What is Synergy? The Definition – “Synergy is the interaction or cooperation of two or more agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.” The Gathering – It’s a national gathering for district leaders revolving around ministry collaboration with focused discussion. The 2018 focused discussion will be Church Camp. Camp Directors, Camp Directing Teams and District Children’s Directors…this is for you. At many conferences, participants often are poured into by people and learn new things, which these times are needed! Synergy will be a “working” gathering in which the participants help form what the discussions include. The desire is that Synergy (the gathering) will live into Synergy (the definition) and that each participant will come away with something to use in camp planning for the summer of 2019!
When is Synergy? Thursday, November 8 – Saturday, November 10, 2018
Where is Synergy? Golden Bell Camp and Conference Center in Divide, CO (Colorado District Campground)
How much is Synergy?
Early Registration Rate by October 1
3 Nights (Wednesday-Friday Nights) Double Occupancy – $300
3 Nights (Wednesday-Friday Nights) Single Occupancy – $350
2 Nights (Thursday-Friday Nights) Double Occupancy – $250
2 Nights (Thursday-Friday Nights) Single Occupancy – $280
October 2 – October 15 – Additional $25 to Early Registration Rate
October 16 – October 22 – Additional $50 to Early Registration Rate
Lodging? Included in Fee
3 Nights – Wednesday Dinner through Saturday Breakfast
2 Nights – Thursday Lunch through Saturday Breakfast
Thursday, November 8 at 12 pm through Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 am
Optional Pre-Conference Sessions Thursday, November 8 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Onsite Check-in Opens? Wednesday, November 7 at 3:00 pm
Airports? Colorado Springs and Denver International
Transportation? A round trip shuttle will be available and making one trip each day to and from Colorado Springs Airport. Wednesday, the pick up time is 4:00 pm and Thursday, the pick up time is 11:00 am. The shuttle will leave Golden Bell Saturday at 11:00 am for drop off. Please plan flights accordingly. This is an additional fee of $50 per person.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Comments from a 2017 Synergy participant…
The 3 days spent at Synergy had such an impact on me as an individual, as a part of a team and in my position of camp director. What I took away from this time of instruction, resourcing, brainstorming and sharing was more than I bargained for. Not only did I make life-long friends who share my love of camp (and yes even some of our frustrations), but I networked and resourced and left energized with new ideas that were tried and true. I also left this seminar feeling validated as a long-time camp director as to my vision, passion and direction in many things. We do not have to be an island as we plan and envision for camp – we can be a continent with a vast array of resources that will positively affect our ministry of reaching out to kids through camp.