Upcoming Courses in 2018

February/March Classes

We have two courses which will be held back-to-back during the week of February 25 – March 3 at Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center in Holmes, NY. Participants can take one class or both. Just click on the links below to learn more about these programs (and register).

Personnel and Leadership – February 25-28 (see details below)

Development – February 28 - March 3 (see details below)

October Classes

We have two courses which will be held back-to-back during the week of October 14-20 at Kavanaugh Conference and Retreat Center, the United Methodist center in Crestwood, KY (outside of Louisville). Participants can take one class or both. Registration is not yet available, but below are the course dates, preliminary descriptions, and the faculty.

Articulating Our Mission, Role, and Value – October 14-17
This class will focus on the importance of a camp and retreat center’s mission. Course content will include the development, implementation, and articulation of a mission statement. Learners will discover how this statement helps drive and shape all aspect of ministry at a camp and retreat center. This course will be taught by Randy Youngquist-Thurow of Agape/Kure Beach Ministries (Fuquay-Varina, NC) and Cat Holbert of Lazy W Ranch (San Juan Capistrano, CA).

Non-Profit Business Management – October 17-20
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 taught by Dan Scheneman of Heartland Presbyterian Center (Parkville, MO) and Lauri SoJourner of Lake Logan Conference Center (Canton, NC).

February 25 – 28, 2018

Personnel and Leadership

About the Course

The focus of this class is Christian leadership, which is key to effective camp and conference ministry. Participants will explore staffing models that achieve both programmatic and mission goals. An introduction into human resource issues and staff development will be covered. This course will be offered at Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center in Holmes, NY.

About the Instructors

Bill BourdonBill Bourdon

Bill is the part time Executive Director for the Outdoor Ministry Association of the United Church of Christ. For 15 years he was the Executive Director of the Blowing Rock Conference Center. Prior to that he served for 1 year as the Director of the University of Michigan’s Family Camp and for 23 years as the Administrator of Outdoor Ministries for the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ. Bill’s academic degrees are an MS in recreation administration and a BS in social work, both earned while engaged in full time camp ministry.

Arthur SpriggsSusan Troutman

Susan is recently retired from NovusWay Ministries in Arden, NC where she served for 16 years as the Chief Operating Officer and CFO. NovusWay Ministries is a four-site outdoor ministry with locations in NC, GA and FL and is supported by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Susan also serves when requested as a consultant for camps and outdoor ministry programs affiliated with LOM. She serves on the board for the ELCA Mission Investment Fund as Chair, and serves on the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Board as Treasurer.

About the Tuition, Lodging, and Meals

The tuition cost for this certification course is $275.00 (with a $25.00 discount for PCCCA, OMA-UCC, UMCRM, and LOM members). The lodging/meals options are single occupancy ($307) and double occupancy ($262). 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 Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center by 5:00pm on Sunday. For those participants who will fly into the LaGuardia Airport (LGA) on Sunday or Wednesday, there will be a shuttle leaving the airport at 3:45pm. 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 3:30pm. The cost for the round-trip shuttle is just $50 per person.

Required Reading

Faith-Based Management: Leading Organizations that are Based on More Than Just Mission by Peter C. Brinckerhoff Read chapters 2-6 and 10. The introduction to chapter 1 and the final thoughts in chapter 11 could also help you better understand the context of the resource.

Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer by Jim Collins

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 certificate program in general.


February 28 – March 3

Development

About the Course

The class will examine multiple aspects of development in the camp and conference setting. Learners will explore fund development as well as staff, volunteer, and board development. The class will conclude with study of a site, master, and strategic development plan. This course will be offered at Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center in Holmes, NY.

About the Instructors

Scott HendersonScott Henderson

Scott Henderson is the president and owner of City Publications Denver. For ten years he owned a B2B business serving mortgage and real estate companies, adopting innovative technologies and Internet marketing services to meet client needs. He sold that business and served as a camp and retreat center executive director for seventeen years. He has experience leading strategic planning, board development marketing, development, programs, operations, financial management and organization turnaround and 501(c)3 consulting. He serves on the PCCCA Board, on the Living Waters for the World leadership team, and as a lead instructor.

Arthur SpriggsArthur Spriggs

Arthur is the Executive Director of South Carolina United Methodist Camps and Retreats Ministries for the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. With more than 30 years of camping, nonprofit, pastoral, and development work, Arthur was a YMCA director for more than half of his career. After leaving the YMCA he served as the Executive Director for the Shelby County United Fund, located in Shelbyville, Indiana, while also serving as bi-vocational Pastor of Worship for Pleasant Heights Baptist church in Indianapolis, Indiana. While with the organization, he raised more than three-quarters of a million dollars annually, along with a host of grants and resources that supported as many as sixteen non-profit agencies. 

About the Tuition, Lodging, and Meals

The tuition cost for this certification course is $275.00 (with a $25.00 discount for PCCCA, OMA-UCC, UMCRM, and LOM members).  The lodging/meals options are single occupancy ($307) and double occupancy ($262). 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 Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center by 5:00pm on Wednesday. For those participants who will fly into the LaGuardia Airport (LGA) on Sunday or Wednesday, there will be a shuttle leaving the airport at 3:45pm. 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 3:30pm. The cost for the round-trip shuttle is just $50 per person.

Required Reading

Giving USA 2017 Highlights
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
Outdoor Site and Facility Management: Tools for Creating Memorable Places by Wynne Whyman (chapters 1-9)

Recommended Reading

Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer by Jim Collins
Broken Windows, Broken Business: How the Smallest Remedies Reap the Biggest Rewards by Michael Levine
Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits by  Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant
Field Guide to Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Facilitation by Carter McNamara (pages 3-124, 149-155)

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 certificate program in general.