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Where Are They Now: Brittany Gowers Abdelahad

Years on Staff: Counselor 2004 & 2005, Afternoon Program Director 2006 Where you live: I live in Louisville, KY with my husband Charles, son Charlie, and 2 yellow labs – Hank & Sawyer.  I am the Director of the Project Management Office at Kindred Healthcare.  We attend St. Michael Orthodox Church, travel frequently, and love trips [...]

Where Are They Now: Karen Hanna

Years on Staff: CIT 1988, Counselor 1989-1993 Where you live: Living in Oklahoma City, OK, working as a pharmaceutical sales representative. In my spare time, I volunteer with, and am on the Board of a non-profit called Tenaciously Teal, which helps cancer fighters. I'm also on several Boards at our local cancer center and volunteer [...]

Summer Camp 2017 Space Availability

Summer Camp Registration for 2017 is just about full, as we now have over 1,000 campers registered!  If a session is full and you would like a camper to be added to the Wait List, you may call the Camp Office (724-238-9565, press 1 when you hear the automated system).  For those on the Wait List, [...]

Summer Camp Staff

We are in the process of reviewing staff applications and will be conducting interviews with new applicants in the coming weeks. We will be announcing our staff in the weeks and months to come. At this time, we are pleased to announce the following 2015 Summer Staff: Administrative Assistant - Erika David Head Female Counselor [...]

Resources for Parents

We have added a new page to offer parents some resources that relate to camp and also for general parenting. We welcome suggestions of other material that may prove to be helpful to other parents. Visit our Resources for Parents webpage.

St. Thekla

September 24th According to ancient Syrian and Greek manuscripts, Saint Thekla was born into a prosperous pagan family in the Lycaonian city of Iconium (present-day south central Turkey) in A.D. 16. When she was 18 years old and betrothed to a young man named Thamyris, Saint Paul the Apostle and Saint Barnabas arrived in Iconium [...]

St. Artemius of Verkola

October 20th St. Artemius is a child saint of the Orthodox Church, often referred to as "the Righteous Child Wonderworker." He was born in 1532 to Cosmas "the Lesser" and Apollinaria, peasants in the Russian village of Verkola. Cosmas and Apollinaria raised their son within a life of Christian piety, and at the early [...]

St. Herman of Alaska

December 13th A courageous Russian monk with the highly improbable Anglicized name of Herman (from the Greek Germanos and Slavonic German) is the first Orthodox saint canonized in the New World for his dedicated and heroic efforts in bringing the faith of Jesus Christ to the half-civilized natives of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska. The [...]

St. Ignatius of Antioch

December 20th In the Gospel of Matthew (18.2-5), there is a passage that reads: "And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, 'Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Whosoever [...]

St. Raphael of Brooklyn

February 27 and the First Saturday of November Our holy Father Raphael was born in Syria in 1860 with the name Rafia. The exact date of Raphael's birth is not known, but he estimated it to be on or near his Name Day, the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel and all the [...]