Tuesday
Apr022019

2019 Annual Conference

ECCC's 30th Annual Conference: Inward. Outward. Forward.

  • Conference Program Guide
  • Conference Schedule
  • Program Details: 
    • Keynotes: Our keynote speakers will be Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry and Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, first female African American diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church.
    • Workshop Descriptions: We'll offer 16 workshops on everything from Latino Family Camp to DIY Information Technology. Read the descriptions here.
    • Pre-Conference Options: The conference officially begins with a welcome reception at 5pm on Sunday, January 27, followed by dinner and opening program. There are two pre-conference programming opportunities:
      • Saturday, January 26: Mental Health First Aid Training (Indianapolis) Forma, the network of Christian Formation professionals is holding their annual conference the week before ours in Indianapolis. To take advantage of this overlap, we are working with Forma to offer a Mental Health First Aid certification training on the Saturday before our conference begins. This training will be offered at no-cost to attendees, with accommodations at and transportation from Waycross available. The workshop will begin at 9:30am in Indianapolis on Saturday. Registration is now closed.
      • Sunday, January 27: Executive Director 101 (Waycross) A 6-hour workshop on the essential components of successful executive non-profit camp/retreat center leadership, designed for those seeking or in the first years of an Executive Director position. Includes Saturday night accommodations and Sunday meals. 9am-3:30pm
  • Registration Information:
    • Rates & Discounts: Rates vary, depending on type of accommodation.
    • All fees include all conference content and materials, as well as Wellness Day activities and fieldtrip, and transportation to/from the airport. Discounts are also offered to centers sending more than one attendee. Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please complete this form and submit it before registering. We do not want cost to be a factor in your center or program sending an attendee; please contact Ashley@EpiscopalCCC.org for additional assistance.
    • Accommodation Details: Please note that in order to accommodate our expected number of attendees as comfortably as possible, we have an extremely limited number of single occupancy rooms available. We appreciate your flexibility in being willing to share a room in order to make this community event a success. The double and dorm-style rooms (which sleep 2-4 each, with a shared bathroom) are very comfortable. If you’d prefer to commute from on offsite hotel or motel, please contact Ashley@EpiscopalCCC.org for recommendations.
    • Register here.
  • Sponsorship Information & Exhibit Hall
    • Sponsorship options are available both in the on-site Exhibit Hall and through an off-site presence. The Exhibit Hall will be open from 4:45pm on Monday, January 28 to 4pm on Tuesday, January 29, including an Exhibitor Happy Hour on Monday evening. Details and contract are available here. Please contact Ashley@EpiscopalCCC.org to reserve your space. 

Questions? Contact Ashley Graham-Wilcox, Director of Communications & Events.

Tuesday
Apr102018

2018 Annual Conference

Rethink Welcome: January 21-26, 2018

Join us at Camp Capers in Waring, Texas for Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers annual revitalizing, empowering, and camaraderie-focused conference.

New! For the first time, we will offer an optional pre-conference intensive -- a day-long session on Grantwriting (To be held on Sunday, January 21 from 9am-3pm: Plan to arrive on Saturday.) -- and an Exhibit Hall, alongside ECCC's trademark peer- and expert-led sessions, community events, and wellness time.

Quick Links:

Program Details: Join us as we Rethink Welcome and discover new ways to do hospitality, welcome the stranger, and expand our operations. Keynotes will be presented by the Rev. Francisco Garcia, co-chair of Diocese of Los Angeles's Sacred Resistance movement, and the Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, whose Diocese will open the doors to a brand new conference center (and working farm!) in the Diocese of Ohio this year. Let's learn and be inspired! Twenty-four sessions will be offered, on everything from Creative Fundraising to Implicit Bias. Workshop descriptions and presenter biographies are being posted continuously here.

Before & After:

  • Sunday, January 21 (9am - 3pm): Join us before the conference officially kicks off for an optional day-long workshop on grantwriting, led by Rose Mary Fry. Add this workshop during your conference registration. 
  • Friday, January 26: You might want to consider adding a visit to another Diocese of West Texas camp/retreat center, Mustang Island in Port Aransas, after the conference. Transportation from Camp Capers can be coordinated, and overnight accommodations at Mustang Island are available. Mustang Island is about three hours away from Camp Capers: Consider booking your return flight out of Corpus Christi. Be in touch with Kevin Spaeth at Mustang Island to coordinate.

Travel Details: The nearest airport to Camp Capers is San Antonio. Transportation to/from the airport is included in all registration fees. When you have made your travel plans, please email to joe@campstevens.org.

Questions? Contact Ashley Graham-Wilcox, Director of Communications & Development

 

Monday
Jan232017

2017 Annual Conference: January 15-20, Camp Mokule`ia


Location | Program | Financials
ScheduleContact | Forma Stayover 

E koko man: Come, you are welcome. 

Episcopal Camps & Conference Centers's Annual Conference is a gathering of leaders from camps, programs, conference centers, and retreat centers, and their supporting dioceses, boards, and communities, of the Episcopal Church. It's a time and space for education, networking, camaraderie, rest, and rejuvenation. 

Location

  • We're going tropical! The conference will be held at Camp Mokule`ia, located right on the beach on the North Shore of Oahu. 
  • Camp Mokule`ia is reserved for January 10-24 for individuals and families who would like to extend their stay before or after the conference. Please let Ashley know if you plan to do this
  • There are double-occupancy and family-friendly accommodation options available at Camp Mokule`ia. You may also want to consider a nearby AirBNB or VRBO rental. We appreciate your flexibility as we coordinate housing for this conference. 
  • Shuttles will be available for one-way or round trip transport to/from Honolulu (HNL) on the Sunday, Thursday, and Friday of the conference. 

Register

  • Register online here
  • When registering, please use the Family/Friend Rate to register non-program participating guests. 
  • Due to space at Camp Mokule`ia, single rooms will not be available for this conference. We are offering a reasonable commuter rate for those wishing to take advantage of the numerous nearby Airbnb or VRBO options. 
  • The following rates are for the first registrant from your center. There are discounts available for first registrations received by October 1, and for second, third, and fourth registrations from the same center. 
  • Airport transportation is included in these registration fees. 
    • Double Room with Private Bath: $735 -- SOLD OUT
    • Double Room with Shared Bath: $685
    • Dormitory-style in Cabins: $525
    • Campground (Tents provided): $425
    • Commuter Rate: $300, or $75/day
  • Non-attending rates are available for family and friends attending with you.
    • Double Room with Private Bath: $510 (adults), $460 (youth, ages 2-17)
      • You can add up to two non-attending children to a double room, at a cost of $200 for the week. Please plan to bring your own air mattress, and note that this will be a very tight fit
    • Double Room with Shared Bath: $460 (adults), $410 (youth, ages 2-17)
      • You can add up to two non-attending children to a double room, at a cost of $200 for the week. Please plan to bring your own air mattress, and note that this will be a very tight fit
    • Dormitory-style in Cabins: $300 (adults), $250 (youth, ages 2-17)
    • Campground (Tents provided): $200 (adults), $150 (youth, ages 2-17)
  • Scholarships: Complete this form before registering to request a scholarship. 

Schedule

Here is the schedule for the week. Chidcare will be available for children under the age of 4 during most large group, workshop, and reflection group times. The conference schedule is intentionally built to incorporates concrete educational opportunities with wellness activities to maximize your time in Hawaii. Plan to spend each morning in keynotes and workshops, with the afternoons largely devoted to on-site wellness or off-site learning field trips.

Learning field trips are intended to help us consider ways our centers are their own sacred spaces, and to do activities and visit places relevant to our program and ministries, while seeing more of Hawaii. Field trips will include: 

Tuesday: 

Thursday: 

Reverse Raffle 

Congratulations to our auction winners, Tom and Julie!

Package 1: Two Days, Two Nights in NYC! You are bidding on a wonderful trip for two that includes two nights in a hotel in New York City, dinner out on the town with the Presiding Bishop, AND a made for you adventure in the city that the Youth Ministries Office will help you design. Do you dream of seeing a show in New York? Want to go spend the day at the Natural History Museum? Want a tour of St. John the Divine? What about a bus tour of the city? Want to visit the 9/11 memorial? What else do you dream of doing in the Big Apple? You will work with The Episcopal Church’s Formation Office to plan your dinner with the Presiding Bishop and then choose your adventures while you are there. This package also includes a chance to meet with people from Church Publishing, Episcopal Relief and Development, and Episcopal Church Foundation. Hotel, meals (or money for meals) and adventures in the city are included up to $1,500, and airfare up to $1,000. Prize valued at $2,000. Dates to be coordinated with the Presiding Bishop’s office.

Package 2: Experience Lake Tahoe in the wintertime, including world-class views, and easy access to some of the best snow in the world. Wintertime weekend accommodations for up to four in a lakeside cabin on Lake Tahoe (at Camp Galilee), including ski passes and a handmade knit blanket. Airfare up to $2,000 is also included. Dates to be coordinated with Camp Galilee.

The Fine Print: Reverse raffle tickets are available to the public. In a reverse raffle, tickets are pulled until only one, winning ticket remains. One (1) winning ticket for each package will be drawn at Camp Mokule`ia on Thursday, January 19, 2017 during Episcopal Camps & Conference Centers Annual Conference. Winner need not be present to win.

Contact

Email Ashley@EpiscopalCCC.org with any questions about the conference.

Forma Stayover

Camp Stevens, which serves the dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego, is opening its doors to those interested in quiet retreat space between ECCC's Annual Conference in Hawaii and Forma's Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. It is about 3 hours between Camp Stevens and Anaheim. Just over an hour from the San Diego Airport and two hours from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Camp Stevens sits on 256 acres of oak woodland a mile outside historic Julian. Come for the hiking, to rest in front of a fire, or for a home-cooked meal. Lodging and meals will vary depending on the number of folks interested. Email beth@campstevens.org to express interest or for more information.

Manoa Heritage Tour 
Wednesday
Mar092016

2016 Annual Conference: January 24-29, DaySpring

The 27th annual Episcopal Camps & Conference Centers conference was held at DaySpring Conference Center in Parrish, Florida in the Diocese of Southwest Florida.

  • 2016 Keynotes: 

Jacob Sorenson is a doctoral candidate in Practical Theology at Luther Seminary with a deep interest in bringing scholarly attention to outdoor ministry. He has a Masters of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and more than ten years of experience as a youth minister and camp minister. He loves spending time with his amazing wife Anna (a Lutheran pastor) and their two boys Elijah and Nathanael. He also enjoys gardening, running, singing around a campfire, and most outdoor recreational activities. Jacob blogs at Blessed Wilderness. Jake will present on Camps and Congregations as Partners in Ministry:
Camps and conference centers are often viewed as optional to the life and ministry of the church, with their value being reduced to places of relaxation or mere fun and games. In a time when many camping organizations are growing distant from denominational bodies and theological convictions, it is essential to reclaim camp's role as an educational ministry of the Church. This session will focus on groundbreaking new research in the field of Christian camping ministry that highlights camp's indispensable role as a partner in ministry. Using this research, the session will offer a theological framework for understanding camps and conference centers in the Protestant traditions.
The Rev. Becca Stevens is one of the premier speakers in the U.S., proclaiming love as the most powerful force for social change. She is an author, Episcopal priest and founder of Thistle Farms, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Most recently she has been featured in the PBS documentary, “A Path Appears.” She is a prolific writer and has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN, and Huffington Post and named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change for violence against women in 2011. She was named 2014 Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America, has been inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame, and was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sewanee: The University of the South. Her newest book is, “Letters from the Farm: A Simple Path for a Deeper Spiritual Life.” Becca will present a keynote, and a breakout session on Creating Space to Cultivate our Callings and Passions:
We all long for new epiphanies and to feel renewed in our work. As leaders called to create sanctuary for others, we have to create that space within our own hearts. Finding the freedom to work where our desires lead us is the theme of the keynote for the camp and conference leaders who create that sacred space for others.

Picking up on the theme from the keynote, Stevens will invite participation in activities that cultivate spaces for communities to tap into their callings and passions. Drawing on their work at Thistle Farms, Becca, Jovita, Anika, and Lori will demonstrate how to make incense, oils, and balms that allow groups to hear their calling and find their passions. They will share stories of healing in community and how they create sacred space.

Tuesday
Aug112015

2015 Annual Conference: January 25-30, Camp Allen (Navasota, TX)

2015 Annual Conference – Pathways to Partnerships 

The 26th annual ECCC Conference was held at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas, January 25-30, 2015.

Keynotes were presented by The Rev. Gay C. Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, and The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota (and former Camp Cross Director, Diocese of Spokane), and our chaplain was The Rev. Brooks Cato, Curate at Christ Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

2016's Annual Conference will be January 24-29, 2016 at DaySpring in Florida.

Any questions about the conference can be emailed to Bill Slocumb, Director of Operations, staff@episcopalccc.org