The OCA Diocese of New York and New Jersey's Department of Youth Ministry is sponsoring its Fall Teen Retreat for middle school and high school students from September 15-17, 2023! There is no fee to participate.
Teens from other OCA dioceses and Orthodox jurisdictions are welcome to join us, and we look forward to welcoming both old and new faces!
The 3-day event will be held at Frost Valley YMCA Camp in Claryville, NY. Frost Valley is located on over 5,500 acres in the heart of the Catskill Mountains – 2 hours north of New York City, 2 hours from Albany, and 3 hours from Syracuse, Central New Jersey and Long Island. Participants will stay in lodge accomodations, make new friendships through teambuilding initiatives, enjoy time in nature, and pray together.
FIRM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 5, 2023
WHEN: Friday, September 15-Sunday, September 17, 2023
WHERE: Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville, NY 12725
Questions? Email Danielle Geeza, Youth Department Chairperson, at email@example.com
Notes to Parents & Guardians:
- Transportation is the responsibility of participants— all are expected to arrive and depart on-time.
- The Catskills Region makes for a great weekend getaway! Consider exploring the area and staying nearby while your teens are making memories!
- We will need at least 3 male and 3 female chaperones for the weekend. Sign-up by registering as an Adult Chaperone (18+). All chaperones will fill out the Youth Volunteer Application. Those who do not have a current background check on file with the OCA Diocese of New York and New Jersey or The Orthodox Church in America will be required to provide references and undergo a background check.