As the weather has become more akin to summer than not, and pandemic restrictions ease, and permit those activities in summer that we have missed over the past few years, many parents are considering sending their children to summer camp. It is my hope that in the years to come we can one day have a summer camp at St. Nicholas, but until that time, we are blessed with many options, including Orthodox ones.
The Greek Orthodox Church runs a wonderful summer camp at Camp Wasagaming in the beautiful Riding Mountain provincial park (Clear Lake, Manitoba).
From August 22-27, youth between the ages of 9- 17 participate in those normal summer camp activities (that one would expect) all within the context of their Orthodox faith. Discussions on how to live out one’s faith in everyday life, as something that is their own, and not just something they share with their parents, punctuated the summer fun camp life. Please note, this camp is almost entirely in English. Led by our dear friend Fr. Nikolaos, there is no better way for our children to meet other Orthodox Christians, and deepen their beautiful fatih, all in the context of the beautiful Manitoba summer. For more information please visit St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church’s Camp Met website, or watch a video about the camp.