New York – Ionian Village is pleased to announce that Faith: An endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism, will generously fund a limited number of Archdiocese travel scholarships for high school students to participate in the Ionian Village program this summer. As part of the Archdiocese’s ongoing effort to make Ionian Village accessible to more families, Faith will be offering both partial and full scholarships for deserving teens that demonstrate financial need.
Ionian Village is the travel abroad summer camp program of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that aims to provide a vibrant, first hand experience of Orthodox Christianity and Hellenism to its participants. Ionian Village participants spend three weeks at the campsite making guided excursions to some of the most important cultural and religious sites of Greece. Destinations include the Church of St. Dionysios on the island of Zakynthos, Ancient Olympia, the monastery of Ossios Lukas, and historic Delphi. In addition to excursions, participants are offered an educational program that includes athletic events, catechetical discussions, and educational sessions focusing on Greek culture. The last three days of the program are spent in Athens. Campers stay in an Athenian hotel and take excursions to the Acropolis, the Island of Aegina, and the shopping centers of Athens.
Those wishing to apply for a Faith scholarship to Ionian Village may download and print an application from the Ionian Village web site at www.ionianvillage.org. The Ionian Village office must receive the application no later than May 1, 2009.
For more details please call the Ionian Village office at (646) 519-6190.