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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Meet Our Team 2012, Counselor Skye Malone!

Name: Skye Andrew Malone Place of Residence: I was born in New Jersey and grew up in Yonkers New York. I also attend at Saunders Technical and trade high school. Church Ministries:  For the past three years I have worked as a caterer at my church — St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, New York — mainly for seminars and meetings. I have
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Meet Our Team 2012, Counselor Michael Chaykivsky

Name: Michael (“Mike”) Chaykivsky Place of Residence: Perth Amboy, New Jersey Church Ministries and Activities: I have served as an Altar Boy at my home parish and also do grass cutting for the church.    Favorite Camping Activity: Field trips and late night camp fire Favorite Sport: Wrestling and football Favorite Saint: Saint Nicholas


Meet our Team!! Stan Bilinski, Our 2012 Camp Chef

We are pleased and grateful to welcome back Stan Bilinski as our volunteer chef in the kitchen this summer.  Stan has been at camp since the start of June preparing for its opening.  Read on to learn more about the man behind Saint Andrew’s Camp cooking. Name:  Stan Bilinski Hometown:  Athens, Georgia Favorite Camp Memory: Years spent at Boy Scout camp every summer, and especially
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A Message from Our Ecology Week Volunteers!

Dear Campers, For those of you who joined us for Ecology week at St. Andrew’s Camp last year, you may remember Mr. and Mrs. Gary Paxton. This year, the Paxton’s have a lot of great things planned for all of you, once again! Please read a message from them, and get ready to have a fun Ecology week! — Glory be to Jesus Christ!
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Joyous Feast of Ss Peter and Paul!

Joyous Feast!   The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise!  To learn more about this feast, please visit this article from the Orthodox Church in America.  


Hats off to our Volunteers!

The continuation of Saint Andrew’s Camp as a ministry for Orthodox youth is a result of several factors, which of course are interconnected: The Grace of God The prayers of the faithful who remember the campers and administration The support of benefactors The hard, diligent work of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to contributing to tasks and activities of various kinds during
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Meet our Clergy 2012!: Fr. Leonid Schmidt

Photo courtesy of http://www.cnyorthodoxchurch.org.   Name: Fr. Leonid Schmidt Family: My wife Laura and I were just married in July of 2011. Place of Residence: Matushka Laura and I moved to Syracuse just after we were married. If every winter here is like this last one, upstate New York might be the perfect place to live! Church Ministries: Before I became a priest, I was
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Meet our Clergy 2012! — Fr. Jason Vansuch

Name: Rev. Jason Vansuch Nickname: Padre Jackson (there is a story behind this) Family:  My beloved wife of 8 years – Matushka Katia.  As far as children, we have twins on the way who are due December 1 of this year!!! Place of Residence: Trenton, NJ Church Ministries:  I am the Chairperson for the Department of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of New York and
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Introducing the 2012 Camp Director — Paul McDonald!

  Saint Andrew’s Camp will be welcoming back Paul McDonald, who was a counselor last year, to serve as director of the 2012 Camp Program this year!  Please learn more about Paul, his background, and his interests here. Name:  Paul McDonald Place of Residence:  Indianapolis, Indiana is my hometown, but nowadays I live most of the year in South Canaan, Pennsylvania while I go
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