IMPORTANT CHANGE TO THE CAMP APPLICATION FORM AND PROCESS - NEW MEDICAL HISTORY INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION
Letter from CCCA Commission for Camps and Conference regarding changes to the Camps Application Process. All campers and families should read this letter.
FORMS & DOCUMENTS
2017 CCCA Camp & Conference Brochure and Fee Schedule
2017 CCCA Summer Camps-Conferences-Retreats Camper Application Form.pdf
2017 CCCA Spring-Fall Camps-Conferences-Retreats Camper Application Form.pdf
CCCA Camp & Conference Program Cancellation-Refund Policy.pdf
CCCA Camp & Conference Suggested Packing List
Downable List of Local CCCA Congregations and their internal Camper Scholarship Policy and Point of Contact for Camper Scholarships
Camp Counselor Forms
CCCA Camp Director and Counselor Application Form
CCCA Camp Employee Volunteer References Background Check Form
To help keep our rates as affordable as possible, we ask campers to provide their own towels, bed linen, blankets or sleeping bag, pillow, and toiletries.
Information Specific to Events at our Conference Center in Bethany Beach, DE
Guest Room Map for Camp & Conference Events
Alexander Campbell Hall Details for Family Camps, Women's Retreat, and Seniors Conferences
Upper & Lower Bed Details for Family Camps, Women's Retreat, and Seniors Conferences
2017 CCCA Summer Family Camp-Supplementary Family Group Information Questionnaire
Meeting Room Chart for Camp & Conference Events
Directions to Bethany Beach with GPS Coordinates
Information Specific to Events at our Camp Mary Mac in Sharpsburg, MD
Revised Camp Application Forms - Effective March 2017, a separate Camp Application and set of Medical Forms must be submitted for each Camper regardless of age, including each individual attending Family Camps and other multi-generational camps/retreats as a family group. This represents part of a major upgrade of our Camper Registration Process and Medical/Health History Questionnaire. The new required Medical / Health History Forms are a scaled-down version of the Medical Forms recommended by the American Camping Association and are similar in scope and detail to those used nationwide by Scout and YMCA camps. All forms are safeguarded by the CCCA and the Camp Event Directors and their staff members.
These two new Medical / Health History Forms (#1 and #2) are designed 1) to assist Event Directors in planning activities suitable to Campers’ abilities and for safer on-site medication distribution, 2) to prepare Event Directors and Counselors to assist Campers with special needs, 3) to assist the camp/center staff to prepare menus to meet growing food allergy issues, and 4) to facilitate emergency responses (if needed). This information is used solely for the safety of the Camper and other participants of the camp. Please note that:
The Immunization History section of Medical Form #1 is now only required for Campers who are age 18 or younger.
Health Form #2, which is signed by a medical professional, is needed only when a Camper is now or will likely be under active treatment by a Physician, Psychologist, Social Worker, Pastoral Counselor, or other Therapist at the start of the camp event. It is critical that the CCCA Camp Director know if a Camper has a condition that could become critical during the camp period (e.g., heart condition, asthma, infection) or other illness that can impact the safety of other campers if not properly monitored by the Camper and the Staff working together.
About the CCCA Camp Program
Our camp and conference program is geared toward providing opportunity for spiritual growth, Christian education, and fellowship. Information on the camp events, locations, age groups, applications, and fees can be downloaded from the document menus at the top of this page.
Our Outdoor Ministries Committee hosts seasonal events for all ages. You can find retreats and weekends for youth, young adults, seniors, women, men, and families - all affordably priced and centered around deep spiritual growth, conversation, and community. You'll find the Camp & Conference schedule, registration packets, volunteer information, and other resources below.
2017 Camp Schedule for CCCA-Sponsored Events
**Completed - MM April 29 Camp Mary Mac 50 Year Anniversary and Dining Hall Post-Renovation Re-Dedication as the Shorty and Thelma Mellott Dining Hall
**Completed - MM May 5-7 CANCELLED Green Retreat CANCELLED
**Completed - BB May 14-17 Adult/Senior Spring Conference 1
**Completed - MM May 19-21 Preschool Camping Retreat (Designed for families with Preschoolers)
**Completed - BB May 26-29 Personal Retreat - Memorial Day Weekend (DIY Spiritual Retreats)
**Completed - BB June 2-4 Women’s Retreat - For women age 13 and over throughout the region.
2017 Summer Camps, Conferences, Retreats, and Events:
**Completed - BB June 15-18 Young Adult Conference (YAC)
**Completed - MM June 23-25 Early Elementary School Age Camp
**Completed - BB June 25–July 1 High School Conference 1
**Completed - BB July 2-8 Family Camp 1
MM July 16-22 Jr. High/Middle School Camp
MM July 23-29 Older Elementary School Age Camp
BB July 23-29 Created 2B Me Camp*
(*For youth entering 9th grade next fall)
BB July 30-Aug 5 High School Conference 2
BB Aug 6-12 Family Camp 2
MM Aug 19 ***New Date for the Corn Roast at Camp Mary Mac***
Date changed so that more campers and the public can attend this exciting event. The event is free, but we will be selling "1/4 Chicken Dinner" Tickets in advance ($7/dinner).
Baked goods and Cold Drinks will be on-sale too. Activities/Tours/Hayrides are all free!
Corn Roast Chicken Dinner Order Form - Checks/Money Orders only using this Form.
(Congregations are selling tickets and likely take cash, while some may take Credit Cards.)
2017 Fall Retreats and Events:
BB Sept 5-8 Adult/Senior Fall Conference 2
BB Oct 20-22 Tentative
Conf. Center Fall Work Weekend – Teen and Adult Volunteers Needed
BB Oct 27-29 Young Adult Fall Retreat
MM TBD Volunteers Needed
Camp MM Closing Weekend – Teen and Adult Volunteers Needed
MM=Camp Mary Mac-Sharpsburg, MD;
BB=Conference Center-Bethany Beach DE
What You Need to Register for Camp
1. Find the right camp(s) for you!
First, find out what events you are able and eligible to attend. Some Camp & Conference events are for youth in specific grades as of Fall 2017 (Early Elementary: Entering grades 1-3, Older Elementary: Entering grades 4-6, Jr. High/Middle School: Entering grades 7-9, High School: Entering grades 10-12 and June 2017 graduates). Some events are for whole families, older adults, young adults (ages 18-30), and so on. You can find a quick overview of each camp or conference and its requirements on our handy, downloadable Camps Brochure and Fee Schedule (PDF), so that you can easily work out how the various camps fit into you and your family's schedule.
2. Get the registration forms.
Now that you have picked out the camps and conferences you want to attend, download the Summer Camp or Spring/Fall Camp Registration form (in PDF or Word format). You will need to fill these forms out completely. Registrations indicating the need for a Regional Camp Fee Scholarship will need your minister's signature. All our CCCA-operated Church Camps/Conferences/Retreats are open to the public.
3. Mail your form and check to the regional office.
You'll find the fees for the camp or conference you are attending in the Camps Brochure and Fee Schedule. Make out your check to the Christian Church Capital Area. Our address is 8814 Kensington Pkwy #208, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Before sending, double check that your form is filled out and signed.
If you have questions about filling out your form, do not hesitate to call the Regional Office - we'll be glad to walk you through the process. You can reach us Monday through Friday from 9-5 PM at 301-942-8266.
Finally, you can fax your forms in to the Regional Office, but you will still need to also mail the signed original Camper registration form with your payment and/or your Scholarship Request Form. You can fax them to 240-558-4780.
4. Confirm your registration, and get ready for camp!
After you mail in your registration form, please wait a few business days for your registration and check to arrive. You can email the Regional Office via email@example.com if you want confirmation that your registration has been received or you have questions about any part of the Camper registration process.
After your registration has been received, you will receive a welcome email or letter from the director of your camp in the weeks before it begins. You can also find other resources on this page below, such as suggested packing lists, directions to Camp Mary Mac or Bethany Beach, and camp scholarship applications.
If your resources are tight or you don't have enough money to afford the full camp fees, please go ahead and send in your registration form. Your church may be able to provide some part of the registration fee, and you may also send in a camp scholarship application for you or your child. Don't let tight resources keep you from spending time with God this summer!
In addition, if you would like to have your camper carpool with another church or family to Bethany Beach or Camp Mary Mac, please call the regional office (301-942-8266).
Camp Mary Mac 50th Anniversary Celebration & Dining Hall Renovation
-- The work is not done yet, please help --
Dear Camp Mary Mac Supporters Throughout the Capital Area Region,
Greetings in the name and by the Grace of Jesus Christ! I want to thank you and thank God for your interest in supporting the life-changing ministries the Christian Church Capital Area has done and is still doing through our Camp & Conference Program.
We have begun fulfilling our promise made in the Share the Light Capital Campaign to expand and make significant improvements in the dining hall, now named the Shorty & Thelma Mellott Dining Hall, and create a new staff bedroom wing for our Camp Mary Mac employees when working.
At the last Camp Mary Mac Management Committee Meeting (MMMC) the Chair of the Trustees of the Region, Hugh Howard, we have $266,000 available to us at this time, and the cost is $329,000, leaving us with roughly $73,000 needed to fully underwrite the final pieces of the approved capital improvement to the Dining Hall at Camp Mary Mac, including a new Staff Bedroom Wing.
So if you find it in your heart and in your resources to help us bridge the gap between what we have and what we need to complete the dining hall and staff quarters improvements, we would be profoundly grateful for your gift.
Gifts need to be made to the "Christian Church Capital Area" and marked "Mary Mac Development Fund" on the memo line. Our Federal ID Number (technically it is our "Employer Identification Number – EIN) is: 53-0229883. This is the only number you need to make a gift to the Christian Church Capital Area.
Allen V. Harris Mike Cline
Regional Minister Chairperson, Mary Mac Management Committee (MMMC)
(Photos of the renovations are posted on our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/cccadisciple/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1234556329911700 )