This year’s camp season will begin on July 13 and close with the annual Diocesan Day celebration on Sunday, August 10, beginning with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and followed with traditional program, featuring performances by the campers of Tambura Week, and picnic.
2014 Camp Theme:
"Standing up for Jesus: Martyrdom and Witness
in Orthodox Christianity"
The schedule for four weeks of camp:
Week 1 July 13-19
Week 2 July 20-26
Week 3 July 27-Aug 2
Week 4 August 3- 10 TAMBURA WEEK
- Applications should be submitted by June 20th, to Dee Dee Baskot, 1704 Vermont Avenue, West Mifflin, PA 15122
Hm Phone: 412-469-2955
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR CANADIAN CAMPERS: We are adding an $8.00 processing fee for all deposits submitted for our Canadian Campers. This fee is the amount we are being charged by our bank to process Canadian checks, even those submitted in U.S. funds. All deposits and payments at registration must be in U.S. funds. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Please do not delay. Applications received after June 20th will be assessed a $25.00 late processing fee. Email or phone reservations are not accepted. Please note that space is limited to 76 campers per week.
You may download applications in PDF format below. Applications will be available on this website and through your local clergy.
PLEASE NOTE that health forms are the same for camper, counselor, or volunteer applicants. Camper Health forms must be submitted prior to your arrival at Shadeland. All children must have a physical by a medical professional. Physical forms completed by parents will not be accepted.
COUNSELORS, LIFEGUARDS AND VOLUNTEER STAFF NEEDED:
We are looking for a few good Orthodox men and women to serve as counselors for the upcoming season. The summer camp program, including staff orientation, runs from Friday, July 11th until Sunday, August 10th. Attendance at orientation is mandatory.Candidates must have completed their freshman year in college, be practicing Orthodox Christians who are physically active, love working with children and spending time in the great outdoors. Knowledge of Serbian is an asset but not required. Teachers on summer sabbatical and college-age education majors are encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive salary for both head counselor and counselors.Other paid staff being sought includes certified lifeguards and nurses. We also encourage any adult with special talents in arts and crafts or any parent/grandparent who wishes to give of their time to please come. Your time at Camp is so appreciated. Please note that all Counselor applicants and Volunteers must complete and submit prior to their arrival the Authorizations for Background Check and Voluntary Disclosure Form. Our highest priority is the safety of our children.
For children or adults, plan on making Shadeland part of your summer program!
Address during camp: St. Sava Shadeland Camp, 25072 State Hywy #18, Springboro, PA 16435
Telephone during camp: (814) 587-2627*
You can also reach the camp by phoning Millie or Dee Dee directly:
Millie Radovick (Cell): (412) 999-1877
Dee Dee Baskot (Cell): (412) 287-6249
Check-in time: Sunday at 2:00 PM
Check-out time: Saturday at 10:00 AM (except Tammie Week).
Please be considerate of the Camp Staff and show up on time! The Camp Staff needs time to prepare for the next group of campers.
Visitors: Parents are welcome to visit camp and observe your child’s activities. All visitors must sign in at the office and be issued a visitor’s badge.
Facebook & Social Media Policy: Shadeland Camp strictly prohibits before, during and after camp: ANY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS AND/OR PICTURES REFERENCING HARM AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY, PROGRAM, OR PARTICIPANTS OF SHADELAND. IF SUCH ACTIVITY IS FOUND DURING CAMP, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.
ALCOHLIC BEVERAGES, ILLEGAL DRUGS,TOBACCO (SMOKING, CHEWING, ETC) FIREWORKS, OR WEAPONS OF ANY KIND OR ANY VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL FROM CAMP.
Bedding: sleeping bag, two sheets, 2-3 blankets, pillow, and pillowcase
Towels: 3 Towels, 3 washcloths, 1 beach towel
Toiletries: comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, sun screen, deodorant
Clothing: sturdy jeans, sweatshirts, daily change of underwear, socks, other clothes (shorts, t-shirts, etc.) pajamas, and swimming suit (no two piece-- including tankini bathing suits for girls or bikini trunks for boys).
For boys: one pair of pants and suitable shirt for church services (jeans t-shirts, and tennis shoes are not acceptable!)
For girls: skirt and blouse, or dress (dresses and blouses should have sleeves; skirts and dresses should be knee length. Nothing short)
*For Waldameer, please bring a swimming bag to pack a towel, swim sandals change of clothing for after the swim park and a wallet or change purse for spending money at the amusement park.
Misc: fishing gear (optional)
Costumes: We are not responsible for locating and/or providing costumes during Tammie Week.
Extra spending money: The limit is $25 per child.
**Please do not send valuables --jewelry, etc.-- with your child. We will not be responsible for their security.
** If your child has food allergies, please bring to camp any special foods you would like us to prepare for her or him
Be assured that your child will be given plenty of snacks, so please limit the number of snacks your child brings (no beverages). Campers will be permitted to eat snacks only during free time in the afternoon and evening.
*** Completed Health Forms are required for Campers and Counselors.***
St. Sava Children's Camp
25072 State Highway 18
Springboro PA 16435
Father Dejan Obradovic, Camp Director
Father Milan Pajic, Camp Co-Director
BEGINNINGS... This is part of the same complex as the Most Holy Mother of God Monastery. The property was acquired in 1951. The camp offers an opportunity for youth in the Diocese to learn more about Orthodox Christian life. Campers form friendships that last for years and years. Each week of camp is well-organized with considerable thought invested in the balance of worship, instruction, and recreation.
Shadeland Camp is located at a scenic rural location in Crawford County, Pennsylvania near the border of Erie County. Campers have been coming to St. Sava Camp - Shadeland since the 1950's.
Improvements are being made in the program and physical facilities annually. Campers are well-fed and stay in clean facilities. A swimming pool was added a few years ago to compliment the lake where fishing is popular. The newly-renovated church is used for the religious services held during camp season.
Three priests are assigned to the camp each week to conduct classes and religious services. His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN visits the camp weekly and sits and talks with the campers. Representatives of the Federation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters have been a mainstay at the camp contributing to its operation throughout its existence. Campers coming to St. Sava Camp - Shadeland enjoy the present experience and invest in the future.