VCS (Vacation Church School) 2013, St. Catherine's Church, Braintree, MA

Directors Eleni Kalioaras and Sophia Kon have successfully organized and put forth a fabulous three week VCS day camp program at the St. Catherine's Parish in Braintree, Massachusetts. Under the direction of Father Phil Mousis, Eleni and Sophia have recruited several junior and senior counselors for the 40-50 children per week that will gather  in this faith-based program that starts each day with prayer, and also most importantly in a fun environment with Orthodox children from the Braintree area and beyond.  Children can sign up for one, two or all three weeks of the program which runs from 8:30a.m.-3:00pm.  There is also an extended day option  from 3-6:00pm for working parents.  Throughout the day the children rotate to different sessions and activites to include: Orthodox Life, Music and Dancing, Arts and Crafts, Water Play, Prosforo Baking and an end of week performance for the parents.  His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited VCS on August 1st.  The children were very excited to see him and welcome him.  The theme for VCS 2013 is Hope, Faith and Love.  The VCS quote is, "I believe in Christ like I belive in the sun--not because I can see it, but by it I can see everything else". -C.S. Lewis