2014 United States Youth Work Team
Traveling From: 7/18/2014 to 7/27/2014; Team Cost: $1245*
Youth Outreach – Old Harbor
Help the Three Saints Orthodox community in Old Harbor, Alaska strengthen its youth ministry efforts.
Travel to the village of Old Harbor on Kodiak Island, Alaska and coordinate 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, to 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 believers and leaders to know and live their faith.
Team members will meet in Kodiak, Alaska for orientation. The Team will plan and lead a camp, and be a witness of their faith by assisting as camp counselors. All members should be prepared to organize the camp program and share the Orthodox Faith.
Discover Alaska’s unique Orthodox heritage by participating in an OCMC youth team to Kodiak.