About The Program

The certification program is comprised of eight courses of study, which are scheduled on a repeating two-year cycle. Each class covers key areas that are relevant to this unique ministry. These courses are:

  • Articulating our Mission, Role and Value
  • Biblical and Reformed Theological Foundations
  • Program Design and Implementation
  • Personnel and Leadership
  • Non-Profit Business Management
  • Development
  • Site Administration
  • Capstone Event

The certificate is offered by through a partnership between the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association (PCCCA)  and Columbia Theological Seminary (CTS). Faculty for the courses will include seminary staff and Presbyterian camp/conference professionals. The classes will be offered as pre-events at the PCCCA Annual Conference each fall and at Columbia Theological Seminary (in Decatur, GA) in the spring. The only exception is the Site Administration course, which is an independent internship program reviewed by a guide. Students can exempt out of a class if they have previously received sufficient course credit in a related program or can demonstrate an experience level with the course content that satisfies the PCCCA-CTS Certification Task Force requirements. Please check out the calendar of upcoming certification courses.