“Hospitality is not to change people,
but to offer them space where change can take place.” - Henri Nouwen

Positions of service are the backbone to any successful camp and conference center. It is our responsibility to create inviting spaces that allow communities to form, plans to develop, and Christ to speak to our guests. As we “set the table,” we face choices and obstacles that directly impact the guest experience. This conference is designed to offer best practices and create a supportive network for service supervisors. We will guide you through the physical and spiritual challenges of providing truly holy hospitality.

This is essentially two workshops: One for Facilities/Maintenance supervisors and one for Food Service supervisors, with meals, worship, and social time as shared community time.

This year's program will dig into these essential and compelling topics, via expert-presented sessions and facilitated conversations:

  • Food Service Track: Recipe sharing and menu planning, plus: 
    • Leadership Skills & Time Management: This session will teach skills and share systems and schedules to maximize your effectiveness as a leader in the kitchen and within your organization, and your team's efficiency. 
    • Staffing Models that Work: Let's talk about the realities of working with part-time, seasonal, and summer (Read: young) staff!
    • Monthly & Annual Budgeting: We'll learn how to determine how much a meal costs, and how to work within and maintain a monthly and annual budget.
    • Working with Guest Services/Reservations: Do you ever feel like the kitchen is a silo? This session will discuss how to effectively work across departments to get the information and feedback you need, and having a seat at the table for organizational decisions.
  • Facilities & Maintenance Track: Security; forestry; long-range planning and budgeting; alternative energy options.

Schedule & Travel Details

Plan to arrive at Cathedral Ridge by 5PM on Monday, December 3, and depart after 10AM on Thursday, December 6. The nearest airport is Colorado Springs. Airport transportation to/from Colorado Springs is available.


We hope your center will take advantage of this opportunity to support and empower your maintenance and food service staff: 


Contact Ashley@EpiscopalCCC.org with any questions.