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Friday 6/20: Our last day & Skit Night

Fanari 2014 is just about over, and we’re so sad that this was our last full day of camp. It’s been another wonderful day of friendships and memory making, and we’re so thankful to have had this week to meet new people.

Our Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me campers have had a wonderful time hanging out with the 10th and 11th grades. We’re so glad they joined us for another year of Fanari!

It’s our last night at Fanari Camp and there’s no better way to end our time together than with the skits that our campers worked on all week. Our Theater Staff did a great job coordinating the evening and all of the campers had fun with their songs and skits! The 11th graders closed their Fanari experience with the song “Time of Your Life” and lots of hugs.

Huge congratulations to the campers and counselors of the 11th grade for being the 2014 Fanari Camp Spirit Winners; they truly embraced the Fanari Spirit all week long! 

One last evening chapel, a slideshow of the week, and a few songs closed out our day. Nani nani campers, time to head home tomorrow.

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!

 

Monday 6/16: Daily Activities & Fanari Games

What a great first full day of Fanari! The weather was wonderful and the campers had a blast. Our theme this year is Christian Friendship, and we’ve challenged the campers to meet someone new every day. Needless to say they’re having a great time making new friends!

We started our day with morning chapel, a sermon from Fr. John, and the Blessing of the Waters. After breakfast and our cabin clean-up time we started our activity rotations. Campers played basketball, soccer, frisbee, and kickball in Athletics and got to work on their skits in Theater. They learned about trust in Bible Study and had some great discussions in Orthodox Life. Our Diakonia staff worked with the campers as they started their projects for the week.

Free time was so much fun- campers played lots of soccer, enjoyed some time in the lake, and hung out with their friends down by the water. We were so lucky to have such wonderful weather to enjoy some time together.

Tonight we had our annual Fanari Games! The entire camp had a GREAT time cheering each other on, playing relay games, and they all dressed in grade-specific colors to really get into the spirit. The energy was contagious and the campers really got into the spirit of the games with lots of cheers and encouragement. Big congratulations to the 8th grade and the 11th grade for winning in their respective divisions! The 6th and 7th grades each won Spirit Sticks for the day- keep up the great work guys!

Evening chapel, a sermon from Fr. Christodoulos, and a rousing rendition of Deep with Fr. George rounded out our day. Campers are in their cabins now and will surely sleep well tonight!

Goodnight campers, thank you for a wonderful day of Fanari!

Friday 6/21: Skit Night

Fanari 2013 is quickly coming to an end, and we’re so sad that this was our last full day of camp. It’s been another wonderful day of friendships and memory making! We even got lucky with the rain clearing up just in time for free time.

Our Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me campers have had a wonderful time hanging out with the 9th, 10th and 11th grades. We’re so glad they joined us for another year of Fanari!

It’s our last night at Fanari Camp and there’s no better way to end our week than with the skits that our campers worked on all week. Our Theater Staff did a great job coordinating the evening and all of the campers had fun with their songs and skits! The 11th graders closed their Fanari experience with the song “Home” and lots of hugs.

Huge congratulations to the campers and counselors of the 6th grade for being the 2013 Fanari Camp Spirit Winners; they truly embraced the Fanari Spirit all week long! 

One last evening chapel, a slideshow of the week, and a few songs closed out our day. Nani nani campers, time to head home tomorrow.

Friday 6/22: Our Last Full Day

Fanari 2012 is quickly coming to an end, and we’re so sad that this was our last full day of camp. It’s been another great day! We even got lucky with only a little rain during lunch which cleared up in time for free-time. During free-time we were treated to some tasty ice cream, courtesy of Mr. D! A huge thank you to Mr. D, not only for the afternoon treat, but for all of his years of service to Fanari Camp. We love you!

Our Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me campers have had a wonderful time hanging out with the 9th, 10th and 11th grades. We’re so glad they joined us for another year of Fanari and can’t wait for them to come back next year. More to come on their day at Fanari in the next blog post.

Right now we’re getting ready for dinner, which will be followed by one of our favorite nights- Skit Night! We can’t wait to see all of the fantastic skits the campers created.

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!

Our last day at Fanari…

Today was our last full day of Fanari 2011…and we saved the best weather for last. The sun came out a little and campers were able to enjoy their entire day outside! We had our regular activities and prepared for our last evening activity, Skit Night.

Today we had some visitors at camp! 3 members of the Metropolis’s Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me program came to participate in Fanari for the day. We were so blessed to have them as part of our Fanari community and loved having them here!

Our Theater Staff did a great job coordinating the evening and all of the campers had fun with their songs and skits! The 11th graders closed their Fanari experience with the song “My Wish” and lots of hugs.

Big congratulations to the campers and counselors of the 8th grade for being the Spirit Winners; they truly embraced the Fanari Spirit all week long!

One last evening chapel, a slideshow of the week, and a few songs closed out our day. Time for some nani and then it’s time to head home.

Sleep well campers!