Upcoming Events

January 13-18, 2019
Program Connection

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

Program Connection is the annual gathering of program-minded people from camps and conference centers across the continent. The 2019 event will be held at Johnsonburg Camp and Retreat Center (Johnsonburg, NJ). We invite all Program Directors, Summer Camp Directors, Program Staff and anyone who has an interest in programming in the Christian camp and conference context to attend. Come share the great ideas your site has successfully implemented, as well as learn from other camps and conference centers. The schedule will include time for sharing, discussion, hands-on activities, workshops, and plenty of fellowship time! Discussion topics are decided by participants at the start of the event, so sessions are aimed at what you need to learn or what you want to share. Come prepared to learn, to share, and to have fun!

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

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February 25 - March 1, 2019
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 25 - March 1 at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, OR (about 22 miles east of Portland). 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 10-13, 2019
Compass Points :: Biblical and Theological Foundations

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

What makes our church camps so uniquely wonderful and sets us apart from other camping organizations is our firm foundation in our beliefs as Christians. This course will enable participants to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their understanding of our biblical and theological roots as the core value for all that we do in our outdoor ministry settings. This course will be held at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA) and will be taught by seminary faculty, Martha Moore-Keish and Brennan Breed. You can learn more about this program by going to www.compasspointsprogram.org.

March 13-16, 2019
Compass Points :: Program Design and Implementation

Event date:
5:00 pm
Event End Date:
1:30 pm
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

Program is the most important facet of outdoor ministry. From determining the need for a program to evaluating the final product, today’s camp and retreat leaders need to be knowledgeable in how programs are designed and implemented. This course will focus on an overview of human growth and development in relation to outdoor ministry, and will look at program models and how they serve as an extension of a ministry’s mission statement. Participants will also study how our summer programs can be part of a year-round ministry. The course will be held at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA) and will be taught by seminary faculty, Dr. Kathy Dawson and Joel Winchip. You can learn more about this program (and register) by going to www.compasspointsprogram.org

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November 10-14, 2019
OMC Great Gathering - RelationSHIFT

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

The Outdoor Ministries Connection is offering the Great Gathering which will bring together all of the denominations for a huge joint conference. The event will be held at Lake Junaluska, the Methodist conference and retreat center in Lake Junaluska, NC. The theme of the conference is RelationSHIFT. As our society and churches shift around us, Outdoor Ministries must find new ways to collaborate in our nurture of fellow disciples on their journeys. We are excited to have PCCCA as a part of the largest ecumenical gathering of outdoor ministry leaders in history. While there will be much to learn from the other denominations, there will still be time for the PCCCA family to gather within this event. Elise Bates Russell of Johnsonburg and Clayton Rascoe of Massanetta Springs are the PCCCA representatives to the joint planning team. You can learn more about this event by going to omcgreatgathering.org.

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