Summer Camp Program

Summer Camp 2020 Announcement

After much prayer, deliberation and discussion, your Summer Camp Task Force made the very difficult decision to cancel the St. Mary’s Summer Camp program for 2020.
This was an incredibly heart wrenching decision. Summer Camp has always been and will continue to be a wonderful soul enriching  experience and a very important ministry to our Pan Orthodox community. But during this immensely challenging time, the health and safety of our Campers and Staff was the top priority.
Summer Camp will be back! So please Save the Dates for: July 3rd – July 9th, 2021.
We plan to announce some virtual Summer Camp opportunities for 2020: including our Camp Slide Show, Evening Devotionals and some Campfire Songs to name a few. Please stay tuned for our upcoming announcements regarding dynamic and engaging opportunities for our youth.
The Mission Statement for St. Mary’s Summer Camp is:
“Away from normal daily routines, to grow spiritually through faith, hope and love inspired by the Holy Spirit that will carry over into family, parish and community life.”
Our hope and PRAYER are that each of us can faithfully carry on the Mission Statement until we are all back together again.
We have always appreciated your support and prayers for the Campers and Staff in the past. And we humbly request your continued love, support and prayers for the Camp Program, Campers and Staff during these challenging times for all of us.
With Love in the Risen Christ,
The St. Mary’s Summer Camp Task Force

Our Goal

To provide a safe camp setting for children and adults in an Orthodox Christian community of worship, witness, service, and fellowship centered on Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

Away from normal daily routines, to grow spiritually through faith, hope, and love inspired by the Holy Spirit that will carry over into family, parish, and community life.

We accomplish our mission by witnessing our Orthodox Faith through Worship, Fellowship, Education and Service.

Worship

We corporately ascribe praise, glory, and thanksgiving to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit during the morning Matins, evening prayer services, devotions, and the Sacrament of Confession. This is culminated by receiving Holy Communion in the Divine Liturgy.

Education

We learn the Word of God and the Teachings of the Church in daily Bible study and religion groups led by priests and staff. In addition, we learn how to share with one another our revealed experiences through the grace of the Holy Spirit.

Fellowship

We strive as brothers and sisters in Christ to bring our faith into sporting, recreational, and social activities. Discussion groups provide opportunities to share what we have learned and experienced in our daily walk with Christ.

Service

We minister to each other by loving and serving mankind, thereby living in the image of God. By devoting our time, talents, and money, we respectfully maintain the camp’s facilities, we contribute to Orthodox Missions and other causes, and we help our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.