Children are our future. Nowadays, children watch a lot of TV, play screen games, and spend way too much time interacting with gadgets and computers instead of other children. It is really a rare sight to observe children playing outside in the neighborhood, talking to their peers, learning some crafty skills, or simply working on their practical skills.
In the Fall of 2018, with Bishop Longin’s blessing and under the spiritual guidance of Mother Makrina the first children’s camp was organized. Children had an opportunity to reconnect with their Orthodox faith, to learn Orthodox songs, to embrace Orthodox values, and to gain some practical knowledge and skills.
Boys learned some wood carving skills and had an opportunity to make wooden crosses. They also learned about electricity and made a simple electrical circuit. Theology students helped them learn a lot about Nikola Tesla and famous military commanders from Serbian rich history. Boys also took part in a lecture about addiction from gaming.
Camps are organized every few months. They typically last for two days, starting on a Friday evening and finishing on a Sunday evening.