ECCC’s mission is to sustain and enhance the ministry of all camps and conference centers of the Episcopal Church, by nurturing professional growth, developing current and future leaders; fostering excellence at member centers, strengthening support among leaders of centers, and advocating widely for camp and retreat ministry.
You may know that I have a 5-year old son, Jude. As I type this, he is throwing a tennis ball against the outside fence, having already “helped” with my work this morning — you should see how organized these stacks of paper are! I’ve never been a clock-in and clock-out kind of professional, a characteristic cemented after nine years of both working and living at Camp Stevens — because there’s nothing clock-in and clock-out about non-profit, summer camp, or retreat center work. (Can I get an Amen?)
In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation partnered with researchers at the University of Connecticut to deploy a comprehensive survey capturing the experiences of LGBTQ youth in their family settings, schools, social circles and communities.
“Only 27% of LGBTQ youth can “definitely” be themselves in school as an LGBTQ person.”
Changes to the tax code have made many of us in the non-profit world anxious: Without a tax incentive, will individuals be as inclined to donate? The first data is in.
Here's a breakdown of some of the giving changes from 2017 to 2018:
Giving by individuals dropped 1.1%, or 3.4% when adjusted for inflation.
Corporate giving increased 5.4% (2.9% adjusted).
Foundation giving increased 7.3% (4.7% adjusted).
Specific fields that saw decreased giving include religion, education, human services, and giving to foundations and public society benefit organizations. Health as well as arts, culture, and humanities saw small increases in nominal dollars which translated to a slight decrease when adjusted for inflation.
In 2016, Youth Outside collaborated with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Morgan Family Foundation to offer the Cultural Relevancy Series, a 7-month program designed to build their grantees’ capacity in cultural relevancy, equity, and inclusion.
While our Episcopal camps and conference centers aren’t traditional “environmental organizations,” there are similarities and alignments in mission, location, and staffing structures, and many ECCC members consider themselves part of the broader environmental movement. So, what might we learn from Green 2.0?
Hear from panelists who are leaders in the ECCC network who have dedicated 15+ years to their work and ministry. Maintaining a healthy work/life balance, dedication, self-care, and professional decision-making are all essentials to a long-term career in camp and retreat ministry. This panel will provide a thorough "how-to" from experienced executive leaders.
In partnership with the Claggett Center and Diocese of Maryland, for 2020, ECCC will offer five full scholarships and 20 partial scholarships (accommodations and meals; the remaining balance will be $200) to the Annual Conference.
These scholarships are available to self-identifying members of underrepresented or marginalized populations, currently serving, or interested in serving, in rising leadership positions at an Episcopal summer camp, retreat center, or conference center. We invite you to consider with intentionality the members of your staff and community who may be interested in, contribute to, and benefit from attending ECCC’s Annual Conference, and support them in applying and attending.
I know your life is busy. I know you’re juggling a million and one things while trying to stay on top of your seemingly endless to-do list. Sure you enjoy the hustle (most of the time!) and you also thrive on the challenge. But sometimes you wonder if there was an easier way to get it all done.
For over three years, the Barna team has studied what’s working to form resilient faith among Millennials and Gen Z worldwide (This project surveyed 15,000 respondents in 25 countries.)On September 10 at 1pm ET, those findings in Faith for the Future, a free live webcast event that will help Christian leaders minister effectively to and alongside 18–35-year-olds.