2011 Orthodox Camp and Youth Worker Conference

 "  Equipping the Saints"

January 27-29, 2011

St. Seraphim Cathedral - Dallas, Texas


Subdeacon Luke Beecham
Orthodox Church in America 


Thursday January 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM CST
Saturday January 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM CST

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Before December 31                                                 Early-Bird Registration:$95.00                                            After December 31                                                      Normal Registration $115.00                                               Registration includes all lunch and dinner meals, conference materials and transport to and from the hotel. Please see below for Hotel Accomodation information.


St. Seraphim Cathedral
4208 Wycliff Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

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Keynote Speaker

Archimandrite Meletios (Webber) will be the Keynote speaker for the conference. Fr. Meletios is the Archmandrite of St. John of Shanghai and San Fransisco Monastery, Manton, Califorinia. Fr. Meletios was educated at Dulwich College and Oxford University, and has a doctorate in psychological counseling. He has served the Orthodox Church in Greece, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Montana, and California.


Thursday January 27
3 - 5p Arrival & Check In
5:30   Shuttle to Cathedral
6:00   Dinner w/ Introductions
7:00   Keynote #1
8:30   Little Compline
9:00   Shuttle to Hotel

Friday January 28
8:00a Breakfast @ Hotel
9:00   Shuttle to Cathedral
9:30   Third Hour
10:00 Keynote #2
11:30 Lunch
12:30p Practical Application: "How to Grill A Christian"
1:15   Break
1:30   Breakout: Icebreaker, Lesson, & Theme Share
2:30   Break & Light Refreshments
3:00   Small-Group Brainstorming
4:00   Keynote #3
5:30   Dinner
6:30   Practical Application: "Prayer Walk"
7:30   Little Compline
8:00   Meet w/ Jurisdictions
9:00   Shuttle to Hotel

Saturday January 29
8:00a Breakfast @ Hotel
8:45   Check out of hotel. Bring luggage to Cathedral
9:00   Shuttle to Cathedral
9:30   Third Hour
10:00 Keynote Q&A
11:00 Small Group Discussion & Debriefing
12:00p Lunch & 2012 Conference Info.
1:00   **Schedule your ground transportation to the airport from the Cathedral.

Hotel Accomodation

The Fairfield Inn & Suites - Dallas Market Center will provide for our accommodation needs. A rate of $79.00 has been available. Please mention the group name "Inter-Orthodox Youth Workers Conference" to receive the special rate.


Booking Flights: Dallas Love Field is 8 minutes from the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is 20 minutes from the Hotel.

Transportation: Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport. The Fairfield Inn does not provide transportation service to either of the airports. For your transportation needs  you can either use taxi services (appx. $40.00 one-way) or reserve a SuperShuttle online at: Dallas/Fort Worth ; Dallas Love Field or call 817.329.2000

Transportation between the hotel and church will be provided.

4The Camp and Youth Workers Conference is an annual two day workshop for those Orthodox clergy and laity desiring to provide the best possible camping and youth ministry experience for their parish, deanery or diocese.  By attending the Conference you can:

  • Worship together
  • Share ideas
  • Explore common issues
  • Build new relationships & network with other youth & camp workers
  • Equip yourself for the ongoing work of youth ministry in your parish, deanery or diocese 


The Venue: Saint Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral

The site for the 2011 Camp and Youth Worker Conference is St. Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas, Texas.



St. Seraphim's is located just a short distance north from downtown Dallas, and within twenty-minutes of both major airports. All sessions will be held at the cathedral.

Who Should Attend?

The Camp and Youth Worker Conference is open to attendees over 18 years of age from any Orthodox jurisdiction.

It will provide an opportunity for camp and youth workers to come together for learning, common worship and prayer, and good fellowship. The sessions will be of partigroupcular value to:

  • Any youth worker desiring to learn more about their own faith or to help energize their parish/deanery/diocese camp and/or youth program.
  • Camp workers seeking to bring a new ideas to their programs.
  • Youth leaders & clergy camp and youth workers looking to discover new ideas and learn from the good practices of others.
Please join us for an enjoyable AND important opportunity to share ideas, explore common issues and build new relationships. 

  Keynote Topics:3

  • Understanding and Using Holy Scripture with Youth and Young Adults
  • Holy Tradition, Holy Scripture, Holy Fathers as Camps Curriculum Content
  • Putting on Christ, Removing Oursevles: Learning how to remove the obstalce of "self." in youth & camp ministry.