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Message from February planning meeting.

Summer camping program 2017

Music Week      July 2-8           AGES 7-13

Ecology Week   July 9-15         AGES 7-13

Horse Week       July 16-22       Ages 7-13

Art Week            July 23-29        Ages 7-13

Teen Week        July 30- Aug 5       Ages 13-17

CIT program   2 sessions-

(1) July 2-15    or

(2)  July 23-Aug 5  (Ages 14-17 by selection- apply early for either session) ;

( NB this year the CIT program is limited to  two weeks either in session 1 or session 2)

Visit the Web site at www.standrewscamp.org for more information and applications

Camper and CIT applications are available online

Staff applications being accepted now- ages  18 -40

Volunteers needed in the kitchen and for general camp maintenance duties

Call 315 675-9771 for more information or write to saintandrewscamp@aol.com

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There are many good ways for kids to spend the summer, but for Orthodox kids, having the opportunity to spend  good times with other Orthodox kids is not a common opportunity.  St. Andrew’s Camp is a place for children and teens to become better connected to God as children of God through faith fellowship and worship.  It strives to be a place where children and teens learn Christian skills for navigating life in a diverse, safe, healthy   nature based and spiritual  environment.

In its 60 years of existence, the camp has provided spiritual nourishment and nurturing for over 3000 Orthodox Christians.  The camp exists to provide a venue and environment in which children can be children ( with all that that implies) and, as well, grow to realize their true vocation as children of God. The camp enables this development through religious instruction, liturgical worship and fellowship with others in an environment that celebrates God’s natural creation.

Encourage your children, grandchildren to spend at least one week at camp.  Come yourself to volunteer before or after camp or even during the camping program.  There is a natural daily  rhythm of life that repeats itself weekly  to encourage reflection, to encourage decompressing and to foster interpersonal relationships with kids, adults, priests, the Archbishop and God.

This year we will celebrate 60 years of providing a children’s camping program as well as serving as a host to retreats, family gatherings,  seminars, meetings and general fellowship,  We invite you to join us on the weekend of Sept 23 and 24th for the festivities.  See our web page for more details.

This milestone has made us once again reflect on what has been accomplished but more importantly what needs to be done. We are looking forward to better our facilities  with a new dining facility, more cabins and waterfront improvements and expansion.  We also hope to add Family Camp and Senior Camp to our offerings.   There are other  weekend offerings  being developed and we encourage you to check the website, visit us at our anniversary or visit the camp to learn more.  The camp is rented to several groups, for seminars and family events as well as other camp activities,  for a week or weekend outside of the camping season.  Check it for your next gathering!

Of course all of this has been supported with generous donations from many parishes and individuals.

We will continue to need that support in the  years to come to complete this vision.  Please consider a meaningful donation for this work, or offer you talents to support this ministry.  And Come Visit!!!

St. Andrew’s Camp  Wish list:

40 qt Hobart mixer

Kayaks, canoes

Good condition  small pickup truck.

12 passenger van

Brush hog

Trees to plant along the road

Trolling motor

New dining facility and  kitchen

New flooring for GD center halls and for BD

Shades for GD and BD windows

Repairs of bathroom floors in 3 bathrooms of GD

New Rolling Dock

Regrade waterfont  for better safe access by all

New pole Barn for equipment storage

Covered  Pavillions

 

Volunteers needed before camp in April and May to  clean up grounds, paint, clean

Volunteers needed in September to  help prepare camp for closing down

Volunteers always needed to help in kitchen, to cut grass, to do minor maintenece and repairs

Work projects- come yourself with friends to work and enjoy some free time at the lake- April, May  June

September, October

Painting- exterior, interior

Varnishing of Chapel doors

Planting trees, a garden, shrubs

Tree  cutting, carving, removing,

 

We generally have two work weeks in the spring- come for a day or 5 days…..

And one in September

 

And of course we appreciate all efforts to raise funds for the above projects