The Latest News from PCCCA

PCCCA LogoThe October 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. If you missed it, here is the September issue. If you did not receive this issue in your email inbox, you can subscribe by sending your email address to joel@pccca.net.

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Christian Formation Collective Gathers in Louisville

Christian Formation CollectiveOn October 1-4, the Christian Formation Collective gathered at the Presbyterian Center and Louisville Seminary (Louisville, KY). The partners brought together by the Presbyterian Mission Agency's Office of Christian Formation included the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators, Presbyterian Youth Workers’ Association, UKirk Collegiate Ministries, Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network, and PCCCA. Joel Winchip, PCCCA's Executive Director, and Joel Gill, the PCCCA Board's President Elect, served as our association's representatives. The Collective heard from a number of agencies within the General Assembly offices and brainstormed how each association could partner with PMA and the other collective partners. It was PCCCA's relationship with PMA that made our recent trip to El Guacio (Puerto Rico) possible. We look forward to seeing how these important relationships will do more to strengthen the ministries of our camps and conference centers.

APCE Needs Your “Outside the Box” Videos

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The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) is seeking “outside the box” videos relating to discipleship through retreat, mission, and justice ministries. They plan to show these videos during their 2020 Annual Event in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 29 – February 1. Does your camp, conference, or retreat center have a video to share related to this theme?

Here are the guidelines:

  • Video about a ministry related to 2020 theme: Getting Outside the Box - Discipleship through Retreat, Mission & Justice Ministries
  • Two and half minutes or less in length
  • Polished but not professionally made promotional material (example: APCE 2020 Local Reveal Video)
  • Visual and active - not all talking heads
  • Eye catching, inspirational, and informational
  • Permission to post across APCE platforms
  • Submitted no later than October 22nd to 2020outsidethebox@gmail.com
  • Submission formats include .mp4 format or a third-party service such as YouTube or Vimeo
  • Contact will be made with those whose submissions will be shown at the Annual Event, and you will be notified when they will be shared
  • One Annual Event registration discount will be given for each of the video chosen

For questions, please contact Miatta Wilson at 2020outsidethebox@gmail.com.

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