Teen Camp (Ages 13-16)
This is not your typical week away from home where anything goes. Teen camp is an activity-packed five-day experience for our campers. Guidance and spiritual growth comes from our “seasoned” camp professionals. Teen Camp is a cultural and spiritual experience with some projects and fun thrown in too! St. Michael’s Teen camp will give you the opportunity to meet new people, experience teamwork and find your inner leader. You will also have the chance to have some cultural experiences and some spiritual self development and growth.
The days at teen camp vary from day to day with different projects, trips and liturgical services. Examples of past projects are travelling to a cemetery to do some maintenance work around the aging grave sites, visit the elderly and listen to their stories of when they were children, cleaning up around camp and preparing some food for youth camp. All of these projects allowed us to learn about each other in different situations and settings.
The recreation portion of the teen program consists of beach time, canoeing and kayaking, movie analysis and a little trek through the wilderness called “Beaver Quest.”
At St. Michael’s we have opportunity to celebrate different liturgical services throughout the week, such as a Divine Liturgy, Moleben, Akathist and Vespers. The staff rotate through leading sessions around our annual theme and our staff members have a special way of relating it to our faith and everyday experiences. These sessions include discussion, question-and-answer and sharing of personal experiences. The group takes time to reflect on the presentations and build on their spiritual self during this time.