Due to the continued presence of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) and the stringent CDC restrictions placed on children’s summer camps, kindly be advised that our annual 4-week Shadeland Camp season has been cancelled for this year, 2021.
Although many among us have been vaccinated, out of an abundance of caution and with particular attention to the health and wellbeing of our campers and parents, staff, clergy and volunteers, this decision has been rendered to mitigate any risk associated with potential exposure to and transmission of this virus.
In like manner, it is our most sincere desire to return to our beloved Shadeland Camp, however, only when we can present our children and everyone with the fullest and safest camp experience possible. Therefore, let us all pray for a joyful and meaningful return in 2022!
As we continue to pray that the Coronavirus is contained, suppressed, and conquered through public health management, it is our obligation to act responsibly and in the best interest of all involved.
GOD WILLING, SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AT SHADELAND!
The health and safety of our Shadeland campers, their parents, and families, as well as our devoted clergy, staff, counselors and volunteers remain our top priority. The Shadeland Management Committee continues to monitor federal, state, and local guidelines for camp programs.
As many considerations are being brought into focus, whether it be in-person, virtual, or even postponed in favor of Winter Camp, please continue to check this website in the upcoming weeks for decisions regarding the 2021 Summer Camp Season at Shadeland.
You are in our hearts and prayers, and we miss you all!
The Shadeland Management Committee
The St. Sava Camp Committee is very excited about the upcoming Camp Season! This year’s camp season will begin on July 12 and run for four consecutive weeks. If your children are not campers in Week 4, please come back and join us for the St. Sava Camp celebration and picnic on August 8, 2020.
The schedule for four weeks of camp:
Week 1 July 12-18
Week 2 July 19-25
Week 3 July 26-August 1
Week 4 August 2-8 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.
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.
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.
- For Camper applications please download 2 items: the 2020 Camper Application and Health Form.
- For Counselor applications, please download 3 items: the 2020 Counselor Application and Authorization for Background Check and Health Form.
- For Adult Volunteer, please down 2 items: the 2020 Volunteer Application and the Authorization for Background Check.
*** Completed Health Forms are required for Campers and Counselors.***
All counselors, administrators and clergy having contact with Shadeland Campers (especially if individuals are remaining on grounds overnight) will need to have all three clearances completed and submitted before the start of the camp season. Below is the website link information for each clearance.
The Shadeland Committee will reimburse anyone for clearances.
Federal Criminal History Report
Register for fingerprinting at https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pde.htm or by calling 1-888-439-2486. After registering, you must have your fingerprints taken at an approved fingerprinting site, which can be found at www.pa.cogentid.com .You must be fingerprinted within 90 days of registering or your registration will be cancelled. The cost is $28.75.
PA State Criminal History Report
Electronically complete the Criminal History clearance on the Pennsylvania State Police website at https://epatch.state.pa.us. The cost is $10.00.
PA Child Abuse Clearance
Electronically complete the PA Child Abuse History clearance at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home.The cost is $10.00.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Diocesan Office or Mr. Rudley Mrvos at (412) 854-4682.
St. Sava Children's Camp
25072 State Highway 18
Springboro PA 16435
Father Vedran Grabic, Camp Director
Father Stefan Doric, 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 Irinej will visits the camp and talk 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.