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Ready, Set, Go! Village Kicks off First Camp Session

Staff training week at the Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA, is complete, and Session One has started! Meet the 2015 summer staff on the Village's website. 

The Village's Facebook page reported on Day One this way:

Three words to describe Monday's weather: hot, humid, and rainy. But such could not dull the spirit of our campers, as they were active as ever. We started off the morning with breakfast, giving everyone an extra hour to sleep in. This provided them with the energy they needed to remain attentive in their first sessions of morning program! Some attended "Ask Abouna," doing a Q & A with our lovely session priests, Abouna James King from St. Mary in Livonia, MI, and Fr. Noah Bushelli from St. Philip in Souderton, PA. Our chanting cabins went to the Conference Center for their morning practice, and the rest of the campers were scattered about the camp, and the challenge course. Everyone was equally energetic during afternoon program, and the competition was fierce in basketball, soccer, AV ball and so forth. The Vespers service following was very peaceful, as you can see in the pictures. The golden light from the stained glass illuminated the chapel and all of the campers, who followed the service and chanted along. We then enjoyed a fish dinner, followed by a hafle, where campers showed off their best Arab dance moves and skills on the drum, while others enjoyed board games and puzzles outside! It has certainly been a great start to the session.

Throughout the summer, Camp Photographer Saleem Mokhiber will be posting all the 2015 photos on the SmugMug page. Over 1,000 photos are already posted--take a look.