On February 6-9, nine member sites (and PCCCA) were part of the exhibit hall at the Annual Event of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators. This conference, held in Galveston, TX, brought together 700+ educators from across the United States and Canada. We had a huge space for our joint booth presence. The represented member sites were Laurel Ridge (NC), Ferncliff (AR), Fellowship (SC), Mound Ridge (MO), Ghost Ranch (NM), Mo-Ranch (TX), Menucha (OR), Montreat (NC), and Highlands (CO). These centers responded to an invitation that appeared in the Branches Online eNewsletter. Are you seeking a national audience for your camp or conference ministry? We will be doing another joint booth at the 2020 APCE Annual Event in Little Rock (January 29 - February 1). If you are interested, details on this opportunity will appear in a future issue of Branches Online.
Peace 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.
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.
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.
We now have 34 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.