With the blessing of His Grace Bishop George of Canberra, the Intercession of the Holy Virgin church parish, Cabramatta, presents CampROK 2019. A blessing for 2020 is pending.
Russian Orthodox Kids Camps began in the early 1980’s, run by members of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cabramatta. Now known as CampROK, they were founded on the belief that young Orthodox people, aged 8 to 17 years, should be offered the opportunity to come together and experience cultural, spiritual and social nourishment in a structured yet relaxed natural camp setting.
- Connect with Orthodox Christians
- Multi-lingual prayers and singing
- Escape school and the city
- Wide range of activities
- Boost vitamin D levels
- Home cooked food
- Detox from Tech
- Make new friends
- Connect with relatives
- Reconnect with our natural coast
- Keep cool in summer near the beach
- Wide age group for siblings to reconnect
Camp Dates: Dec 2020
Location: Lutanda Toukley, 32B Evans Road, Toukley NSW.
Cost: $399 paid in FULL by 30 Sept 2020 otherwise $425 by 1 Dec 2020.
Registration: Due by 30 Sept 2020 – Now online see below.
Discounts: Also apply to families with 3 or more children.
Running of the Camp
The camp is held in mid-December each year at an idyllic location, currently Lutanda Toukley Outdoor Recreation Centre on the Central Coast of NSW – http://www.lutanda.org.au/recreation-centres-toukley/. The venue is situated in a natural bush setting with a short ten minute drive to a well-patrolled, family friendly beach and a great, safe fishing spot is also located nearby.
All the camp participants are housed in cabins. Supervisors and parent helpers are assigned rooms so that campers have adequate adult support and supervision. The kitchen helpers and visiting clergy are housed in a separate lodge.
Our Kitchen Helpers team caters for the hungry hordes for the duration of the camp. They cook nutritious, Lenten food and the kids often comment they eat too much since the food is so good.
A team of supervisors aged 18 and above, most ex-campers themselves, run group activities with supervision from the senior supervisors and parent helpers. The activities have mostly a fun, recreational aspect with a strong emphasis on beach activities, swimming and fishing.
Integral elements that have formed the basis of our program include: lectures, religious discussions and instruction by clergy and guest speakers; Russian & English singing; sports and fitness; art and crafts; team-building activities and; life skills lessons that are delivered in an interactive, educational context guided by Orthodox Christian principles and values.
We invite His Grace Bishop George of Canberra to visit and also like to have Orthodox priests attending for prayers and religious discussions. It is wonderful for the campers to be able to get to know Orthodox priests in a more informal setting where the religious discussion is always informative and relevant to Orthodox children and young people of today.
Thank you in advance for purchasing our CampROK ticket/s to make it more affordable for our families!
Raffle tickets for 2019 have arrived! First prize is $500 with four prizes this year. Tickets are $25 each this year.
To purchase, simply transfer money directly into bank account then text one of our coordinators to let us know how many tickets you purchased and your details. We will either text, email or send the ticket butt/s to you.
Account Name: Russian Orthodox Church Kids Camp
BSB: 062-445 A/C: 1086 2592
Reference: surname & “ticket”
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for other payment methods and/or further details related to this year’s fundraising efforts.
$250 Bronze sponsor
$500 Silver sponsor
$1,000 Gold sponsor
$3,000 Diamond sponsor
- St Jonahs Orthodox School (Silver)
- St Sergius Aged Care ,Cabramatta (Platinum)
- John Wheatley Funeral Services (Gold)
- Novale Bathroom Renovations (Central Coast)
- Pure Flowers , Lane Cove (Bronze)
- Cabramatta Kiosk – Russian Orthodox church (Bronze)
- Victory Ford (Gold)
- George Street Eye Surgery (Bronze)
- Paul Lahood Funerals (Bronze)
- Digiwired – Computer Services
Note: Please support them for they have supported us.
Questions & Answers
Note: If your children want to attend both CampROK and Teenretreat in Melbourne then please let us know so that we can help coordinate logistics.
Dimitri Iliuk 0416 250 216
Anya Shatrov / Leda Young
** Initial contact via SMS or WhatsApp preferred **
Postal Address: 31 Parklands Avenue, Leonay 2750, NSW