The event will be held at Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center in Lithia, FL on January 14-19. It is a chance to crowd source ideas from other Christian program leaders from around the United States and Canada. Come and share the great program ideas your site has successfully implemented, as well as learn what has worked (or not worked) at other sites. You can learn more about this event (and register) by going to the program brochure or the program website.
The event will be held at NaCoMe Camp and Retreat Center in Pleasantville, TN on February 19-23. It is a gathering of Site Managers, Facility Directors, Maintenance Staff, and Volunteer Craftsmen involved in camp. retreat, and conference ministries across the United States and Canada. This unique event blends fellowship, continuing education, hands-on learning, Sabbath, and networking. Anyone interested in sharing ideas and learning about facility management and maintenance is welcome to attend. You can learn more about this event (and register) by checking out the program brochure.
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 Columbia Theological Seminary (near Atlanta, Georgia) and will be taught by Dr. Martha Moore-Keish and Dr. Brennan Breed, faculty members of Columbia Theological Seminary. You can learn more about this class by checking out the Compass Points website.
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. Participants will also study how our summer programs can be part of a year-round ministry. This course will be held at Columbia Theological Seminary (near Atlanta, Georgia) and will be taught by Dr. Kathy Dawson and Joel Winchip, faculty members of Columbia Theological Seminary. You can learn more about this class by checking out the Compass Points website.
Campfire Collective Annual Conference
The association's signature event will be held at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center (on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Nevada). Details for this conference are not yet available, but please put these dates on your calendar.