Diocesan Church School Camp was blessed to begin its year by participation in the Consecration of St. Thomas Chapel and 30th Anniversary of All Saints Camp. The campers and staff were blessed to sing parts of the Divine Liturgy and participate in many other aspects of the celebration. Additional highlights of DCSC 2008 include: Daily Divine Liturgy at St. Thomas Chapel (1st week), daily church school classes, Special Interest Classes (Ukrainian dance, Ukrainian History/Culture, Crafts, Nature, Singing and Cooking), 4th of July Celebration, Boys/Girls Night Out, swimming, annual visit to Laural Manor Elderly Center, Days of Prayer, Night Swims, bon fires, Noah's Ark Dance and a special visit for Mother Caratina from Holy Transfiguration Monastery.
Teenage Conference celebrated its 50th Anniversary Celebration with many special events including a three day homecoming for alumni, erection of 15 foot commemorative cross on the prayer trail and a 1950's inspired dance. Teenage Conference favorites new and old were experience, such as: Ukie Olympics, Unplugged at the Amphitheater, Living Orthodox Session with Fr. John Harvey, Fr. Bohdan Hladio, swimming, Ukie Night, Guest speakers His Grace Bishop Daniel and Natalie Kapeluck Nixon (Consistory Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry). Another special event at TC 2008 was a concert by Orthodox recording artist Fr. Peter Jon Gilquist followed by an open mic night for the campers.
Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me experienced its largest encampment to date nearly reaching full capacity! The campers learned about the prophets each day as they journeyed to foreign lands with their "Passport to the Prophets". They met several of the prophets such as Jonah, Abraham and Gideon. Parents enjoyed guest speaker Phyliss Onest (Director of Religious Education Greek Metropolis of Pittsburgh) and talks with encampment Spiritual Director Fr. Taras Naumenko. Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me perennial favorites were also to be seen with daily swimming, Parents Night Out, crafts, signing, and bon fires.