UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
OFFICE OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
2008 SUMMER ENCAMPMENTS
It is with great joy that we greet you on behalf of our Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Programs. As you know these programs are the jewel of our youth programming. They provide our youth and families with the unique experience to live their Orthodox faith on a daily basis, learn about and appreciate their Ukrainian culture and create life-long bonds of friendship.
The dates for our 2008 encampments are:
Diocesan Church School Camp - June 21 - July 5 (Begins one day early on Saturday)
All Saint Camp Chapel Consecration Celebration - June 21 - 22
Teenage Conference - July 6 -19 (50th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend July 11-13)
Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me - August 4 - 8
These programs are one of the best places for young Orthodox to live their faith, learn about their heritage and make life-long friendship bonds (as many of you know!)
However, to keep these camps alive we need caring, talented individuals willing to give of their time to serve as staff. These camps are also an amazing opportunity for us as adults to grow in the faith, mentor young people who may have the same struggles we did, and even gain job experience.
For those of you that are TC Alumni, we have exciting news. Teenage Conference is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and we are giving it a celebration. Please consider attending the TC Homecoming July 11-13, 2008.
We are suggesting that deaneries investigate the possibility of providing transportation (buses, vans, car pool, etc.) from central locations within your deanery to promote attendance. We are sure that families would support a small fee to help cover the cost of transportation.
Let us work together to create the best ministry possible for our youth through these programs.
If you want to learn more about our current programs, go to our Consistory website at www.uocofusa.org - Offices of Ministry - Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of the Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Natalie Kapeluch Nixon any time.
Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
1810 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203