UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA

CONSISTORY OFFICE OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

PRESS RELEASE

UOC Camping Ministry Offers Programs with Faith, Fellowship, and Fun

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church finishes its fourth camping session of the summer today as families leave after a week of the Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me (MMDM) program.  The St. Nicholas program, which ran for the first time this June, was dedicated to families of children with disabilities.  The other two programs, Teenage Conference and Diocesan Church School Camp (DCSC), were both two weeks long and ran back to back from June to July.  Over 130 campers participated between the four programs, and children came from over 20 different parishes from America, Canada, and Ukraine.

“All Saints Camp is good for young people because this is sanctified ground,” said Larry Kopp, the new manager of the campground. “The longer I’m here, the closer I feel to God.  Just being here, surrounded by holiness, is good for us and the children.”