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Shaping Our Story

Discovering the Next Chapter in Outdoor and Youth Ministry

November 8–12, 2021Adult
This event is a collaboration between the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association, the Presbyterian Youth Workers' Association, and the PMA Office of Christian Formation.

We are excited to offer a special conference that seeks to address the needs of outdoor ministry and youth ministry leaders.

After this past year of pandemics, political unrest, and racial tension, youth and outdoor ministry workers are starting to face the realities of what the next chapter holds for our ministry contexts. While there is no way to foreshadow the next conflict, or understand how all will be resolved in our ministries, we can begin to shape how we respond as we move forward in hope. This conference will seek to address how we as ministry professionals and volunteers tell our stories of grief and joy, fear and hope, discomfort and resilience, AND hold all of these feelings as we work together to rebuild community and a sense of belonging.

Schedule

Monday
When What Where
1:00-6:00 pm Hospitality in the Lobby Assembly Inn
1:00 pm Airport Shuttle Begin Asheville Regional Airport
3:00 pm Check into Rooms Assembly Inn
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner Galax Dining Room
7:00-7:45 Conference Orientation/Social Time Location TBD
8:00-8:45 pm Welcome and Opening Worship Upper Anderson Auditorium
8:45 pm Hospitality and Snacks Multiple Locations
Tuesday
When What Where
7:00 am Morning Watch Location TBD
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast Galax Dining Room
9:00-10:30 am Keynote Presentation Upper Anderson Auditorium
10:45 am-12:00 pm Workshop Session #1 Various Locations
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Galax Dining Room
1:15-2:30 pm Workshop Session #2 Various Locations
2:45-4:00 pm Workshop Session #3 Various Locations
4:00-5:00 pm Free Time
5:00-5:30 pm Swag Swap Location TBD
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner Galax Dining Room
6:45-8:00 pm Association Meeting #1 Various Locations
8:15-9:00 pm Evening Activity (by association) Various Locations
Wednesday
When What Where
7:00 am Morning Watch Location TBD
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast Galax Dining Room
9:00-10:30 am Keynote Presentation Upper Anderson Auditorium
10:45 am-12:00 pm Exhibit Hall Convocation Hall
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Galax Dining Room
1:00 pm Exhibit Hall Continues Convocation Hall
1:30-2:45 pm Workshop Session #4 Various Locations
3:30 pm 5K Run/Walk
5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Ends Convocation Hall
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner Galax Dining Room
6:45-7:30 Worship Upper Anderson Auditorium
7:45-9:00 pm Storytelling and Snacks Location TBD
Thursday
When What Where
7:00 am Morning Watch Location TBD
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast Galax Dining Room
9:00-10:30 am Keynote Presentation Upper Anderson Auditorium
10:45 am-12:00 pm Workshop Session #5 Various Locations
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Galax Dining Room
1:15-2:45 pm Association Meeting #2 Various Locations
3:00-4:15 pm Workshop Session #6 Various Locations
4:30-6:45 pm Auction and Dinner Upper Anderson Auditorium
7:00-7:45 pm Closing Worship Upper Anderson Auditorium
7:45 pm Hospitality and Snacks Various Locations
Friday
When What Where
5:00 am Airport Shuttles Begin Assembly Inn Front Desk
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast Galax Dining Room
11:00 am Check Out Time for Rooms All Locations

Housing & Meals

Montreat has several housing options available for this conference. All of the accommodations are located around Lake Susan are an easy walk to meals, workshops, and plenary sessions. For families that will be attending the event, we suggest booking adjoining rooms with a shared bath (cots are available).

Check in begins at 3:00 pm on Monday.
Check out is by 11:00 am on Friday.
Meals are built into the your package when staying in our housing. The prices below do not reflect the addition of the meal cost.

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Assembly Inn
Single Occupancy, Private Bath $321.00
Double Occupancy, Private Bath $160.50
Single Occupancy, Shared Bath $256.50
Double Occupancy, Shared Bath $128.50
Winsborough Lodge
Single Occupancy, Shared Bath $214.00
Double Occupancy, Shared Bath $107.00
Meals
Adult $138.00
Child (5-11) $71.00
Children under 5 Free

Transportation

We will be shuttling participants from and to the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). The conference center is 35 minutes from the airport. There will be a $20 fee per person for round-trip airport transportation. For arrivals, we ask that you schedule your arrival by 4:30pm on Monday, November 8. For departures, shuttles to the Asheville Regional Airport will run 5:30am to noon on Friday, November 12. The fee for the round-trip shuttle is $20.00 per person.

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