Membership System and access the discounts in the menu at the top of the page (it is there that you will see the actual discounts and the methods for accessing them). If you are not yet a member, you can join or renew at www.pccca.net/membership.