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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St John the Baptist (Rochester) Holds Walk-a-Thon

Under the tutelage of Fr Ken James Stavrevsky of St John the Baptist in Rochester, New York, the parish held their annual walk-a-thon to raise money in sponsorship of campers to attend St Andrew’s Camp! Despite the anticipation of some rain, the walk was a huge success!  Please see a photo of the group here.


Time to Pack for Camp! Wisdom from a Former SAC Counselor, Christianna Piwinski

Former camp counselor Christianna Piwinski has gathered the key points about what you need to know for preparing for the 2012 camp season at Saint Andrew’s!  Please read carefully and follow these guidelines — they will help you make the most of your camp experience this summer so that you are comfortable and prepared.    The summer is finally here and with it comes the
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4 Sundays from Now…

…Saint Andrew’s Camp will be open for the 2012 season welcoming its new campers! Get excited, very excited! This year, we are pleased to welcome Paul McDonald as Camp Director.  Paul is a student/seminarian at St Tikhon’s Seminary, and who served as a counselor at Saint Andrew’s last summer. Please check back on our blog for Paul’s full bio profile feature! Also on our
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