Upcoming Events

October 16-19
Compass Points :: Biblical and Theological Foundations
What makes our church camps so uniquely wonderful and sets us apart from other camping organizations is our firm foundation in our beliefs as Christians. This course will enable participants to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their understanding of our biblical and theological roots as the core value for all that we do in our outdoor ministry settings. This course will be held at Calvin Center (outside of Atlanta, GA) and will be taught by seminary faculty, Dr. Martha Moore-Keish and Dr. Brennan Breed. You can learn more about this event (and register) by going to the Compass Points website.

October 19-22
Compass Points :: Program Design and Implementation
Program is the most important facet of outdoor ministry. From determining the need for a program to evaluating the final product, today’s camp and retreat leaders need to be knowledgeable in how programs are designed and implemented. This course will focus on an overview of human growth and development in relation to outdoor ministry, and will look at program models and how they serve as an extension of a ministry’s mission statement. The course will be held at Calvin Center (outside of Atlanta, GA) and will be taught by seminary faculty, Dr. Kathy Dawson and Joel Winchip. You can learn more about this event (and register) by going to the Compass Points website.

November 13-18
PCCCA Annual Conference
The association’s signature event will be held at Heartland Center (Parkville, Missouri) on November 13-18. This conference seeks to address the needs of outdoor ministry leaders from across the United States and Canada. We will be flying in and out of the Kansas City International Airport (just 15 minutes away). You can learn more about this event (and register) by going to the conference website.

December 2-4
Focus Event
Do you know someone who is discerning a call to outdoor ministry? Perhaps it is a member of your summer staff who now wants to work year-round at a camp or retreat center. The Focus Event is a weekend program that is specifically designed for these people. The event will be held at Cedar Crest Camp (Lyles, TN) on December 2-4. You can learn more about the Focus Event (and register) by checking out the program brochure.

February 27 – March 3, 2023
Maintenance Connection
Are you looking to add another tool to your camp and conference ministry toolbox? This event will be held at Crestfield Camp and Conference Center (45 minutes north of Pittsburgh) on February 27 – March 3, 2023. This gathering is intended for anyone who is responsible for the upkeep and repair of Christian camps and conference centers throughout the United States and Canada. Staff, volunteers, and board members are invited to attend. We hope you will join us for fellowship, learning, and renewal. You can learn more about this event by going to the program brochure.

November 13-18
PCCCA Annual Conference
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 PCCCA Annual Conference will be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center (Little Rock, AR) on November 13-17. Please go ahead and put this date on your calendar. We look forward to seeing you at Heartland this November and then at Ferncliff next year.