This year campers explored their faith daily through the Living Orthodox discussion/question box sessions as well as in camper favorite workshops - Hot Topics! Hot Topics this year included: "First Comes Love - Then Comes Marriage", "Republican, Democrat, Christian", and "Entertainment Tonight - Hunger Games to Harry Potter". Each day a different Fruit of the Spirit was focused upon in a special workshop led by OYM Director Natalie Kapeluck Nixon. Workshops and lectures are planned by TC Spiritual Director Fr. John Harvey and he is aided in their execution by Fr. Bohdan Hladio and new edition to Hot Topics Yuri Hladio.
The cabins were asked to create a poster describing a Fruit of the Spirit and on their assigned day the cabins presented to their fellow campers ways in which we can live that fruit in our life - especially while at camp! The theme was also carried into all other aspects of the program such as the Ukrainian Culture sessions. Fr. Hladio instructed the campers in the Ukrainian traditions of Pascha and how they exemplify the Fruits of the Spirits. The campers learned Haiuvky (spring) songs and dances as well as how to prepare their own Pascha basket. The campers shredded horseradish, dyed eggs using onion skins and created basket covers. On the feast of ST. Peter & St. Paul TC celebrated a "little pascha", pascha baskets consisting of paska bread, kovbasa, hardboiled eggs, and hryn were blessed on the chapel porch, Christ is Risen! Khrystos Voskres! was sung and haiuvky dances were performed around the chapel. It was a sunny, celebration of the feast as well as a time to relive Pascha!