January 9, 2021
Dear St Eugene Camp Parents, Campers, and Volunteers:
I greet you in the midst of these wondrous and awesome winter feasts (Old and New calendars!)
As we turn the page on the year 2020, I am excited to report that we are on track to host camp for our diocesan youth this Summer! Our beloved Timber Mountain campsite at Sugarpine in Oakhurst, CA will not be open in 2021, but we have a fantastic site to host St. Eugene’s Camp 2021!
Allow me to introduce you to Camp Arroyo in Livermore, CA: www.uccr.org/camparroyo. Not only are the camp grounds relatively new and its facilities incredibly well maintained, but it is actually within the boundaries of our Pacific Central Deanery. The professional staff there are eagerly anticipating hosting us from Sunday evening, July 11th, to Saturday morning, July 17th, 2021.
I continue to be impressed by the enthusiasm, diligence, and care I witness working with our volunteer camp committee. Despite having to change locale and incorporate the many safety precautions, we are grateful to God that we have the opportunity to have our Orthodox Christian camp in-person.
I am always willing and eager to speak with you if you have any camp-related questions or if you would like to refer a potential counselor to our team.
Priest Andrew SmithDirector, St Eugene Orthodox Christian Summer Camp