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Winter Retreat at Shadeland
 Seventh Annual Eastern American Diocese

Nativity Youth Retreat 2015

Theme: Listening to our Youth - Discussing the Future

Sunday, Dec. 28 – Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015


Ages: 7-17 - Fee $50.00

** This year Camp will be held at St Archangel Michael in Akron**

Complete this Application Form and bring it and a check to registration on December 28th:

 


Questions?  Contact Fr Rodney Torbic at stgeorge2@windstream.net

Important Winter Camp Information:

Registration begins Monday morning and pick up will be Wednesday at noon.
Please remember that this is during the Nativity Fast Season. All food and snacks provided will be lenten; all snacks brought to camp should also be lenten.

This is NOT an overnight camp - students need picked up at the end of the day!

Please consult this Diocese Website before you leave for Winter Camp,
should there be extreme inclement weather or other announcements.


St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
2550 Pickle Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44312


Father Rodney Torbic, Winter Camp Director


Tentative Schedule*

 

Monday-December 28

Morning Prayer 8:30 AM

9:00—Breakfast

10:00 AM—First Presentation—Youth and Adult Participation in Parish Life - Fr Milan Pajic

11:00 AM—Second Presentation – Is the Priesthood in Your Future?

Older Group-Father Zivojin Jakovljevic

Younger Group-Father Aleksa Pavichevich

12:30 AM—Lunch

1:00-3:30—Recreational Activities

3:30 -5:00 PM—Letter writing, Play practice.

5:30—Vespers

6:00 PM—Dinner

6:30-7:30—Singing-(half hour each group-two groups)

7:30-9:00—Indoor Activities

Pickup at 9PM

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Tuesday, December 29

Prayer 8:30 AM

9:00 Breakfast

10:00 AM —First Presentation-“ Learning about Orthodox Monasticism?

Older Group-Mother Ana-Sister Anastasia(Father Milan Medakovich) -Father Leonty with translator

11:00 AM—Second Presentation- Living the Orthodox Life Each Day

Older Group - Father Rodney Torbic

12:30 AM — Lunch

1:00-3:30 PM—Recreational Activities

3:30-5:00 — Letter Writing / Play practice.

5:30 PM—Vespers

6:00 PM—Dinner

7:00 -8:00—Confession

8:30 PM—Inside Snack-Perform Play

Pickup at 9:00PM 

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Wednesday, December 30

8:00 AM—Divine Liturgy

10:00 AM—Breakfast

11:00 AM—Departure

 

Youths should inform their parish priest by December 20, 2014 if they plan to attend.   $25 due at filing of registration - $50 due when youths arrive at St Archangel Michael in Akron on December 28.

 
*The schedule may be adjusted for the anticipated visit of His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN 

WHAT TO PACK FOR THIS RETREAT:

Bedding: sleeping bag, two sheets, 2-3 blankets, pillow, and pillowcase

Towels:  3 Towels, 3 washcloths

Toiletries:  comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant

Clothing: sturdy jeans, sweatshirts, daily change of underwear, socks, other clothes (shorts, t-shirts, etc.) pajamas.  Check the forecast for the Springboro area before you leave for camp.  It may be cold, snowy or rainy.  Pack accordingly.

For boys: one pair of pants and suitable shirt for church services (jeans t-shirts, and tennis shoes are not acceptable!)

For girls: skirt and blouse, or dress (dresses and blouses should have sleeves; skirts and dresses should be knee length. Nothing short)


**Please do not send valuables --jewelry, etc.-- with your child. We will not be responsible for their security.

Be assured that your child will be given plenty of snacks, so please limit the number of snacks your child brings (no beverages). Campers will be permitted to eat snacks only during free time in the afternoon and evening. This retreat is being held during the Nativity fast.  All food served by the camp will be lenten; all outside snacks are to be lenten as well.


Visitors:  Parents are welcome to visit camp and observe your child’s activities. All visitors must sign in at the office and be issued a visitor’s badge.

Facebook & Social Media Policy:  Shadeland Camp strictly prohibits before, during and after camp: ANY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS AND/OR PICTURES REFERENCING HARM AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY, PROGRAM, OR PARTICIPANTS OF SHADELAND. IF SUCH ACTIVITY IS FOUND DURING CAMP, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, ILLEGAL DRUGS,TOBACCO (SMOKING, CHEWING, ETC) FIREWORKS, OR WEAPONS OF ANY KIND OR ANY VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL FROM CAMP.





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