Session 1 of Fanari Camp 2018 is just about over. We’re so thankful to have had this week to grow together in our faith, with one another. As sad as we are that it’s ending, it’s been a wonderful week of making memories and new friendships.
For the last time, we went through our rotations of Bible Study, Orthodox Life and in Theater we had dress rehearsal for our skits. The rain once again kept us inside for free time, but everyone found different activities to keep them busy and grabbed all the swag and treats they wanted before Camp Store closed.
On our last night at Fanari Camp, there’s no better way to end our time together than with “Skit Night”. Our Theater Staff, Chrysanthe Agos, did a great job coordinating the evening’s skits all week long and the campers enjoyed watching each other’s performances! We definitely have some entertaining campers with a future in theater, dance or comedy!!! Even our counselors got into the spirit and proved to be quite the entertainers. Great job, everyone!
Camper, Luke Christy, our Metropolis of Chicago Oratorical Festival Jr. Division winner and National Oratorical Festival 2nd place winner, gave us his oratory speech at Closing Day. We’re so proud of him and his accomplishments as a first time participant! He’s a great example and model for other young people, to learn more and discover the beauty that is Orthodoxy. We pray that he continues to share his faith with others and that his faith grows deeper in the love of Christ.
Huge congratulations to the campers and counselors of the Delphians, the 2018 Session 1 Fanari Camp Spirit Winners! They truly embraced the Fanari Spirit all week long with amazing counselors to lead them! Our seven 11th graders were also recognized for their last year at camp. We hope they always keep what they learned at camp in their hearts and remember their years at Fanari forever. Can’t wait to have them back as counselors in the future!
We ended the night with Deacon Chris speaking about our theme of the week; The Four Evangelists, Four Doors to Christ. We should all open the door to those around us, and show them Christ by the way we live our lives each and every day.
Fanari 2018 Session 1 is almost in the books. We’re so thankful for the campers, clergy and staff who have made this such an amazing week! 1 more day to go….