Close X
  • Our Focus
  • Home
  • About
  • Ministries
  • Missions
  • Events
  • News
  • Resources
  • Our Focus



    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

    ministries / Camp and Retreat Ministry (CRM)

    Committee on Camp & Retreat Ministries (CCRM)

    The Committee on Camp & Retreat Ministries (CCRM) meets regularly to advise and guide our Camp & Retreat staff in providing places and experiences for the purpose of making disciples for Jesus Christ. As partners with the local church, and other organizations doing good in the world, we served nearly 7,500 guests at our five centers in 2018. Of the 7,500 guests, approximately 2800 were children and youth involved in a transformational experience of community at a summer program.


    • Tim Barnes (Chair) Binghamton District

    • Steve Butler, Albany Distirct

    • Anna Blinn Cole, Oneonta District

    • Brett Johnson, Northern Flow Distirct

    • Rebecca Laird, Genesee Valley District

    • Bill Mudge, Crossroads District

    • Corey Turnpenny, Binghamton District

    Liaisons & Ex-Officio:

    • Rev. Bob Kolvik-Campbell, Ex-Officio, Cabinet, District Superintendent of Binghamton and Oneonta Districts
    • Rev. Susan Ranous, Ex-Officio, Conference Council on Finance & Administration
    • Bob Flask, Ex-Officio, Conference Treasurer
    • Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens, Ex-Officio, Director of Missional Excellence

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."