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This summer without camp has been a tough one. I think we all miss those special moments that only camp can offer. There's nothing quite like praying with your friends and family under the stars, or spending an entire day working on that Camp Emmanuel Live choreography. We miss the laughs and the heartfelt talks, but most of all we miss one another.

  And although June has come and gone without our beloved Camp Emmanuel, we have something special in the works! While we can't replace that special, indescribable something that Camp offers all of our Campers, Staff, and Clergy, we can still come together to remember the good times and connect with one another (virtually). 

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting two Camp Emmanuel Reunions this month! These reunions will offer a chance to pray with one another, reconnect with our friends, talk with our amazing clergy, and get the scoop on August offerings!
Former Staff will be meeting on Tuesday, July 21st at 7:30pm CST. (All clergy and those of you who would have applied as a first year staffer are also welcome to join.) 

Former Campers and our beloved Clergy will be meeting Tuesday, July 28th at 7:30pm CST. 

Be sure to register below to join either reunion. 

And while you're at it see below for the newest offering from Tending the Garden of Our Hearts for Vacation Church Camp!

 We can't wait to see you there!

In Christ, 

   Jenny Stasinopoulos, Director 
   Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

 

 

Virtual Camp Reunions:

 

Tuesday, July 28st at 7:30pm CST. All former campers (who are still 11-18 or have just graduated high school) are welcome. We will be joined by some of our CE clergy! Please read below for a few housekeeping notes:

  • We will be using Zoom as our meeting platform
  • You must register with an email.
  • This email must be used to access the Zoom link
  • Meetings will be recorded for safety reasons
  • Please plan on using the video feature the entire time
  • We ask that you commit to an hour and a half of meeting.
  • Please do not join the call from your bed or laying down.  
  • We also ask that you dress appropriately as you would for any ministry event. 
  • If you have completed your first year of college or are 19+ please join the staff reunion.

                              Click Here to Join the Fun!

Former Staff will be meeting on Tuesday, July 21st at 7:30pm CST. (All clergy and those of you who would have applied as a first year staffer are also welcome to join.) 
  • We will be using Zoom as our meeting platform
  • You must register with an email.
  • This email must be used to access the Zoom link
  • Meetings will be recorded for safety reasons
  • Please plan on using the video feature the entire time
  • We ask that you commit to an hour and a half of meeting.
  • Please do not join the call from your bed or laying down.  
  • We also ask that you dress appropriately as you would for any ministry event. 
  • If you have completed your first year of college or are 19+ please join the staff reunion.

 

Click Here to Register!
 
 

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.   


In Christ,

   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.

 

DOWNLOAD THE PACKING LIST!

 

Camp Mailing Address: 

Manzano Mountain Retreat
Attn: Camp Emmanuel 
(camper​'s name)
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. 

 

Financial Assistance

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. 

About Camp Emmanuel About Camp Emmanuel

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.


Sample Daily Schedule is a general outline of the days activities.

Camp Governance is an outline of the policies and procedures used to run Camp Emmanuel.

Registration Registration

Quick Links Quick Links

 

Policies

Preventing Homesickness
Social Networking
Two-Strike Behavior
Dress Code
Transportation

 

Camp Emmanuel Staff Application

Camp Emmanuel Registration