Camp 2016: We have a date!

Dates for All Saints Camp 2016 have been confirmed! We’re planning on

July 19-24, 2016

at our usual location, Seven Springs Ranch in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island. (Staff should plan to come one day earlier: July 18-24.)

This is a bit later in July than normal, but will allow those on the Julian Calendar to enjoy camp outside of the Apostle’s Fast as well.

We Made It!

In my haste to get the good news out by e-mail, I forgot to get the good news out by blog-post too… Let me fix that.

We made it!

On Sunday evening, when I counted up the number of camper registrations, they came to 34 – four more than the minimum we set for going ahead with camp! And, not only do we have enough campers, we have also been blessed with a full complement of staff. It’s gonna be great!

I should also mention that we still have space for more campers – so if you know anyone out there who would be interested in signing up, please get them to sign up too. The more, the merrier! And, as always, keep our camp in your prayers.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Love in Christ,

Fr. Justin.

Countdown! More than half-way there…

Remember, we need thirty (30) campers signed up by June 7th.

Well, June 7th is coming soon, but I’m pleased to report that we are getting close! 18 registrations so far… Spread the word! If you know kids who are interested in (or planning on) going to camp, let them know that they have four days left to save $30 (per kid!) and help ensure camp goes forward!

Register NOW! (And volunteer now…)

Hooray! It’s finally time to get your parents to register you for camp! (or, if you’re a parent, it’s finally time to register your kids for camp!)

The new registration form, along with all the other info you need to know and/or provide to register for camp, can be found here:

As always, and as we noted when we asked for volunteers, camp cannot proceed without you! One of the most important things we work hard to ensure every year is that we have the volunteers and the campers we need to ensure that camp is a safe and fun experience for everyone. As you can see in the live table in the volunteer post below, we’re doing pretty well with volunteers so far, but we still need a few more (especially young men to serve as counselors) to sign up by the end of this month. Also, camp is no fun without campers, so we need at least thirty (30!) of you to sign up by June 7th!

The good news is that we’ve also extended the early registration deadline to June 7th, so if you (and all your friends!) sign up for camp by the 7th, you (and all your friends!) will save $30 each!

So… TELL EVERYONE! Get the word out to all your friends and family that we need them to sign up for camp NOW. And if you know any amazing, responsible, dedicated young Orthodox men and women whom you’d love to see at camp, talk them into volunteering NOW.

I’m looking forward to hanging out around the campfire, telling stories to and singing songs with you all!

Love in Christ,

Fr. Justin.

Volunteer Now!

I am pleased to announce that the new 2015 staff volunteer application form is NOW OPEN. I’ve tried to update all the links to point to the new form, but, in case there’s still one lurking around that points to the old form, you can always use the link here in this post to be sure that you’re getting to the new one. 🙂

If all goes well, we’ll be opening up the new camper registration form in mid-May.

We Need Volunteers

As always, camp cannot proceed without your help. Here’s the list of volunteer positions we need to fill. Since we’re just getting started with the post-Paschal process of pulling everything together, most of the positions are red right now, indicating that we still don’t have anyone committed to filling those positions. Hopefully that will change significantly at tonight’s Camp Volunteer/Information Meeting at St. John’s (6:30pm)! If you are willing and able to volunteer for one of these positions – or if you know someone who might be willing and able to volunteer, please let our camp directors know (director [at]!

Camp Info/Volunteer Meeting

Christ is risen!

It’s that time of year again… After Pascha and racing to get ready for camp!

Anyone interested in the camp, and especially in volunteering for this year’s camp is hereby invited to an informal informational volunteer meeting being held at St. John’s:

What? Camp Info/Volunteer Meeting
When? Tuesday, April 28th at 6:30pm
Where? St. John of Shanghai Orthodox Church (1967 Napier St., Vancouver)
Why? We need volunteers – and to get the word out that we’re working towards holding camp this year at Seven Springs again from July 7-12 (6-12 for volunteers)!