This Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 10AM PT, Laura Chamberlin, UCCR’s Marketing Manager & Communications Strategist, and I will be presenting a 45 minute webinar on Marketing Your Summer Camp. Even though UCCR does not provide programs at our sites, we want to support and encourage our Owner group organizations through practical resources.
During the webinar, we will be covering a range of topics from Social Media posts and Ads to hand-outs on Camp Promotion days at local churches. We will briefly cover some fundraising ideas as well!
The number of people in American mainline churches is decreasing and therefore, church camp attendee numbers are shrinking as well. How do we encourage young people to come out and engage with God, one another, and the natural world? Here are a few ideas:
Church camp is so RELEVANT to children and youth in 21st century America! In an age of virtual communication, authentic in-person community can be life-changing in so many positive ways. Camp communities help participants learn and practice to share their life experiences, thoughts and feelings first hand with real people, not a phone text. It helps participants engage with the wholeness of life’s up and downs and feel the embodied warmth of acceptance. This is something we just can’t receive on screens and phones.
Being in Nature is healing for the body and soul. It is scientifically proven that being in nature reduces stress. It’s that simple. Get out of the car and house and Get Outside. In fact, camp curriculums are best received when they incorporate the natural setting into the learning/living experiences at camp.
Please feel free to contact Laura or I at any time about promotional materials and ideas. We are more than happy to help with ads, printed promotional pieces, or ideas.
If you want to attend the webinar or would like to receive a recording of it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Tina Heck