2014 Camp Good Shepherd

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CGS 2014 Camper Registration available here:


Camp Good Shepherd 2014 Registration Click here




You asked, we responded!


Register during the month of APRIL and pay the discounted rate of only $475 per camper!


Registration after APRIL will pay normal fee of $525, so be sure to register early!



2014 Session Dates:

JOY – Sunday, July 13th – Saturday, July 19th

GOYA Week I – Sunday, July 20th – Saturday, July 26th

GOYA Week II – Sunday, July 27th – Saturday, August 2nd




2014 Camp Good Shepherd Information:

(Click on the following for important CGS 2014 preparation information)


1. CGS Instructions and Guidelines

2. Camper Packing List

3. Social Networking Policy

4. Two-Strike Policy




         We Want you for Camp Good Shepherd 2014!

                                                                                          LIVE. Learn. Love.





As the cold months of winter pass by, we are again getting closer to the warm days of summer and the amazing Camp Good Shepherd. We are excited to officially announce the 2014 dates for the three sessions of camp: JOY – Sunday, July 13th – Saturday, July 19th, GOYA Week I – Sunday, July 20th – Saturday, July 26th, GOYA Week II – Sunday, July 27th – Saturday, August 2nd. Be certain to mark your calendars and spread the word so that everyone can be a part of this fantastic ministry.

Camp Good Shepherd is the Metropolis youth camp which aims to enrich the lives of its participants with a living, vibrant experience of Greek Orthodox Christianity and a rich, textured immersion into their Orthodox faith and culture. The Camp Good Shepherd program serves the Orthodox Christian youth of the Metropolis of New Jersey and it’s aim is to bond the youth of the Metropolis to the Holy Orthodox faith by fostering within them a life-long appreciation of Orthodoxy. The vision of Camp Good Shepherd is to present young adults with all aspects of the Orthodox faith and Hellenism through total immersion by fellowship, education and fun activities.The Orthodox faith is at the heart of the Camp Good Shepherd program. Each day begins and ends at the chapel, with morning and evening prayers. Daily life at Camp Good Shepherd includes many traditional summer camp activities that emphasize fun, fellowship, and learning. Campers engage in daily sessions of Arts and Crafts, Aquatics, Athletics, Music and Greek Culture, and Orthodox Life. The overall goal of the Camp is to instill in the child an understanding of the Orthodox faith while embracing the life of the Church and developing deep relationships with peers their own age. If you are interested in attending as a camper or on staff, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.      


youth/Youth Docs/CGS 2012/CGSPoster2014.pdf



For more information please contact the Metropolis Youth Office at 908.301.0500 or by email at cxanthos@nj.goarch.org.


Letter to Clergy and Parish Councils requesting support:

Click here to download and print a letter from the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries to all Reverend Clergy and Parish Councils





STAFF Corner -


 Are you a highly motivated, faith-based, team player?


We are looking for some outstanding and dynamic young adults to join our staff. If you want to be a part of a team and rise to the challenge, then apply today!


We want to get to know you and learn all about your talents and gifts! Please include: Cover letter, Resume, Photo and Photo ID with application.









First time staff:

Click here to download the CGS 2014 Staff application.pdf


Returning staff:

youth/CAMP GOOD SHEPHERD 2014/CGS StaffReapplication2014.pdf


Applications must be submitted by: April 1, 2014.
Submit to:
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey/CGS
215 East Grove Street
Westfield, NJ 07090