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)!

Room for more!

With less than 4 weeks until camp, we are super excited as we plan and prepare for another fun time at camp.  We have many wonderful volunteers who are getting ready to help our campers at camp.

At this time, we still need:

  1. a head Cook (with Food Safe certification) to lead the kitchen team.
  2. a lifeguard
  3. a few more male and female counsellors (the amount varies depending on how many campers sign up)

We also have space for some more campers, so sign your kids up now!

See you soon!


Can’t go to camp but still want to help?

Sadly, not everyone can be at camp, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t help make is a wonderful time for the kids.  Here are some ways you can help:

  • Pray for the safety and well-being of campers and staff who are at camp.  Pray that the campers will find their time spiritually edifying and beneficial.
  • Donate some money to help a camper who can’t afford to get their on his/her own.
  • Donate supplies for workshops (with the approval of the Camp Directors), or even simply suggest a great workshop idea!
  • Spread the word!  Tell everyone you know about camp. Campers and staff can both apply on this website!

Other items you might consider donating include:

  • “tuck” supplies
  • Small white Christmas lights
  • Hay bales
  • a garden Gnome
  • a trampoline
  • workshop supplies (please contact director for more information)
  • camping tent

Please contact the directors for more specific information on what donated items we need or can accept.

Thank you.


Now accepting staff applications

Working at camp is a very memorable experience and one that you will most certainly find rewarding.  If you are interested in working as a volunteer at camp, please take a moment to look at the overview of the volunteer staff job descriptions.  Then, fill out the application form so that we know you are willing to help out.  All of this and more can be found on the Site Map to the right of the screen under “Staff Registration.”  

If you have any questions, feel free to email the directors at director{at} .

See you at camp!