Between June 30 and July 5, Mor Aphrem Center in New Jersey received a youth group from St. Aphraim Syriac Orthodox Church in Washington D.C. The youth group held its first youth camp at Mor Aphrem Center under the auspices of His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak.
The program included three major topics: The holy Creed with Father Augeen Alkhouri, The Holy Bible with Father Andrew Bahhi, the Holy Syriac Liturgy with Father Saliba Kassis, and H.E. John Kawak who held questions and answers sections with the youth.
The program was full of activities as Morning and Evening prayers, attending the Holy Liturgy, Bible reading competition, water games, a trip to New York, sports, Barbeque and a trip to New Jersey Park to celebrate the 4th of July and watch the fireworks.
The youth group concluded the camp with a spiritual word from H.E. John Kawak and distribution of a certificate for successfully completing the Faith course to each participant.