The Latest News from PCCCA

PCCCA LogoThe September issue of Branches Online, the enewsletter of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association, is available online. You can see all of the latest news and resources by checking out this new issue. You will also find the August issue here. If you did not receive these issues in your email inbox, you can subscribe by sending your email address to joel@pccca.net.

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Register Now for the Compass Points Classes in October

Compass Points logoNow is the time to make plans to attend the two Compass Points certificate programs in October. Non-Profit Business Management will be offered on October 14-17 and the Articulating Our Mission, Role, and Value course is scheduled for October 17-20. You can take one or both of these classes which will be hosted by Kavanaugh Conference and Retreat Center (Crestwood, KY). Please go to www.compasspointsprogram.org to learn more about these courses (and register).

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Peace Works: The Summer Camp Curriculum for 2019

Peace WorksPeace is a prayer for some and a life’s work for others. It’s a blessing we share with others and a longing within each of our hearts.  Scripture is filled with the stories of peace and justice and camp in the perfect place to share them.  Peace isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth the effort, because we know that peace works! 

Peace Works, the newest offering from InsideOut Christian Camp Resources, is a complete outdoor ministry resource for camp planners and directors at Chiristian camps everywhere. Created by an ecumenical team of veteran camp ministry professionals, Peace Works is packed with materials and ideas for seven days worth of camp. Written for multiple ages, it’s flexible to use, easy to share with staff, biblically sound, and community-focused.

From bible studies to creative worship to community-building games to creative arts projects, Peace Works will educate and empower your campers to become peacemakers in their churches, communities, and world.

Peace Works online access will be live after September 10, 2019. Orders placed before 9/10/18 will receive emails with online access codes at that time. For orders placed on or after 9/10/18, upon completion of your order, you will receive an email from insideout.techsupport@chalicepress.com within 48-72 hours of your order, with a unique login and password to access the online resource. Your license to access the product is valid for one year from the date of purchase.

The new all-online resource for Summer 2019 includes:

  • More than 350 printable pages of camp activities and curriculum in PDF and Microsoft Word formats
  • Extra resources with additional arts and crafts, games, science fun, table talk prompts, whole-camp worship plans, and more
  • Biblical and theological overview for each day
  • Training materials, including a video, presentation slides, handouts, and exercises
  • Staff Devotionals
  • High-quality customizable graphics
  • New for 2019: Expanded Worship Section with even more ideas for creative worship experiences for your campers!

 You can learn more about this resource by going to the InsideOut Curriculum website.

A New Twist on the PCCCA Auction

Auction at the PCCCA Annual ConferenceWe are excited to announce a new twist on an old favorite! The Auction at the Annual Conference sends many home with unique items, vacations, and services all the while benefiting the leader-equipping ministry of PCCCA. This year in addition to the silent and live auction in person at the conference in November, we are also hosting an online auction that will begin in the fall! This is your chance to support this ministry through the donation of items, trips, or services and you can do that right now! No reason to procrastinate! Submit your donated item via the online form. For all items donated, you will receive a letter suitable for IRS contribution. Winners of items will not be able to claim the purchase as a charitable contribution. Please consider donating and complete this form as soon as possible!