Updated: December 2023
APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2024
Dee Dee Baskot: (412) 287-6249
Marija Topich: (412) 445-8498
The Camper Fee is $425 per child. This fee must be in US Funds; no personal checks from Canada will be accepted. An additional fee of $50 is required for all children who are not members of the Eastern American Diocese.
Registration for all weeks begins on Sundays at 2:00 PM. Camper Pick-up is Saturday morning between 9:00-10:00 AM for Weeks 1 through 3. Please note that any pick–up falling after 11:00 AM an extended supervision fee will be charged at a rate of $25.00 per camper, per hour.
$100.00 deposit with the application and balance due on arrival.
Parents please note: All sections of the Camper Registration Form must be completed. The consent and responsibility waiver must be signed for us to operate the camp program.
PLEASE DO NOT DELAY. Applications received after June 20th will be assessed a $25.00 late processing fee. Email or phone reservations are not accepted. Please note that space is limited to 76 campers per week.
PLEASE NOTE that health forms are the same for camper, counselor, or volunteer applicants. Camper Health forms must be submitted prior to your arrival at Shadeland. All children must have a physical by a medical professional. Physical forms completed by parents will not be accepted.
Candidates must have completed their freshman year in college, be practicing Orthodox Christians who are physically active, love working with children and spending time in the great outdoors. Knowledge of Serbian is an asset but not required. Teachers on summer sabbatical and college-age education majors are encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive salary for both head counselor and counselors.
Other paid staff being sought includes certified lifeguards and nurses. We also encourage any adult with special talents in arts and crafts or any parent/grandparent who wishes to give of their time to please come. Your time at Camp is so appreciated.
Please note that all Counselor applicants and Volunteers must complete and submit prior to their arrival the Authorizations for Background Check and Voluntary Disclosure Form. Our highest priority is the safety of our children.
Address during camp: St. Sava Shadeland Camp, 25072 State Hywy #18, Springboro, PA 16435
Kindly know that the small “bridge” on State Route #18, immediately before the Village of Shadeland, coming via Highway 90, is temporarily closed. If coming from Pittsburgh it says the road is closed to local traffic, but the road IS open to Shadeland. As a detour is in place, you will need to plan for more time in travel.
Telephone during camp: (814) 587-2627
You can also reach the camp by phoning Millie, Dee Dee, or Marija directly:
Millie Radovick (Cell): (412) 999-1877
Dee Dee Baskot (Cell): (412) 287-6249
Marija Topich (Cell): (412) 445-8498
Check-in time: Sunday at 2:00 PM
Check-out time: Saturday at 10:00 AM (except Tammie Week).
Please be considerate of the Camp Staff and show up on time! The Camp Staff needs time to prepare for the next group of campers.
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.
**Please do not send valuables --jewelry, etc.-- with your child. We will not be responsible for their security.
** If your child has food allergies, please bring to camp any special foods you would like us to prepare for her or him
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.
All counselors, administrators, and clergy having contact with Shadeland Campers (especially if individuals are remaining on grounds overnight) will need to have all three clearances completed and submitted before the start of the camp season. Below is the website link information for each clearance.
The Shadeland Committee will reimburse anyone for clearances.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Diocesan Office or Mr. Rudley Mrvos at (412) 854-4682.
St. Sava Children's Camp
25072 State Highway 18
Springboro PA 16435
Instagram: St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Camp
Alumni Facebook: St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Camp, Shadeland
Rev. Presbyter Vedran Grabic
Mobile: (224) 308-0485
Rev. Presbyter-Economos Bosko Stojanovic
Assistant Camp Director
Mobile: (440) 670-9189
BEGINNINGS... This is part of the same complex as the Most Holy Mother of God Monastery. The property was acquired in 1951. The camp offers an opportunity for youth in the Diocese to learn more about Orthodox Christian life. Campers form friendships that last for years and years. Each week of camp is well-organized with considerable thought invested in the balance of worship, instruction, and recreation.
Shadeland Camp is located at a scenic rural location in Crawford County, Pennsylvania near the border of Erie County. Campers have been coming to St. Sava Camp - Shadeland since the 1950's.
Improvements are being made in the program and physical facilities annually. Campers are well-fed and stay in clean facilities. A swimming pool was added a few years ago to compliment the lake where fishing is popular. The newly-renovated church is used for the religious services held during camp season.
Three priests are assigned to the camp each week to conduct classes and religious services. His Grace Bishop Irinej will visit the camp and talk with the campers. Representatives of the Federation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters have been a mainstay at the camp contributing to its operation throughout its existence. Campers coming to St. Sava Camp - Shadeland enjoy the present experience and invest in the future.