After extensive renovation work, which lasted two years and will continue again in the autumn, the camps of the Holy Metropolitan Corfu in Kassiopi began operation on Thursday 18 July 2019. The first period consists of elementary school girls and will end on Tuesday, July 23, when the high school girls will continue.
His Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Mr. Nektarios will visit the camps for the change of periods and will do the blessing service.
It is noteworthy that this year the camp is supported by the Holy Monastery of Mount Athos with food supply. Archimandrite Ephraim Vatopadinos responded to the request of the Bishop of Corfu and showed once again the love of Mount Athos in the Church that is serving the world and especially in the sensitive field of youth. For this reason, the Bishop of Corfu sent a thank you letter to Elder P. Ephraim, expressing his gratitude that 400 children and executives would be able to enjoy life in the camp environment of the Church, as the monastery’s offer reduced the cost of operation.
It should be emphasized that for the first time this year the new facilities are operating the dining room, kitchen and guest houses, new toilets and showers for children have been constructed and interventions have also been made in the children’s homes.
The vision of the Bishop of Corfu Mr. Nektarios is to make the camps a place for culture, entertainment and youth catechesis, as well as to host events that will make the local Church a hub of action and spiritual regeneration.