Donation Received for a New Cabin!

The Orthodox Charitable and Educational Foundation of Saint Andrew’s Camp (Jewell NY) is a recent recipient of a generous donation from the Mutual Fire Foundation, Inc. of Exton PA. Caroline B. Mazza, the Foundation president, says that the donation of $14,500 will sponsor the construction of a cabin for campers. Ms. Mazza stated, “We honor the commitment of your organization, and hope that this
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Vladika Michael Films “7 Answers to 7 Questions by Campers” On Location at Saint Andrew’s Camp

With thanks to Fr. Ken James Stavrevksy, Vladika Michael filmed his “7 Answers to 7 Questions” series on location at Saint Andrew’s Camp during Teen Week this year.  You can view the video here:   http://www.nynjoca.org/lessons_in_our_faith.html The questions that were addressed in this recording are those that were asked of Vladika by Saint Andrew’s Camp campers.  Watch the whole video to see the view
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Announcing the Saint Andrew’s Camp Song!

With thanks to Basil Kozak, who authored the lyrics and music to this piece, Saint Andrew’s Camp has an official camp song! Take a look, the lyrics are here.   A recording will soon follow. — SAINT ANDREW’S CAMP THEME SONG  (c) 2012 “From the rising to the setting of the sun, the Name of the Lord be praised!” Psalm 113.3 Fall out of
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Ecology Week at Saint Andrew’s comes to a close!

Ecology week was an exciting one!  With special thanks to Tara and Gary Paxton for their marvelous curriculum and exciting activities, we bring the third week of the 2012 season to a close! Bishop Michael spent three days (the latter part of the week) with campers, leading religious education and worship services.  Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday morning on the feast of St.
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John Kozak Presented with Gramota by His Grace Bishop +Michael on Eve of Feast of St. Panteleimon

On Thursday evening at the conclusion of Great Vespers on the eve of the feast of St. Panteleimon, John Kozak, a long-time friend and dedicated volunteer of Saint Andrew’s Camp, was presented with a gramota — the highest honor that a Bishop can give to any layperson — by Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey. His Grace recognized John for his tireless
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Scenes from Week 3

Dear Clergy, Parents, Friends, Campers and All! Pleased to share photos with you of Week 3. The ones below are mostly from Tuesday’s trip to Green Lakes. See if you can find your child(ren) within! With special thanks to our photographer, Michael. More to come…


A Peek into Week 3 — Ecology Week

Ecology Week has just begun at Saint Andrew’s Camp, but lots has already happened despite some weather setbacks (rain)!  Volunteers Tara and Gary Paxton have kicked off the Ecology Week program with a T-shirt making activity.  Today, the campers are on a trip to Green Lakes State Park, where they are enjoying a nature walk coordinated with Mr. and Mrs. Paxton and a tour
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What’s been happening during week 2?

Dear Parents, Campers, Friends and Supporters — We are pleased to share the link to the coverage of Week 2 at Saint Andrew’s Camp from the New York/New Jersey Diocesan webpage!  To learn more about the happenings of week 2, please click here. More photos and information to come soon! With love from Saint Andrew’s Camp


Meet our Team 2012: Counselor Gabe Monforte!

Name: Gabriel Monforte Place of Residence: St. Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA Current Occupation: Choir Director at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Endicott, NY Church Ministries: Singing, reading, directing, typicon (setting-up services), serving, cleaning Favorite Sport: Baseball, since it’s a game of strategy where sheer size and brute force do not necessarily guarantee a win. Favorite Saint(s) and Why: My patron (Arch. Gabriel), of course; St. John Damascene,
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Greetings from Bishop Michael for the 2012 Camp Season Opening

It is a joy for me to greet you on the opening of the 2012 camping season. It is also a joy to introduce the Director of St. Andrew’s Camp for this year, Paul McDonald, a student at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in South Canaan, PA, who is entering his third and final year of study at the school. I know Paul well — he
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