Seventh Annual Eastern American Diocese
Nativity Youth Retreat 2013
Theme: Isaiah 9:6
"For unto a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Thursday, Dec. 26 – Sunday, Dec. 29, 2012
Ages: 10-17 - Fee $100.00
Complete this Application Form and mail it with your check payable to:
"Department of Christian Education" to:
St. Sava Camp
c/o Dee Dee Baskot
1704 Vermont Ave.
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Important Winter Camp Information:
Registration begins on Thursday at 4:00pm and pick up will be Sunday following Divine Liturgy.
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.
Please consult this Diocese Website before you leave for Winter Camp,
should there be extreme inclement weather or other announcements.
St. Sava Children's Camp
25072 State Highway 18
Springboro, PA 16435
Father Rodney Torbic, Winter Camp Director
Thursday- December 26
Arrive 4:00 PM
7:00-8:30—Ice Breaker-Get to know each other.
8:30 PM—Slide show/Movie
11:00 PM—Get ready for bed-Prayer.
Midnight Lights Out
-Wake up 8:00 AM
Morning Prayer 8:30 AM
10:00 AM—First Presentation- "The birth of Christ and meaning for us today”**
11:00 AM—Second Presentation -"The meaning of 'The government will be on His shoulder.' ”
3:30 -5:00 PM—Letter writing, Play practice.
6:30-7:30—Singing-(half hour each group-two groups)
10:00 –11:00 PM-Snack
11:00 PM—Get ready for bed-Prayer.
Midnight— Lights Out
Saturday, December 28
Wake up 8:00 AM
Prayer 8:30 AM
10:00 AM —First Presentation- "The meaning of 'The Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God' ”**
11:00 AM—Second Presentation- "The meaning of 'Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace' ”
1:00-3:30 PM—Recreational Activities
10:00 PM—Inside Snack-Perform Play
11:00 PM—Get ready for bed and prayer.
Sunday, December 29
7:30 AM—Wake up.
8:00 AM—Divine Liturgy
*The schedule may be adjusted for the anticipated visit of His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN
**Eight priests will participate as speakers for the daily lectures. Two groups will meet at 10:00 AM and two groups at 11:00 AM.
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.