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3 months ago

Uuaccc

Hi all,

This is Kris Fiore, the Director at Unirondack. I just got off the phone with the leaders of the various UUACCC camps and conference centers and wanted to share with you a thread woven throughout conversation as we talked everything from financial strategy, contingency planning, staffing questions, and just venting our personal feelings around the impact of the current events we're all facing.

The subtext in every topic we covered was that we just so deeply wish to be there for the people who love our centers.

In the past 10 years I've been lucky enough to visit the Rowe Center, Murray Grove, Star Island, UBarU, Ferry Beach, and The Mountain. (Don't worry DeBenniville Pines, Shelter Neck, and UniCamp, I'll come visit someday!) and what always strikes me the most is the connection between those who attend these centers and the place they love.

Times are tough right now but we want you to know there is no lack of motivation from any of us to be there for you and we are thinking of our communities near and dear. Much more information is sure to come in throughout the weeks and months but together we are committed to being there, somehow, someway.

Thanks for being a part of one of our centers. My heart is with Rowe Center Retreaters, Ferry Beach Families, Star Island Pelicans, The Mountain Staff, Unicampers, UBarU Board Members, Shelter Neck Volunteers, DeBenneville Pines Alumni, Murray Grove Members and all those who love and support these organizations. We're thinking of you and we're working hard to be there for you anyway we can.

-Kris Fiore, Director at Unirondack and grateful member of UUACCC

Rowe Center, Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center, Star Island, The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center, Unicamp of Ontario, UBarU, Universalist Convention of North Carolina, INC (UCONCI), DeBenniville Pines Camp and Confrence Center, Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, Camp Unirondack
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8 months ago

Uuaccc

The 2019 Uuaccc annual retreat is well underway at The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center! In attendance this year is Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, Universalist Convention of North Carolina, INC (UCONCI), Camp Unirondack, Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center, Rowe Center, and Star Island. ... See MoreSee Less

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10 months ago

Uuaccc

Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, a Unitarian Universalist conference center located in Lanoka Harbor, NJ, is seeking an Executive Director who will be dedicated to ensuring that Murray Grove remains a natural setting for hope, transformation, service and fun! The Executive Director provides the vision and empowering leadership for the operations, stewardship, marketing, and programming of the Center. #executivedirectorsearch

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The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Alliance of Camps & Conference Centers (UUACCC) is to foster and promote the success, growth and well-being of Unitarian Universalist Camps, Retreat and Conference Centers. We recognize and embrace the crucial importance of fostering connections among Unitarian Universalists beyond the walls of their congregations.

UU Camp & Conference Centers Are:

  • Welcoming communities
  • Homes away from home
  • Communities through which Unitarian Universalist values can be experienced
  • Located throughout the U.S. and Canada, each with their unique qualities and natural settings: forest, mountain, island, seaside
  • Places where children, families, and adults join together to create community

UU Camp & Conference Centers Provide:

  • Safe and welcoming spaces to experience a profound sense of affirmation, belonging, and inner peace
  • A variety of programs ranging from spiritual retreats to outdoor adventure camps
  • Transformative summer camp experiences for children and youth
  • Opportunities to form new bonds and friendships that often last a lifetime
  • Personal, spiritual & creative growth experiences

Unitarian Universalism Beyond the Walls of  Congregations:

  • Being a part of a UU Camp and Conference Center community offers deeper connections to others with common values that last a lifetime
  • UU Camps & Conference Centers are invaluable and treasured communities engaged in the shared mission of advancing the Unitarian Universalist movement and making a positive difference in the lives of people of all ages
  • Attending a camp, retreat, or program at a UU Camp and Conference Center can open the doors to Unitarian Universalism for those who are new to the faith tradition

UU Camp & Conference Center Programs Include:

  • Weekend & Week-long Conferences
  • Spiritual, Educational and Creative Retreats
  • Summer Youth Camps
  • Summer Family Camps
  • Congregation Retreats
  • Training Programs
  • Service Projects
  • Leadership opportunities