Metropolis of Detroit Virtual Summer Camp Reunion 

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit summer camps continue to create virtual ministry opportunities for their campers and staff to connect in faith and fellowship, despite the closure of camps due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The St. Nicholas Summer Camp (SNC), one of three summer camp programs in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit, recently hosted a Virtual Reunion – assembling current and past campers and staff to celebrate 20 years of the program. The SNC Virtual Reunion began with a touching photo slide show, followed by a beautiful reflection from His Eminence Metropolitan NICHOLAS of Detroit, and then breakout group discussions in cabin (age) groups. Eva Konstantakos, the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Metropolis of Detroit and Camp Director of SNC, shares the motivation for offering a Virtual Reunion this summer. “There is no doubt that our youth and staff are all deeply affected and pained that they cannot be together at our Orthodox Christian camps this summer. Therefore, it is imperative that we create ways for them to reconnect with one another and to Christ through the technology that is available. It is truly beautiful to see 20 years of campers and staff coming together to celebrate their camp family – a family connected in and through Christ. It is yet another testament to the long-lasting impact that our Orthodox Christian summer camps have on the lives of all who experience them.”