Camp Good Shepherd 2016: 1 Camp in 3 Locations

Camp Good Shepherd 2016: 1 Camp in 3 Locations


Westfield, New Jersey –CAMP GOOD SHEPHERD (CGS), the official summer camp of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, with the blessings and enthusiastic support of His Eminence, Metropolitan EVANGELOS of New Jersey, will be in full session during the month of July throughout our Holy Metropolis.

For the first time since its inception, Camp Good Shepherd will convene as one unified camp in three separate locations throughout the Holy Metropolis of New Jersey:

CGS-New Jersey

Linwood MacDonald YMCA Center in Branchville, NJ July 10-16 JOY Week July 17-23 GOYA Week 1 July 24-30 GOYA Week 2 For Registration Information, campers should contact their local Parish Priest, the GOMNJ at 908-301-0500 or visit us at

CGS-Chesapeake Bay(formerly CYC) –

Camp WO-ME-TO in Jarrettsville, MD July 25-29 JOY & GOYA For Registration Information, campers should contact their local Parish Priest, the Annunciation Cathedral at 410-727-1831 or visit us at


Camp Piankatank in Hartfield, VA July 10-16 JOY (11 & up) & GOYA For Registration Information, campers should contact their local Parish Priest, the GOMNJ at 908-301-0500 or visit us at

His Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey has appointed the Rev. Presbyter Panagiotis Zougras, Proistamenos of St. John the Theologian Cathedral in Tenafly, NJ, as the GOMNJ Camp Director. The V. Rev. Archimandrite Constantine Moralis of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Baltimore, MD, the Rev. Protopresbyter Louis Noplos of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Baltimore, MD, and the Rev. Presbyter John Manuel of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Virginia Beach, VA, will serve as Co-Directors in the Maryland and Virginia Camp Sites.

This year’s discussions, devotionals and activities will delve into the CGS theme of “This is the way; let us walk in it,” (Isaiah 30:21) which of course will be led by area Clergy and qualified Camp Counselors. Daily Orthros and Vespers services as well as a weekly Divine Liturgy preceded by the Sacrament of Holy Confession the evening before will provide the tranquil, spiritual environment for our campers to reflect and to grow in their Orthodox Faith. Some of the activities that the campers will enjoy will include swimming, canoeing, hiking, Zip-line (CGS-NJ), wall climbing, archery, soccer, dodge ball, arts and crafts, and Greek dancing.

Anyone interested in learning more about this exciting youth ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey should call the Metropolis Headquarters at 908-301-0500. Orthodox Christians wishing to be considered for Staff positions should also contact the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey.



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