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About the Camp

Saint Tikhon’s Summer Camp is a one-week sleep-away camp program for Orthodox Christian children between the ages of 7 and 17.

The camp is a self-supporting program of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania of the Orthodox Church in America and held on the grounds of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary annually during the first week of July.

Our participants enjoy a superior religious education program and daily church services as well as plenty of outdoor recreational activities with their peers. 


  • Morning & Evening Prayers
  • Vespers & Divine Liturgy
  • Daily Religious Education
  • Workshops
  • Iconography Classes
  • Bedtime Stories
  • Talent Show


  • Paddleboating & Fishing
  • Pool
  • Field Sports (soccer, volleyball)
  • Gymnasium (warball, basketball)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Ethnic Dance Classes
  • Various Other Activites

Camp History

The camp program was established by His Beatitude Metropolitan Herman to encourage Orthodox Christian youths to play and pray together. Martin Paluch served as Camp Director from its inception until 2010.

The camp is a ministry under the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania.

The program continues to operate with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Mark, and with the continued support of the Monastery and Seminary.

Teen Camp

Teen Camp was established in 2005 by as a “camp within a camp” that focuses on the teens’ particular interests and learning styles.

The teens have workshops each day with different facilitators. Their discussions are based around the general camp theme, but the teens are also encouraged to contribute topics they want to know more about, and we make an effort to address those as well.

During camp, the teens are divided into four teams. They spend some time every day in friendly competition for team points, and the winning team is honored at the end of the week of camp. The teens are also invited to participate in cultural activity of their choice – dancing, pysanky-making, or iconography.


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St Tikhon's Camp C/O
The Diocese of eastern Pennsylvania
Hosted at St Tikhon's Seminary 175 St Tikhon's Rd
Waymart, PA 18472

Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania