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Our Program For over 50 years St. Mary's Camp has been a tradition in excellence  This program offers all campers entering the grades 3rd-12th an opportunity to grow closer in the Orthodox faith by participating in a fun, safe camp atmosphere.  This Pan-Orthodox program offers a unique opportunity to grow our spiritual community in prayer, worship and learning about the Orthodox church .
Special Guests St. Mary's Camp is honored with special guests each year ranging from clergy to monastics to Bishops! His Eminence, Bishop JOB was a frequent visitor of the camp and emphasized the importance for youth ministry and education. Mother Macrina (Holy Dormition Monastery in Rives Junction, MI), Mother Ivonne (Hogar Raphael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala), and many other local clergy visit, participate, and support our camp program.
Great Staff Our all- orthodox staff is dedicated to not only providing a safe and spiritually educational environment for the campers, but also in having as much fun as possible throughout the week. Counselors, clergy, medical and support staff all come together with their vast levels of life experiences and put together a camper-focused program for your children.
Beautiful Setting Located at Camp Wapogasset in Amery, WI our program offers a variety of fun activities for our participants including horesback riding, ropes courses, sports, arts & crafts,  boating and more.  We have a combination of both cabin and dorms for sleeping and a chapel for worship.  

Family Camp 2014

 

 

We are sorry...Family Camp 2014 is closed! 

 

If you would like to be on the Waiting List please

 

contact Stephanie Paris @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

or 952-938-1894

 

 

October10-12, 2014

 

Have you ever wished you could stop all the activities for just a few minutes to focus on your family and on God?  Does spending time with other Orthodox families that are also trying to make God the focus in their lives sound appealing?  Join us at Family Camp this year and do just that! 

  

New Campsite –     Camp Courage!

 

Nestled in the woods near Annandale, Minnesota, is a new camp location waiting to welcome us for Family Camp!  Our committee is excited about this new spot, Camp Courage.  It is about an hour from Minneapolis.  If you don’t know anything about Camp Courage, they have a long standing history working with children with disabilities.  The entire facility is handicap accessible.  Families will have rooms with adjoining bathrooms.  Four to six families will share a living space in a cabin style lodge.  The camp offers athletic fields, walking trails, pontoon rides, mini golf, swimming pool, indoor and outside basketball courts and much more!

  

Our Speaker! 

  

This year we are thrilled to announce that Mother Macrina of the Dormition Monastery is our guest speaker.  For those of you with camp-aged kids, Mother Macrina is a camp favorite! Her love for the church is contagious and her approach to teaching is infectious!  You will not want to miss time with her.  She will be speaking about the church cycles and what they mean to us in our daily lives.  There is no question we will all learn much from her!  We are grateful to the Monastery for allowing her to spend time with her Minnesota family!

  

Registration is now open

 

  If you need to pay by check, register on-line and send your check to:

 

St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church,

3450 Irving Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Click Here to Register

We would like to have registrations in the week of September 29 with the site closing October 3 at 4:30.   

     

2014 Family Camp Fee Schedule

 

18 years and up: $90.00

12-17 years: $70.00

4-11 years: $60.00 

0-3 years: Free

 

*Large family discount: the first eight large families (six people or more) that register and pay will be capped at $400.00.

  

Never been to Family Camp?

 

Check out the commonly asked questions,tentative schedule, map and directions to camp, Packing List, and map of the camp.  The weekend is relaxed with learning sessions designed for all ages.  While parents are in plenty of time for your family to play, too.  We will have bonfires, eat together and pray together.  Come see why families have been coming to family camp for years!

  

Questions?

  

If you have questions, please contact Cindy Karos, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Doria Saros, doria@stmarysgoc.

 

Remember, couples without children, singles, empty-nesters, grandparents are all a part of our church family!  Financial Assistance is available.  

See you there!

 

 

Family Camp Task Force

 

Father Paul Paris                             St. Mary’s GOC 

Doria Saros                                       St. Mary’s GOC

Sean and Elena Gabor                    St. Mary’s GOC 

Mike Lotti                                        Holy Trinity OCA

Sandra Anderson                            St. Mary’s GOC

Georgia Panopoulas                      St. George GOC

Rebekah Moll                                 St. Mary’s OCA

Jody Adams                                     St. Mary’s GOC/St. George AOC

Cindy Karos                                     St. Mary’s GOC/St. George AOC

 

   

We need your support

In an effort to keep camp affordable for all, our task force has been working through the year to fundriase & solicit donations.  Our cost per camper this year is $450.  If you are in a position to help, please use the donate button below or call Doria at 612-825-9595. 

   

You Can Make A Donation!

Donate to the St. Mary's Summer Camp ProgramYou can now make a donation to support the St. Mary's Summer Camp program. Here's what you can do to help:

Using the big red donate button on the right, visit the main St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church donation system. This system requires separate registration from this website. On Step 2 of the donation process, select "St. Mary's Camp" in the "Category" drop down menu.

Thank you for your generosity.

   

Who's Online

We have 23 guests online

Write Your Camper!

Camp Wapogasset
738 Hickory Point Lane
Amery WI, 54001

Please include your camper's first name, last name and "St. Mary's Summer Camp" on the envelope.

Important Dates

 

2015  Camp 

Saturday June 27- Friday July 3

 

2016 Camp

Saturday July 2- Friday July 8

 

 

Camp 2014
Saturday June 28th- Friday July 4th

Registration Opens: 

Tues. April 8th, 10am- May 29th 4pm

 

Early Bird Registration:  $400

April 18th- April 30th

Regular Registration:  $450

April 31- May 29th

Special Needs Consideration Due Date is Feb 28th

 

Staff Applications

Looking for volunteers interested in being on staff.  Apply Here.  Applications are due Nov 30th.

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