Youth Outreach – Ouzinkie
Offer a youth and family camp that encourages the community by providing a deeper understanding of the faith and helps the Church in Alaska continue to enhance its youth ministry. This Team, led by Fr. Achilles Karathanos, will offer a camp that will take place in the Kodiak Deanery and will focus on both youth and families.
Travel to the village of Ouzinkie on Kodiak Island, Alaska and participate in a camp program for children, teenagers and families from the surrounding areas. This Team will work side by side with elders and adults in the community, and empower the youth to live as Orthodox Christians in these socially challenging times. The camp will incorporate lessons on the Faith, living as Orthodox in this world, a Christian understanding of social media, as well as arts and crafts, music and sports.
It has been over two hundred years since the Orthodox Christian Faith was proclaimed on the shores of Alaska, and for this reason, it is often considered America’s Holy Land. Orthodoxy has become central to many of the native Alaskan cultures. The Church faces many challenges as she continues to maintain an Orthodox witness and proclaim Christ while equipping a new generation of future believers and leaders to know and live their faith.
Team members will meet in Kodiak, Alaska for orientation. Team members will lead and coordinate the camp and be a witness of their faith by assisting as camp counselors. All members should be prepared to share and teach the Orthodox Faith.
Discover Alaska’s unique Orthodox heritage by participating in an OCMC youth team to Kodiak. Family participation is welcome. Youth workers, church school teachers, camp counselors are encouraged to apply!
Dates: July 18 – July 27, 2014
Cost: $1,245 + airfare
|* Airfare not included in Team costs. Team members must travel on scheduled dates; air travel to be coordinated with OCMC; ground transportation will be provided. Team members are encouraged to raise the additional funds to cover the cost of domestic and international travel.|