Winter Family Camp is a program that is the same as our summer Family Camp – except it’s during the winter! It is an opportunity for your family to get away from everyday life and take a weekend as a family to grow closer to Christ, in the beautiful setting of the Antiochian Village Camp. At Winter Family Camp, eating a meal together as a family is the norm, not the exception.
Not your typical vacation, Winter Family Camp offers a mini-vacation without maps, lines for popcorn, or decisions over where to eat. Our flexible schedule gives you the choice of “doing it all” from snowtubing to sledding, or just taking it easy sitting around our fireplace.
Because you’re at the Village, the day is measured not so much by hours, but by prayer—the day is bookmarked with Matins and Vespers in beautiful St. Ignatius Church, with services sung by everyone present. Family Builder sessions offer practical, down-to-earth resources for keeping our families strong.
Some of our families come to meet up with families of far-away friends; others have come and made friends and come back to reunite. Either way, in addition to family time, our moms, dads and kids also enjoy meeting and spending time together.
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend – January 17 – 20, 2020
Important Winter Family Camp Documents & Information:
- Winter Family Camp 2020 Tentative Schedule
- Winter Family Camp Packing List
- Winter Family Camp Miscellaneous Info
- Maps of Camp & Conference Center
Winter Family Camp 2020 Speaker
Fr. Joshua Makoul
As Orthodox Christians, we are subjected to the same pace of life that all in the world are subjected to. We often feel torn between our spiritual obligations and our worldly obligations. Our pace of life, if we are not careful, can be frenetic and feel out of control. However, we do have a choice. There are deliberate decisions we can make, and actions we can take, that will enable us to dictate the pace of time by which we live, rather than have the world dictate to us our pace of life.
The focus of our discussions will center on this theme and provide us with insights and ideas that will enable us to live a more peaceful and God pleasing.
Fr. Joshua Makoul has been serving as the Dean of St. George Cathedral in Pittsburgh since 2012. Before that time, Fr. Joshua worked in the Counseling Field for 16 years. This involved, from most recent to most past, 6 years in an outpatient setting, five years in a family based setting, and 5 years in a school setting. Fr. Joshua received two years of training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center and completed a one year certificate course in Cognitive Behavior Therapy under Dr. Arthur Freeman at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his last 6 years working in a small outpatient group, he was supervised by Dr. Jesus Salas who also supervises at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia.
He received his Masters in Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and his Bachelors in Psychology from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. He is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania for counseling. For seminary he attended Holy Cross Seminary in Boston and received an M.Div.