The past couple of days have been a whirlwind for everyone here at the conference. There are over 160 hours of education going on, plus exhibits, plus networking, plus special events — everyone is really busy, and everyone is having a really great time.
Yesterday was a full day of electives, intensives and institutes. There were levels of learning to suit every participant. From multi-day sessions on one topic, to 75-minute electives, everyone had a lot to learn! Here at the Member Services Area, I enjoyed meeting new people, getting to know new friends, answering questions about CCI/Canada and giving away all our sweet swag.
After a long day of educational sessions, everyone was treated to a night out on the town. Buses took us all to the historic Gaslamp Quarter, where everyone was free to wander at their leisure and get dinner at any of the huge selection of interesting restaurants in the area (we ate at an awesome Mexican restaurant). After dinner, everyone met again at the incredible Balboa Theater for an evening of worship with Danny Oertli, entertainment by comedian Taylor Mason and an inspiring message from Sheri Rose Shepherd.
This morning, things are wrapping up as everyone attends their final sessions. In just a few minutes’ time, everyone will gather in the Atlas Ballroom for brunch and our final General Session with Bryan Loritts. It will be so sad to see everyone go, but we have been so blessed to have this time to come together as such a strong group of people working in camp ministry.
We hope you’ve learned a lot, met some new friends and are coming away from this conference with a new arsenal of tools to use at your camp. And we hope all of your ministries will be blessed as you enter the new year, feeling strong and courageous to truly innovate at your camp!