Saint Xenia Camp Camper and Volunteer Registration: By July 1

Dear family and friends of Saint Xenia Camp,

We wish to remind you all that our July 1st deadline for camper and volunteer registrations is fast approaching!  You can register online at

Additionally, if you cannot offer alms in the form of volunteer service, you can still help keep the cost of camp affordable for all.  With roughly $25,000 in expenses during our last camp year, and given the financial hardships many have experienced over the last few years, we hope that those who are able willconsider financially supporting the mission of the campin one of the following ways:  

  • Sponsor a camper- help a parish or family give their youth a unique Orthodox experience, by supporting  our camper scholarship fund.  

    • $380 sends a camper who may otherwise be unable to attend.

  • Sponsor a counselor- while many of our youth choose to volunteer as counselors, many are college students in need of assistance with transportation costs, and our modest stipend.  

    • $100 helps 1 counselor provide a week of service to the future of the Church.  

  • Become a benefactor of St. Xenia Camp

    • Every $25 or $50 donation helps support the vast array of activities, training, and equipment that goes into supporting this all-volunteer camp.  

Donations received by July 1st will best assist our directors in making final decisions for this year’s operations and programming.  Please consider donating at credit card or PayPal), or by sending a check to:

St. Xenia Camp

26 Horseshoe Circle

Ware, MA  01082


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