Summer Programs

“CAMP ST. CONSTANTINE” VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL     Contact:  Father Tom at 708-974-3400.    Participation open to: Children 5 to 15 years old.      Camp is held one week during the summer. (Dates vary each year.)     Purpose: To promote the Orthodox Christian way of life in an informal camp-like setting.     Activities: Worship, Orthodox life, arts and crafts, hymnology, recreational activities, and snacks, are all part of “Camp St. Constantine”.

FANARI CAMP – Metropolis of Chicago Sponsored Event      Contact:  Father Tom at 708-974-3400     Participation open to: Boys and girls, 5th -11th Grade.     Purpose: Fanari Camp brings together children in fellowship, as well as social and athletic fun. The Christian experience through the many programs is “deeply rewarding and a source of spiritual enrichment…Fanari is a camp of people reaching out, feeling, caring for everyone who takes part…”      Activities: The week of Camp in Wisconsin includes free time for swimming, boating and athletics, picnics, and organized classes for theatre, bible study, athletics, diakonia, and Orthodox Christian life. Chapel and meditation are also part of every day life at the camp.

IONIAN VILLAGE – Archdiocese of America Program in Greece      Contact: Fr. Tom at 708-974-3400      Participation open to: Boys and girls, 7th -12th Grade.    Purpose:  Ionian Village is an Orthodox Christian ministry.  The mission of Ionian Village is to teach the Gospel and instruct young people in Christian living.  This is done by providing a safe, Christ-centered and fun environment in which campers and staff members can more fully discover the joys of our Christian tradition: interacting as a community of Orthodox Christians; gaining a greater appreciation for the Orthodox faith as well as Greek culture and building friendships based on Christian love.     Activities:  In working towards this mission, the young people will live at the camp along the Ionian Sea.  They will interact in daily camp activities that include: Aquatics, Arts & Crafts, Athletics, Music and Greek Culture, and Orthodox Life.  They will participate in daily prayer services and travel to significant religious and cultural sites of Greece.  They will walk in the footsteps of the Apostles as well as venerate the relics of saints, such as St. Dionysios and St. Nektarios.     For more information about Ionian Village visit:  www.ionianvillage.org

CROSSROAD – Archdiocese of America Program     Contact: Fr. Tom at 708-974-3400    Participation open to: Boys and girls, high school juniors and seniors.    For more information about Crossroad visit:  crossroad.hchc.edu