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Brian Frick is the Associate for Camp and Conferences Ministries with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He has been involved in camp and conference ministry since high school. For the past ten years, Brian has served as program director of Johnsonburg Center in New Jersey, Westminster Woods in California, and Heartland Center in Missouri.

Camp and conference ministry compliments and partners with other ministry aspects of our church to foster faith development and reflection. As our communities and our church changes, our ministries need to grow and adapt with creative and emergent programming and leadership to meet new realities.

These blogs entries, though varied, are intended to spur thought and conversation around the opportunities and challenges before us.

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September 29, 2011

Solar Under the Sun Gets $100,000 Grant!

Ferncliff Program Receives Presbyterian Women Birthday Offering


Solar Under The Sun

Solar Under The Sun

Solar Under the Sun was awarded a coveted Birthday Offering from Presbyterian Women nationwide. Of the $200,000 grant, $100,000 will be used to add a variety of solar energy systems on Ferncliff buildings to give Solar School students more examples and hands-on training opportunities, as well as for the educational value to campers, guests and churches. The other $100,000 will be matching funds for churches doing solar energy installations to meet critical community needs in Haiti.


The funds will come 12-18 months from now giving Ferncliff and SUTS time to plan and find ways to stretch the dollars as far as possible. Ferncliff is pleased to be a strong partner with Solar Under the Sun, which in its first two years of operation has helped install 15 solar powered mission projects in Haiti.

Tags: ferncliff, pcusa, presbyterian women, presbyterian women birthday offering, pw, solar, solar under the sun

September 27, 2011

If a Tree Falls in the Woods...

Does being green only matter if someone is there to see it?  If ourwater is dripping, we leave the lights on, and throw out recycling and no one sees it, does it matter?Of course it does.

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September 22, 2011

The People I Pray our Ministries Cultivate

Communities of faith and practice.  It's what we strive to develop every summer.  Somehow I imagine this is what a world filled with campers from our programs would look like (if they were at a football game!)

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September 20, 2011

Exciting Leadership at PCCCA Camp/Conf Leader Event

PCCCA has an excellent event planned for leaders in Camp and Conference ministry and I encourage you all to attend.  Visit for more information.  Here's a video teaser.

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September 15, 2011

Something to ponder

"My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, & ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth." The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?" The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed"

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