Our mission is to equip leaders for vibrant and sustainable ministries.
WHY WE ARE HERE
Camp and conference ministry is an essential part of faith formation for all people.
As PCCCA/Campfire Collective, we believe bringing leaders together is integral to providing professional and spiritual support to sustain transformational camp and conference ministries.
WHO WE ARE
We are a caring and supportive community of outdoor ministry leaders, driven to communicate the value of camp and conference ministry by sharing the stories of the lives it transforms.
Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association (PCCCA which is pronounced “P-triple-C-A”) was formed in 1964 to serve outdoor ministries of the denominations that would become the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Since then, the association has grown to include camp and conference centers and other ministries across many denominations in the United States and Canada. Campfire Collective is the name for our growing ecumenical partnerships.
WHAT WE DO
Through partnerships with camps and conference centers from a variety of denominations, we challenge each other to be aware of and responsive to ministry opportunities, cultural context, and future trends.
HOW WE MAKE IT HAPPEN
We equip current and future leaders by nurturing passion, imagination, and intelligence to develop vital and sustainable ministries.
Our member sites believe the future is ecumenical. PCCCA/Campfire Collective includes camps and conference centers from many denominations, including:
- American Baptist Church
- Moravian Church in America
- Presbyterian Church in Canada
- Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Reformed Church in America
- United Church of Canada
- United Church of Christ
We believe collaboration and sharing knowledge enhances and strengthens our collective ministries. The association offers many educational and connectional events each year. PCCCA/Campfire Collective also provides listings on search engine directories, email newsletters, representation on committees, an online library of resources, job listings, special discounts on products/services, and a network of collegial support.