2014 Orthodox Camp and Youth Workers Conference
The 12th Annual Orthodox Christian Camp and Youth Workers Conference took place at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, PA from January 23-25, 2014. Over 80 youth workers from across the United States and Canada gathered together for this year's conference, sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Camps Association and youth departments from different jurisdictions. This is an annual Conference that brings together those involved in Camp and Youth Ministry to learn, share, fellowship and grow together in this blessed ministry.
This year's conference was co-hosted by the Youth and Camping Ministries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A.
The theme of the Conference was "Writing Icons of the Kingdom: Understanding our Youth as Icons we are Helping to Write."
His Grace Bishop Gregory was the Keynote Speaker. He spoke a few times throughout the Conference encouraging those present to be united in our common ministry
Outside the Accommodations at Antiochian Village
Outside Antiochian Village
The First Keynote Address
Listening to His Grace's Keynote Addresses
Good friends at the Conference
A few moments before lunch
Enjoying the Hawaiian Night
The Conference also made time for some fun
Some time for socializing is an important part of the Conference
Before the Divine Liturgy on Friday Morning
His Grace addresses the participants after the Divine Liturgy
Taking meals together is an important part of the Conference
His Grace Bishop Gregory with Conference Clergy
Conference Participants after the Divine Liturgy on Friday