Dear Fellow Ionian Village Alumni-
I hope you are well!
As it is with each of you, Ionian Village is a very special place to me. I believe that this camp, this ministry, has an immensely strong impact on our young people. I have always believed in the mission and ministry of Ionian Village, and I know you do as well.
One of my first priorities here at Ionian Village is to reach out to our Alumni. Over the past 40 years, the camp has touched the hearts and souls of over 16,000 campers, staff and clergy. These people, this army of faithful supporters, is one that cannot be overlooked! We must reach out to each individual, for as we know, our experience at Ionian Village is not one that lasts for a mere 20 days, but one that lasts in our hearts and in our minds for the rest of our life. These bonds of faith and friendship that truly do last lifetimes are strong, and should be encouraged!
My goal is to continue the work of the Directors before me and continue to build and develop a full Alumni database. By doing this, we will be able to reach out to our alumni, to coordinate gatherings and events, and to ensure the perpetuation of our beloved Ionian Village. This enormous task can only be done with your help!
In order to help The Ionian Village Alumni Project, I am going to ask three very simple things of each of you:
1. Click here to update your Alumni profile information!
2. Please ask any and all Ionian Village Alumni you may know (camper, staff or clergy) about "The Ionian Village Alumni Project" and encourage them to participate by updating the office with their information!
3. Help us spread the word about Ionian Village! As you can see, we are gearing up for another summer of fun and faith that will include our Summer Travel Camp and Byzantine Venture programs, as well as THREE new fun and exciting Spiritual Odyssey programs.
As we all know, the success of Ionian Village doesn't truly lie with how many kids we get or how many sites we see, but how the Saints and the Lord opens the eyes and hearts of our young people and allows them to truly develop a real relationship with Christ. In an effort to continue the work and ministry of Ionian Village, I humbly ask that you offer us any assistance in this monumental task. We are large group, but a group that has one very special thing in common, and that is our love for Ionian Village.
Please join us in The Ionian Village Alumni Project! We can't wait to hear from you!
Fr. Evagoras Constantinides
Director of Ionian Village