United Camps, Conferences & Retreats (UCCR) Recoginizes Grandparent Camps Encourage Adults and Children to Spend Time Together in Nature

With a growing number of programs offered around the country for Grandparents and Grandchildren, organized camps are seeing more young and old spending time together.

PETALUMA, CALIF. (PRWEB) JULY 31, 2019

United Camps, Conferences & Retreats (UCCR) encourages and supports innovative programs to get adults and children to spend time together in nature. With a growing number of programs offered around the country for Grandparents and Grandchildren, organized camps are seeing more young and old spending time together. 

These programs offer a variety of programs with different types of activities planned. Many camps and retreats can be found through local churches and regional denominations. With connectivity in this digital age, many who lived prior to the internet are seeing the need to get kids disconnected from their screens to spend time just being together with each other in a natural setting. 

Some programs offer a spiritual component while others focus on traditional camp and outdoor activities. Many programs offered around the United States last two to three days and may include visiting neighboring attractions. 

UCCR is an active member of the American Camp Association (ACA). ACA also promotes Grand Camp as a great option for families. ACA offers a great list of helpful to Grandparents planning on attending camp with their grandkids. "As baby boomers reach retirement age,the need for these kinds of opportunities for families is increasing. It is estimated that there will be be 70 million Americans in the elderly age group by the year 2030," say UCCR Director of Reservations & Communications Tina Heck.

United Camps, Conferences & Retreats manages 13 facilities throughout the US, many which are available for small groups to rent all types of accommodations from simple cabins to lodges. UCCR also offers meal service or guests can rent their own kitchen to make their own meals at some facilities. 

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United Camps, Conferences and Retreats Issues a Call to Non Profit Program Leaders

PETALUMA, CALIF. (PRWEB) JULY 29, 2018

United Camps, Conferences and Retreats (UCCR) is excited to announce a call for program leaders looking for space to hold their programs. UCCR has three camp and retreat centers in the Sierra Nevada available for day use or overnight retreats. As the organization moves toward 2020, UCCR is reinvigorating its efforts to serve the non-profit community by hosting groups that need locations for day training or overnight lodging programs.

All three sites are unique and offer a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting areas, recreational opportunities and lodging options. With almost 50 years in camp, conference and retreat center management, UCCR provides hospitality, food service, and lodging. With today’s continual connectivity, people want to get back to nature and decompress in a beautiful setting while enjoying the benefits of food service and recreational choices.

The first site, Community of the Great Commissions (CGC), is located in Foresthill, CA and serves group sizes 10-104 people. CGC is offering fall and winter specials which begin October 1, 2018 and run through February 28, 2019. Specials include homemade meals and overnight lodging with discounts. Group leaders can focus on their program while site staff take care of the cooking and cleaning.

Secondly, Applegate JRC is located in Placer County, conveniently located just above Auburn. As one of our most popular and busy sites, groups can take advantage of a variety of meeting spaces and lodging options including the newer Oak Lodge. Oak Lodge has 12 rooms, each room sleeps 4, attached conference rooms and a beautiful screened in porch with rocking chairs to seat 20.

Camp Lodestar is in Calaveras County, located above Jackson in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, and can host groups size of 12 to 165. Camp Lodestar offers 450 acres of hiking. Indian Grinding Rock State Historical Park is nearby.

"These Sierra foothills sites offer guests a great opportunity to enjoy the forests and views while enjoying hospitality services," said Tina Heck, UCCR Director of Communications & Reservations.

A video tour of each site is available online along with a photo gallery of each site.

Reservations or questions can be made by calling 800-678-5102 or emailing reservations@uccr.org. Photos and site videos are available at uccr.org