Christian Camp and Conference Association
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The Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA) is a national non-profit Christian organization that is composed of member camps across the United States. It is a member of Christian Camping International (CCI), a collection of Christian camps around the world. The CCCA publishes InSight and CampSight magazines. CCCA’s mission is to proclaim the power and benefits of the Christian camp and conference experience, and to provide leaders at member organizations with ongoing encouragement, professional training and resources.
Driven by the need to solve common problems and gather new ideas, several regional groups of Christian camp and Bible conference leaders in the United States and Canada began to meet informally in the late 1940s and early 1950s. These independent coalitions later combined their efforts under the name Christian Camp and Conference Association International, and eventually incorporated in 1963.
As the association’s influence spread around the world, the name was changed to Christian Camping International (CCI). In 2005, the leadership of CCI/USA decided to eliminate the often misleading term "camping" from the organization's name, and return to the moniker Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA). Today, CCCA is the largest of 21 autonomous associations on six continents.
Most major denominations and church associations, as well as many nationally recognized youth and adult ministries, are represented in CCCA. About half of the nearly 900 member camps and centers are independent organizations.
There is an incredible, healthy diversity among the CCCA constituency. Though they share basic values, no two CCCA members are the same in terms of programs or facilities.
Every year, more than 5.5 million people are involved in the programs of CCCA member camps and conference centers, and tens of thousands come to faith in Jesus Christ through that experience. What’s more, 130,000-plus churches in America are served by CCCA member organizations, and more than 400,000 adults are now involved in full-time Christian work as the result of decisions made at CCCA member camps and conference centers.