NEW YORK – The Office of Ionian Village has announced the dates for its Summer 2016 programs. Ionian Village is the international camping ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with campgrounds located in Peloponnesos, Greece.
Celebrating over 45 years of ministry, Ionian Village continues to offer the Orthodox Christian youth of America an unparalleled spiritual and cultural summer camping experience.
Ionian Village Spiritual Odyssey
The Spiritual Odyssey program offers young adults the opportunity to intimately encounter the Greek culture and Orthodox faith through focused excursions. Spiritual Odyssey is open to young adults between the ages of 19-24.
Spiritual Odyssey #takemebacktoIV: June 1 – June 12, 2016
Whether you attended IV as a camper and want to go back or you missed the opportunity while in high school, this is your chance to come back to the place where it all happens. The 2016 Spiritual Odyssey program will be centered physically and spiritually around the beautiful Ionian Village campgrounds. Each day will bring a new excursion for participants who will be staying at the camp. The itinerary will include both destinations native to the Ionian Village program, such as Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Kalavrita, and Osios Loukas, as well as new elements unique to the Spiritual Odyssey experience.
Ionian Village 2016 Summer Camping Programs
The picturesque Ionian Village campgrounds sit along the shores of the pristine Ionian Sea and are equipped with a private beach, a renovated Olympic-sized pool, air-conditioned cabins, and various athletic courts and fields. Campers actively explore their Orthodox faith and heritage, both through the daily at-camp program and through excursions to culturally and religiously significant sites throughout Greece. Excursions include Ancient Olympia, Patras, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Kalavrita, Aegina, and Athens. Each 20-day session is open to young people who have completed grades 8 through 12.
Ionian Village Summer 2016 Staff Applications
Ionian Village depends upon its highly motivated and energetic Staff Members, each of whom is selected through a careful application process. Applicants must be Greek Orthodox and at least 21 years old at the start of the summer camping season. Applications to be a part of the 2016 Summer Staff will be available on the Ionian Village website on December 1, 2015.
For more information regarding any of our 2016 Summer programs, to apply to be a Staff, Medical, or Clergy Member, or to register for our ever-expanding Alumni Project please visit the Ionian Village website at www.ionianvillage.org.