Upcoming Courses

The two courses listed below will be held back-to-back during the week of October 14-20 at Kavanaugh Conference and Retreat Center (Crestwood, KY). Participants have the option of taking one or both classes.

October 14-17             Non-Profit Business Management

October 17-20             Articulating Our Mission, Role, and Value

Once you have completed four of the six face-to-face classes, you are able to take the Site Administration course. This is a self-directed study that will involve you visiting a camp and retreat center and interviewing their staff related to hospitality, food service, maintenance, and communications/registrations/office management.

Directed Study           Site Administration

 


October 14-17

Non-Profit Business Management

About the Course

This class will cover a wide range of topics relevant to the managing a non-profit business including communications, governance, risk management, finances, and a basic business plan. This course will be held at Kavanaugh Conference and Retreat Center (Crestwood, KY) and will be taught by Dan Scheneman of Heartland Presbyterian Center (Parkville, MO) and Lauri SoJourner of Lake Logan Conference Center (Canton, NC).

About the Instructors

Dan SchenemanDan Scheneman

Dan has spent over twenty-nine years in camp and conference ministry at Heartland Presbyterian Center in Parkville, Missouri. Dan grew-up spending his summers at Heartland Center first as a camper and then as a camp counselor. In 1993, Dan started as the Program Director for Heartland and was promoted to Executive Director in 2001. Dan and his wife, Jennifer, have three wonderful kids that keep them very busy. Dan is a Presbyterian Elder, and served as the President of the PCCCA Board from 2008-2012. Dan enjoys visiting other camp and conference centers, family vacations, running, disc golf, and word games.

Lauri SoJournerLauri SoJourner

Since 2017, Lauri has served as the Executive Director of Lake Logan Conference Center, a 260-acre Episcopal center in North Carolina near the Blue Ridge Parkway. She previously served 10 years at Gravatt Camp and Conference Center (Aiken, SC). Lauri has served on the board of the Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers. She earned her BA in English – Professional Communications and a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Winthrop University. She earned her MA in Student Personnel Administration from Ball State University. Lauri lives on-site at Lake Logan with her husband, three of their six  children, and a small zoo of animals.

About the Tuition, Lodging, and Meals

The tuition cost for this certification course is $300.00 (with a $25.00 discount for PCCCA, OMA-UCC, UMCRM, and LOM members). The lodging/meals options are single occupancy ($275) and double occupancy ($230). This includes three nights in private bath bedroom accommodations (linens are provided) and all of your meals (Sunday dinner through Wednesday lunch).

Transportation

We would like to have all of the participants arrive at Kavanaugh Conference and Retreat Center by 5:00pm on Sunday. For those participants who will fly into the Louisville International Airport (SDF) on Sunday or Wednesday, there will be a shuttle leaving the airport at 4:00pm. Please plan your flights accordingly. If you are taking the shuttle back to the airport on Wednesday or Saturday, we ask that you schedule your departure no earlier than 3:00pm. The cost for the round-trip airport shuttle is $15.00.

Required Reading

Faith-Based Management: Leading Organizations That Are Based on More Than a Mission by Peter C. Brinckerhoff (chapters 3, 6, 8, and 9)
The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause by Kivi Leroux Miller

Bring with You to Class

1. If you relate to a camp, retreat center, or other non-profit organization (or have access to one), please bring a recent copy of the organization’s financial report, specifically:

  • the Balance Sheet (aka Statement of Financial Position)
  • the Income Statement (aka Profit and Loss Statement)
  • if there is one, a Financial Summary (aka Dashboard, Key Indicator Report)

This information will be for your benefit only and will not be shared with others.

2. Any current print marketing materials for your camp, retreat center, or other non-profit organization (or one you are familiar with). This could be brochures, post cards, etc.

Registration

You can register for this course (or both courses) by going to the online registration system.  Please contact Joel Winchip at  joel@pccca.net or 803.322.0232 if you should have any questions about this class or the certification program in general.

 


October 17-20

Articulating Our Mission, Role, and Value

About the Course

The focus of this class is mission. Identification and implementation of mission, core values, and philosophy are central to all aspects of successful camp and conference ministry: program, site management, hospitality, marketing, finances and more. Participants will explore and articulate the role of outdoor ministry in individuals, in the church, and in the world. We will do self-examination and organizational introspection and will engage with a wide variety of concepts, ideas and activities.  Participants will complete the course with a new perspective and lens concerning mission, philosophy, vision and values in camp and conference ministry. This course will be held at Kavanaugh Conference and Retreat Center (Crestwood, KY).

About the Instructors

Randy Youngquist-ThurowRandy Youngquist-Thurow has been in Outdoor Ministry in full-time positions for 35 years.  For the past 20 years, he has served as the Executive Director at Agapé + Kure Beach Ministries, Fuquay-Varina, NC.  Randy has been an ACA visitor since 1988.  He has served a variety of roles within Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (LOM).  Randy has served as chair for the National Outdoor Ministry Conference in 2003 and as co-chair for the joint PCCCA/LOM Conferences in 2008 and 2013.  Randy enjoys hiking and sports of all kinds and is a big fan of NASCAR.  His wife, Mir, works at camp also as the Environmental Education Director.

Cat HolbertCat Holbert currently serves as the Director at Lazy W Ranch, a United Methodist Camp & Retreat Center in Southern California. She has over 21 years of camp experience, in a variety of roles. Cat serves on the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries Association Board and is an active member and visitor within the American Camp Association. She has her BS in Recreation and Parks Management from VCU and has completed coursework for Camp & Retreat Ministry certification through Drew University. Cat has a love and passion for experiential learning and education, she loves big dogs, canoeing, and trying new things.

About the Tuition, Lodging, and Meals

The tuition cost for this certification course is $300.00 (with a $25.00 discount for PCCCA, OMA-UCC, UMCRM, and LOM members). The lodging/meals options are single occupancy ($275) and double occupancy ($230). This includes three nights in private bath bedroom accommodations (linens are provided) and all of your meals (Wednesday dinner through Saturday lunch).

Transportation

We would like to have all of the participants arrive at Kavanaugh Conference and Retreat Center by 5:00pm on Wednesday. For those participants who will fly into the Louisville International Airport (SDF) on Wednesday (or Sunday), there will be a shuttle leaving the airport at 4:00pm. Please plan your flights accordingly. If you are taking the shuttle back to the airport on Saturday, we ask that you schedule your departure no earlier than 3:00pm. The cost for the round-trip airport shuttle is $15.00.

Required Reading

Faith-Based Management: Leading Organizations that are Based on More Than Just Mission by Peter C. Brinckerhoff (read chapters 1 and 2)
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
FISH!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen, and Harry Paul (participants do not need to pre-read this book, but should bring it with them to class)

Registration

You can register for this course (or both courses) by going to the online registration system. Please contact Joel Winchip at  joel@pccca.net or 803.322.0232 if you should have any questions about this class or the certification program in general.


Directed Study

Site Administration

About the Course

The Site Administration course is a self-directed study that will involve you visiting a camp and retreat center and interviewing their staff related to hospitality, food service, maintenance, and communications/registrations/office management. The portfolio piece will be a 5-7 page paper that pulls together what you learned from your visit. This paper is due one month after the visit is completed (no later than one month before your Capstone course, if this is your graduation year).

Prerequisites

Before you can request the directed study, participants must successfully complete four out of the following six classes:

  • Biblical and Theological Foundations
  • Program Design and Implementation
  • Personnel and Leadership
  • Development
  • Articulating Our Mission, Role, and Value
  • Non-Profit Business Management

Requesting the Curriculum

The cost for the course is $100.00. When you submit payment, you will receive a digital copy of the curriculum by email. You can pay by check or credit card. If you have any questions about the Site Administration course and/or how to purchase it, please contact Joel Winchip at joel@pccca.net or 803.322.0232.