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St. Nicholas Program

for individuals with special needs of all ages and their families!

About the St. Nicholas Program

SNP is designed for families with children with disabilities of ANY age to spend time together in an Orthodox Family Environment. The campers are introduced to camp life at All Saints Camp and the parents are given the opportunity to meet fellow Orthodox parents who are tackling the same challenges in today’s world.  We hope that SNP provides families with a welcoming environment to get away together and enjoy time in God's creation.

SNP Schedule Inculdes

Sensory friendly Daily prayer services, modified learning church school lessons, family workshops and discussions, family sports, crafts, singing, dancing, bon fires, hayrides, scavenger hunts, and swimming, just to mention a few of the activities.

Family Angels!

Each family will be assigned a St. Nick's Angel. Your angel will become a part of your family for the duration of the program, provide aid in any way needed.



All aspects of the program are designed to give people with disabilities an optimal experience. The majority of our staff are NOT specially trained professionals and we therefore may not be able to accommodate individuals with severe behavioral issues. However, our non-professional staff is required to complete specialty training for working with individuals with disabilities.

Because of the camp's rustic environement and natural setting individuals who transport themselves with the assistance of wheelchairs, crutches or walkers may need consultation for participation in the full four-day program. If the full four-day program is not an option, we are pleased to offer one-day programming. Please contact us if you are considering the one day program during which movement about the camp is more limited and accessible to those with physical challenges. 

Please feel free to contact our Executive Staff with questions or concerns.

Once an application is recieved one of our executive or medical staff will contact you to conduct an intake assessment to ensure we can accomodate the needs of your family to the best of our ability.

Families may wish to discuss the possibility of also attending one of our other camping programs Diocesan Church School Camp or Teenage Conference. Please contact us about these possibilities.
 
For youth younger than nine years of age, we offer our Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me program which is also capable of accommodating families with children with disabilities.
 
Our consultation and program staff team: 

Dr. Janet Breck - Pediatric Medical Genetic Consultant
Tracy Galla - Educational Paraprofessional in Special Education and behavioral specialist
Pani Matka Linda Oryhon - Special Eduction Teacher
Natalie Kapeluck Nixon - Youth Ministry Specialist and parent consultant
Kira Senedak - Educator for Winchester Thurston and co-director of the Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me Program
Natalie Onufrey - Parent consultant
Pr. Melanie DiStefano - Parent consultant and Educator at Holy Trinity Orthdodox School
Pani Daria Loposky - Parent consultant and Ast. Director of Camp Nazareth
SNP Executive Staff

Rev. Fr. Myron Oryhon
Spiritual Director

Tracy Galla
Director

Natalie Kapeluck
Asst. Director

Eric Senedak
Treasurer

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