Departure Day 2015
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 21:21
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 ( http://www.stmaryscamp.com/) 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.
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 www.stmaryscamp.com 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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 21:22
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)
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)
Clothing bearing inappropriate logos, sayings or advertising
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,
2015 Summer Camp
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:15
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.
|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.
ENTRIES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY MAY 22, 2015.
We Need Your Support
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:56
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!
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 14:59
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
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 13:10
2015 Family Camp: October 2-4, 2015. Save the date!