Each year Camp Emmanuel offers participants an opportunity to retreat away from everyday life and to gain experience in a nurturing Orthodox Christian community. Camp Emmanuel utilizes the Manzano Mountain Retreat facility in Torreon, New Mexico, outside of Albuquerque.
Camp Emmanuel offers two, one-week sessions each summer: one Junior Session and one Senior Session. The Junior session is for young people ages 11-14 years, and the Senior Session for ages 15-18 years.
Junior Session campers must turn eleven years old prior to October 1, 2017. Likewise, fourteen-year-old campers who will be fifteen years of age prior to October 1, 2017, are considered eligible to participate in the Senior session of Camp Emmanuel.
Making Plans to Attend Camp Emmanuel
Online Camper Registration and payment must be completed by 11:59 p.m. MDT, on April 30. The Youth Essay, Medical Form, Insurance Information, and Agreement and Waiver must be received by May 5 at the Metropolis Office in order for the registration to be complete. Substitutions can not be accommodated for cancelled registrations, and registrations cannot be accepted after April 30.
A printable packing list can be found here.
A limited amount of assistance funds are available from the Metropolis Office as part of a generous grant from Leadership 100. Requests should be made in writing by your parish priest to the Metropolis Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, using the request for Financial Assistance form provided. This request must include specific circumstances of need and are due to Jenny Stasinopoulos at the Metropolis Office by April 20.
Camp Reflection written by Jenny Stasinopoulos, Camp Director and former staffer.
Camp Emmanuel Live allows parents, family and friends to take a peek at the daily activities that occur at Camp Emmanuel. It is intended that each day, photos of the camp program will be posted on our Metropolis youth page. Due to technical limitations--namely internet connection issues--the regularity of the pictures may be disrupted. Your patience is appreciated.