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Register Now for the OMC Great Gathering

Graphic for the OMC Great Gathering
 
Registration opened on May 1 for the Great Gathering of the Outdoor Ministries Connection. You won't want to miss the ecumenical event that will bring together camp and conference professionals, board members, and volunteers from across the United States and Canada. The theme for the conference is "RelationSHIFT" and it will be held at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in Western North Carolina on November 10-14.
 
Please register early at omcgreatgathering.org to guarantee your housing preferences. We are excited to have PCCCA as a part of the Great Gathering and we hope to see you at this one-of-a-kind conference!

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Have You Updated Your Website Listings?

Three Websites
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.

SummerToRemember.com for summer staff
BookARetreat.com
 for retreat groups
BestSummerYet.com for summer campers

Good Things Happen When Denominations Work Together

OMC Council 2019Representatives from PCCCA, United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries (UMCRM), the United Church of Canada, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (LOM), Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers (ECCC), and the Outdoor Ministry Association of the United Church of Christ (OMA-UCC) gathered together on March 25-28 for a meeting of the Council of the Outdoor Ministries Connection at the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center (Carefree, AZ). The group heard the latest reports on the Interim Director Training in May and the Great Gathering at Lake Junaluska in November. It is always great when the OMC Council comes together for a meeting. It shows us how much can be accomplished when we work together with our ecumenical partners. If the 2019 OMC Great Gathering is not yet on your calendar, it will be held at on November 10-14 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in North Carolina.

Planning for the Future of the Compass Points Certificate Program

Compass Points Coordinating CouncilOn March 6-9, the Coordinating Council for the Compass Points Certificate Program met at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA). This meeting brought together representatives from the four outdoor ministry associations (PCCCA, UMCRM, LOM, and OMA-UCC) that share this program. The Council's gathering featured very productive meetings with the President and the Associate Director of Admissions of Columbia Theological Seminary. The Council's work included bringing on new members of our committee, the evaluation of previous classes, scheduling of upcoming courses, lining up new faculty for these classes, and setting up the capstone process for the fall (we could have as many as 11 people graduate in November!). The Council is excited about the future of Compass Points and we hope you will help us spread the word about the program. There will not be classes offered this fall (so they will not conflict with the OMC Great Gathering), but will start back in March of 2020. Please go to www.compasspointsprogram.org to learn more about the overall program.