Service Through Teamwork

National Episcopal Camps & Conference Centers

St. Dorothy’s is a member of the National Episcopal Camps & Conference Centers, Inc. The mission of ECCC, Inc. is to sustain and enhance the ministry of all camps and conference centers of the Episcopal Church by:

  • Nurturing professional growth and development of current and future leaders
  • Fostering excellence in the operation and services of member centers
  • Strengthening the network of communication, collegiality, and support among leaders of centers
  • Securing faithful financial resources to sustain and expand the ministry of ECCC
  • Advocating for camp and conference ministry within the wider Church

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AmeriCorps NCCC

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18–24. Members are assigned to one of five campuses, located in Denver, Colorado; Sacramento, California; Perry Point, Maryland; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Vinton, Iowa.

The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based, local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national or state parks, Indian Tribes and schools members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned.

Drawn from the successful models of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and the U.S. military, AmeriCorps NCCC is built on the belief that civic responsibility is an inherent duty of all citizens and that national service programs work effectively with local communities to address pressing needs.

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Youth Enrichment Strategies (YES)

Youth Enrichment Strategies (YES) provides children and families in West Contra Costa access to experiences in the natural environment – opportunities that can ignite the imagination, build self-confidence and enhance social skills. Educators, parents, and camp counselors observe that early exposure to an array of enriching experiences create a child’s sense of possibilities and provide the foundation for success.

Each year since 1999, YES has brought children from gritty and often dangerous Richmond neighborhoods to summer camps in pristine natural settings. In more recent years, YES has also offered weekend Family Camps so that entire families can find respite and make new connections while engaging in traditional camp activities: arts & crafts, hiking, campfires, drumming circles, zip-lines, and more.

The first difference to strike the children when they arrive at camp is the safety. “There are no gunshots, only crickets,” 8-year-old Arlene said. They can run freely among the car-free fields and trees: for a short time they can experience the limitless joy which should be the birthright of all children.

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The Episcopal Diocese of California

The Episcopal Diocese of California serves a diverse community of faith encompassing the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Approximately 27,000 people form 80 congregations and the diocese is organized into six deaneries (a geographical group of parishes). The Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Southern Alameda deaneries cover their respective counties; the Peninsula Deanery consists of all of San Mateo County and a small portion of Santa Clara County.

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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

With over 650 physicians and 4750 staff support and volunteers, Packard Children’s Hospital is a world-class, non-profit hospital devoted entirely to the care of babies, children, adolescents and expectant mothers.

Because Lucile Packard is an academic medical center on the Stanford University campus, it benefits from a faculty and staff that is recognized as much for their achievements as for their commitment to care. Many of its doctors also serve as professors at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Internationally recognized for the care it provides, Lucile Packard also has an extensive network of community and outreach services in dozens of locations around the San Francisco Bay area, and the greater Pacific Northwest. As it continues to integrate and expand into the areas it serves, Packard Children’s Hospital is making it easier for children and mothers to access the care they need.

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California Pacific Medical Center

California Pacific Medical Center is one of the largest private, not-for-profit, academic medical centers in California and is a Sutter Health affiliate. As a tertiary referral center, the Medical Center provides a wide variety of services, including acute, post-acute and outpatient hospital care; home care and hospice services; preventive and complementary care and health education.

CPMC’s mission is to serve its community by providing high quality, cost-effective health care service in a compassionate and respectful environment, which is supported and stimulated by education and research.

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