Camp Met: Living the Faith!
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Camp Metamorphosis (Camp Met) is an Orthodox Christian fellowship designed for youths and counselors to grow in their faith by participating in various fun and educational programs including worship services and sessions about Orthodox life, tradition, and culture.
The week-long camp program allows campers between the ages of 14-18 to engage in a variety of summer activities that emphasize fellowship and learning through worship services, sports, arts and crafts, fireside chats, Greek dancing and much more. Each day begins with an Orthros service and concludes with a Vesper service in the evening, followed by the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Thursday morning. Throughout the week, campers also have the opportunity to participate in various sacraments such as Holy Communion, Holy Confession and Holy Unction.
Counselors are responsible for supervising and facilitating the activities and helping campers complete assigned tasks within their cabins and encourage group discussions about daily events and other religious topics. For youths who have participated as campers, the experience has been rewarding and often many youths return as counsellors in support of the camp program and to be positive role models.
Camp Metamorphosis Winnipeg was the original community camp in Canada which was led by Rev. Fr. Apostolos Drakos in 1983 to 1984. Since then, three new sites have been developed in Ontario and British Columbia.
Thanks to Eleni Kanavas for providing this summary.