The May issue of PCCCA’s Branches enewsletter is now available. It spotlights today’s Zoom call, our Annual Conference this November, webcast/Zoom call recordings, and a new Business Member. If you did not receive this in your email inbox, you can subscribe by going to the sign-up page.
We gather every Thursday at 11:00am EDT for a Zoom call with our camp and conference leaders. The conversation will cover a specific topic, as well as offer mutual support. We hope you will be a part of the conversation each week. Our last Thursday call before the summer will be May 27. Please join the Zoom calls listed below at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85286395100. Topic for May 20 at 11:00am EDTOur Zoom call will focus on food service during the summer. What meals are you going to offer that may be easier in light of safety protocols? How are you going to handle evening and campfire snacks (and what will you offer)? In light of staffing deficits, are you structuring your meals differently in order to serve your summer participants with less kitchen staff? What safety protocols will you be using when dining outside or inside? We hope you will join us for this sharing session. If you have a topic suggestion for a future call, please contact Joel Winchip.
We now have 33 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.
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
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.