YOUTH. CCC Urban Ministry participants must be at least rising age 12 or older and be willing and able to stay the entire week. No late arrivals or early departures please. We encourage you to bring a variety of people, as bringing a good balance of ages, genders and experience helps us achieve the balances we seek in our camp community. Only 24 can participate in Urban Ministry on any given week.
Please note that members from your church will be divided into different Christian Mission Groups (small work teams) with members from other churches.
ADULT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CAMPS. CCC takes the safety and spiritual development of those participating very seriously. As a group leader, we depend on you and your church to also take these seriously and ask that you carefully choose and inform the adults coming to all CCC programs. You must bring at least 1 adult for every 6 youth coming with you, feel free to bring more adults if you wish. Also have at least one adult of each gender if your group is co-ed. All adults should:
*Of good Christian character
*Willing and able to participate in all activities
*Stay the entire week
*Be suitable to work with youth & be a role model
*Have a National Criminal and Sex Offender Background Check done by May 1, 2017
ADULT DRIVERS. While most of your time in Asheville is spent walking, you will need vehicles for some field trip outings, and adults over the age of 25 who can drive. Please bring 1 vehicle for every 12 people you are bringing. CCC cannot provide vehicles for groups. Your group is responsible for all vehicle expenses at CCC, including gas. Passengers are not allowed to ride in the bed of a pickup truck, nor any vehicle without a safety restraint system for all passengers.
VEHICLES. CCC is not able to provide vehicles for groups, so you must bring your own or rent a vehicle(s). All vehicle costs including gas and parking are on you. There should be one vehicle per every 6 participants, and legal safety rules must be followed, including wearing seat belts and no passengers riding in the back of pickup trucks. Each vehicle should be able to carry tools and equipment, as well as a 5-gallon drink cooler and lunches for the workers and those they are serving. Passenger vans or mini church buses are ideal, but SUV’s, pickup trucks, minivans are also allowed. You can also haul a trailer if necessary.
REGISTRATION. Make sure that everyone in your group is aware of the camp requirements and what they will be doing during the week when you register. It is in your best interest to give us accurate numbers of how many will be attending, and to get payments from your participants as you submit your payments to us. Once we get your registration forms (which should include your top three preferences on dates) we will send out a confirmation that contains your camp week assignment. You will later receive payment reminders and prep materials. If you sign up after March 1, 2017, please contact the CCC office first, to make sure spots are still available.
FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE. Spots are first-come, first-served basis, so register early if you know that you want to come! Also, the earlier you register the more likely it is that your group will receive your first preference for what week you will serve. If your registration is unable to be accepted, your deposit will be refunded. If your registration is accepted, then your deposit and all other payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and non-transferable.
CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS. Groups up to 24 people are welcome, but please call if you want to bring 15 people or more. Group numbers must be finalized by March 1, 2017. You will receive a Group Commitment Form to return with the second payment to note any changes that take place. There are late fees for any persons who wish to register after this date. Please call first, and keep in mind that our camps only have a certain amount of space. If your group cancels after March 1, you forfeit your previous payments and are responsible for paying the balance due. Group cancellations must be submitted in writing.
Your group must pay for the total number of people who registered by March 1, even if your numbers drop after that date. Also, if your second payment is late, we reserve the right to decrease your number of slots reserved by half, until the second payment comes in. This prevents us from paying for camp spaces that will not be used. If you think your payment might arrive late please let us know so we do not decrease your number of slots.