Session 4 is coming to an end but the laughs, love and friendship will last far beyond our week together here, at Fanari Camp!
Rain showers overnight put a damper on Athletics, our Flex activity today, but our counselors led campers in some group games indoors. Discussions were being wrapped up in Bible Study and OL, and everyone was busy in Theater going through the final dress rehearsal before our evening activity tonight.
Free-time found us indoors, as the rain kept us from heading outside today. Some campers watched the movie “Shrek”, while others visited the Camp Store for last minute candy and swag purchases or just enjoyed spending some quality time with each other and working on their skits. All summer long, ice cream bars have been generously donated each day to campers, in honor of Nun Theologia. What refreshing treats for all to enjoy! Thank you!!!
We had a special visitor today, Mrs. Sophia Cocokios, whom we honored with an icon of the Panagia for preparing and baking all our prosfora for our Divine Liturgies the entire summer. May God continue to bless and keep Sophia in His loving care!
Wrapping up our last evening activity for the week, is our annual Skit Night. Andrew Poteres guided our campers all week long, to prepare their skits and entertain us tonight. Congratulations to all our performers for an outstanding evening! Even Zeno, with his words of wisdom, made a comeback this week. By far, the nights biggest hit was when counselor Georgia Danos was tricked into getting a whip cream pie in the face! Thanks for being such a great sport. The fun meter was at an all time high today!
It’s been a spirited week for all of our cabins, but after all the coins were counted, the final Spirit Winner for Session 4 is the DELPHIANS! All our campers and staff did a tremendous job showing unity, love and kindness all week long. We pray that you all keep the Holy Spirit within once you return home, with your words and actions, as you did here at camp. Great job for a fantastic week!
At Closing Day we honored the 11th graders who attended camp for their last year. We pray that they take what they learned this week and continue to grow closer to Christ and His church. Our 4 week staff, who gave of their time and talents to spend the entire summer with us, was also recognized, as were the rest of the counselors who were with us multiple and single sessions. We are truly blessed at Fanari Camp with outstanding staff and clergy who make our program come alive each session! Ending the night, Deacon Chris told us to keep the relationships that we’ve established at camp alive throughout the year, to love one another, and to have hope in the Lord. He also challenged us to take ownership of our faith and to lead others to Christ. A perfect ending to such a blessed week together, growing in our faith and learning more about ourselves and each other!
For one last time, we all sang, “Deep” and a round of “Father I Adore You” before we dismissed to our cabins for our last devotionals. Campers are packing up their belongings so they are ready to go before Divine Liturgy in the morning. May God watch over us all, as we spend our last night together before departure tomorrow.