St. Mary’s Family Camp Program provides an opportunity to grow, to learn, and to have fun with your family and friends! For those who have sent their kids to Summer Camp, it is a great way for your children to share their camp experience with you! For those who have been on the fence about sending your kids, it is a wonderful way for both parents and kids to preview and experience a slice of life at Summer Camp. Even though it is a different camp site than our Summer Camp, kids get an idea of what it is like to be at a camp with their church friends.
St. Mary’s Family Camp began in 1994. St. Mary’s Family Camp is held the second weekend in October at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN. Families drive themselves to the camp approximately 75 minutes northwest of Minneapolis. While many families attend the weekend program, all members of our Orthodox family are welcome!
We are saddened to share the news that due to COVID-19, our annual Family Camp at Camp Courage has been cancelled this year. Bishop Anthony has graciously rescheduled and God-willing, will join us on October 8-10, 2021!
The Family Camp Task Force is going to offer a free two-hour virtual retreat on “The Communion of Saints” on October 10, the Saturday of Family Camp. Fr. Jonathan Proctor and Dr. Michael Lotti of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in St. Paul, MN, will discuss how the Scriptures and the Orthodox liturgical tradition help us understand and live out this beautiful teaching. This retreat is suitable for adults and teenagers. To register, please click here!
Retreat Schedule: Saturday Oct 10, 2020
9:30 – 10:00 Coffee with Pres Christa! (BYOC)
10:00 – 10:10 – Welcome, prayer, introduction of Dr. Michael Lotti – Fr. George Dokos
10:10 – 10:40 – “The Biblical Understanding of Saints” – Dr. Michael Lotti
10:40 – 10:55 – Q&A
10:55 – 11:00 – Break
11:00 – 11:05 – Introduction of Fr. Jonathan Proctor by Fr. George
11:05 – 11:35 – “The Saints and the Liturgical Tradition” – Fr. Jonathan Proctor
11:35 – 11:50 – Q&A
11:50 – 11:55 – Closing prayer – Fr. George Dokos
We hope you’ll join us! Stay tuned for more information!