Becoming a member
Membership is designed to encourage, nurture, and connect existing Associations, Networks, and Links with the international Christian camping community. The membership structure provides a platform for the Regional Representatives and the International Director to help develop new and existing Associations, Networks, and Links worldwide.
CCI provides three categories of membership: Associations, Network Affiliates, and Link Affiliates. Associations maintain full rights, privileges, and responsibilities of membership in the Worldwide Alliance. (see below)
Network Affiliates may be formed in areas where interest in Christian camping is emerging or in areas where there may never be enough critical mass to develop a fully functioning Association. Network Affiliates have none of the governing rights and privileges of member Associations but may use the CCI name and logo if they ascribe to the CCI Statement of Faith and CCI Mission Statement. Network Affiliates are approved by the International Director and membership must be renewed annually.
Link Affiliates may exist where a Christian camping ministry is isolated due to geographic, religious, political, or other constraints. Link Affiliates have none of the governing rights and privileges of member Associations. Link Affiliates are required to align with other local Christian camping ministries to form Network Affiliates or Associations as circumstances change and they no longer exist in isolation. Link Affiliates are allowed to use the CCI name and logo if they ascribe to the CCI Statement of Faith and CCI Mission Statement. Link Affiliates are approved by the International Director and membership must be renewed annually.
1. Association Membership Criteria - Three main criteria, plus a current ‘action plan’ for Association development, are required before prospective candidates are considered for membership. These same criteria also apply to established members of the CCI Alliance.
a. Be endorsed by a Regional Representative and/or an existing member Association.
b. Have Christian camping/conferences as a priority.
c. Signed acceptance of the CCI Statement of Faith and Mission Statement.
2. Association Membership Process
a. The endorsing Regional Representative prepares the prospective Association covering the following areas:
i. Assurance of Christian camping as a priority.
ii. Affirmation of the CCI Statement of Faith.
iii. Affirmation of the CCI Mission Statement.
b. The proposed Association demonstrates its viability by the production and implementation of an action plan.
c. Membership is approved by the International Director.
3. Association Membership Responsibilities
a. To submit an Annual Report.
b. To submit an Annual Membership Affirmation.
c. To prepare and implement an Annual Action Plan, with a copy submitted to the ID for review.
d. To pay an annual fee to CCI.