Please join us at our fundraiser banquet near you! A meal will be provided for only $5 per person, and there will be an opportunity to give more during a time of offering. All the funds raised will go toward windows for our cabins.
Enjoy an afternoon of food, worship, information about the upcoming camp season, slides from last year, personal testimonies and more! Our first banquet will be at First Church of Christ, Maspeth on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4pm. The second will be at Nesconset Christian Church on May 13, 2017 at 1pm.
2017 Winter Retreat
Theme: Engage – Impacting a hostile world
Dean: Alejandro Gonzalez
When: January 13th at 5pm-January 15th at 11am
Who: 8th-12th graders
Cost: $90 covers lodging, food, and snow tubing. $100 if you don’t pre-register online by January 10th. Bring your payment to camp either way. Canteen extra.
All staff are required to Register.
Bring: Bible, extra bedding, extra socks, warm layers, boots, hat, gloves, attire for snow tubing.
What is SWAT? SWAT stands for Serving, Working, And Training. SWAT is a team of junior workers who primarily clean the bathrooms, work in the kitchen, and do odd jobs during our camp sessions. They have a lead adult who is in charge of making sure they are on schedule. SWAT is a coveted work position because you get to stay at camp for free and be with your friends while getting a sense of accomplishment from a good day’s work and acquiring a strong work ethic.
We have done some tweaking to how SWAT works this year to try and make it even better for everyone. Most things have stayed the same, but I will spell out the application process below for all those who are interested.
- Registration will be online only, and applications will be accepted beginning January 1st, 2017 up until the start of an event (if there are still openings). Here is a link to the application.
- As always, it is a privilege to work on SWAT, and not everyone who applies should assume automatic acceptance.
- There is a work week this year June 19-25 that SWAT applicants are highly encouraged to attend for SWAT training and to help get the camp in shape.
- We will consider all these things (but not necessarily in this order) when deciding on who to accept as SWAT: order of applications received, pastoral reference, work ethic from previous years worked (if applicable), and attendance at the work week. We also take into account possible burnout from too many days working and being a camper in a row.
- You may apply for First Chance Camp July 6-8, Elementary Week July 8-15, Intermediate Week July 15-22, Senior Week July 22-29, and VOE Week July 29-August 5.
- Lastly, if accepted, each SWAT member gets $5 to the canteen per week served. Anything more should be purchased at the camp desk during registration.
2017 Calendars For Sale!
The 2017 CCA Calendar is packed with pictures from the 2016 camp season. It has all the CCA events printed on it, so you won’t forget a thing!
Please send $20 per calendar via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail a check to PO Box 865 Naugatuck, CT 06770, or give cash or check to your church Street Team representative.
Then email your name, address, church (optional), payment details and how many calendars you want to email@example.com.
We all deal with people who are a joy to love and those who are difficult to love. Come join us for a fun-filled weekend as we learn how to love well. Through video we will hear from best-selling author and teacher Beth Moore, enjoy fun fellowship with other women, laugh our heads off, shed a few tears, eat, stay up late, make new friends, and enjoy old friends. It’s a weekend you don’t want to miss!
Young Adult Retreat
June 10 at 6pm through June 12 at 11am
Ages 18 – 30s
Our Dean would love for you to take this survey, regardless of age. In fact, feel free to share it with other people (the more responses, the better). All questions are optional. Thank you in advance! Click here for survey
Please join us at our fundraiser banquet near you! Lunch will be provided for only $5 per person, and there will be an opportunity to give more during a time of offering. All the funds raised will go toward our campers in financial need, as well as this year’s special bring-a-first-time-friend-for-free opportunity.
Bring one first time friend for free
for our fifty-fifth anniversary!
Any returning camper may bring one friend to their week of camp free of charge (First Chance, Elementary, Intermediate or Senior) in celebration of CCA’s 55th anniversary!
The free friend discount value is for the early camp registration of $255. After June 30th, a $20 fee applies. Friends should use the coupon code “Friend” when registering online. One free first time camper friend per returning camper. Canteen is extra.
We have ordered calendars for 2016! They have all our pre-planned events on them and are full of pictures relating to camp.
Please consider a donation of $20 to the camp for one of these beautiful calendars. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, church (optional) and how many calendars you want. You may send money through PayPal to the same email, or you can mail your check to our PO Box listed in our contact information. Be sure to include a short note with the information requested above.
Or if you attend Nesconset see Yvette; Holbrook see Nicole; Maspeth see Annmarie; Taconic see Ben; South Nassau see Paul; and Woodland see Philip.
Phones at camp: a Q&A
Question: Are cellphones allowed at camp, and if not, why?
Answer: We do not allow cellphones at camp for any camper attending an event that is for people 18 and younger. This has been the rule for many years, since the time electronics have been small enough to bring to camp. Older camp rules specifically mentioned no boom boxes! Recently, smartphones have become more prevalent among the younger generation. With apps that keep people connected, entertained, and give a sense of security, it has become more challenging to enforce this rule. The camp board has discussed the cellphone rule several times and has carefully weighed the pros and cons. The biggest reason for not allowing them is because they distract from the main purpose of camp. The strength of camp that rings true every time is relationships. Most people love camp because it strengthens one more of these three basic relationships: our relationship with God’s creation (nature), our relationship with people, and our relationship with Jesus. It has been observed that using a smartphone can mimic a deeper relationship and therefore cause us to miss real-life deeper relationship opportunities right in front of us. A secondary reason is camp security. While it is easy to make the argument that campers are safer with cellphones because of connectivity, there are also some less obvious points which have led us to believe our campers are safer without their smartphone while in the closed environment of camp. Because campers are never left unsupervised, we are able to effectively and immediately handle situations that arise. In addition to counselors, the nurse and camp director are always available 24/7. This system is many times more effective than using a phone to contact parents, friends back home, or fellow campers that are much more limited in their ability to provide immediate care. The nurse or manager will always contact the parent when something is in question. Also, because of the nature of smartphones and their ability to connect with the world, this potentially allows one ill-intentioned camper to cause undue damage to other campers. In conclusion, we have decided that campers are safer while at camp without their cellphones and more effectively connected to God and friends with no electronic device for the short time at camp.
Question: What is your policy on handling cellphones?
Answer: At registration, we will ask campers if they possess a cellphone or other electronic device. We prefer that the parent takes possession of any device at this time, otherwise we will lock it in a safe place until the last scheduled event on the day of camper pickup. We are not responsible for theft, but we will do our best to protect from it. In the event a camper wishes to contact their parents or workplace, they may ask to use the camp phone which will be made available to them, or they may use their phone for such cases at the discretion of the manager. In addition, if devices or chargers are visible during the camp session, they must be turned over. We will not perform random searches of camper belongings. A camper that refuses to comply may be sent home as is the case with any camp rule.
Question: How can campers take pictures if they can’t have their phones?
Answer: Digital cameras that do not connect to internet are allowed. Film cameras are also allowed, such as the disposable kind. Disposable cameras may be purchased at the canteen when available. In addition, we take a group photo and print a copy for every camper for every week of camp, and also take photos throughout the week and post them to the camp website.
Still have a question? Contact us here and we will be glad to answer you.