Summer Camp 2018 Dates at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA
Session 1/Elementary Week, 2nd-4th Grades: Sunday, June 17th - Saturday, June 23rd
Session 2/Middle School Week, 5th-7th* Grades: Sunday, June 24th - Saturday, June 30th
Session 3/Junior High Week, 7th*-9th Grades: Sunday, July 1st - Saturday, July 7th
Session 4/High School Week, 10th-12th Grades: Sunday, July 8th - Saturday, July 14th
*Please note: 7th Graders have the option of attending either Session 2 or 3.
Summer Camp 2017 - #Let Us GO!
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2017 GOYA Spring Retreat
The 2017 GOYA Spring Retreat was Friday, March 31st - Sunday, April 2nd. We had a great time! Photos from our amazing and Christ-centered program at camp will be available soon.
College Student/ Young Adult Retreat
The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh co-hosted a College Students and Young Adult Retreat. The theme was, "Navigating Life Using Your Spiritual Compass." You can see photos and a beautiful article documenting the retreat here.
2016 GOYA Fall Retreat
The 2016 GOYA Fall Retreat was Friday, November 18th - Sunday, November 20th at Camp Nazareth.
We had a wonderful Christ-centered experience!
To see photos from our great weekend, please click here.
Summer Camp 2016
Check out all the photos from our great Summer by clicking here.
JOY Session 1: Sunday, June 19th - Saturday, June 25th
JOY Session 2: Sunday, June 26th - Saturday, July 2nd
GOYA Session 3: Sunday, July 3rd - Saturday, July 9th
GOYA Session 4: Sunday, July 10th - Saturday, July 16th
Summer Camp Ministry
Each summer, our Metropolis sponsors 4 one-week camping sessions, which facilitate spiritual growth in an environment of prayer, fellowship, and fun.
During the course of the week, the children are engaged in:
- Twice daily services
- "Quiet Time" - an opportunity to follow prayer with peaceful communication with God
- A daily educational session on the theme of the day
- "Clinics" - an activity the children have the opportunity to develop greater skill and understanding of (like basketball, dancing, making prayer ropes, etc.). They participate in the same clinic throughout the week.
- Daily recreational activities (volleyball, hiking, etc.).
- Swimming time - Full-camp evening activities (campfires, skit performances, dances, etc.)
- Opportunities to discuss the theme with their peers
- Participation in the sacramental life of the Church. During the week the children will have the opportunity to receive the sacraments of Holy Unction, Holy Confession, and Holy Communion, as well as other occasional services of the Church (Blessing of the waters, Blessing of the loaves, etc.).
- Interactions with clergy, parents, and young adults who facilitate the program and who demonstrate their living, dynamic faith with the children in the conduct of their lives at camp.