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    Hymn of The Department of Youth Ministry - 2016 Annual Girls Retreat Participants
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    November 22, 2019

    OPEN TO: Young Women in Grades 7-12

    WHEN: Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24, 2019

    WHERE: Camp Shiloh - 753 Burnt Meadow Rd, Hewitt, NJ 07421


    THEME: Come as you are: A friend loves at all times!

    SPEAKERS:  Danielle Geeza, Lara Haluszczak, Matushka Dennise Kraus, and Maria Pappas

     FIRM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 8th, 2019

     We cannot guarantee spots after this deadline! 

    *Participants: REGISTER HERE (4 pages)

    *Adult Chaperones: REGISTER HERE (3 pages)

    Due to increased attendance at recent retreats and space limitations, at this point in time, we only need 4 chaperones. Priority is given to all youth who wish to attend and the minimum number of chaperones necessary to ensure that we have a safe weekend. The number of chaperones over our past few events has overwhelmed our participants, so this needs to be addressed in such a manner. If participants need to be driven to the event, I ask that parishes limit the number of adult chaperones staying the weekend to only 1 adult per parish. 

    1. The number of chaperones for this retreat will be strictly aligned with the Diocesan Policy of having 1 chaperone for every 6 participants (ex: 25 participants, only 4 chaperones). 

    2. Chaperones will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Only 1 chaperone per parish.

    3. If any additional adults/clergy (non-chaperones) arrive unannounced WITHOUT having registered with the intention of staying for the weekend OR only for a day, the venue WILL NOT allow this – the Diocese must pay for all expenses upfront prior to the event.

    Given that we are working with a new venue, please be respectful of the guidelines set forth, particularly the registration deadline of November 8th. Our Diocese must provide an initial headcount two weeks in advance, so please do not delay


    If you have any concerns or questions regarding this year's retreat, please contact our Department Chairperson, Danielle Geeza, via email: nynjocayouth@gmail.com

    Additional details and tentative schedule for the weekend are available by clicking the button below.  We look forward to seeing old and new faces!


    November 16, 2019

    WHEN:  Saturday, November 16th, 10am-2pm

    WHERE:  Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 285 French Hill Road, Wayne NJ


    The Bible Bowl is a quiz competition for teams of young people and adults, focused on Scripture. This year, all questions will come from The Gospel of Luke as found in the Orthodox Study Bible.

    Join the competition in these age groups!

    • Pre-teens, Ages 9-12

    • Teens, Ages 13-19

    • Adults, Ages 20+

    To register your team(s) and get study questions, please contact: Matushka Tamara Cowan, our Diocesan Department of Christian Education Chairperson, via email: tamarancowan@hotmail.com 

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