Did you know one of every three campers receives scholarship assistance to attend camp? Did you know that the Order of St. Ignatiusis donating $190,000 in scholarships for campers to attend any of the eight camping programs in the Antiochian Archdiocese? Did you know that our alumni and friends last year helped raise nearly $20,000 in scholarship funds? This year the request for scholarship funds is greater than ever. We need your help! Are you able to help send a kid to camp? No donation is too little or too large. You may make a one time gift or offer a recurring gift. Check with your employer and see if they possibly have a matching gift program to double your donation. The most cost effective way to donate is to send us a check payable to the Antiochian Village (201 St. Ignatius Trail, Bolivar, PA 15923) with "Scholarship Fund" in the check memo. If you prefer to use your credit card, you can call our office and we can process it over the phone or you may utilize one of the following links: Network for Good, JustGive.org, or Causes. We thank you in advance for your consideration of the need of our campers.
We are pleased to announce that our 2013 Summer Staff has been selected and is already preparing for the summer camping season. We invite you to visit our 2013 Staff page to meet our entire staff. Each day we plan to introduce two of these wonderful and dynamic young people so that world may know what fantastic young people will be working and caring for our campers. If you miss reading the brief bios posted here each day you can catch up clicking on their names on our 2013 Staff page.
John is a Jedi Knight cellist from Huntington, West Virginia. This fall, John will be entering into his junior year at West Virginia University, where he is studying Computer Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Math. In his free time, you can find John playing video games,working on vector calculus, or writing and performing music with his friends. This summer, John will be working as a counselor as well as an archery instructor, where he will be instructing campers in the way of Robin Hood and Katniss. This is John’s first year on staff, and he is so excited to spend the summer making sure the campers have the time of their lives!
Sonia is a slightly uncoordinated girl from Grand Rapids, Michigan. This fall, Sonia will be entering into her fourth year at Michigan State University, where she is studying Human Biology. In her free time, you can find Sonia either running around and playing outside or snuggled up in a warm blanket with some tea, watching movies (but, most likely, you will find her in the library). This summer, Sonia will be working as the Nurse's Aide, meaning she gets to assist the camp nurses in the health care of the campers! This is Sonia's third year on staff at the Village, and she can't wait to make it the best summer yet!
Many years in the making, we have now made the life of our camper families a little easier. You now have access to your health history online. Instead of printing out four pages (every year) for your camper(s), you can go online into your password protected account and provide your health history. Each year you will only have to go online and verify or update information as necessary. The one page you will have to download is the Medical Examination Form and take it to your doctor to complete. Please follow the instructions below to complete your health history online:
Have your camper’s health information ready
(insurance info, immunization record, etc.).
2) Login to your AV online account: http://antiochianvillage.pointinspace.com/family/login.php
3) On the registration home page, you’ll see the name(s) of your campers listed under Current Sessions.
4) Click on the Health Form Required link under your camper’s name.
5) Enter the appropriate info on each page (4 pages total). At the bottom of each page, you’ll be able to save the information you’ve entered. You may enter everything at once, or log back in at a later time to complete the process.
6) On the final page, you’ll be prompted to download the Medical Examination Form, which must be printed, then signed by your child’s physician and sent to us, along with copies of your health insurance card (front & back).
7) That’s it!
The weekend of May 17-19 we invite you to come to the Village to help prepare it for the summer camping season. Cabins and buildings need to be cleaned and the grounds need to spruced up a bit. Program materials need to be moved to various locations for use this summer. You can be part of this wonderful weekend. In addition to the work that we will do, there will be time for fellowship and prayer as we will celebrate the divine services with Great Vespers on Saturday evening and Orthros followed by the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. Click here to view the basic schedule or to download a registration form.
Reminder: All camper tuition fees are to be paid in full by May 1st.
There are still a few spots left open for camp this summer. The chart below indicates where room exists. To attend camp this summer register now! If you are still not sure what you are going to do this summer then check out our new 2013 Summer Camp Promotional Video. It just might help you decide. Enjoy! If a session is full you may contact our office to have your camper placed on the Wait List.
|2013 Summer Camp Space Availability
as of May 13th
| Session One - 1 week
June 16 - 23
| Session One - 2 weeks
June 16 - 28
| Session Two
June 30 - July 12
| Session Three
July 14 - 26
| Session Four
July 28 - August 9
|Sacred Arts Camps|
| Byzantine Chant
June 16 - 28
| Byzantine Chant
June 30 - July 12
| Iconography Camp
July 14 - 22
|Total Campers Registered: 1,041|
If a session is full and you would like your camper to be placed on the waiting list for that session please download a registration form and send it to our office. You will be notified when a spot opens up and we are able to move your camper into a registered position.
We know our minds are still locked around the memories we just finished creating this summer, but the reality is that there are many campers already counting down the weeks, days and hours to the 2013 Camping Season. So with this in mind we present the 2013 camp dates:
|2013 Camp Dates|
|Winter Camp||February 15-18|
|Service Weekend||May 17-19|
|Family Camp||May 24-27|
|Session One (2 weeks)||June 16-28|
|Chanting Camp I||June 16-28|
|Session One (1 week)||June 16-23|
|Session Two||June 30 - July 12|
|Chanting Camp II||June 30 - July 12|
|Session Three||July 14-26|
|Iconography Camp||July 14-22|
|Session Four||July 28 - August 9|
|Special Olympics Camp||August 9-17|
|Family Camp||August 23-26|
Hey Villagers! Our Environmental Education Program is really taking off here in the Ligonier Valley. We have put together an excellent resource for interested parties that want to learn a little more about Antiochian Village and the EE Program. You can view it here!
Contact Tatiana if you are interested in bringing a group to experience all the Antiochian Village Environmental Education Program has to offer!
Have you ever thought about what happens at the Antiochian Village during summer camp? Are you wondering what your children, grandchildren or siblings do while they are at camp? Well, we have a way to give you a glimpse. This year we had our own staff photographer, Nicole, who took photos every day and night. We uploaded photos and brief descriptions of the day to our Summer Memories page.
We have added a new page to offer parents some resources that relate to camp and also for general parenting. We welcome suggestions of other material that may prove to be helpful to other parents. Visit our Resources for Parents webpage.
Join the Antiochian Village Community by becoming a Fan on our AV Facebook page. Our plans are to have this online interactive community to keep everyone up to date with happenings and information regarding life at the Antiochian Village. If you have suggestions for our online presence, feel free to contact us.
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