United Camps, Conferences and Retreats Announces the Addition of Three New Site Directors

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UCCR welcomes new directors to sites in California and Iowa.

The work of the Site Director is an all-encompassing job, from managing lifeguards to ensuring the special diets of the guests are being met

United Camps, Conferences and Retreats (UCCR) has recently appointed three new Site Directors at facilities in California and Iowa.

Two of the new Site Directors, Connie Clark and Melissa Sorrick, previously worked for UCCR.

Ms. Clark was the Site Director at Community of the Great Commission in Foresthill, CA and most recently was the Lead Cook at Hartman Center in Milroy, PA. On January 1, 2018, Clark began as the Director of Pilgrim Pines Camp & Conference Center in Glen Oak, located in the San Bernardino mountains. Pilgrim Pines is owned by the Southern California-Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Ms. Sorrick has served as a Site Director for UCCR in the past as well, serving at Great Commission in Foresthill, CA as well as the Director of Hospitality Services at the Veterans Buildings in Sonoma County.Sorrick returns to UCCR as the Director of Camp Cazadero, Cazadero, CA, located in Sonoma County above the Russian River. Camp Cazadero is owned by the Northern California-Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Both Sorrick and Clark began their work with UCCR at Valley of the Moon Camp in Glen Ellen, CA. The Valley of the Moon Camp was sold in 2012.

Abby Muhlenbruch has been hired as the Interim Site Director at Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center in Madrid, IA. Ms. Muhlenbruch began at Clover Woods earlier in 2018 as the Food Services Coordinator and is a recent graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Clover Woods is owned by the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

UCCR Site Directors are responsible for the overall management of a camp or retreat site including hospitality services, food service, lodging, maintenance, property, staffing and budgeting. Mike Carr, President of UCCR states, "The work of the Site Director is an all-encompassing job, from managing lifeguards to ensuring special diets of the guests are being met to troubleshooting maintenance issues such as septic systems. It's both challenging and rewarding!"

UCCR, a non-profit cooperative established in 1970, currently manages 13 sites in Northern and Southern California, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, most of which are owned by religious organizations. UCCR is currently providing Marketing Services for Crystal Conference Center, situated on Crystal Lake, Frankfort, MI and owned by the Michigan Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

All sites managed by UCCR are open to non-profits, schools, religious groups, and organizations for retreats, camps, meetings, reunions, educational and community gatherings. UCCR also provides program partnership to its facilities and owner group organizations through on-site program support and the Web of Life Field School (WOLF). The WOLF School is an environmental education provider.

UCCR may be contacted directly at 800-678-5102.

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