Tuesday 6/23: It’s Great to be Greek

We started our first full day of Session 2 at Fanari Camp with an Agiasmos service, led by Fr. Tasso Theodoropoulos, to bless our campers and staff. After dismissal we introduced the campers to “Alone with God”, where we spend a few minutes each morning spread out in silence, to pray and begin our day focused on Christ.

After a delicious breakfast, our campers went through their rotation schedule and learned Greek Culture in Flex, started working on their skits in Theater and learned more about their faith in OL and Bible Study.

The weather was beautiful and free-time was filled with a lot of outdoor activities. All campers who plan to hang out at the pool this week, took their swim test. Others were out on the basketball court and soccer field, or playing in our garage band. The Camp Store was open with a fresh delivery of snacks! Campers also hung out and played some games and made friendship bracelets inside the Main Lodge.

Tonight the campers danced the night away Greek style!!! Big shout-out to our DJ’s, Alex Klonis, Katerina Rallis and Arun Modayil, for playing and organizing our music for Greek night.  We once again danced outside under the carport in front of our beautiful Main Lodge.  Mr. D also told stories by the fireplace on our cozy outdoor balcony. The campers and staff definitely had a fun night!

We ended with Closing day in chapel and listened to Alex Magdalinos reflect on how, as we pray during our services through the petitions, we pray for the whole world and everyone and everything in it and ask for the Lord’s mercy.

Tonight’s spirit stick went to the Olympians and counselors Katerina Rallis and Nick Kouracos, who displayed his sharp guitar skills, lead us in singing, “Deep” and “Father I Adore You”, along with all our counselors. We closed out the night with Deacon Chris teaching everyone a new hymn, “Lord of the Powers’, as the campers sang arm in arm. What a great day of fellowship and fun, as we learn more about our culture and faith. We love Fanari!

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