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Thursday 6/19: Picnic & free time!

What a great day so far! After breakfast we went down to the waterfront to enjoy the afternoon of free-time and our favorite food for the week- souvlaki! The weather was cloudy and a little cool, but at least the rain stayed away. Unfortunately the water was choppy, so we had to postpone the Fanari Water Games. The campers played volleyball, soccer, softball, and hung out by the water. His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos visited us today, and spent the afternoon with the campers.

We’re just finishing the afternoon and will head to dinner in a bit, followed by the dance. Since we’re getting sporty for the dance, we can’t wait to see what our creative campers come up with for the theme!

Thursday 6/20: Picnic & Water Game Fun

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, Ga Ga Ball and hung out by the water. 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 3rd Annual Fanari Camp Water Games. We had quite a few capsized boats and the final round had the 11th grade just edging out the 6th grade for the win.

We’re just finishing dinner and then we’re off to get ready for the dance. Since we’re celebrating western-style, we can’t wait to see what our creative campers come up with for the theme!

Thursday 6/20: Divine Liturgy

Thursday morning is always a special time at Fanari Camp, as we celebrate the Divine Liturgy together. It’s beautiful to hear the campers sing hymns together and to witness so many priests from our Metropolis serving together. Campers listened to a wonderful sermon from Fr. Bill Chiganos and received the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We are truly blessed to be a part of this amazing experience.

Following Divine Liturgy, we had a late breakfast and took some parish group photos. Now it’s time for the lakefront and a whole day of enjoying this beautiful weather! We’re looking forward to a tasty lunch of souvlaki, karpoozi and lemonade, followed by our 3rd Annual Water Games.

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!

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!