Step 1: Secure Your Place!
Step 2: Make Payment!
Now you are registered, you can pay for camp by clicking on this link:
Please know you can register for camp now and make your payment any time before January 12th.
Step 3: Fill Out Your Consent Form
Once you have signed up, we will email the camp consent form to be completed and returned to us before or when your child arrives for Winter Camp.
For Counselors and Chaperons:
All counselors and chaperson who have not completed a background check form within the last yeat need to complete the following by clicking on this link: BACKGROUND CHECK FORM Please please fill out online, print, sign and fax to 866-686-8051 or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use type in OCA Diocese of the South as your organization. You will be notified of the fee for processing the background check. (PLEASE CONTACT FR JASON PRIOR TO COMPLETING AND EMAILING YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK FORM).
What is camp like? Winter Camp is a lot of fun! We have services, breakout sessions, good food and this year, OLYMPIC GAMES!
What is the theme for this year? LENTEN OLYMPICS - Going for the Gold!
What are the dates of the summer camp? January 19 - 21
Where will Winter Camp take place? Holy Natiivty Orthodox Church in Shreveport, LA - same place as last year.
Are we camping out this year? No! This year some campers will stay inside the church and others will go to host homes in the evening.
How old do you have to be to attend? All Saints Winter Camp is for campers aged 8 to 18!
What does it cost to attend the retreat? $35...that's all it cost - T-Shirt and meals included!
Is there a deposit? No — total amount for camp is due by upon arrival.
Are their scholarships available? Hopefully! We will have more information on scholarships as the retreat approaches. Many of our campers receive scholarship assistance from their local churches. Some missions and parishes even do fundraisers to help offset the cost of camp. Talk to your priest to see if there are any funds available to help with camp.
What about counselors and chaperons? There may be a need for additional counselors. Please contact Fr. Jason if you are interested.
Do counselors, workers and chaperons have to have a background check done? Yes. Click here to complete it Background Check Form
Is the retreat pan-Orthodox? This camp has been organized by the Dallas Deanery and Mississippi River Deanery of the Diocese of the South, but we heartily welcome the participation of Orthodox young people from other dioceses and jurisdictions. Each year we have campers from the GOA, AOC, ROCOR and the OCA in attendance.
Where do I signup? Click on this link and it will take you to the sign up page: Fill out my Camp Registration Form.
What about medical exams? Complete the medical questionaire when you signup. Probably be a good idea to have a camp physical done by your doctor and say you are good to go. That is up to your parent. Note - if you completed a summer camp medical form and you do not have any new medical issues or medications please let us know as we probably have it on file already.
How do I pay for the retreat? Mail in a check made out to Holy Nativity (in the memo section note All Saints Winter camp) or pay online via our site (it is better for the camp is you mail a check to us or bring cash).
What do I need to bring? An email will be sent out to you covering all you need to know about the retreat and what to bring. For an overview review the information on the Camp Consent Form. It list what you need to bring to winter camp! (In short - sleeping bag, toilitries, bible and appropriate clothing for games and church).
Who do I call with questions about Winter Camp? Fr. Jason Foster 318-455-4219.