2011 ORPR Camp Session a Success - 08/24/11
The 51st season of the diocesan summer camp was a success. Almost 50 youngsters from around the diocese participated this year. The campers enjoyed a number of activities - scavenger hunts, mid-day cookouts, swimming, arts and crafts, Law of God classes and more. They made new friendships, improved their leadership abilities and deepened their Orthodox Christian faith.
Just a few of the many off-season improvements at camp were well received and included a new cabin, a new discipline policy, a new leadership workshop for cabin leaders (zvens), the start of a new bathroom, and a renovated ‘magazine' (camp store).
A couple of excerpts from a couple of our nachalniki about their highlights from this year’s camp session include:
“[During the] varka, the twist was using steel wool and a battery. All the zvenos tried to tackle the tasks but were unable to do so (matches were handed out 45 min later). Even though the twist [was a bit harder than anticipated], they enjoyed the challenge! - Marina Schachowskoj
“The highlight of every year, [this year included], is to see the tears and the hugs after another camp session is closed. It means that all of the hard work people did outside of camp, and especially during camp, was well worth it.” – Nikka Pawlukowsky
We look forward to having all of our campers return next year for another great year at ORPR!