Fanari 50th Anniversary Celebration


Fanari 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday October 9, 6pm
Concorde Banquets, Kildeer, IL


While Fanari Summer Camp finds its roots in the Summer Church Camp Program of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Chicago (which dates back into the mid-50’s), it officially became Fanari Camp in 1972. As it celebrates its 50 th Anniversary this year, our Fanari Family can look back on the impact this vital ministry has had on our Metropolis.

Fanari is now seeing its third generation of campers, after having the grandparents and parents of current campers attend in the past. As we move through the first part of the new century, the Metropolis of Chicago Fanari Summer Camp continues to see strong interest in the camp program. Fanari’s Leadership team is always planning to guarantee that this “jewel” of our Metropolis is around to provide the same experiences to current and future youth that it did for their parents and grandparents.  Therefore, Fanari also looks ahead to the next 50 years of its ministry for the current and future generations of our youth.

Therefore, we are asking for your financial support.

This year, we invite you to become a part of this unique 50-year celebration. We are asking for both corporate and private donations for our 50th Anniversary Dinner Celebration, Sunday, October 9, 2022. All donations will help Fanari Camping Ministries by: (1) allowing development of more programs; (2) reducing registration fees to include more participants and; (3) offering registration aid to families who can’t afford them. Do not hesitate to contact me at for more information or directions on how to donate.

We thank you for your investment in the physical, social, and spiritual development of the youth of this Metropolis and wish you all of God’s blessings.

In His service,

Fr. Kosmas Kallis
Director, Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries