A reminder that we have two work weekends just before the start of camp, June 19-20 and June 26-28. The former is a special weekend for planting and baking, in addition to other work projects. If you are skilled in any of the building trades, we will use your expertise! General labor is needed, as well! There will be something to do for anyone who is willing to work. Among other things, expect to process firewood, dig, and do grounds work, fine carpentry work, and cleaning. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to let us know if you will be attending.
If you will be attending Elementary Week as a camper, our dean Vicki is requesting you bring a white T-shirt that can be painted on during a special game!
We would like to announce that for the FIRST TIME EVER, we are going to allow COLLEGE FRESHMAN to return as campers for SENIOR WEEK. We are calling it “CCA GRADUATES.” While you will still be campers, there will be a higher responsibility expected of you to be a LEADER to the other campers and assist your counselors when needed. We are very excited to have you all back this year and we are expecting a great turn out!
To all our campers, please REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR BIBLES! The Bible app does not count in this instance because, as most of you already know, you will be required to leave your phone with your parent or check it in at registration. If you don’t have a Bible, that’s okay, we will hook you up! You may want to bring a snap camera as well; we will sell these in the canteen, but do not rely on this, as supplies are limited. In addition, there will be a staff member dedicated to taking pictures. So have no fear! High quality digital pictures will be available so you can use them to blow up your social media when you get home!
Please send your forms in as soon as you can to help us plan for your week of camp. Also, don’t forget there is a price increase after June 9th.
Does your church have a camp flyer on its bulletin board? Print one off of our forms tab!
Looking forward to seeing you this summer!!!
Spring Work Retreat!
CCA is excited to announce the Spring Work Retreat. This retreat an awesome opportunity to spend a weekend serving and working for God.
Cost: $25 per person. This covers lodging, all meals while at the camp, and all activities.
Who: The spring retreat is for students in 7th – 12th grades. We are also looking for some adults to lead work projects!
What: We will spend the weekend getting the camp ready for the upcoming summer season, plus we will enjoy lots of camp fun, including crazy camp games, worship in the chapel, and campfire.
Bring: Usual stuff that you would bring to camp, including clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Oh yeah, don’t forget your pillow and sleeping bag or bed sheets and blankets. Be ready for cool temperatures at night.
When: May 15 – 17. The retreat begins with dinner on Friday, May 15th at 7:00pm and ends at 11:00am on Sunday, May 17th.
Please send in your registration form ASAP, and if you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or 265-299-3611.
Please return registration and payment to:
Catskill Christian Assembly
P.O. Box 1131
Madison, CT 06443
2014 Prayer Month of May for CCA!
Everything we do at CCA is focused on a relationship with Jesus. And the key to a healthy relationship is good communication. This is why we wish to dedicate the month of May every year to prayer for the camp. Our goal is that God is glorified before camp, during camp and after camp!
Below is a suggested prayer schedule you can use as a personal guide or to lead prayer in your church. Please print and share in your churches!
Week 1: Deans, counselors, worship leaders, and all camp staff and volunteers – For their preparations, and that they would be able to minister effectively and grow personally. That they would come open to accomplishing whatever it takes to create an incredible summer for the glory of God!
Week 2: Campers – For Christ to work in their lives, for them to mature in their beliefs, for sin to lose its grip on their life!
Week 3: Development and Outreach – That CCA would reach new people in ways never thought possible. For wisdom and foresight for the Executive Committee members!
Week 4: God would be honored – That God would receive glory in everything that happens at CCA: in the planning for camp, during camp weeks, and after campers go home!
Spring Retreat / Work Retreat
Super Weekend of Serving
April 25-27 2014 Grades: 7-12 Cost: $25
Starts with dinner on Friday April 25 and ends on Sunday April 27 at 11 am.
There is an open weekend at the camp this January 17th through 19th. There will be no schedule just lots of time for hanging out, playing games by the fire and area activities such as the two nearby ski resorts in Hunter and Windham. Meals will be provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
As a token of appreciation, all our volunteers may attend free of charge!
Registration will be at the door. $30 a night and $7 a meal per individual or for a family of three or more $60 per night and $20 per meal.
I am excited to announce that Ben Bloom will be our Camp Director for the 2013 season. Ben is a teacher at Peekskill Middle School, was our Director in 2012, and serves as secretary on the camp board. He fills his roles well and is well loved by everyone. I know you can’t wait to see Ben again or meet him for the first time. The best way to do that is to go to our calendar and note the dates for your week of camp. Forms for the 2013 season will be made available with plenty of time to register early.
Also note that we have scheduled work weekends in advance for this year. Last year our volunteers, led by the building committee, sided the main house and almost finished siding the main building. Early this spring, we plan on finishing the siding and then stripping and re-roofing three roofs on our campus. Look for more detailed information to be posted on this. We would be glad to have your help on the roof, ground or with our building fund during this process. Oh, and don’t forget the bake weekends!
Keep the 2013 camp season in your prayers as we move forward.
Work Weekend / SWAT training, June 29 – July 1
Woodchuck Weekend, October 27 – 28
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck went to woodchuck weekend?
View all events on the calendar.
We are having another work weekend April 12-14 (during Easter break for most schools). We hope to have the water turned on if all goes according to plan and we have the help that we need. The main focus will be on the main house, continuing with the siding and possibly starting some drywall patchwork inside. If you’d like to go up to clean or do yardwork, that would be helpful, as well. We are hoping to have a large showing! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to come.
March 16-17 is our “Main House Building Project Kickoff!” The building committee is preparing to remove the wood shingles on the main house and put house wrap on in preparation for vinyl siding. If you would like to come and help please email email@example.com so we can prepare for your help and give you details about sanitary provisions (i.e., no running water).
Don’t forget you can also be part of this project with your gift of any size and it will be matched up to $7,000.00! See our donate page for more details.
We are currently raising an estimated $2,200.00 for our camper fund. We would like to send ten kids to camp this year who may not be able to go otherwise. Many churches already have a camper fund, and this is not designed to replace those funds. We hope to target first time campers and possibly new churches. If you would like to donate to our Camper Fund, please send a check earmarked “Camper Fund.”
One of the top priorities on the camp maintenance list is the Main (former manager’s) House. A complete renovation is being put together to be ready for kick off this spring (or sooner). This renovation includes the roof, siding, three bathrooms, flooring through the house, and kitchen.