Official Announcements


We would like to congratulate all those who received a leadership position for the 2017 ORPR Camp Summer session!!! We look forward to having you all on the leadership team as we approach this upcoming summer session of camp!



Office of the Chancery
Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America, ROCOR

Prayer Request for George and Vera Ignatiev

April 25/May 8, 2017
Apostle Mark

On Sunday, April 24/May 7, 2017 George and Vera Ignatiev, in Canada for the celebration of a relative’s wedding, were involved in a major car accident. Both George and Vera have been hospitalized due to injuries suffered in the accident. Based on the medical opinions we have received the injuries are not life-threatening. However, His Eminence Archbishop Peter asks the prayers of the faithful of our diocese for these two exemplary Orthodox Christians. George and Vera have been instrumental in the execution of our annual ORPR Youth Camp for decades, and have helped the diocese in many other ways as well, both publicly and “behind the scenes”. Their work for the Church has not been for their glory, but rather for the glory of God. Their example is one that we should emulate in this regard. That all being said, now is not the time for accolades, but rather the time for prayer. Please remember the servants of God George and Vera in your prayers as they recover from their injuries, and that the Lord will quickly “...raise them up from their couch of sickness and from their bed of suffering healed and whole; [and] grant them to be well-pleasing unto [His] Church and to do [His] will.” (A Prayer for the Ailing, Holy Trinity Monastery, 1984)

Camp Application

Registration for the 2017 ORPR Camp session is now open!
Please download the following:

1. Camper Application 

Want to be in a leadership role at Camp?  All campers who want to be considered for a Zven, Nachalstvo or Asst. Camp Director positions need to fill out a Leadership application.

2. Leadership Application

FIRST TIME CAMPERS: ORPR can only accept first time campers between the ages of 8-14 years.

All campers must complete the 2017 Camp application. Those who wish to apply for a leadership position, must also complete a Leadership application.

3. State of Illinois Medical Form

Please mail the completed application and medical form back with the appropriate deposit to:

c/o DCMA
PO Box 1367
Des Plaines, IL60017

Have questions?  Please email us at: for help or more information. 


Dear Campers!  We are pleased to announce the following information for the



Please note the new registration requirements and mark your calendars with these important dates.

15 March:  Camper/ Leadership / Volunteer applications posted on ORPR Camp website

30 April:  Last day for “Early Bird” Tuition discount

To qualify for the early bird tuition discount, your application must be COMPLETE, including all supporting documentation, signatures, etc.  and submitted by 30 April. We will allow for your health form to be delayed to accommodate insurance requirements - but you must notify us if this is the case.

15 May:  Camper / Leadership / Volunteer applications DUE!!!!

All applications must be COMPLETE, including all supporting documentation, signatures, etc.  We will allow for your health form to be delayed to accommodate insurance requirements - but you must notify us if this is the case.

17 May:  Campers/ Volunteers notified of official decision on acceptance

30 May:  Final Payment Due

In order to guarantee a spot for your camper, payment must be received by 30 May. 

1 June:  Wait list opened (if space available)

1 June:  Leadership positions posted

28 June:  Leadership arrives at Camp for Training and set up

1 July:  Camp Opens!!



Start of Camp Session: Saturday, July 1st

Family Weekend/Vladimirovo CelebrationSaturday, July 22nd - Sunday, July 23rd

Vladimirovo Program: Sunday, July 23rd

St. Vladimir's Day Celebration: Friday, July 28th

End of Camp Session: Saturday, July 29th


Thank you to all who have helped make the  2017 ORPR Camp Pan-Orthodox Ball possible

The Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America (ROCOR)
Rainbow Theatrical Costume Rental (Faina Reznik) - Costume Sponsor
Yeero Revolution - Bar Sponsor
Marina Orzhinska - Event Coordinator
Yulia Kuzmina - Costume Coordinator
Natalia Chernishova - Choreographer
Natalia Saveleyeva - Costume Fundraising Coordinator

All ORPR and youth group participants!
As well as their parents without
whom this would not be achievable!



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