Youth & Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

The Metropolis Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries coordinates programs that benefit young people spiritually, physically, and socially.  Through its Summer Camp, Retreat, GOYA, JOY, Athletic, Folk Dancing and other programs, we engage our youth to encounter Christ in all aspects of life.
Our Ministries
Summer Camp - mid-June to mid-July - grades 2-12

JOY (school-year; Retreats) - ages 8-12
GOYA (year-round; Retreats, Athletics, Leadership) - grades 7-12 (GOYA Athletics - See the tab above under Youth & Young Adult Ministries)
Greek Folk Dancing (Folk Dance Festival in Fall) - varies by parish (generally ages 12-18)
OCF (College fellowship) - all technical, community, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students
Young Adult Ministry (year-round) - ages 18-35

Y2AM News

Summer Camp Registration has begun

For the best camping experience for your children’s minds, hearts, souls, and bodies, our sessions will be: Elementary Week (2nd-4th Grade) – June 18th-24th ...
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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...
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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.
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BeeTreat Pittsburgh

Join Orthodox Christians from the Pittsburgh area for this retreat, which is open to all Orthodox youth (6th-12th grade), parents, youth workers (18 years and older), and young adults (ages...
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2017 Summer Camp

Staff Applications are now open! To begin your application process, please click  here .  Applications for Direct Metropolis Scholarships (made possible through Leadership 100) are...
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Youth Ministries Links

Archdiocese of America Youth Site
Want to know what is going on in the Archdiocese related to Youth Ministry? Follow the link.
Archdiocese of America Youth Site - Child and Youth Protection
Follow the link for info from the Archdiocese of America Youth Site on Child and Youth Protection for Archdiocese and Metropolis Events.
National Youth Worker Conference
The GOA Y2AM (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries will be hosting the 2017 Conference, Janauary 26th - 28th. More info available this Fall.
YES - Youth Equipped to Serve
Follow the link for more info on a new, exciting ministry for teens. Short term-weekend mission trips coming to a city near you! See the video for more info. YES Trips have taken place in these cities in our Metropolis: Akron, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Ionian Village Alumni Project
Over the past 40 years, Ionian Village has touched the hearts and souls of over 16,000 campers, staff and clergy. Follow the link to update your contact info and join the Ionian Village Alumni Project.