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(Updated 4/27) The publicity, cover letter and registration materials for campers and staff for our beloved St. Eugene’s Orthodox Youth Camp being held July 1-7 at St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, CA near Kings Canyon National Park are now available.

This year we are trying to get the information out earlier so that parents can make payments on their children’s tuition over time, rather than having to send a check for the funds all at once. We are also trying to recruit dedicated adults to get our staff in place a bit earlier which will help with our planning.
Available is

• The color flyer for this year's camp. Please send to your youth and post in your parish.

• A cover letter from the Director which explains in detail many of the questions that some may have.

• 2-page Camper Application Form (to be sent to Kathy Pieracci, our Treasurer). The Camper’s Medical Forms, Policy Agreement and Packing List will be forthcoming closer to camp.

• Staff/Counselor Application Form (to be sent to me, as Director). Cost for camp this year is $385.00 ($335 + $50 registration) per camper with discounts for siblings (see application for details). You must submit at least the $50 non-refundable deposit with your application. On the application you will also notice that we have payment plan to ease the burden on families. You can make payments toward your child’s tuition from now until the beginning of camp.

Also, remember camp fees are tax deductible under childcare. On your tax return you can include St. Eugene’s Camp (#95-4705483). If anyone is in need of a scholarship and has not been able to obtain one from his or her parish, please feel free to contact me or Kathy Pieracci at the information listed on the form.

Late fees will be charged for any applications postmarked after June 8th. Remember that you can register your child with a deposit, and then pay off the balance from now until they arrive at camp. Also, WE NEED COMMITTED AND TALENTED ADULTS TO HELP AS CAMP COUNSELORS AND STAFF. We are especially in need of a cabin counselors. Please consider giving the gift of your time to the youth of our Church in this important ministry and encourage others to do so, as well. Having the chance to develop healthy relationships with committed and faithful adults is often a key element in helping youth remain in their faith.

If you are interesting in serving as a camp staff member, please contact me. We need the completed staff application form by June 1st so we can process the forms, run background checks, make assignments, etc. Please note that all staff must have their application approved by their parish priest or spiritual father. [Staff and counselors who filled out forms in previous years and have not changed any information may fill out the abbreviated “Returning Staff” 2-page form instead. The form will be kept with your completed forms from previous years.] Please spread the word!

Want to support St. Eugene’s Youth Camp? Donations are always needed. Send your tax-deductible donation to our Treasurer, Kathy Pieracci at 8555 Arbour Rd, Stockton, CA 95212. If you have any questions contact our Camp Director, Fr. Michael Anderson at or 510-333-8814.
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