Deadline: 7 May 2012 (Keeping Camp Safe), 9 July 2012 (Culture Differences: Clash or Collaborate?), 7 September 2012 (God's View of Money)
InSite, the bimonthly flagship publication of Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA), seeks to inform and inspire professionals serving in the Christian camp and conference community.
FOCUS: The magazine primarily prints practical how-to pieces related to the following critical aspects of Christian camping ministries: outdoor setting; purpose and objectives; administration and organization; camper and guest needs; personnel development; programming; health and safety; foodservice; site, facilities, and maintenance; business and operations; marketing and public relations; and fund raising. In addition, it features profiles of influential camp and conference professionals and inspirational, in-depth features related to what God is doing in and through Christian camp and conference ministries.
APPROACH: In-depth articles in InSite show (rather than tell) what God is doing in and through Christian camp and conference ministries, and demonstrate how camping professionals can be most efficient and effective in their outreach efforts. InSite publishes first- and third-person articles.
FORMAT: InSite is published bimonthly on 8⅜ by 10⅞-inch matte stock with full color throughout. The article length for profiles and features is 1,200–1,500 words; how-to pieces are 1,000–1,200 words, and sidebars are 250–500 words. Please query first; electronic queries e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org are preferred. Response to queries, photos, and manuscripts are sent within one month. InSite retains first rights.
PAYMENT: InSite offers 20 cents per published word for articles contributed by individuals outside CCCA. Payment is sent upon publication. Travel expenses are not compensated.
PHOTOS: InSite will generally arrange for photographs of individuals profiled in the magazine. For other photo contributions, sharp color glossy prints or high quality digital shots are acceptable. Mood/action shots covering the gamut of emotion and activity in camp, conference center, and retreat center ministries will be considered.
MISCELLANEOUS: Current circulation is about 8,500; InSite is distributed primarily to individuals involved in all aspects of Christian camp and conference ministries. Bylines and photo credits are given. Submit seasonal material queries six months in advance.
TIPS: Profiles/interviews are the best bet for newcomers and freelancers. It is crucial to study a sample copy first and then query. Send $4.99 for a recent copy (this will also cover shipping and handling).
Address correspondence to InSite Editor Jackie Johnson, Christian Camp and Conference Association, PO Box 62189 Colorado Springs, CO 80962-2189; e-mail, email@example.com.
Article Deadline: May 7, 2012
Theme: Keeping Camp Safe. This issue addresses the variety of security and safety concerns at camp. Articles may include: how to keep campers safe (hurricane, flood, fire, lightning, and waterfront safety plans); how to deal with injuries; how to keep camp safe from intruders/camp’s physical property and buildings; Internet safety; policies to keep kids “emotionally” safe. Also: Youth trends (dealing with cutting, teen suicide, other youth issues and how counselors/staff can be prepared when kids bring real-world issues to camp).
Article Deadline: July 9, 2012
Theme: Culture Differences: Clash or Collaborate? How do camps handle groups/retreats that use their facilities who have different values or ideas? How can readers deal with different “cultures” of all kinds (non-Christian/Christian, youth/adults, different ethnic cultures, denominations, programming ideas, etc.). Discuss importance of understanding different “cultures” so you can prepare for and have successful guest groups: food services, facilities, and more finding opportunities to connect and succeed despite our differences.
Article Deadline: Sept. 7, 2012
Theme: God’s View of Money. What does the Bible say about money and finances and how can readers apply it to camp life (e.g., fundraising issues; year-end giving and thanking donors; building projects; budgeting for personal finances, other areas of camp finances)?
For inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
For submissions: email@example.com