Fanari 2014 is off and running! All of our campers, counselors and staff arrived safely in Green Lake this afternoon and we were extremely lucky with sunny skies to welcome them. The campers at Holy Apostles were treated to a wonderful send-off from the Greek American Motorcycle Association (see photos below). We’re so thankful for the members of GAMA who provided scholarships for campers to attend Fanari. Thank you for your continued support of our program!
We ate dinner together- all 483 campers plus around 100 counselors, activity staff, and priests- followed by our camp orientation. We got the lay of the land and learned about each of our activities: Orthodox Life, Bible Study, Theater, Athletics, and Diakonia. Our activity staff talked about what we can expect this week and got us excited about the activities to come.
Tonight we ended our first day with evening chapel, including a sermon from Fr. Peter, followed by the awarding of our first Spirit Stick of the week to the 11th Grade. We finished the night singing a Fanari classic I Will Magnify the Lord.
Campers are now back in their cabins, having evening devotionals with their counselors, and getting settled. Fanari 2014 is off to a wonderful start and we can’t wait for our first full day tomorrow. Sleep well campers!