God first. Others second. I am third.
— EOYC Motto


Founded in 1965, EOYC is a pan-Orthodox organization located in the heartland of the United States that features a week-long summer camp for youth of the Orthodox faith. During this week, children of ages 7 to 17 are given the opportunity to grow as young Orthodox Christians, while interacting with their peers in a variety of ways. Campers are afforded the chance to build and strengthen friendship through all of the different activities. EOYC also hosts events throughout the year in an effort to build faith and fellowship among our community.

Youth Protection

EOYC works actively to ensure that our camp participants are safe and that each of our counselors is well trained in the most up-to-date practices and information. Since 2009, EOYC has been working with Praesidium, Inc., a group that specializes in helping organizations create safe environments. Every adult, whether they are a counselor or guest, who spends a night at EOYC must have passed this online training course. 


Praesidium is built upon more than two decades of research and experience in institutional abuse prevention, psychology, law, and human resource management.

Using current research and root-cause analyses, Praesidium has identified best practices and created products and services that help organizations implement these practices.


The safety of campers and counselors will always be first in our minds.

Board of Directors

John Kreicbergs
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

Dayna Myers
Vice President
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church

Pete Bajich
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church

Jane Manis
St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church

Betsy Wickstrom
Member at Large
St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church

Connie Stankewsky
Member at Large
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

Alec Chambers
Camp Director
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Fr. Chris Rowe
Camp Chaplain
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

Board Documents

EOYC By-Laws

Camper Documents

Camper Policies

Staff Documents

Staff Policies