In keeping with the best practices regarding COVID-19 prevention as specified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Camp Association, camp organizers have made modifications to the normal camp schedule and program. The camp experience will look and feel slightly different this summer, but the utmost thought has been put into planning a safe and fun experience for all campers and staff.
Safety protocols for the camps are specified in the Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html. Those who plan to attend or register a camper this summer are strongly advised to review this resource.
The dates for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry programs are as follows:
• Virtual Week for Diocesan Church School Camp and Teenage Conference: June 28 through July 2
• Diocesan Church School Camp (ages 10-13): July 5-9
• Teenage Conference (ages 14-18): July 11-16
• Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me (ages 4-9 and parent/s): August 8-11
• St. Nicholas Special Needs Family Camp (all ages): August 13-16
• Family Fest (all ages): September 3-6
For more information about these programs and to register, readers may visit https://uocyouth.org/campingministry.
Kobzarska Sich Bandura and Choral Summer Programs, organized and sponsored by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, are scheduled for July 25 through August 7 at All Saints Camp. For additional information, readers can visit the Kobzarska Sich website, www.banduracamp.org.
All Saints Camp is hiring a number of paid and volunteer positions. Eligible candidates must be 14 years old or older, and opportunities include camp program, facilities and food service.
Questions, comments or concerns may be directed to Josh Oryhon, camp manager of All Saints Camp, by e-mail, email@example.com, or telephone, 724-867-5811.
Purchased in 1978 through the initiative of the Pittsburgh Deanery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. (UOC-U.S.A.), and the Ukrainian Orthodox League of the U.S.A., All Saints Camp has continued to grow with the addition of buildings, a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, a pavilion and St. Thomas Chapel.
All Saints Camp continues to expand to meet the needs of the youth of the UOC-U.S.A. as well as other renters who use the facility throughout the course of the year. A Capital Campaign was launched in 2019 with the aim of raising funds to support the camp for the next 50 years. Donations can be made by contacting Michael Nakonachny, chairperson of the fundraising committee, by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone, 440-503-3151.
Readers are encouraged to follow All Saints Camp (@allsaintscamp) on social media #ASC2021. For additional information, readers can visit the All Saints Camp website, www.allsaintscamp.org.