With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp will open for its 24th season August 15th through 22nd, 2020 in Fryeburg, Maine. Through the intercessions of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, and through the efforts of many who have worked tirelessly to bring the camp to where it is today, St. Xenia Camp continues to grow, providing Orthodox youth ages 8-16 a unique opportunity for recreation, fellowship, and spiritual growth.
Quality counselors represent the backbone of the camp. We are recruiting young adults for counselor positions to serve as mentors and role models for our campers. Once accepted, you will be provided valuable online training in preparation for a day of in-person training on the Saturday before camp begins (August 15th). Your participation will create lasting memories for both you and our campers!
The foundation of the camp is the charitable spirit of its committed volunteer support staff. We seek certified adults for lifeguard and nursing staff, and qualified and responsible adults for crews in Arts & Crafts, the Kitchen, and on our Activity Support Staff. Through shared service in Christ comes its own opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth- if you are able, please consider joining us!
Please visit saintxeniacamp.org for more information on all of these opportunities- online registration for campers will open soon, and online applications for counselors and support staff are now being accepted. We hope you can join us for this unique and wonderful experience of spiritual invigoration, growth and fun!
If you cannot offer alms in the form of volunteer service, you can still help keep the cost of camp affordable for all. With roughly $25,000 in expenses last year, we hope you will consider financially supporting the mission of the camp in one of the following ways:
The St. Xenia Camp Directors
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