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2014 Camp Nazareth Alumni Reunion

On Saturday, November 1, 2014 over 60 Camp Nazareth Alumni (campers, staff, volunteers and clergy) gathered together at Camp Nazareth for an afternoon of fellowship, prayer, learning and fun.

Read Press Release Here: www.acrod.org/news/releases/cn-alumni-reunion-2014
The Lodge set up before our Alumni arrived
Putting the final touches on a picture display
The picture display begins to attract our alumni
The set up for the Camp's alumni was a class act.
It was great to see those present sharing stories
His Grace talking with Attorney Michael Ristvey who was instrumental in the Camp's formation.
The Social Hour provided plenty of opportunity for our alum to talk, reconnect and share stories
The Social Hour was extended as our honored alumni arrived
The Lodge was divided for a Reception and later a dinner
The Speaking Program begins as more than 60 alumni gathered together
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Polanichka, one of the those responsible for the founding and building of Camp Nazareth, addresses those present.
Learning about the history of Camp and about the hardwork it took to form it kept our alum attentive
Fr. Michael Polanichka and Attorney Michael Ristvey "tag-teamed" their portion of the speaking program.
His Grace with the Camp's alumni listen to the various speakers.
Attorney Michael Ristvey gave a very passionate account of how the Camp got started.
Some honored alumni during the speaking program.
Very Rev. Michael Zak, a former Director of Camp Nazareth, addressed our alumni and talked about Camp as the greatest example of Christian stewardship.
Fr. Stephen Loposky, the current Director of Camp Nazareth, introduced a few special alumni...the Orthodox residents of Polk Center, a state facility that each Camp Nazareth Director has served at as a chaplain.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Overseer of Camp Nazareth, addressed our alumni
The Rt. Rev. Bishop Sean Rowe, the bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern PA which has been coming to Camp since 1979, delivers his talk those present.
His Grace Bishop Gregory talked with the Camp Alumni and shared some of the future plans for the Camp.
The Camp Alumni during the speaking program
The Right Rev. Bishop Sean Rowe, the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Northwestern PA, and our Camp Overseer, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky during the speaking program.
It was a wonderful event...nearly 65 alum attended!
A blessing awaited our Camp alumni in the Camp Church.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Leasure brought the Myrrh-streaming Icons from Taylor, PA for our alumni.
Fr. Michael Zak annoints Pani Deborah Zak with the Holy Myrrh.
The Dinner following the Church Service was delicious!
Some of our more recent Alumni at the Dinner.
It was a very beautiful event for our Camp Alumni. We'll look forward to the time we gather together again!