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Wednesday 6/18: Confession, Song Game, Sing-A-Long, and Relics

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 crosses in Diakonia and talked about the healing of the paralytic in Bible Study.  A bit of rain kept us in the gym for athletics but we made the most of it and still had fun. We’re practicing our skits and getting ready for our performances on Friday night.

Tonight we did a rotation of 3 activities- a sing-a-long led by Fr. George, learning about relics with Fr. Nick and competed in the Song Game.

The campers learned some Fanari classics including Boomba Hey and GLORIA, but also learned a new hymn “O Pure and Virgin.”

Fr. Nick taught us about relics, and we were able to venerate the relics of St. Nectarios, St. John Maximovitch and a Sliver of the Cross. It was a truly special night for our campers.

After chapel the 8th and 10th grades were awarded the Spirit Sticks for the day and we finished our night with the entire camp singing “O Pure and Virgin.”

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!

 

Thursday 6/21: Picnic & Water Games

What a great day so far! After breakfast we went down to the waterfront to enjoy the afternoon of free-time, food, and the infamous Fanari Water Games! We had the most beautiful weather, sunny and not too hot. The campers played volleyball, soccer, and the 11th grade even had an impromptu sing-a-long with some of the songs we sang last night.

With the traditional Fanari Camp picnic souvlaki making it’s return after a few years absence, the campers enjoyed a wonderful picnic by the volleyball courts. His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos visited us today, and spent the afternoon with the campers.

After lunch, we all went down to the waterfront for the 2nd Annual Fanari Camp Water Games. Hosted by the creative commentary of Cristin, Lee, John, Chris and Nick, the games were a huge success. Only a few capsized boats and only two that required towing back to the dock. 🙂 Everyone had a great time and we can’t wait to see the video footage, which we’ll post on our YouTube Channel after camp.

We’re just finishing dinner and we’re off to get ready for the dance. Since we’re celebrating Olympic-style, rumor has it that the US Curling Team and the Jamaican Bobsled Team might be making an appearance! Fingers crossed!

Wednesday 6/20: Confession & Sing-a-Long

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 played some soccer in Athletics, while each grade put the finishing touches on their skits in Theater. We’re really looking forward to seeing all of the great skits on Friday!

Tonight we had a Fanari sing-a-long, led by George, Katie, Lee and John. The campers had a great time singing some of our favorites: Pharaoh Pharaoh, Seek Ye First, Take My Hand, and Deep. George led the group in a CRAZY rendition of Boomba Hey, and the campers loved it! After chapel we sang an all-time Fanari favorite, Let There Be Peace on Earth, led by Fr. Bill Chiganos.

Tonight is a quiet night and we’ll be up bright and early to celebrate Divine Liturgy together. It’s hard to believe it’s Wednesday night already, this week is just flying by!

Goodnight Fanari campers!