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Sat 6/22: Fanari 2013 is in the books

Sorry for the delay – we had difficulty with wifi…

Every year Fanari seems to fly by, and this year was no different. The campers arrive on Sunday afternoon and the next thing you know, it’s Saturday morning and our campers are heading home. Fanari 2013 is complete and the buses are on their way home.

We were blessed with another wonderful year of Fanari and we’re so thankful for such an amazing experience. Campers, we hope you made new friends, had fun, and most importantly, learned more about your faith. We pray that you carry your Fanari agape with you throughout your lives, and that you cherish the friendships and memories you’ve made.

Counselors, staff, and clergy thank you for all of your hard work this week. Fanari couldn’t happen without you! Your dedication to the youth of our Metropolis is so important to our ministry and we’re so grateful for the time you’ve given to our Fanari campers.

Thanks everyone for a great week! We’ll see you next year for Fanari 2014!!!




Wednesday 6/19: Confession & the Song Game

Today was a full day of confession in Orthodox Life (OL), and priests from around our Metropolis heard confession from our campers and counselors. Campers continued their work on their icons in Diakonia and talked about what love is in Bible Study. 

Free time brought beautiful sunshine, perfect warm weather, and the prelims for the 3rd Annual Fanari Water Games (canoe races). Each grade will advance two teams for tomorrow’s finals…we’re looking forward to a fun afternoon on the water!

Tonight we brought back a Fanari classic, the Song Game.  Each grade competed in preliminary rounds amongst themselves, and then sent one team to the finals. The final round had the 6th grade vs. the 9th grade….with the 6th grade pulling off the win! 

Tonight is a quiet night and we’ll be up bright and early to celebrate Divine Liturgy together, followed by a full day of free time and our annual picnic. It’s hard to believe it’s Wednesday night already, this week is just flying by!

Goodnight Fanari campers!

Tuesday 6/18: Fanari Games

Today was a beautiful day! Even though it was a little cool the sun was shining and we had enjoyed every minute of it.

After morning chapel and breakfast we went to our morning sessions. In Diakonia we’ve been busy making icons painting various layers on blocks of wood. The campers are working hard and we can’t wait to see the finished products. We had some great discussions in OL and prepared for the sacrament of Confession tomorrow. 

The sun was out  during free time and the campers enjoyed some time down by the lake, including some soccer tournaments led by some of our wonderful counselors. Campers also learned how to chant with Alex and some participated in arts in crafts with our Diakonia staff.

The entire camp had a GREAT time cheering each other on during our annual Fanari Games! Each grade dressed in specific colors and got into the spirit of the games with lots of cheers and encouragement. We loved seeing our counselors get into the spirit, too! Big congratulations to the 8th grade and the 11th grade for winning in their respective divisions!

Time for chapel and then bed. Another big day tomorrow, including confession and a Fanari classic, the Song Game!

Sweet dreams, campers! Thank you for another day of so much wonderful Christian Agape!