Caritas in Kolomyia organizes ‘Summer holidays with God’ for children


15.07.13, Ivano-Frankivsk region
Every year Caritas of Kolomyia-Chernivtsi Eparchy organizes recreation camp ‘Summer holidays with God’. For the last five years health of 500 youngsters from the whole Eparchy was restored (note – this is territory of seven regions of Ivano-Frankivsk oblast and also Chernivetska oblast with its center). This year summer camp will be opened by the end of July in Dora village, which is nearby Yaremche city.

An opportunity for recreation will be granted to orphans, labor migrants’ children and youngsters from crisis families. ‘Summer holidays with God’ is a possibility to invigorate physical and spiritual and body. In the course of vacation week they will be constantly involved in exciting activities, thematic courses, sport games and various recreations.

Traditionally, every morning youngsters who are willing will take part in church office, and then day will be filled with games, smiles and good mood. Camp participants will live in wooden house with cozy rooms and concomitant facilities.

In Christian camp meals are provided for everybody four times per day. Every dish is prepared with love by experienced cooks. With help of versed volunteers tutors will take care of children.

Each year we organize ‘Summer holidays with God’ with thought that children will be able to revitalize their physical and moral state; they will regain tranquility. Carpathian nature and our beautiful team will assist them in this doing,” Taras Buchovskiy, unchangeable leader of summer rest for children, is convinced.

The first check-in is planned for July 22 and will last for one week. Afterwards, the next group of 50 children will get chance to have rest. The cost of stay in camp will be minimal for youngsters that are receiving aid; for the rest recreation in Dora will value 550 UAH. This money doesn’t cover all expenses, but the main priority for Caritas is an opportunity to provide qualified rest and make it accessible for every family.

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