Tuesday 7/19: Chanting & Fanari Games

Another blessed day at Fanari Camp! Campers are getting used to our daily schedule and comfortable in our surroundings.

Our Flex session today was Chanting. Alex Magdalinos taught all our campers the basics of byzantine chant. Campers also reviewed some of the beautiful hymns we sing in chapel. We definintely have some budding Psalti’s at Fanari!

Everyone found different activities to keep them busy during free time. There were plenty of visitors to the Camp Store, piano playing in the Main Lodge, soccer, basketball, Octoball, and an outstanding Uno tournament! What a fun day to relax and enjoy each other’s company!

Tonight’s evening activity was our annual Fanari Olympic Games! Our cabins made grand entrances, dressed in various themes! John Vranas from St. Nicholas in Oaklawn, did a beautiful job in leading us in singing the Greek National Anthem. Let the games begin!!! The energy was contagious and the campers really got into the spirit of the games! The competition was intense and the points were close until the final game: Balloon Tag! In the end the Athenians were victorious and received the trophy for earning the most points tonight!

Our Athenians and Delphians won spirit sticks for the day after showing so much energy and spirit all day long! The entire camp once again joined Leo in singing “Gloria” and “Pharoah, Pharoah” and then Alex taught us a new hymn, “Rich Men Have Turned Poor”, so that we could sing it before meals in the cafeteria.

At Closing day, Fr Christodoulos talked about the power of prayer and how important it is in our daily life. He also added that we must continue to pray for those who have fallen asleep in the lord. May their memories be eternal!

Today we created so many memories, with friends, new and old. Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with so many beautiful moments together at Fanari Camp.

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