Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Camp FAQ

How old do you have to be to attend Camp Saint Paul and who can register?


We accept campers between the ages of 8-18. Your child MUST be 8 years old BEFORE Camp. Your child must also be baptized Orthodox Christian in order to attend Camp Saint Paul since it is a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese with a focus on the youth connecting with their faith and baptism.




What does "holdover" mean?


When a child is signed up for more than one week of camp, there is a holdover fee of $150 to account for the extra day that is spent at Camp Saint Paul. This day is filled with fellowship with other campers, games, waterfront time, lunch and dinner and a nights lodging at camp. When registering your child, click, "holdover for (appropriate week)". Note: this is not a way of reserving a spot if the week is sold out.




Is there laundry service?


Unfortunately, Camp Saint Paul does not provide a laundry service. Campers planning on staying for more than one week should pack enough clothes to last them their whole stay. Parents can also visit on the holdover day and take the camper into town for a meal and laundry.




What’s a typical day like at Camp Saint Paul?


A typical day at Camp Saint Paul is unlike any other; our campers begin and end their day with chapel, worshiping our Lord. They participate in four different programs, Orthodox Life, where we learn and explore different aspects of our faith, Liturgical Hour, where we learn about the beautiful services of our Church and how to participate in them, Diakonia, where we learn the importance of serving those around us by creating art projects and other crafts and donating them to those in need, and Greek Cultural Appreciation, where we learn about our Hellenic culture and heritage; campers will learn how to Greek dance, acquire interesting facts about Greek culture, and learn how to prepare popular Greek dishes. In the afternoon, our campers get to enjoy beautiful Bantam Lake; tubing, blobbing, jet skiing, swimming and sliding as well as other fun activities. Each evening, our campers participate in a unique and fun activity ranging from Camp Olympics to a campfire complete with s’mores. Our evenings always end in prayer and individual cabin devotionals where our campers explore some of the topics that were discussed in the day’s sessions.




What day and time should campers arrive at the campsite?


Camper registration begins at 1pm, the Sunday afternoon of the week they will be attending. If your child is staying on a holdover day (Saturday into Sunday), drop off is scheduled at 3-5pm following the closing ceremony of the previous week.




How much does a week of camp cost?


A week of camp costs $765 dollars per week. If your child is registered for more than one week, a $150 holdover fee is charged for Saturday into Sunday. Please note, there are no discounts for registering multiple children or for multiple weeks.




How much money is due at registration?


To complete registration, a $365 non-refundable deposit per child, per week, is due at the end of the registration process.




What do I do if a week of camp is sold out?


Our system will automatically place your registered camper on a Wait-List. One of our dedicated assistants will contact you as soon as a spot becomes available and you are next in the queue.




Are scholarships available?


Yes, need-based scholarships are available. Please email the financial aid application to us at campstpaul@goarch.org. Applications are due April 24th, 2020.




Does my child have to speak Greek to come to camp?


No, your child does not have to speak Greek to come to Camp Saint Paul. All of our programs and activities are done in English. We do have a program called Greek Cultural Appreciation where we teach our campers about the traditions of our Hellenic heritage.




Are campers permitted to have cell phones or other electronic devices during their stay at camp?


No, campers are not permitted to have cell phones or any electronic devices while they are our guests at camp.




What should campers bring with them during their stay at Camp Saint Paul?


Bible, prayer book, pillow, pillow case, sleeping bag or sheets and blanket, bath towels, toiletries, flip flops for shower, church clothes(Khakis and a button down for boys, casual knee length skirt and a shirt with short sleeves for girls), swim suit(appropriate clothing required, no vulgar, suggestive, gang related, or irreligious language or images. One piece swimsuits for girls that covers the stomach area and loose fitting trunks that fall at least to mid-thigh for boys), beach towel, jacket or sweatshirt, sunscreen, insect repellent, toiletries, rain gear, spending money for camp store. Please note, it occasionally gets cold at camp so you should pack accordingly (i.e. pants, sweatshirts, etc.)




What should campers not bring with them during their stay at Camp Saint Paul?


Alcohol, tobacco products, drugs, weapons, iPod's or any mp3 players or other electronic devices of any sort. (Note: These items will be taken by staff members if brought to camp and returned to campers before they leave). In the event of a discovery of illegal or dangerous items, the parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified and appropriate action will be taken.




Is there a cancellation fee?


Up until one week before the start date of Winter Camp, the cancellation fee is $365. Cancellations made within the week before the start date of Summer Camp, no refunds can be issued.




What is a full-refund?


In general, the deposit is non-refundable starting one week after the camper's registration. If there are extenuating circumstances that require a full-refund upon cancellation, please contact our office to explain the situation. In the event a full-refund is granted, please know that 4% of the deposit (around $15) will not be able to be returned, as this portion has already been used to cover fees associated with registration.





Winter Camp FAQ

How much this weekend of Winter Camp cost?


This four day weekend will cost $350. This cost covers food for the four days, travel expenses (Coach USA), lodging at the Methodius Center in NH, medical supplies, and any other materials necessary to run the program.




How much money is due at registration?


The entire balance of $350 is due upon registration.




What do I do if Winter Camp is sold out?


Our system will automatically place your registered camper on a Wait-List. One of our dedicated assistants will contact you as soon as a spot becomes available and you are next in the queue.




Are scholarships available?


Unfortunately there are no scholarships for Winter Camp.




Does my child have to be Greek to come to camp?


No, your child does not have to be Greek to attend Camp Saint Paul.




Are campers permitted to have cell phones or other electronic devices during their stay at camp?


No, campers are not permitted to have cell phones or any electronic devices while they are our guests at camp.




What should campers bring with them during their stay at Camp Saint Paul?


**Essentials include:** Bible, Prayer book, Pillow, Pillow case , Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket, Bath towel, Toiletries, Flip-flops for showers.
**Clothing Includes:** Snow boots, Winter Jacket, Winter Cap, Winter Gloves, Sweat Pants, Ski Pants (for snowtubing), Church clothes (khakis and a button down for boys, casual knee length skirt and a shirt with long sleeves for girls). Appropriate clothing is required, no vulgar, suggestive, gang related, or irreligious language or images.




What should campers not bring with them during their stay at Camp Saint Paul?


Alcohol, tobacco products, drugs, weapons, iPod's or any mp3 players or other electronic devices of any sort. (Note: These items will be held by staff members if brought to camp and returned to campers before they leave). In the event of a discovery of illegal or dangerous items, the parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified and appropriate action will be taken.




How old must you be to be to attend CSP Winter Camp, and who can register?


Camp Saint Paul Winter Camp is dedicated to campers between the ages of 13-18. Your child must be a baptized Orthodox Christian in order to attend Camp Saint Paul since it is a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, and has a main focus in connecting the youth with their Faith.




Is there a cancellation fee?


Up until one week before the start date of Winter Camp, the cancellation fee is $150. Cancellations made within the week before the start date of Winter Camp, no refunds can be issued.





Campus Address:

83 Lennox Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759

 

Email:

campsaintpaul@goarch.org

 

Telephone:

212-774-0422

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