On Saturday, 29 July, the camp session for Elementary school children began at the beautiful campgrounds of the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea in the city of Chuncheon.
Once all of the teachers, staff, and children arrived from their various hometowns on Saturday afternoon, the official Orientation began. His Eminence Metropolitan Ambrosios of Korea discussed the basic theme for this year’s camp, “Children of the Kingdom of God.” Following this, the Camp Director, Eleni Cho, introduced all of the English Teachers and Staff, and also presented the daily schedule and expectations. The participating children were then placed into teams based on their age. Since the camp is focusing all week on the Lord’s Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-11), the team names include: Humble, Meek, Just, Merciful, Pure, Peacemakers, and Blessed Ones.