Leadership 100 Grant Supports Metropolis Summer Camp Programs

The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund has once again generously offered a grant to each Metropolis of the Archdiocese “for the sole purpose of enabling young people, who do not have the financial means, the opportunity to participate in the Metropolis Summer Camp program.” Families within the Metropolis of San Francisco are encouraged to apply for financial assistance so their children may benefit from participation in Summer Camp at Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center in Dunlap, CA which offers a nurturing environment and Christian fellowship, along with a wide array of activities including arts and crafts, athletics, music, swimming, theatre, canoeing, Orthodox Life discussion sessions, and daily worship services. “The experience of Summer Camp is an unforgettable one, and through the ongoing generosity of Leadership 100, we will be able to once again provide lasting memories for our youth. A program that inspires youth in our faith, develops lifelong friendships, and opens their eyes and minds to new activities and adventures are just part of what Summer Camp offers to our youth. Most importantly, it strengthens their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Recognizing the fullness of the ministry of Summer Camp, Leadership 100 has responded proactively to the needs of our faithful during these difficult times, making youth a priority and encouraging their ongoing participation in our faith,” stated His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos. Ages: Youth ages 8 (or entering 3rd grade)  – 17 (or just graduated from high school). Dates: Four one-week Metropolis Summer Camp sessions at Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center. Session I: July 7-13     Session II: July 14-20     Session III: July 21-27 Session IV: July 28 – August 3 Additional information: Please visit the Summer Camp webpage at the new Metropolis Youth and Young Adult website: Application: To apply for a scholarship for Summer Camp, please provide the following: Letter from parent stating financial need. (Include complete contact information.) Letter of recommendation from parish priest. Acceptance: If accepted, you will be notified how to complete the registration process.

Submit: Please submit these two letters via mail, email or facsimile to by May 30, 2013 to: Paul Gikas, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 pgikas@sanfran.goarch.org Phone: 415-814-1186 Fax: 415-753-1165