ECCC's Visionary Council Program (VCP) founded in 2003, is the group of our community leaders with a passion for camping and retreat ministry.

Through their year-round advocacy and participation at an annual in-person meeting, council members help broaden the goals of the ECCC Board of Directors and introduce opportunities that help the ministry of all Episcopal camps and retreat centers thrive.

2018 Gathering Tentative Schedule

This year's gathering will be at Shrine Mont in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Monday October 15th - Wednesday October 17th, 2018. 

Monday, October 15 
4pm    Arrivals & Check-in
5pm    Welcome Reception
6pm    Supper/Dinner
7pm    Opening Program: Theme Overview, Group Introductions, and Meet Small Groups
9pm    Compline & Social time
 
Tuesday, October 16
7am         Morning Walk Option
8am         Breakfast  
9am         Program: Keynote Presentations
10:45​am  Morning Break
11:15am  Small Group Visioning
12pm       ​Lunch
1:30​pm    Tours of Property
3:30pm    Wellness Time, Including Service Project Option
5:30pm    Reception  
6pm         Supper/Dinner
 
Wednesday, October 17
8am         Breakfast
9am         ECCC Updates: Including Innovative Ministry Presentations
10:30am  Eucharist
12:00pm  Lunch
1:00​pm    Departure

 

Please contact Bill Slocumb, Director if interested in attending.

 

Joining Visionary Council

To join the Visionary Council program, you may be any of the following categories.
+ Active/Retired Director of dues paying membership
+ Active/Retired Bishop
+ Active/Former Site Board of Directors, Board of Trustees or Advisory Board [Places have variety of goverence structures]
+ Contribute to the financial health of ECCC through annual $500 donation
+ Contribute to the operational health of ECCC through inkind donation

 

Please contact Bill Slocumb, Director if interested in joining.

Thank you to our current 2017-2018 Visionary Council members: 

The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior (Council Chair)

The Rt. Rev. Laura Ahrens

The Rev. Jack Andersen

Paris Ball

Peter and Vicki Bergstrom

Joe and Sharon Chamberlain

David and Ingrid Cook

Bill and Nancy Davies

Don and Rita DeLollis

Scott Evenbeck

Mark and Jeanie Farmer

The Revs. Bruce and Cathy Gray

The Rev. Helen and Rick Hargreaves

Bob and Marjie Hart

Laurie Kazilionis

Johnny and Fran Keesee

Joe and Donna Kerner

Lisa Kimball

The Rt. Rev. Edward Konieczny

Julia McCray Goldsmith

The Rt. Rev. Jose McLaughlin

Daniel McMullen

Patty Olson-Lindsey

The Rt. Rev. Ken Price

The Rt. Rev. David Reed

Ed Roehl

Richard Schori

The Revs. Carol and Wes Sedlacek

Bronwyn Clark Skov

Bill Slocumb

Bill and Phyllis Tubbs

Natalie and Jeff Weir

“Episcopal camps and conference centers are the heart of the Church. They are places where faith is formed and lived at a deep level, where Gospel-centered communities take root, where folks can reflect, recharge, gain perspective. Supporting these centers through ECCC’s Visionary Council is not only a chance to meet interesting people who are inspired by this vision – it’s a way to help create a more hopeful and healthy world.” —Canon Mark Farmer (Diocese of California)

HERO OF CAMPING HONOREES

2009 - The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE

https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/article/massachusetts-bishop-honored-his-work-campers

2012 - The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori

  Dr. Richard Schori

http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2012/07/09/hero-of-camping-awards-presented-to-schori-jefferts-schori/

2015 - The Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge & Catherine Lillibridge

- Canon Peter Bergstrom

http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2015/06/30/lillibridges-bergstrom-honored-as-heroes-of-camping/

 

Past Visionary Council Events

+2017 Beckwith

+2016 St. Crispin's

+2015 Roslyn

+2014 Barbara C. Harris Center

+2013 Mustang Island

+2012 Honey Creek

+2011 Duncan Center

+2010 Waycross

+2009 St. Columba

+2008 Chapel Rock

+2007 Lake Logan

+2006 Barbara C. Harris Center

+2005 Procter Center

+2004 St. Christopher's

+2003 Canterbury, Kanuga