Scholarship Contest 2013
Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 19:56
Now 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. Most of us are familiar with the growing popularity of facebook. The 2013 theme for camp is “faceGod.”
This year’s essay question is, “How do I make time each day to faceGod?”
There will be two divisions:
Junior Division- open to children entering 3rd- 6th grades Fall 2013. Contestants are required to submit a 250- word (typed) essay on the theme.
Senior Division- open to teens entering 7th- 12th grades Fall 2013. 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.
ENTRIES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013.
Please submit entries to:
Fr Christopher Wojcik E-mail
Special Needs 2013
Do you have a child with Special Needs? Do you know of another family who has a child with Special Needs that might be wondering if 2013 Summer Camp is a possibility this year? While our Summer Church Camp is not a “Special Needs Camp” we love our children with Special Needs, and wish to work ahead of time with parents to accommodate those children that we are able, through our Special Needs Process.
With Camp Registration approaching we would like to remind you that St. Mary’s Camp has an official Special Needs Process in place for all potential new campers AND returning campers with special needs who may not be fully independent in their camp functioning.
Examples of campers who may require special needs accommodations include those with health or physical impairments, intellectual / cognitive functioning impairments, communication / language impairments, vision / hearing impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and mental health difficulties (e.g. severe anxiety, depression, ADHD). If you are unsure about the need for accommodations, please consult the attached Special Needs Grid.
Please see the Special Needs Tab for:
· Special Needs Process-Updated 2012: this explains the steps of our process
· Special Needs Grid-Updated 2012: please review this Grid to assist you in filling out the following form…
· Special Needs Information / Consideration Forms- Updated 2012:to be submitted by February 28, 2013.
Ideally we prefer a full year for this process as we need extra time to evaluate and determine what accommodations might be necessary for our campers with special needs. Once official registration begins it becomes increasingly difficult to respond to new requests for consideration, and we don’t want you to miss this opportunity for consideration in 2013.
Please help us, help you, by starting the process NOW and submitting the 2013 Special Needs Information / Consideration Form by February 28, 2013.
If you have questions about this process or the need to participate in the process (i.e. Do dietary restrictions require special needs accommodations?), please contact Georgi Speliopoulos (612) 483-9292.
Once again our desire is to help you begin this process immediately, in the hope that we may accommodate as many of our precious campers with special needs as possible!
We need your support
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 March 2013 15:14
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!
Last Updated on Sunday, 03 April 2011 18:50
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.