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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.  

Departure Day 2015

Departure Dayis just around the corner and we are excited to spend another year together at camp!


Departure Day Saturday June 27th 

 1:30pm                   Campers arrive for check-in

2:30 pm                  Prayer service in Church

3:00pm                   Depart for Camp

5:00pm                   Arrive at Camp


Camper check-in is at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church (3450 Irving Ave, Mpls).  Please arrive with plenty of time to check-in, meet your counselors for the week and get your luggage loaded. The South lot will be blocked off for the buses, but the North lot and on-street parking will be available for you. Please review our Packing & Preperation for camp document located on the website ( for the packing list, and a sample schedule to help you prepare for a fun-filled week. NEW THIS YEAR:  In order to ensure we are keeping our focus on inner beauty, we have implemented a dress code- a copy of which is below.  Please review it (Parents, please share with your children) and make mindful choices when packing for the week.  Also on the website are our Behavioral Contract (to be reviewed and signed by both parent and camper) and our Medication form (up to date information on any prescriptions), both of which will also be available and are to be turned in at the check-in table. We would like to remind all campers and parents that cellphones,iPods, tablets and laptops are prohibited at camp, so please leave them at home.  


If your camper is not going to be riding the bus to or from camp and you did not include this information during registration- please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the details of when they are arriving/departing and who will be dropping them off/picking them up.If you are driving your camper to camp and arriving the same approximate time as the buses, please look for a member of our staff at the Arts & Crafts building to check-in and find your housing assignment. 


Return Day- Friday July 3rd:

 2:00 pm           Buses will depart Wapo

 4:00 pm                Expected arrival atSt. Mary's Greek


Directions to Camp Wapo (for drop-off or pick-up of your camper) are also available on the  website. 


In case of emergency during the week of camp, please contact Fr.  George Dokos at 612- 913-1799. 


We would like to remind all of our participating parishes that St. Mary’s Camp strongly discourages visitors.   Please help us insure the safety of our campers by avoiding unscheduled visits.



Dress Code

 Christian Modesty


As St. Mary’s Summer Campers and Staff we are serving as co-ministers in Christ. Our hope and prayer is that we will all help to provide an environment that seeks to exemplify and develop what is known as inner beauty among our brothers and sisters in Christ. For this reason we ask all of our participants to assist us by serving as role models to one another in highlighting the soul and downplaying body image.


While camping is of its nature informal, Christian modesty should be your guiding principle when packing. Excessively revealing clothing should not be packed as inappropriate clothing will not be permitted to be worn. Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to:


  • Open back tops (including racer-razor backs)

  • Low-cut fronts

  • Skin tight clothing (no yoga pants, leggings or jeggings)

  • Half shirts (crop tops), or open arm shirts that expose the torso

  • Two-piece bathing suits (or one piece suits with cut outs). Bathing suits must be modest one piece for women and standard loose fitting swim trunks for men.

  • Tank tops with less than two finger-width straps, (allowing no visible bra straps).

  • Shorts cut shorter than mid-thigh (so they don’t creep up when seated or bending over)

  • Low-cut waistlines

  • Clothing bearing inappropriate logos, sayings or advertising

  • Tank-top undershirts

  • Athletic bras worn as a shirt

  • The only acceptable body piercing is to the ear area

  • Tattoos on the shoulders and Trunk area of the body should be covered at all times. And offensive tattoos on other areas of the body should also be covered at all times

  • Sagging pants and exposed underwear are a no-no as well.

  • At no time should underwear, lingerie, or tightly fitting garments be seen outside the cabin. (This includes spaghetti strap tank tops with bra straps easily seen, loose fitting tank tops that expose athletic bras)

    We ask that all attire be a sign of respect for one’s own self and everyone else in the community.


A good rule of thumb is to say to yourself:


“Reach for the sky,


Reach for your toes,


If it (your skin) shows,


It goes!



2015 Summer Camp

Registration will be open starting Bright Tuesday, April 14th, at 10:00 AM (CDT)

1 Held at Camp Wapogasset in Amery, WI

2 For Ages: Entering 3rd grade (in school) in the Fall through entering 12th grade (in school) in the Fall

3 Please contact your parish priest early for scholarship assistance.

Registration Fee:

Early Bird Discount $400.00 From 4/14/15 through 5/01/15
Standard Fee $450.00 From 5/02/15 through 5/28/15


Announcing the 2015 Summer Camp Scholarship Contest!

Open to our entire Pan-Orthodox Community!  Two Camp scholarship coupons will be awarded in memory of Presbytera Mary Coniaris and James H. Zubulake.  Camp registration fees will be rebated to two contest winners. The 2015 theme for camp is “Defending Our Faith.”  This year’s essay question is, “As an Orthodox Christian how do I defend my faith?”

There will be two divisions:

Junior Division- open to children entering 3rd- 6th grades Fall 2015. Contestants are required to submit a 250- word (typed) essay on the theme.

Senior Division- open to teens entering 7th- 12th grades Fall 2015.  Contestants are required to submit a 500- word (typed) essay on the theme.

Entries must remain as close to the word limits (250 or 500) as possible.


Please submit entries to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


We Need Your Support

In an effort to keep camp affordable for all, our task force has been working through the year to fundraise & 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.

Thank you for your generosity.


Family Camp 2015

2015 Family CampOctober 2-4, 2015.  Save the date!


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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

2015 Camp Dates

Saturday June 27 -
Friday July 3

Registration Opens

Tuesday April 14th, 10am -
Thursday May 28th 4pm

Early Bird Registration: $400

Saturday April 18th -
Friday May 1st

Regular Registration: $450

Saturday May 2nd -
Thursday May 28th

Special Needs Consideration Due Date is Feb 28th

Important Dates 2016

2016 Camp Dates

Saturday July 2 - Friday July 8

Staff Applications

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

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