Tag Archives: 40th Anniversary

Fanari Camp Video: 1973

Check out this amazing find on YouTube: Memories from Fanari Camp 1973 at Conference Point. It’s amazing how things have changed, yet how much they remain the same. Fanari continues to provide faith, friendship and fun to over 350 campers every year.

It’s not too late to purchase your Fanari 40th Anniversary Gala tickets. Be sure to visit www.fanari.org to purchase tickets for Saturday, January 14, 2012. All proceeds go directly to the Fanari Camp program and will ensure that this beloved program continues to thrive.

Don’t forget to submit your alumni information and any memorials or met & married information.

Greek Star Article

The Greek Star featured an article about Fanari Camp in its December 15, 2011 issue.  If you haven’t read it, we’ve posted it below. Big thanks to Maria Karamitsos for her work on the article and for allowing us to post it on our blog.

If you’re having difficulty reading it, you can click on the image and zoom in as needed.

©2011. Reprinted with permission by The Greek Star. www.thegreekstar.com

Alumni Pictures

Fanari 1975: (front to back) Betsy Kopsian, Andria Tompary, John Poulos, Ted Poteres, Nicki Lagon, Sam Kladis, Dean Galanopoulos

Have you checked out our alumni pictures yet? You can find alumni pictures on our Facebook page and on our 40th Anniversary Gala website. Share it with your friends and buy your 40th Anniversary Gala tickets before it’s too late!

We want YOU to be a part of our celebration!

We’re 59 days away from our 40th Anniversary Gala and we want you to be a part of it!

Tickets (children, student and adult) are available on our Fanari Camp 40th Anniversary website, along with event and hotel information.

We encourage alumni to submit their information to the Alumni Directory (at the bottom of the Gala site), and submit alumni pictures to fanari.alumni@gmail.com. We’ll include the pictures at the Gala and post them on our Fanari Camp Facebook page.

If you met your spouse at Fanari Camp, please submit your information on our Met & Married page.

On Sunday, January 15, 2012 we’ll celebrate the Divine Liturgy with our Fanari family at Holy Apostles (Westchester, IL), and a memorial will be held for alumni who have fallen asleep in the Lord. Please submit names of Fanari alumni on our Memorial page.

Finally, if you’re unable to attend the Gala but still want to support the Fanari Camp program, please consider being a part of our ad book.

With all of the buzz we’re hearing, the Gala is sure to be a wonderful time! Can’t wait to see everyone on January 14th!

40th Anniversary Gala tickets are now on sale!

For 40 years, the Fanari Camp program has ministered to youth from the Metropolis of Chicago and beyond by providing an opportunity to learn and grow in the Orthodox faith, build friendships, and share in a common heritage. Thousands of our children have participated in the Fanari Camp program and have experienced the light of Christ through this special bond.

Whether you were a camper, counselor, staff, clergy, or parent, you understand the impact Fanari has on its participants. As we look to continue this essential ministry, we’re thankful for each of the past 40 years and hope that you’ll celebrate with us at the Fanari Camp 40th Anniversary Gala on January 14, 2012!

Tickets and event information are available at: http://www.fanari.org/ Please spread the word with your Fanari friends.

We can’t wait to see you in January!

Save the Date: Celebrating 40 Years of Faith, Friendship & Fun!

Fanari Camp is in its 40th year of providing the youth of our Metropolis with the opportunity to learn and grow in our Orthodox faith, build friendships, and share in our common heritage. Thousands of our children have participated in the Fanari Camp program over the past 40 years, and it’s time to celebrate a program that so many of us love!

We’re excited to announce the Fanari Camp 40th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Ticket information will be available soon.

Please submit your Fanari Alumni information and spread the word!

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating 40 Years of Faith, Friendship & Fun!

All our bags are packed, we’re ready to go…


Well, our 40th year of Fanari Camp is done! The campers are all on the buses and just pulled out of camp.

Thank you to our counselors, staff and priests for all of your hard work and energy this week. Fanari couldn’t happen without you!

Campers, we hope you had a wonderful week, made new friends and learned about our faith. We pray that the experiences you had at Fanari will be with you throughout your lives.

We’ll see everyone on June 17 for Fanari 2012!!!