Greetings in Christ,
After consulting with His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah, several medical experts, the Archdiocese, and Manzano Mountain Retreat, it has been made clear that the public health and economic impacts caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are expected to reach well into the summer. Therefore, it is with heavy hearts that we have come to the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Camp Emmanuel program.
We will be issuing refunds for anyone who has registered as soon as possible.
We also expect the Archdiocese to address the status of all GOA camping programs during Bright Week.
While our beloved youth, dedicated clergy and staff, and greater Camp Emmanuel family will be sorely missed, we hope to see you all back in the summer of 2021.
We pray that our loving Lord keeps you all safe and healthy in these trying times.
Jenny Stasinopoulos, Director
Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
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, 2020. Likewise, fourteen-year-old campers who will be fifteen years of age prior to October 1, 2020, are considered eligible to participate in the Senior session of Camp Emmanuel.
Camp Mailing Address:
Manzano Mountain Retreat
Attn: Camp Emmanuel
210 West Hobson Road
Torreon, NM 87061
Making Plans to Attend Camp Emmanuel
The Medical Form, Insurance Information, and Agreement and Waiver must be received by May 10 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 May 10.
A printable packing list can be found here.
When planning travel to and from Albuquerque, please arrange to arrive into ABQ before 3pm. Departure from ABQ MUST be scheduled for after 1pm. Later arrival (on the incoming Sunday) or earlier departure (on the the subsequent Saturday) times will not be accomodated by the Metropolis.
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. Click HERE to to download the financial assistance form.
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.