Hello! My name is Alexandra N. and it is my first time as a Fanari counselor! I loved being a camper and now, I am so glad that I can help my campers create great experiences of their own. It is the first day of camp and everyone is super pumped up for Greek night tonight.
The day has been going fantastic so far and all the kids are having an amazing time. I am in charge of the Athenian cabin, and our first activity today was Orthodox life, where we discussed how we show that we love God and how God shows that he loves us. The next rotation was flex, where each cabin learned a different Greek dance that they are going to perform tonight in front of the whole camp. I can confidently say that the Athenians excelled at the Kalamatanio during practice. Our third activity was bible study. By looking at verses’ in Isaiah, John, and Genesis, we discovered examples and again explored the theme of “God is love.” The last and fourth activity, omada (or “team”), has yet to be done but we are planning on making a cabin flag and creating some original chants. This session is led by us, the counselors, and it is a great addition to the schedule as the counselors get an opportunity to introduce and guide the campers toward being a true family in Christ. Hopefully throughout the week, the kids start getting more comfortable with each other and the awesome staff members who lead each session.
Last night was our first devotional with the campers, and they really got a chance to bond with their fellow peers and counselors. Starting off with icebreakers, we are planning on diving deeper as we explore our faith and our lives. The theme of Christian Agape truly sums up what this camp is all about.