Saturday, 11 March 2017

Κατασκήνωση Θυατείρων

Για άλλη μια χρονιά θα λειτουργήσει φέτος το καλοκαίρι η Κατασκήνωση της Ι.Α. Θυατείρων & Μ.Β. Ο Διευθυντής της Κατασκήνωσης π. Χριστόδουλος Χριστοδούλου μας ενημερώνει σχετικά:

Dear Parent,

I write to invite your child(ren) to GOYGB CAMP 2017!


PRICE: £195 PER PERSON. Bursaries are available on request.

For more information about GOYGB activities visit

Please find enclosed the application form for this year’s GOYGB Summer Camp. Please read all of the instructions carefully before filling out the Registration Form, even if your child has attended camp in previous years. We would like your child to have the best experience possible, and your cooperation is vital.

While we would like every child who applies to be able to come to camp the demand for camp is great and space fills up quickly so to avoid disappointment return your form to us as quickly as possible. The following is a guide to the number of places that are available this year:

12 places for Girls entering academic years 12 or 13 in September 2017
12 places for Boys entering academic years 12 or 13 in September 2017

12 places for Girls entering academic years 9 to 11 in September 2017
12 places for Boys entering academic years 9 to 11 in September 2017

12 places for Girls entering academic years 5 to 8 in September 2017
12 places for Boys entering academic years 5 to 8 in September 2017

We encourage all parents to register early. All forms and payments should be returned to GOYGB Camp Secretary, 24 Alexandra Road, Bath, BA2 4PW for processing.

If you want to discuss any matters regarding your application or about camp in general please contact us via email at, or contact our priest coordinator, Fr. Christodoulos, on 07595 531 523.

We pray that you all have a wonderful year, and look forward to seeing you soon at the camp!

Yours in Christ,
Fr Christodoulos Christodoulou
Assistant Leaders: Campers who are entering into Year 13 in the coming academic year may apply to be selected as “Assistant Leaders”. Leaders in Training applicants should fill out the Leader in Training Application, you may also apply as a camper, in case you are not selected as an Assistant Leader. However, we do encourage you to return the camper application as soon as possible, as campers are selected on a first come first served basis.

Registration: For a camper to be registered, we must receive both a) a fully completed Registration Form (attached) and b) a £90 deposit or a Bursary Request Form. Cheques should be made payable to ‘GOYGB Camp’. Camp fees must be paid in full by 1st June 2017. Applications will be processed in order of the postmark.

Cancellation: We appreciate prompt notification if a camper must cancel. Cancellations before 1st July will receive a full refund less the deposit. After 1st July, refunds may be requested in writing and will only be granted if a replacement for the opening is found, except in cases of family emergency.

Bursaries: If you require a bursary, please complete the Bursary Request Form and submit it to us. We will then pass these onto parishes or the Archdiocese who are willing to give funding towards your children attending camp.

Medical Information: Once registered, you will receive via email the Health History and Examination Form. These forms must be filled out in their entirety by you and your child’s doctor and sent to the camp secretary no later than two weeks prior to arrival or the camper’s spot may be forfeited.

Billing Information: Balance of all payments (£195 per person) are due on 1st June, or the camper’s spot may be forfeited. A deposit of £90 must be sent with the registration form to secure a place. All balances will be billed to the campers’ parents/ guardian, regardless of any parish subsidies. As in the past, we anticipate many campers on the waiting list, thus any campers with outstanding balances after 1st June may forfeit their spot to a camper on the waiting list.

Transportation to camp: 
You may choose to drive your child to/from camp in which case we will send you directions.
If your child is coming alone via public transport a shuttle bus will transport children to/from Shrewsbury bus and railway station. Participants will be met by a uniformed leader and we will confirm their arrival.

Camp Activities: Life at camp takes full advantage of our outdoor setting. Activities may include field sports, swimming, canoeing, overnight camping, and an overnight trip off-camp for some of our oldest campers (usually age 15- 17). Rainy days are a frequent occurrence, so waterproof coat, trousers and wellington boots are a must.

Conduct: All campers are expected to act in ways appropriate to an Orthodox Christian setting. While all disciplinary action will be taken to attempt resolution on site, the Camp Director reserves the right to dismiss campers for gross violations of camp rules. Parents will be responsible for arranging and covering the costs of their child’s early departure.

More information: Upon being registered, a link to the Camper/Parent Handbook and forms will be emailed to each family which contains the necessary information to adequately prepare yourself and your child for camp. Please be sure a correct email address is included in the registration form. Also, please be sure to list our email address ( as a safe sender so correspondence from GOYGB Camp is not marked as spam.

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