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July 20, 2013

2 weeks at ОРПР camp

We spent 2 weeks at ОРПР camp in Illinois!  It stands for:  "Oрганизация Pоссийских православных Pазведчиков" (which means "Organization of Russian Orthodox Pathfinders" in English).  July 2012 was our first time there.

I was one of the art teachers and also volunteered in the kitchen, cutting up fruit, serving salad, fish, etc. to the campers.  I made new friends, so did my girls.  ♥  They cried as we left. 
Eating up the crumbs from the prosphora (bread) after church!  And then a delicious brunch of pancakes and strawberries.
I went kayaking 5 times...here is a picture of some kids in the kayaks by the peninsula on the lake that has an icon of the Theotokos on it.
 Daniel, Alex and Andrew working on their "matroshka" dolls.
Svetlana, Anna and me...outside of the dining area.
We spend Wednesday at Splash Land!!!  I went down the waterslide 3 times.  And got a sunburn, sadly.  Some of the kitchen workers (Lya Lya, Vera, Anna, me and Irene):
P.S. I just added some picture to the previous post...I'd meant to!

5 comments:

elizabeth said...

Looks like a great time! :) so glad!

Michelle M. said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

Apseed I said...

Wow! It looks great!

Rebeca said...

What an amazing place! I love the matroshka painting.

GretchenJoanna said...

I think it is lovely that you can have the camp experience for two whole weeks - what a greatly enriching vacation!