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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.

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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