Official Announcements

St. Tatiana’s Day Ball: January 24, 2020

St Tatiana Day Ball

Thursday, September 12, 2019 + St. Alexander Nevsky

ORPR Camp humbly thanks all of the clergy, instructors, volunteers and parents who came together and worked diligently to make the 2019 Summer Session a smashing success! We couldn’t have done it without you. Looking forward to seeing everyone back next year!

Come enjoy a glamorous night with us in Chicago at the 2020 St. Tatiana’s Day Ball…


Wednesday, September 18, 2019


ORPR camp mourns the loss of a dedicated parent, volunteer and friend, Michael Woerl. Michael first came to ORPR in the early 1990s, when his children, Gregory and Charlotte, attended the summer sessions. He was an avid historian, frequently participating in online discussions about ROCOR studies. Michael fell asleep in the Lord on September 11, shortly after receiving Holy Communion on the previous evening.

Michael’s funeral will be served at St. Vladimir’s Church at Vladimirovo on Saturday, September 21, 11am. His earthly remains will be subsequently interred at the nearby cemetery in Rock City, IL.

Michael’s family would greatly appreciate any assistance you could give toward the funeral expenses. St. Innocent’s Church in Wheaton, IL, is collecting donations via their existing GoFundMe page. Please earmark your donation with “For Michael Woerl.”

Please remember the servant of God Michael in your prayers. May his memory be eternal!

Wednesday February 20th, 2019


ORPR Camp mourns the loss of long-time camper and friend, Vladimir Adamov, aged 65. He reposed in the Lord today, Wednesday, February 20, surrounded by close family.

Vova was a Nachalnik at ORPR, following in the footsteps of his late older brother, Shurik. He lived in Winnipeg, Canada.

A panikhida (memorial service) will be held tomorrow evening, Thursday 2/21, at 7pm at the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Des Plaines. Please remember the newly-reposed servant of God Vladimir in your prayers.

May his memory be eternal!

A young Vladimir Adamov

A young Vladimir Adamov

Thank you for joining us at the St. Tatiana’s Day Ball

Hope to see you next year!

Winner of the 2019 St. Tatiana’s Day Ball pageant with runner ups

Winner of the 2019 St. Tatiana’s Day Ball pageant with runner ups


This years St. Tatiana’s Day Ball was the largest in recent history with over 200 people in attendance! We would like to thank everyone for coming and supporting us! From the program to the pageant, the waltzing to the dancing, the ball was a great success. We could not have done it without the undying support of our community and we hope to continue to build this event with everyone’s help!

See you next year!

Photos from the event may be viewed here.


Wednesday December 5th, 2018


ORPR Camp would like to express its sincere condolences to the Breshnev and Jeromsky families on the passing into eternal life of Ivan Petrovich Breshnev.  He was a long-time friend and supporter of our organization, beloved by multiple generations of campers.  Vechnaya pamyat, Dyadya Vanya!

panikhida (memorial service) will be served at the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Des Plaines, IL on Thursday, 12/6 at 5:30pm.  The funeral service will begin at the Cathedral on Friday. 12/7 at 10:30am.

The Holy Orthodox Church understands passing on a feast day as a special blessing.  Ivan Petrovich reposed on 12/4, on the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  We pray that Our Merciful Lord receives his soul with the same tender love as the High Priest who welcomed the Most Pure Virgin into the Holy of Holies.

Deacon Nikolai Lochmatow

President, ORPR Camp Board of Directors


Anastasia Chapman

Anastasia Chapman

Tuesday March 19th, 2018

It is with a profound sadness that ORPR mourns the passing of one of our own.  Our dear young camper, cabin leader and counselor Anastasia Chapman reposed in the Lord earlier today.  Our hearts flood with tears as we offer our sympathy, love and condolences to her family: to Mike and Luda, her parents, Jonah, her step father, and to Tatiana, David, and Sasha, her sister and brothers.  We remember Ana with her constant, genuine smile, always sharing Christ’s peaceful, radiant joy with those around her.

Please keep Ana and her family at the forefront of your prayers – tonight, tomorrow night, and if at all possible, every night for the next forty days.  We pray that Our Lord send comfort to all of us who miss her, and that her memory will be eternal.

The Chapman and Emerson families have graciously offered to start a scholarship fund to ORPR Camp in Ana’s memory.  To contribute to this fund in lieu of flowers, and to help a camper in need of financial assistance, please click the link below.  Alternately, checks can be mailed to the following address:

ORPR Camp, c/o DCMA
P.O. Box 1367
Des Plaines, IL 60017

All good deeds done in the name of the reposed are received as prayers by Our Merciful Lord.

President, ORPR Board of Directors

Ana Chapman Memorial Scholarship Fund


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