2018 PCCCA Annual Conference

Thank you for your interest in leading a workshop session at the 2018 PCCCA Annual Conference.

The 2018 event will be held at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center in Zephyr Cove, Nevada on November 11-16. This program will bring together camp and conference leaders from across the United States and Canada.

The Planning Team is seeking workshop presenters. Our hope is for workshops that are both valuable for camp ministry professionals across a variety of situations and experience levels, as well as derivative from our theme of “More Than Enough.” Entry-level and universally accessible workshops, as well as advanced and more specific and detailed workshops, are all welcomed contributions.

What abundance do you have to share? Please consider if your stories, experiences, and ideas would provide value and transform the ministry of others.

Workshop sessions are scheduled throughout the week and are approximately 75 minutes in length. As a community of servant leaders, PCCCA does not compensate workshop leaders. If you are not a conference participant, we provide you meals and the program fee for the day of your session.

The theme for the conference is “More than Enough.” Our theme will explore times of scarcity and the opportunity for abundance--what drives us to have plenty, how to be both realistic and faithful when confronting our reality, and how God may be calling us or moving us to abundance.

Psalm 23 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want…”
These familiar words are a great reminder of God’s providence. Throughout the conference, we’ll borrow imagery from Psalm 23 to center ourselves in gratitude and faithfulness as we examine the stories of our ministries in times of abundance as well as scarcity.

The Lord is My Shepherd. We’ll begin our time together remembering the source of our abundance and celebrating our unique stories of outdoor ministry.

Green Pastures and Still Waters. Acknowledging and embracing the many gifts and resources we do have, we’ll focus on abundance as enough. Possible themes in workshop include creativity with limited resources, gratitude, and appreciation.

Prepare a Table. We all face challenges in outdoor ministry. Today’s theme gives attention to the limitations and the sense of scarcity. Workshops on this day might focus on abundance in times of scarcity, self care, and trust in God.

My Cup Overflows. Today’s theme considers how we plan for abundance, and what it looks and feels like. How do we take our challenges and opportunities and turn them into blessings? Workshops could center on long-range and strategic planning, opportunities, and endurance.

Dwell in the House of the Lord Forever. As we prepare to depart and return to our own contexts, we will celebrate God’s faithfulness and reaffirm our own. Workshops on this final day can draw on the overall theme of “More than Enough”, bringing together all of the week’s ideas about abundance, thankfulness, and faithfulness.

With attention to these themes, here are some topics you might consider:

  • New and creative program ideas
  • Recreation and games
  • Self-care
  • Financial sustainability and fund development
  • Marketing and program participant recruitment
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Ecumenical and interfaith relationships
  • Church and council relationships
  • Marketing beyond our own denomination
  • Board governance
  • Board development
  • Diversity and inclusivity
  • Food service
  • Hospitality
  • Site and facilities maintenance

To propose a workshop, fill out the form below. The Planning Team will finalize workshops in March.

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