Winter Camp at Home 2021

We would be blessed to have you join us for Winter Camp at Home!  Our theme will be: Navigating Towards Christ.  We feel that it is very needful at this time to come together as one community and discuss how we turn to Christ in the midst of conflict, trauma, and darkness.  We also want to share ways for our beloved youth, staff, and parents to find peace and purpose at this time through sharing opportunities to serve those who are suffering.


Registration is now closed. Please email if you'd like to attend.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 24.



Wednesday, February 24

  • Speakers will share video messages posted on our website
  • Watch and enjoy the videos before Winter Camp on Saturday

Check out the videos here!

Saturday, February 27: 11AM - 12:30PM

  • Steve Christoforou and Katrina Bitar will offer their thoughts on Navigating Towards Christ.
  • We will reflect on & discuss the videos from the speakers
  • FOR TEENS, COLLEGE STUDENTS, and YOUNG ADULTS. Staff and counselors will lead small group chats with people your age
  • We will wrap up with some games!


Our Speakers

    Katrina Bitar has been serving as the Director of YES (Youth Equipped to Serve), a program of FOCUS North America, since 2009 and has been the Director at Camp St. Nicholas since 2003.

Katrina has a Communications B.A. degree from Rutgers University and a Master's degree in Theology from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.


Steve Christoforou is a graduate of Yale University, Fordham University School of Law, and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and is passionate about sharing the Gospel in a clear and accessible way and helping people see Christ at work in their lives.


Irene Basdakis - Information coming soon!


Elissa Bjeletich is an author and podcaster who loves Orthodox youth and family ministry work. She works on curriculum projects, teaches Sunday school, and volunteers at summer camps. She's a member of the YES Advisory Board, and parent of five children.
Elissa Bjeletich hosts three popular Ancient Faith Radio podcasts: Raising Saints, Everyday Orthodox, and together with Kristina Wenger, Tending the Garden of Our Hearts. She is the co-author of Tending the Garden of Our Hearts: Daily Lenten Meditations for Families (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2019) and also of Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2016). She is the author of Welcoming the Christ Child: Family Readings for the Nativity Lent (Sebastian Press, 2017), and In God’s Hands: A Mother’s Journey through Her Infant’s Critical Illness (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2013)


Kyra Buleza is a social worker who lives in Oklahoma City, OK. She has served as a counselor at The Antiochian Village and Camp St. Nicholas. She received her MSW from The University of Pittsburgh and has worked at The Children’s Hospital in OKC for over 3 years. She works in the Adolescent Medicine Section as a mental health therapist, serving teens and young adults who have depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and/or gender dysphoria. She enjoys yoga, cooking, and tending to her ever-growing collection of houseplants in her spare time.


Michelle Nicola is a middle school teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves as the Assistant Director at Camp St. Nicholas.  She is honored to be speaking at Winter Camp this year.  Her session, "Finding Purpose Amidst Uncertainty" will engage attendees in reflection on their daily lives and how to live with purpose and intention even and especially when the path ahead is uncertain.


Gifting our Speakers

Please consider making a donation at the link below to give towards the Winter Camp experience.  We would love to thank our speakers with a gift, so we appreciate your support.