Upcoming Events

February 17-21, 2020
Maintenance Connection

Event date:
5:00 pm
Event End Date:
11:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

Are you looking to add another tool to your camp and conference ministry toolbox? The Maintenance Connection is designed to do just that. This annual event will be held on February 17-21 at Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center in Lithia, FL (about 24 miles east of Tampa). This unique conference is intended for Camp Directors, Managers, Maintenance Staff, and all those who are responsible for the upkeep and repair of Christian camps and conference centers throughout North America. Our time together will feature opportunities for fellowship, worship, visits to other sites, and learning from professionals and each other.

You can learn more about this event (and register) by checking out the program brochure.

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March 1-4, 2020
Compass Points :: Personnel and Leadership

Event date:
5:00 pm
Event End Date:
1:00 pm
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

The quality of leadership at all levels relates directly to the growth and sustainability of the organization. Purposeful leadership promotes staff retention, an effective board of directors, and well served campers and guests. This course will focus on the role of top leadership in the organization, how ones’ faith is played out through service and role modeling, and policies and procedures for staff, board, and volunteers.

This course will be offered at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center (Little Rock, AR) and will be taught by Bill Bourdon of OMA-UCC (Albuquerque, NM) and Kim Carter of Camp Tanako (Hot Springs, AR). You can learn about this Compass Points program at www.compasspointsprogram.org.

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March 4-7, 2020
Compass Points :: Development

Event date:
12:00 am
Event End Date:
12:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

Strategic planning in the camp and retreat setting is built upon the concept of knowing where your camp and retreat ministry is today and then outlining the steps to move to a relevant and sustainable future. The Master Site Plan, and the Financial Development Plan are the road maps to the future.

This course will focus on best practices in Strategic Planning, using tools and techniques to assess where you are today and your future; The Master Plan, looking at design characteristics, the role of architects, planners, officials, and consultants; The Financial Development Plan, focusing on annual appeals, capital campaigns, consultants, development staff, and materials; Board and staff development, looking at roles and responsibilities in concert with the mission, vision, values and strategic plan.

This course will be offered at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center (Little Rock, AR) and will be taught by Arthur Spriggs of South Carolina United Methodist Camps and Retreat Ministries (Greenville, SC) and Jason Gerdes of Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (Ashland, NE). You can learn more about this class (and the entire Compass Points program) by going to www.compasspointsprogram.org.

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April 27-30, 2020
Sustainable Pathways: An Introduction to Coaching for Camp and Retreat Leaders

Event date:
6:00 pm
Event End Date:
8:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

The 2020 Sustainable Pathways event will be held at Jumonville Christian Camp & Retreat Center (Hopwood, PA). The event on April 27-30 will focus on coaching. As experienced camp and retreat leaders, we are constantly called on to help people move past who they are today so they can become who they want to be tomorrow. Coach training is an excellent complement to the skills you have already developed as a outdoor ministry professional. Join us and gain focused skills and experience in order to coach professionally.

Sustainable Pathways, a programmatic partnership between PCCCA and United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries, is open to camp and retreat leaders of all denominations.

Please check out the program brochure and register today.

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September 27-30, 2020
Compass Points :: Nonprofit Business Management

Event date:
12:00 am
Event End Date:
12:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

Success for our camp and retreat ministries depends upon the use of sound business practices. Understanding and implementing these non-profit management practices can spell the difference between a thriving vibrant ministry and one that fails to meet its potential. This course will challenge students to adopt effective practices in such areas as communications, risk management, finances, and an administrative plan.

This course will be held at at Pilgrim Center (Ripon, WI) and will be taught by Dan Scheneman of Heartland Presbyterian Center (Parkville, MO) and Lauri SoJourner of Lake Logan Conference Center (Canton, NC). You can learn more about this class by going to www.compasspointsprogram.org.

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