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For Immediate Release

Chicago Metropolis announces dates for in-person Fanari Summer Camp sessions and Camper Registration Date

LOMBARD, IL, March 12, 2021 – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today the dates and registration information for Fanari Summer Camp, which will take place in person after last year’s cancellation caused by COVID-19. This summer, Fanari Summer Camp, the flagship of the Chicago Metropolis’ youth ministries, will celebrate its 49th year. After consulting with the Metropolis’ medical advisors and following best practices provided by the Center for Disease Control, the

 American Camp Association, and the various States where our campers reside, Fanari Summer Camp will be safely conducted in person with appropriate physical distancing and PPE.  Fanari Camp is working closely with the St. Iakovos Retreat Center to ensure the safety of all campers, counselors, clergy, and staff.

Summer Camp will have limited capacities due COVID-19 limitations. Fanari Camp will maintain a waitlist for each session should those capacities increase as each session approaches. Registration for Fanari Summer Camp will open on Tuesday, March 23 at 11a.m.

Summer Camp sessions will be as follows:

  • Session 1:    Sunday, June 13 – Saturday, June 19
  • Session 2:    Sunday, June 20 – Saturday, June 26
  • Session 3:    Sunday, June 27 – Saturday, July 3
  • Session 4:    Sunday, July 4 – Saturday, July 10
  • Session 5:    Sunday, July 11 – Saturday, July 17


Parents can find more information on registration and set up their CampDoc account at If the COVID-19 climate were to worsen, Fanari Camp will adjust to shorter, limited-capacity mini sessions. For more information on how Fanari Camp and the St. Iakovos Retreat Center are partnering on camper safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: Parents with additional questions or concerns about Fanari Summer Camp are invited to join the Fanari Camp Leadership Team for one of two Pre-Registration Parent Forums, which will take place on Friday, March 19 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 21 at 1pm.


About the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Tracing its roots back to 1923, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is the diocese of Greek Orthodox faithful in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin as well as northern Indiana and southeastern Missouri consisting of 58 parishes and two monastic communities. The Metropolis is one of nine regions in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and is presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. The general offices of the Metropolis are temporarily located in Lombard, Illinois. For more

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Chris Varones